I just got an used SD3 from my friend. However, the SD3 doesnt turn on. When i push the charger in it glows orange, but even if I do it for a minute it won't turn on....Sorry if I am not being clear...I bought a new battery and charger too thinking they were the problem but to no avail.
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Your sidekick 3 will NOT charge anymore .
even if the orange light is on & it says charging
it WILL NOT charge . Try using an old sidekick
&just charge the battery on it & then when its
done charging switch the battery back to the other
I can tell you the sidekick 3 will not operate properly with out a back cover. In fact, if you remove the rear cover while powered on, it will post a warning message on the screen. Because you tested and successfully operated the phone with out complication with a back installed I fell confident you should have have any problem with the phone when your back cover arrives.
So did you buy it new? If so take it back. If not, then you got a used one that has a bad charginfgport. The sidekick 3 is notorioius for it and the sidekick ID has an issue with it as well. The orange light comes on but the connection that charges the battery itself is broken. Check out www.cellulardr.com. They charge about 75 dollars for the repair or you can do a workaround that charges the battery seperate form the phone.
The following link shows it for the sidekick 3 but the sidekick 3 and sidekick ID batteries are the same.
The sidekick ID charging port can go bad like the sidekick 3's. An easy workaround is to get an external cradle that has a spare battery charging slot.
The trick is that the sidekick 3 and sidekick ID batteries are the same so the sidekick ID battery can be charged by the external cradle. An extra battery is a good idea as well so you can have ine charging at all times.
Most people will buy a cradle charge that has a built in spare battery charging slot. This allows you to charge the battery seprate form the phone. ?It is about 25 dollars on ebay. Its also a good idea to get a spare battery so you can have one charging at all times.
The Sidekick 3 is notorious for having the charging port go bad. New battery or charger doesn't help when this is the issue.
YOu can get it fixed for around 100 dollars or ou can get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charger. Since you have an extra battery it will work well for you. They are about 30 dollars from ebay.