Sidekick won't turn on


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missb
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I turned off my son's sidekick last Sunday night. It was fully charged, but when i tried to turn it on yesterday, it just wont turn on. Nothing happens, does anyone have any idea what this could be? It's not even a year old yet.

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Ty (not verified)
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I HATE THIS PHONE!!! OUT OF EVERY PHONE IN THE STORE MY BOYFRIEND BUYS THIS PIECE OF CRAP! BEEN ON THE CHARGER SINCE LAST NIGHT AND IS STILL BLINKING WITH AN EMPTY BATTERY!!!! WON'T EVEN POWER ON! I SHOULD DUMP HIM AND THIS PHONE!
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my sidekick o9 just keeps flashing on and off i woke this morning and it only had one bar on it but i charged it last nite then i checked my messages and only thing i saw was saving data and my phoe shut dwn and didnt come back on
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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my SIDEKICK 4g keeps blinking when its put in the charger or when its not itll still blink& its been two days, so what can i do ? is it just the battery ?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I just bought a sidekick 08 PV210 off of ebay and the phone doesnt even turn on so do i need or new battery , a new sidekick or just call t-mobile ? PLEASE HELP ME !!!!
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Why not just send it back and get your money back?

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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dont buy a new bat its a waist of money just buy a diff phone fudge the sidekick mine only lasted me 2 days and it quit and when to shit
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Get a board
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I hate my sidekick !! so far, i'v dropped it once on carpet, and the screen didn't work !! and now, for some reason it wouldnt even turn on !!!!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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i have a usb charger for my phone and i have bee using it for a week and now it want even chager it, but im also using a different computer is that the problem?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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i need to restart my sidekick but it froze so i had to take off the back cover and pull out the battery myself and then when i put it back in and went to turn it on it wouldn't and i had just got another battery ):
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mine wont turn on 2
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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i havent used my sidekick in a while because it was always my back up phone butt it cant charge every time i plug it up it says to leave it on the charger for a couple minutes but ive left it on for hours and it wont work

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Anonymous Visitor wrote:
i havent used my sidekick in a while because it was always my back up phone butt it cant charge every time i plug it up it says to leave it on the charger for a couple minutes but ive left it on for hours and it wont work
what do i do?
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Anonymous Visitor wrote:

what do i do?

Get a new battery ?

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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it seemed to turn on when i used a usb cord and pluged it into my laptop. hopefully it workss.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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thats my problem but myns i took off the battery and it turned on and then like it looks all weird like it looks like a old ass tv shuting down
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Try leaving it on and letting the battery drain down to 0%.. If it still won't take a charge you may need to replace the battery, the charger, or the phone itself..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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hey my sidekick is not truing on I do not know why and i chared it too but still it been gay can you please if you do not mind help me

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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so i just came back from walking my dog, and when putting away the leash, i dropped my Sidekick 09.
i JUST got this phone around febuary and it is now mid-may.
when i dropped it, the battery and the back cover popped off!
i thought that if i put everything back together, you know. it would work again, but it doesnt even turn on!! :[
ive dropped this phone like twice so far? its really brand new, i dont get it.
it doesnt turn on at all!
help? D':

Anonymous Visitor
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ive had a ton of sidekicks and there great phones but horrible to have. if your a teenager there perfect other than that no one else should have them. they constantly have problems. they are the number one phone on the market with problems and t-mobile makes so much money with them. the usual problems are battery and random unknown problems. my sidekick the other day shut off for no reason and it wouldnt turn on. it happened to be over heated from the charger and i only had it plugged in over night. i couldnt use it for a whole week. if anything always call t-mobile. they always help and you dnt always have to pay Laughing out loud

missb
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Ok the outcome was that I had plugged the charger into an outlet that obviously wasnt working. When i went back to the T-mobile store, he plugged it into a charger there and it was perfectly fine. I, on the other hand was slightly embarassed....

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I totally killed one of my sidekicks by plugging it into the wrong adapter once. I had to get the whole piece where you connect your charger to your phone replaced, and a new battery. Definitely sounds like a battery issue. Hope its nothing serious. 

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i am not familiar with the sidekick but i did get some great google results. try this:

Sounds like one of two things. Either the battery in the Sidekick is bad (and won't charge) or the connection between the device and the charger is damaged. My guess would be the battery. To check this, if you can remove the battery from the Sidekick and put it into another Sidekick, you can then try to charge the battery in the other device and see if it charges. If it doesn't, then it is definitely the battery.

If you do still have another Sidekick, you can also try putting that battery into the new Sidekick to see if it works and if it charges.

Once you have determined if the problem is the battery or the connection in the Sidekick (and hopefully, it is just the battery), then I would suggest buying a new battery. Make sure that you get a new (not used battery) for the device from a reputable company. The wrong or incorrect battery can totally ruin your device.

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