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My Sidekick 3 wont turn on.

I got my sidekick from a friend. it wouldnt turn on even with a new battery. it has no water damage. i dont have warranty for it. i went to the tmobile store and they couldnt fix it either. but everyonce in a while when i play with the battery, the little ball turns green for a second then flashes off. i did try to charge it, but i dont think it is charging.
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Try someones battery that you know is charged. A battery from a sidkeick 3 or sidekick ID will work. Does it power on then?

If yes, then your charging port is probably bad. It is a common occurence on sidekick 3's. That is not a easy fix.

The best soluction is to get an charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. You can find these on ebay for about 25 dollars. What it does is charge the battery outside the phone. A spare battery is usually a good idea as well so you can have one charging while the other is in use.

Here is a link for the battery charger and also for spare batteries.

Sidekick 3 battery charger
Sidekick 3 spare battery for sale

Let me know if the a charged battery doesn't help the phone and we will try to figure out the problem

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

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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