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My sidekick wont turn on

My sidekick battery is in but unit will not go on, i even bought a new battery, what do i do???

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Sounds like you unit is not charging. The Sidekicks are notorious for that. If you have a friend that has a sidekick ID or Sidekick 3, see if you can try their battery to make sure you phone is working.

If not, your best option is to get an external charger that has a spare battery slot That way you can charge the battery outside the phone! They run about 25-30 dollars on ebay and since you have an extra battery you can have one charging all of the time!

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

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

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Oooh, bad news. You probably got a sidekick 3 that had a bad charging port. Return for a refund if you can.

the Sidekick 3 has a charging issue thatcrops up after awhile. It will just not charge the battery.A good way to tell is if the orange light comes on but the phone never charges.

You can get an external battery charger for the sidekick for about 25 dollars that will allow you to charge the sidekick 3 battery separate.

Check out the following link to see what I am talking about.

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If so, your best option is to get an external charger that has a sparebattery slot That way you can charge the battery outside the phone!They run about 25-30 dollars on ebay. an extra battery is a good idea so you can have one charger at all times.

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Try this, though is used for when the device is randomly rebooting aswell, it might help you to force your Sidekick to come back on:
  1. Check the device's battery level for at least two bars of strength.
  2. If the battery level is low, charge the battery.
  3. If the issue is not resolved, remove the back cover.
  4. Remove the battery.
  5. Wait 10 seconds.
  6. Press and hold the W key.
  7. While pressing down the W key, re-insert the battery.
    • The device restarts and after approximately 15 seconds, the 'Recovery' screen appears.

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  8. Select the desired language.
  9. Select Reboot to restart the device.
  10. Your Sidekick should go back to the main screen as normal. Good luck

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that happened to me before.
all u have to do is take ur sim and battery out and then wait for 5 minutes and re enter them into ur phone...!

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Is it a sidekick ID? If you bought if from t-mobile and it hasn't got wet or been dropped then call T-mobile CC. IT should still be under warranty. Do you have a friend that has a sidekick 3 or a sidekick ID that you can try the battery from(they are the same) What type of charging cradle, one witht the spare battery charging slot? Let me know....

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the phone needs a new main-board or reflash the board to get it up and running again.

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If you can, try a friends battery, either from a sidekick ID or sidekick 3. The Sidekick ID seems to be having the same issue as the sidekick 3 whefre the charging port goes bad. The best worka round for that is to get a charginfg cradel that has a spare battery slot.

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

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