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[Q] Extreme infinite loop - restart won't stop, power button works

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By Aoi v1, Member on 29th May 2014, 03:06 AM
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Hello guys, I'll try to be as brieff as possible:

My cousin has a SGS3, which suddenly started showing the power options screen (when you long press power button). Now his phone restarts on its own every time. When you insert the battery, it turns on by itself. If you try to access download mode or recovery mode, it does it but restarts again. I read it may be the power button is not working properly, but I dissassembled the phone and the switch is works normally (it's not broken, either stuck). I read several solutions about clearing cache and stuff, but it just keeps restarting! Like if someone were pushing the powerbutton every time. Btw, he discovered he can turn the phone on and actually stop the phone from restarting if he continously presses the power button and menu button alternatively without stopping (which is useless). When he stops doing that, 3 secs later, it restarts again. Any suggestions?
29th May 2014, 09:02 AM |#2  
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It's a hardware fault, did you test the button with a meter?

If yes then something else is shorted, to power on when the battery is inserted.

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29th May 2014, 02:30 PM |#3  
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Ah, so this is merely hardware. I did not test it, but now it seems clear something is wrong on the inside (which, unfortunately, I cannot help with). Thanks mate!
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