Question about T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone
I droppped my sidekick 3 about a week and a half ago. It was a bar away from being full battery when it dropped. And when i picked it up to use it the phone side my battery was completely dead.so i began to charge it when my phone did turn back on i took the charger out to see how much longer i had for it to be full battery, but when I took it out it was already full battery. So i had just assumed that it was acting up because i had dropped it. But when i started to use it when the battery went down to about 86% percent it died and said i needed to charger it again. And ever since then i have to keep my phone on the charger at all times because it dies on 86% or so. any thing yoiu can think of to help me?
You may need a new battery.
You can get Sidekick Batteries on ebay for about 10 dollars.
Sidekick 3 Batteries for Sale
Follow the procedure below to recalibrate the battery meter when you get it.
Try this to recalibrate the battery meter if you get a new one. This trick really only works within the first week of use. If you've used the device for 2 months already, this won't help as much (but it'll still help). Keep in mind, when I say "train the battery," I mean RECALIBRATING THE BATTERY METER:
A) I cannot stress enough that the initial charge out the box is crucial. Instructions state you should charge the device 6-8 hours upon initial start up. Most people are so geeked by getting the device that they yank it off the charger 3-4 hours later so they can go out and floss their sidekick. HUGE mistake. Despite evey urge to do so, let it charge at least 6 hours out the box.
B) Now, for the next couple of days try and let your device totally drain out it's battery before you charge it again. I've had a couple nights where I come back from work with the device already dead (Sucks for my commute, but well worth it in the long run). When you finally do plug it in, make sure it charges 4-5 hours minimum before you remove it. I usually leave them plugged in overnight...
C) You'll begin to notice an improvement in your battery life. Your device now has new "baselines" for when it's full and when it's not. Keep it up for another day or so (but don't waste an entire week doing it) and then you're set. Sometimes I would bypass the old automatic cutoff for charging by charging it while off just to make sure I "topped it off" (NOT reccomended for consistent charging, tho').
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
What you do is get a new battery and if that does not help the situation then take the phone into a service center to have it check.
Posted on Jun 22, 2008
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