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[Q] Samsung Galaxy Exhibit II 4G (SGH-T679) Can't Boot

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Default [Q] Samsung Galaxy Exhibit II 4G (SGH-T679) Can't Boot

My Galaxy Exhibit II 4G is about a year old, rooted and i have CM11 installed. Everything was fine, I had it plugged in (charging) and i was downloading an app (Camscanner) from the Mobogenie store when suddenly the phone shut off and the battery icon appeared with the loading circle in the middle.

This did not stay on for long as the screen would go off and this would again appear. After pulling the battery and removing the charger, then reinserting the battery, the phone would just flash the SAMSUNG logo in this very same manner.

I am unable to get into either recovery or download modes and when i try this combination (VOL UP + VOL DWN) i get:

RAMDUMP MODE
Cause: Force Upload

I have been reading forums for hours and i have found nothing. Is my device bricked? What can I do to recover it? Please, any help would be greatly appreciated
 
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What happens if you try vol. up + power, or vol. down + power?
 
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What happens if you try vol. up + power, or vol. down + power?
Thanks for replying. Nothing happens. It just continues to reboot like I'm not doing anything. The only way I'll get a reaction out of it is with vol up + vol down
 
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It can be tricky. This post may be clear http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...50&postcount=6
 
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The link you sent me to sounds similar to my problem, except I wasn't trying to update the firmware. The crash was spontaneous.

However, neither of those methods work. As soon as I put in the battery the SAMSUNG logo appears, then disappears and reappears and it continues like that... Pressing the power button does nothing, whether by itself or with the volume up/down button

I am beginning to panic
 
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What happens when it's connected to power?
 
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...battery icon appeared with the loading circle in the middle.
Anyway, after many hours of investigation I discovered it was a hardware problem. The power button was stuck and so it forced it to reboot repeatedly. It also explains why it (the power button) was unresponsive. Disassembling the phone and freeing up the power button solved the problem.

P.s. Your build of CM11 is boss
 
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I have same problem with power button. Had to tweak it hard cause it was so sensitive.
 
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It's the first time it's happened to me. Probably because I dropped it so many times

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