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[Q] Black Screen everything else works

24th February 2013, 07:43 PM |#1  
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Hello,

My girlfriend recently dropped her S3 (no cracks) but now the LCD doesn't turn on. She's gotten a replacement, but I wanted to try and fix it so she can have a backup. Anybody know what I could look at? I've unscrewed the back portion and everything seems in tact. The home/back buttons light up, sound works, USB connection works, but nothing on the screen. I've searched around, but couldn't find anything relevant

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24th February 2013, 07:52 PM |#2  
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Well, I just noticed a very small faint crack in one of the corners of the LCD so that's probably the problem. Anyone know how to get the pictures off the phone? I've tried Samsung Kies but she had pattern password and I doubt the touch screen is working :/ I'm familiar with ADB also so not sure if there's a method I can use to extract that data
24th February 2013, 08:15 PM |#3  
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Re: [Q] Black Screen everything else works
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Well, I just noticed a very small faint crack in one of the corners of the LCD so that's probably the problem. Anyone know how to get the pictures off the phone? I've tried Samsung Kies but she had pattern password and I doubt the touch screen is working :/ I'm familiar with ADB also so not sure if there's a method I can use to extract that data

Shouldn't the pictures be on the SD card?
Do you both have a s3? If you both have one and they are both rooted and both have the non touch clockworkmod recovery, you could boot both into recovery and use yours as a visual to make a backup of the rom and data on hers which will save on the SD card.

But yes it sounds like the LCD "cr@pped out".....i would just get it replace if its insured.

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24th February 2013, 08:17 PM |#4  
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Shouldn't the pictures be on the SD card?
Do you both have a s3? If you both have one and they are both rooted and both have the non touch clockworkmod recovery, you could boot both into recovery and use yours as a visual to make a backup of the rom and data on hers which will save on the SD card.

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No, it's installed on the device as she never put a SD card in and it wasn't rooted. I guess I can use the Android SDK to extract the contents? That's what I'm checking out now. She never backed up anything and I want to try and get her pictures off the phone
24th February 2013, 08:20 PM |#5  
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No, it's installed on the device as she never put a SD card in and it wasn't rooted. I guess I can use the Android SDK to extract the contents? That's what I'm checking out now. She never backed up anything and I want to try and get her pictures off the phone

Im not sure if you can, I've personally haven't tried it, sorry i couldn't help then.


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24th February 2013, 08:38 PM |#6  
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If USB recognises it plug it in and go through the contents from a computer?

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24th February 2013, 08:40 PM |#7  
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She has a pattern-password so there seems to be no way around it. I can't see anything and no touch screen. My computer recognizes the device, but when I open it, there's nothing to click on.

My search has come up empty on how to get media on an internal storage on a broken LCD screen. I'd imagine there has to be a way...
24th February 2013, 10:06 PM |#8  
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She has a pattern-password so there seems to be no way around it. I can't see anything and no touch screen. My computer recognizes the device, but when I open it, there's nothing to click on.

My search has come up empty on how to get media on an internal storage on a broken LCD screen. I'd imagine there has to be a way...

I think I'm SOL on this since I doubt my GF enabled USB debugging which prevents me from even using the SDK or ADB. Thanks guys
25th February 2013, 12:44 AM |#9  
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Since she got a new one, try using that one as a guide to pass the password pattern.

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