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Phone will not turn on

My sidekick will not turn on. when i plug it into the charger, the orange light comes on, but no image of the phone being charged, and when i try to turn it on, it wont.

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  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    Yo Im havin the same exacr problem When I bought it off my firned it turnt on he showed me it did. but when i got home I tryed to turn it on and it doesnt. i charge it and it still doesn't go on....HELP

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I think a similar thing happend to me i have sidekick lx and the whole little light show thing will show up and make noises and then the screen will work for like 2 min and the dim back and go back and so i called t mobile and they said it was the battery to go to a t mobile retailer and ask about the php bundle but not all of them have switched over so none of them had the battery for my lx or the tester so they sent me a new battery in the mail and it still didnt work then finally they send me a new lx and it works but know it wont make any noise when i get a text and stuff its anoying me. =)

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Sounds like your charger port is busted. Ti is a common problem on sidekick 3 and can effect sidekick IDs as well. A fairly cheap workaround is to get an external battery charger. It will have a slot to charge the sidekick battery external formthe phone. They sell on ebay fior about 25 dollars.

The sidekick ID and sidkeick 3 batteries are the same so it will work. Check then out here

Sidekick ID battery charger

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