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Okay. When I put my battery into my phone, the Samsung screen shows up. Then, it restarts, and I don't even make it to the Samsung screen before it restarts again and does the little vibrate it does when it starts. When I try to access recovery, it shows the default recovery screen for a couple of seconds, and then it goes back to what I said earlier. I don't even make it to the download mode screen AT ALL. And when I plug it into the wall, it shows the battery screen for a couple seconds, but then its just back to constant restarts. I have had my current ROM install for a long time now and I just want to flash the stock kernel to my phone. Is there any hope in me being able to get the stock kernel flashed through Odin seeing as that I can't even get to the download screen?
 
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Sounds like a bad power button

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Would another sign of a bad power button be that before this happened, my button was SUPER touchy? Like, I would barely lay a finger on it and it would sense it.
 
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I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT. I found a post and some of the signs are: Black screen with intermittent vibrating, unable to enter recovery before phone restarts, unable to enter download mode before restart, phone turns on when battery inserted. Looks like I need to take the phone apart. Thank you for mentioning it could be the power button.
 
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Never mind. The Bandaid Fix for the power button did not work.
 
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Never mind. The Bandaid Fix for the power button did not work.
There are a few fixes suggested in the bandaid thread. I think one of them involves banging the button with a rubber eraser. Hopefully one will work for you.
 
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I beat the ever living sh*t out of the power button with a screw driver out of anger. Did not help.
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I beat the ever living sh*t out of the power button with a screw driver out of anger. Did not help.
usually the button doesnt click-like the feel you get from the volume buttons-if it doesnt click its bad or going bad. on mine i kept squeezing with small pliers until it started clicking-(found on youtube) thats been a year ago, still going
 
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usually the button doesnt click-like the feel you get from the volume buttons-if it doesnt click its bad or going bad. on mine i kept squeezing with small pliers until it started clicking-(found on youtube) thats been a year ago, still going
Well. It clicks, but the click isn't as... how do I explain this, as quick and CLICK LIKE? It just feels like there is a bit of resistance and it doesn't do a full intense click lol. If that makes any sense.

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