October 6th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Galaxy S keeps turning off - crashing - shutting down!
I’ve had my phone since Sept 18 and I do love it…when it’s not in a coma! I put the phone in its carry case and when I took it out it was “off”. Press the ON/OFF button…nothing. Finally I figured out that if I held the ON button down for 10 seconds the phone would “restart”. It does this constantly. It never charges properly because it keeps going coma during the charge and nothing happens…it’s like it’s crashing. I loaded the latest firmware…still does it. I wiped the phone…still does it. Do a Google search for “Galaxy S shuts down!” or “Galaxy S turns off!” Tons of people are having this issue.
So, what’s wrong and when can we expect a patch or fix! I can’t have a phone that crashes on me. I am missing important calls, text and I can’t babysit it while it charges! Mine seems not to crash if I keep waking it up constantly, but, put it on the bedside table to charge…no way, it’ll never happen! Within 20 minutes it has crashed into a coma.
Husband is taking it back to Best Buy, Cambie Street, Vancouver today, but I see that many people are on their 2nd or 3rd phone and it’s still happening. I’m wondering why this hasn’t gone public as it is a really serious flaw in the phone! Answers anyone? Help! Like I said, I love the phone but as it stands now I can’t keep it if it won’t stay on!
I've read posts from lots of people who are thinking it's one app or another, a screen saver, GPS and so on. My phone has done this out of the box, so I really don't think it's an app. The only thing we all seem to have in common is that it happens when the signal strenght is low. At home I only get 1 or 2 bars and it "seems" to happen at home 99% of the time. I have not noticed it happen when I am in town, or where there is stronger reception.
Why, how or what would cause this to happen? I've always loved my Samsung phones but this just stinks. I'll keep reading and have posted this on the Facebook Samsung Fan site. Hope it's fixed soon...can I really be saddled with this dud for the next 3 years! My contract is with BELL!
Ok sorry this is long.
TL in BC