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Sidekick 3 charging problems

My sidekick 3 is brand new, got it 2 days ago. new battery and charger. everything is new. but it will not charge. the orange charge light comes on but it won't charge. i took the back off a few times and "repositioned" the memory card and turned it off, then sometimes it charges. but for the most part it won't charge

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Ok, is the sidekick 3 brand new out of the box or new to you.

The sidekick 3 has an issue with the charging port being bad.

I would contact the person who you bought it from and get a refund.

The other option is to get an external battery charger and charge the battery that way

check the link below for those

Sidekick 3 external battery charger cradle

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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