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Phone entirely bricked. Won't turn on, won't charge, nothing.

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5th May 2012, 03:07 PM   |  #1  
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I was taking a video, and finished it, when suddenly the phone froze up and turned off. I've been using MIUI, and while it's mostly pretty stable, reboots and crashes happen, so I just rolled my eyes. But since then it's been completely dead. I couldn't turn it on, even after taking the battery out several times, can't put it into recovery or download modes, and it's been connected to the charger for about ten minutes now and still nothing.

I haven't flashed anything for ages, haven't done anything odd with the phone at all, I have no idea what could have provoked this. Please help, I can't imagine what I'd do if my phone was permanently dead.

Samsung Galaxy SII with MIUI weekly ROM (currently 2.4.27)



Things I have tried:

Long press power button to turn it on (obviously)
Same thing after taking the battery out for ages
Press Vol up + Home + Power to put it into recovery
Press Vol down + Home + Power to put it into download
Plug it into charge
Plug in data cable connected to computer
Take out battery for a while, then replace, plug data cable into computer (but not phone), hold volume buttons while plugging in phone (internet guy told me to)
Everything above shows absolutely nothing on screen. Charging heats it up a little.
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5th May 2012, 03:32 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by IlovemySGS2

I was taking a video, and finished it, when suddenly the phone froze up and turned off. I've been using MIUI, and while it's mostly pretty stable, reboots and crashes happen, so I just rolled my eyes. But since then it's been completely dead. I couldn't turn it on, even after taking the battery out several times, can't put it into recovery or download modes, and it's been connected to the charger for about ten minutes now and still nothing.

I haven't flashed anything for ages, haven't done anything odd with the phone at all, I have no idea what could have provoked this. Please help, I can't imagine what I'd do if my phone was permanently dead.

Samsung Galaxy SII with MIUI weekly ROM (currently 2.4.27)


Things I have tried:

Long press power button to turn it on (obviously)
Same thing after taking the battery out for ages
Press Vol up + Home + Power to put it into recovery
Press Vol down + Home + Power to put it into download
Plug it into charge
Plug in data cable connected to computer
Take out battery for a while, then replace, plug data cable into computer (but not phone), hold volume buttons while plugging in phone (internet guy told me to)
Everything above shows absolutely nothing on screen. Charging heats it up a little.

Just another try:

Maybe only the screen is "defect".
Boot into download mode - even if the screen keeps black.
And connect the phone via USB cable to your PC.
If the PC recognizes the phone, you could try to flash another ROM (with Odin).
If not ... is your phone still on warranty?!

Good luck !
5th May 2012, 03:58 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by It_ler

Just another try:

Maybe only the screen is "defect".
Boot into download mode - even if the screen keeps black.
And connect the phone via USB cable to your PC.
If the PC recognizes the phone, you could try to flash another ROM (with Odin).
If not ... is your phone still on warranty?!

Good luck !

Nope. Not a bad idea though. I wondered if the screen was broken, but then there should be vibrate and boot audio when it boots up.
5th May 2012, 05:06 PM   |  #4  
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Take the battery out dude, leave it out for 3 mins, then put it back in, then try accessing download mode (vol down + home + power)

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5th May 2012, 05:47 PM   |  #5  
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once take it to service center..
27th July 2012, 02:01 PM   |  #6  
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Unhappy Same issue.
Sorry for the thread resurrection, but I have the exact same problem as the OP. Only I wasn't even using my phone when it died it was just sitting on the side.

The 'back story':

My phone died whilst doing absolutely nothing. I tried plugging it in to charge and it came up with theimage I've attached below, and it just flashes on and off the screen at random intervals.

I tried recovery - nothing.
I tried D/L mode - worked once but got the 'battery too low - cannot download' error and it hasn't worked since.
Tried 2 different batteries - nothing.
Removed the battery for 10 minutes and retried - nothing.
Removed the battery while keeping the phone connected to the charger - nothing.
Connected phone to PC with original cable - nothing.

The top of the phone also gets hot when trying to charge.

Cannot attach the image yet as I can't post outside links...

But the symbol is the greyed out battery with the 'loading' ring.
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27th July 2012, 02:15 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by goth1k

Sorry for the thread resurrection, but I have the exact same problem as the OP. Only I wasn't even using my phone when it died it was just sitting on the side.

The 'back story':

My phone died whilst doing absolutely nothing. I tried plugging it in to charge and it came up with theimage I've attached below, and it just flashes on and off the screen at random intervals.

I tried recovery - nothing.
I tried D/L mode - worked once but got the 'battery too low - cannot download' error and it hasn't worked since.
Tried 2 different batteries - nothing.
Removed the battery for 10 minutes and retried - nothing.
Removed the battery while keeping the phone connected to the charger - nothing.
Connected phone to PC with original cable - nothing.

The top of the phone also gets hot when trying to charge.

Cannot attach the image yet as I can't post outside links...

But the symbol is the greyed out battery with the 'loading' ring.

same problem, but more similar to OP, black screen
18th August 2012, 10:00 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by eminemkh

same problem, but more similar to OP, black screen


same here, can't get it to do anything. tried booting to odin, pressing up after the right sequence (while screen was black). i hear the usb device make a sound on the pc, but nothing shows up on the ID:COM port in Odin.
18th August 2012, 10:02 PM   |  #9  
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Maybe your battery is messed up. Try using someone else's battery to see if it will turn on.

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19th August 2012, 02:41 PM   |  #10  
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you need to use riff to fix it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyiXtFVh6KE

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