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My sidekick 3 wont turn on

The phone is new to me, it was purchased as a working phone. i plug it in and the orange light confirming that the phone is charging lights up. the orange light is on and now nothing happens. i try to turn it on and nothin happens. every once in a while a circle made of circles lights up in the middle, then it disappears. also every once in a while the wheel lights up green then stops. if i unplug it every thing just stops. please help me and email me at monzer13@yahoo.com

Every time i plug it in a orange light appers and when i take it off the charger it stops and it wont turn on.

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  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    this is the exact same thing that happens with mine...i have the sidekick 3 lrg edition....but usless if i cant get it to start up..

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You phone needs to be reflash, take the phone to a mobile service provider and have them replace correct the issue.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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that happend to me to i am jus going to let it charge for one hole day and see what it does

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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The sidekicks are notorious for having bad charging ports. The orange light comes on but doesn't actually charge anything.

A cheap workaround is to get a sidekick charging craddle that has a spare battery charging slot. They are about 30 bucks shipped from ebay.

Sidekick 3 and ID battery Charger cradle

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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