Question about T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

3 Answers

Sidekick 3 wont turn on

It is plugged up to charger, light indicates that charger is being accepted, but phone will not turn on. HELP!!

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    same problem

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

If the light indicates but its not charging. one other thing you can do is a soft reset.take out your SIM card and batter for 30 seconds then replace the SIM card, and hold on to the R button and at the same time replace your battery, your phone should turn on and restart twice. but it will come on.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 625 Answers

The Sidekick 3 has a charging issue that crops up after awhile. It will just not charge the battery, but the orange light still comes on.

If you are under warranty, great! Send it in and get it fixed. If not, buy an extra battery and a external charger cradle. It will set you back about 40 dollars but it that is a lot better than the 75+ it will cost to fix it!

This also works for the SIdekick ID charging issues as well.

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

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

Buy a new cell, that just means you made it fall some where now it wont respond
- sorry-

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My sidekick 3 won't turn on and i just got it today


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.

Sidekick 3 external battery charging cradle

Jul 13, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Sidekick id charger light comes on but phone wont the screen wont turn on but charger light is on


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

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.

Sidekick ID and Sidekick 3 External Battery Charger

Jun 29, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Broken Sidekick 3 - no indicator lights


The charger on the sidekick 3 is notorious for going bad. You will see the orange light lije it is charging but it is not.

An easy workaround is to get an external battery charger and extra battery. Runs about 35 or you can get it repaired for about 75 dollars.

Check out the following link for the options

Workaround for Sidekick 3 Charge Port Broken

Mar 23, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

4 Answers

Sidekick wont turn on


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...!

Oct 21, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Sidekick wont charge


wakesk8er02

The sidekick 3 has a known issue with the charging port going bad. The orange light will usually come on but it doesn't charge the battery.

you can try www.cellulardr.com or you can do a work around that will cost less.

Most people will buy a cradle charge that has a built in spare battery charging slot. This allows you to charge the battery seprate form the phone. ?It is about 25 dollars on ebay. Its also a good idea to get a spare battery so you can have one charging at all times.

Sidekick 3 Spare Battery Charger

Sidekick 3 Batteries

Jul 14, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

2 Answers

Phone will not turn on


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

Feb 24, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Sidekick 3 lrg edition


let it charge for 2 hrs. NOw turn it on but beofre pressing button to turn it on, press and hold the l button then press the on button. Once yu see a sidekick icon that looks confused on yur screen, yu may let go and it will ask to reboot. And you do so. Hopefully this works for you.

Feb 12, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

2 Answers

My sidekick 3 wont turn on


heres what i would say. let it charge for more than hr, and this bring it up to speed..if not i believe the battery may be defective, i just experienced this problem last night..the battery happen to be defective, then put another battery after awhile i went to sleep woke up, and it wouldn start...i let it charge for a while and it was good as new

Feb 11, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

My sidekick 3 wont turn on


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

Jan 27, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

Not finding what you are looking for?
T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone Logo

Related Topics:

345 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top T-Mobile Cell Phones Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Gareth Cockram
Gareth Cockram

Level 3 Expert

657 Answers

Are you a T-Mobile Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...