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My sidekick 3 doesn't turn on

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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  • jjjj09 Nov 30, 2008

    did anyone get the solution to that

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    mines doing that too. i got it 2 days ago and now it won't turn on. it's the Sidekick 2008 (aka gekko)

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    yeah me too i just turned it off so i could put the mini sd on n when i tried 2 turn it on it didnt  =(

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Well i had the same problem but i solved it by taping the charger to the device in an upright fashion it will glow brighter orange and that means its charging duct tape works best

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Oooh, bad news. You probably got a sidekick 3 that had a bad charging port. Return for a refund if you can.

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In this situation, I recommend a external battery charger and a spare battery.

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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.


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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.

http://www.repairmysidekick.org/SideKick-Repair-Parts/Sidekick-3-Spare-Battery-Charger

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