Originally Posted by madamimadam
this happened to me several times as well. My fix was easy.
Plug it in and forget about it for an hour. Unplug it, power it up, plug back in as soon as you see it start to boot. Should boot and charge.
I don't know why, but when its DEAD dead DEAD, it won't boot while its plugged in, nor will it show charging.
I hope that helps!
Thank you for the advice. I am happy to know someones dealt with this before and I am not the only one.
I just want to be sure. When you say that it starts to boot up, do you mean the samsung logo or the b/w wheel with empty (grey) battery image?
I tried to plug in the USB when the empty batt. was showing but it didnt seem to respond. Also I am wondering, when it finally connects do you still just let it charge or do you fully boot it up? Also does the battery show that it was keeping a charge from the first hour you left idle or does it only start to keep the charge after youve done this process?
Sorry for all the questions. This is just a bit
update: OMG! just plugged it and instead of an empty batt. it was 90% green! phone still shut off again but i am very hopeful something is going on. I am going to keep messing around
update2: thank you so so much. This finally worked. saved me a considerable amount of money and untold grief. Basically I followed your directions in hyper mode. Power on, USB (in/out/in/out/in/out), phone shuts off, immediately power on again, etc., etc., until it worked.