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3rd May 2014, 05:08 PM   |  #1  
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hello. i have s4 5 months.today as i opened my browser my phone shuted down. i removed the battery and when i put the battery back it opens without power button stuck 2seconds on samsung galaxy s4 logo and turned off.any ideas ?
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hello. i have s4 5 months.today as i opened my browser my phone shuted down. i removed the battery and when i put the battery back it opens without power button stuck 2seconds on samsung galaxy s4 logo and turned off.any ideas ?

By the coincidence, is your batt serial no beginning with BD? If so, look on the battery. Is it swollen a bit? If so - call samsung, they will replace battery free of charge.
If not, try to connect phone to charger, insert battery, go to recovery and make full wipe.
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By the coincidence, is your batt serial no beginning with BD? If so, look on the battery. Is it swollen a bit? If so - call samsung, they will replace battery free of charge.
If not, try to connect phone to charger, insert battery, go to recovery and make full wipe.

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also...when i have battery off and put it on again the phone powers on without pressing the power button....it shows samsung galaxy s4 logo and then turned off.... Also...when i plug the charger and put the battery back to phone phone does not respond...
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also...when i have battery off and put it on again the phone powers on without pressing the power button....it shows samsung galaxy s4 logo and then turned off.... Also...when i plug the charger and put the battery back to phone phone does not respond...

it might be a power button issue
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ok, this may be tricky.
while keeping volume down and home - slice battery in. If phone would boot in download mode (even just for a while) - then it will be power button issue.
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it boots up on download mode for seconds and then powered off again....
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Im digging up this post because this is the same problem i had.
I ended up removing the power button all together, carefully popped it off the motherboard. The phone no longer boots for a couple secs and powers off again so i think the power button was the issue. Now i have the problem of powering on the phone. I tried booting into download mode (to have the reboot option) by holding volume down+home while plugging it in but nothing happens, all i get is the battery charging icon. Ive been into download mode before i removed the button, but like the OP, it would only be a second or 2 before rebooting. Am i doing the correct procedure for download mode? Perhaps my timing is off? Any suggestions?
At least i do get the battery charge and it stays until i unplug the phone, no more boot loop!
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Im digging up this post because this is the same problem i had.
I ended up removing the power button all together, carefully popped it off the motherboard. The phone no longer boots for a couple secs and powers off again so i think the power button was the issue. Now i have the problem of powering on the phone. I tried booting into download mode (to have the reboot option) by holding volume down+home while plugging it in but nothing happens, all i get is the battery charging icon. Ive been into download mode before i removed the button, but like the OP, it would only be a second or 2 before rebooting. Am i doing the correct procedure for download mode? Perhaps my timing is off? Any suggestions?
At least i do get the battery charge and it stays until i unplug the phone, no more boot loop!

Ok so i managed to get the phone to power up without going into download mode using this method i found on youtube. No boot loop and fully powered up now, the only thing is that im stuck on the lock screen. My friend cant remember his pin so i cant get in, the only option left now is to boot into recovery and do a factory reset yes? Well, how can i do that without a power button? Any suggestions?

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