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Charging port for my sidekick 3 is broken. - Cell Phones

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  • datnikkamel0 Sep 28, 2008

    my charger port is broken and i bought a universal charger. n idk how 2 use it

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Go to youtube and type in how to use cellphone universal charger and you will get a full demo

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My sidekick wontharge what color should the light be when the charger has been placed


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the Sidekick 3 has a charging issue that cropsup after awhile. The charge port gets broken and It will just not charge the battery. A good way to tellis if the orange light comes on but the phone never charges.

If you have a friend that has a sidekick 3 or sidekick ID, try their battery in your phone to see if it powers up.

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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.

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That is the right button. The charging port is probably bad. This is a common occurence on sidekick 3's. Does the orange light come on but it nevers seems like it is charging?

The best thing to do is get a edocking cradle that has an external battery charger. It will allow you charge the battery seperate form the phone.

See link below

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Is the orange light coming on but you have no power? If so, then it is probably not charging. The sidekick 3 charging port is notorious for going bad. The little contacts that send power to battery come loose.

Find a friend that has a sidekick 3 or sidekick ID and try out their battery. If it powers up, it is your charging port.

The easiest thing to do is to get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. They run about 25 dollars off off ebay and allows you to charge the battery seperate from the phone. A spare battery is good too as it allows you to have one charging at all times.

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

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the repair for a charginf port runs about 80-100 dollars. A cheaper work around is to get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charger slot. They run about 30 dollars on ebay and it will allow you to charge the bettery seperate from the phone.

Check out the following link for cradles.

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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.

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