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My sidekick wont power on at all - T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

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    iPhoneTechKS Sep 30, 2010

    Have you tried a new battery or wil it power on from the charger?

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Make sure that the battery is correctly installe,pick a look on the baterry to see what the matter.charge it and put it again in the phone,if it doesn't work just change it

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