[Q] Dead S3?
I went to take my break at work, phone in hand, working, put it in my pocket. Signed out, proceeded to the elevators to go downstairs, take it back out and no response. Okay. Fine. Hold power...nothing. Pop the battery out for 30ish seconds, back in, case on...power...still nothing. Get to my car thinking maybe it died even though it had 50% left to the battery. Plug it into my car mount and the LED doesn't light up. I work minutes away from a Verizon store so I decide to stop by. I explain to the rep what was going on, he plugs it in and nothing. He tries a different battery and nothing. We both tried vol up + power + home and nothing.
I have not rooted my phone, and the only thing I did recently was factory reset it over the weekend just to give it a "fresh start."
After I got home not too long ago, plugged the phone in using the cable I usually take with me (just happened to leave it home today of course) and no response from the phone. However, if I remove the back cover and take the battery out the LED light DOES come on if I plug the phone in again for several minutes and then it goes out.
From what I've read here and elsewhere there was something about a bad EMMC chip that caused phones to just suddenly die, could this possibly be it?