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Sidekick 3 powers down

After about 30 min. my sidekick will shut down and not come on until I charge it again. It also takes some tricky effort to get the charger to work properly. The repair center said they could not fix it. Can it be fixed or am I stuck with a paper weight? What is the web page to contact the manufacturer?

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  • 636ian Jan 20, 2008

    Thank you for the suggestion but I think it may be something else. The only reason I say that is because I have already bought a new battery and the phone will fully charge the battery that is in it. Is there something else that may be wrong with it? I might try the craddle charger anyways just in case.

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The Sidekick 3 has an issue with the charging port going bad. It sounds like your may be having this issue. That or your charger is going bad. You battery sounds like it may be an issue as well.

The charging port issue can be worked around by getting an cradel with a spare battery charger slot. An extra battery is a good idea as well. That way you can have one charging with the other one is in use. A new battery and a cradle charger go for about 30-40 dollars on ebay.

Check out Sidekick Battery Charger to see whats available.

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the repair for a charginf port runs about 80-100 dollars. A cheaper work around is to get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charger slot. They run about 30 dollars on ebay and it will allow you to charge the bettery seperate from the phone.

Check out the following link for cradles.

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