The phone will not charge either. I can get the charging indicator (red LED) to come on if I remove battery, plug in USB cable then reinsert battery. However, the battery does not actually get a charge when I do this.
I have tried swapping in fresh batteries, removing SD card, removing SIM card with no effect. I tried taking the phone apart and I can't see any problems with the power switch.
Any ideas on what is going on? I am two months out of warranty. I have ordered a USB jig since I thought it was bricked from a firmware/software issue but now I am wondering if it is actually a power button problem.
The phone is a Rogers Galaxy SIII, not rooted, running stock firmware.