I hate to bump such an old thread, but I've looked and looked and haven't found many threads with this issue. So, might as well bring the issue to the front so it's visible.
I'm having this exact issue as of this morning. The phone shows the Samsung logo after booting up for a bout 1-2 seconds before turning off. Won't power on until the battery is pulled/replaced. Only powers on for 1-2 seconds again.
If it's plugged into the charger, the same thing happens, except instead of the Samsung logo, it's the empty battery logo with the cogwheel, before turning off 1-2 seconds later.
Worked fine last night, this morning, nothing.
Anyone experienced/resolved this issue?