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Busted Sidkick 3 Charger Port

HEy, nice 2 meet you but my sidekick has a problem the charger port is busted it wont charge anymore you think you can help me out by probablly giving me direntions on how i could fix it my slef get back please     the names OMar get at me e-mail: Calicolombiano4lyfe

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    i cant charge my sidekick



  • daport913430 Jan 10, 2009

    I bought one from some one and it won't charge i spent $40 tryna fix it then he tells me it's not gonna charge



  • robin_lavin Feb 17, 2009

    Where the charger and the phone connect is loose or something. it has to be propped with something. but now it wont charge. how do i fix it and what is the parts called?

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Sorry to hear that. The Sidekick 3 is notorious for the charging port getting busted.

If you take it apart, you can see that it is soldered in 5 places to the motherboard. Maybe one of those solder joints came loose.

This link will show you how to take apart your sidekick.

Sidekick 3 Disassembly

Another option is to get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. They go for about 30 dollars shipped on ebay. This will allow you to charge your battery external from the phone or if you have an extra battery , have one charging at all times.

Check the followinf link to see availability.

Sidekick 3 Spare Battery Chargers

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I don't know if you have alredy tried this, but you can try plugging the wall connector in upside down. It worked for me.

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Hey


The sidekick has an issue with its charging port going bad. Do you get the orange light when you plug it in?

It about 80 dollars to get fixed or you can do a workaround for about 30 dollars.
What you need to get is a charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. This will you allow to charge your battery seperate from the phone. I also recommend getting a second battery so one can be charging at all times.
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Check out the following link for cradles.

http://repairmysidekick.org/SideKick-Repair-Parts/Sidekick-3-Spare-Battery-Charger

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PLz Be Sure To Mark The Problem Solved

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