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Galaxy s3 wont turn on just vibrates please help!!

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10th June 2013, 03:13 AM   |  #1  
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Phone worked fine until the other night when mid text the screen just turned off. now i tried to turn it back on and it simply vibrates when power button is pressed however the screen will not boot. i cannot boot into recovery or even download mode and by pulling the battery and plugging it into the pc i get a red LED like it is charging but it goes off after a few seconds or so. So yeah i need help!
10th June 2013, 08:28 AM   |  #2  
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Brick due to Sudden Death
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Phone worked fine until the other night when mid text the screen just turned off. now i tried to turn it back on and it simply vibrates when power button is pressed however the screen will not boot. i cannot boot into recovery or even download mode and by pulling the battery and plugging it into the pc i get a red LED like it is charging but it goes off after a few seconds or so. So yeah i need help!

Did you have wifi on when this happened?

Have you tried the actual hardware button combo to get into recovery?

Perhaps pull the battery greater than 30 seconds or a minute then try powering it back up.

Pull the battery and then plug it in without the battery to see if you can get to "download mode" I believe it's called.

What ROM?
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Brick due to Sudden Death

I would second this. It sounds like Sudden Death Syndrome Bricking.
10th June 2013, 10:36 PM   |  #5  
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Now it turns on when volume+home and power are pressed but only last a few secs and turns off.
11th June 2013, 12:24 AM   |  #6  
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Sudden death brick? First I've heard of that issue. Hope you have insurance!

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FWIW, I had something similar to his happen to me today. It turned out that despite showing a full charge on the battery, the battery simply ran out. I plugged it into a charger for a while and it fired right up.

To be clear the symptom I was experiencing was that my screen shuttered and then my whole phone died. When I tried to pull the battery or power on in any way, I'd get a short vibration pulse and then it would die again. I also cycled through the different key combinations trying to connect it to my computer, but with no success. Once I saw the red led charging indicator, I knew I wasn't bricked, so I just left it on the charger and let it continue to do the vibration pulse repeatedly until it had enough charge to display the on-screen charging indicator. Once I had that, I let it go a while longer and then tried to power it on and BOOYA! We're back in business.

Sometimes the solution to a tough problem is to simply do nothing. Who knew?
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FWIW, I had something similar to his happen to me today. It turned out that despite showing a full charge on the battery, the battery simply ran out. I plugged it into a charger for a while and it fired right up.

To be clear the symptom I was experiencing was that my screen shuttered and then my whole phone died. When I tried to pull the battery or power on in any way, I'd get a short vibration pulse and then it would die again. I also cycled through the different key combinations trying to connect it to my computer, but with no success. Once I saw the red led charging indicator, I knew I wasn't bricked, so I just left it on the charger and let it continue to do the vibration pulse repeatedly until it had enough charge to display the on-screen charging indicator. Once I had that, I let it go a while longer and then tried to power it on and BOOYA! We're back in business.

Sometimes the solution to a tough problem is to simply do nothing. Who knew?

Thank you so much, I almost pooped a donkey when this happened to me. Could it be a sign of a failing battery?
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Same issue - power button culprit?
Hi,

I am having the same issue. My bud has the same phone and I swapped batteries, still boot loop. It seems after some research that the problem is the power button contact not opening. I have seen two videos now where people de-solder or snap the power button off (after metering it) and softboot the phone via their PC to recover their data...

I will be switching out my board for my friends tonight to see if his button panel will do the same thing...

Long troubleshooting process for this one.
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It might be a power button issue when restarting and showing galaxy s3 screen tap on power button with a lil force like you would on a table. Then don't touch power button when up

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