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Old July 20th, 2013, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Galaxy SIII won't start..

Went to work, phone was working fine, put it in my pocket for an hour or so, bring it out to check and it's off.. okay maybe the battery died, plug it in, nothing, take the battery out, it starts, but it goes from the Samsung screen to the Galaxy SIII screen then goes black, every time, any ideas what could be wrong here? No previous issues with the phone, I can't even connect it to my pc.

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Old July 20th, 2013, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What carrier are u on man? Have you left the charger in long enough to know for sure that the battery has power in it?
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Went to work, phone was working fine, put it in my pocket for an hour or so, bring it out to check and it's off.. okay maybe the battery died, plug it in, nothing, take the battery out, it starts, but it goes from the Samsung screen to the Galaxy SIII screen then goes black, every time, any ideas what could be wrong here? No previous issues with the phone, I can't even connect it to my pc.
Hello Attain.

In addition to what Funkylogik said:

Dirty proximity sensor? Clean the top half inch or so of your device screen. It may have gathered enough of something from your pocket to think you're on the phone so is blackening the screen.

Also, it's a good idea to power off, remove sd card, battery and SIM card, wait a bit, then put it all back in and power up now and then if less than normal behavior is noticed.
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Hello Attain.

In addition to what Funkylogik said:

Dirty proximity sensor? Clean the top half inch or so of your device screen. It may have gathered enough of something from your pocket to think you're on the phone so is blackening the screen.

Also, it's a good idea to power off, remove sd card, battery and SIM card, wait a bit, then put it all back in and power up now and then if less than normal behavior is noticed.
Already done those, the battery was fine, I even tried with another one, took the battery out, sim, sd, still does the same thing, can't even get into the android recovery because once the battery is put in it trys to start then goes black and won't do anything.
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Yeah pulling the battery for over 10seconds seems to do something different from just a quick pull in my experience
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Yeah pulling the battery for over 10seconds seems to do something different from just a quick pull in my experience
I've pulled it for multiple minutes and still nothing.
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When u put the battery in, as soon as the phone starts to boot, hold in home button and volume up and see what happens man
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When u put the battery in, as soon as the phone starts to boot, hold in home button and volume up and see what happens man
got me into recovery mode... what do I do reboot system, apply update from ADB, apply update from external storage, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition, apply update from cache?
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holy ******* shit it's alive! I wiped the cache
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Lol is it booting now?
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Lol is it booting now?
It's on I'm afraid to restart it lol
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Restarted it, and it's still working. Can't believe this
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That was a lucky escape lol. I thought you were atleast gona have to factory reset it
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Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. Wouldn't even stay on long enough in recovery mode for me to do anything. Had to get a warranty replacement.
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Restarted it, and it's still working. Can't believe this
So, I've had similar happen to me, but it was a long while ago - sorry I didn't see this thread earlier, but I had to boot into recovery, clear cache, and it booted right up. Don't remember what ROM, but never had that problem again. (Heck, can't even remember if it was on my S3, Gnex, or Droid X.)
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When u put the battery in, as soon as the phone starts to boot, hold in home button and volume up and see what happens man
i tried doing that and my phone vibrated, showed the little "recovery mode" text in blue in the top left corner then went black again. i cant get into recovery, download or normal mode. my phone stays on for about 2 seconds everytime i put the battery back in.
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Cant remember, have you tried another battery?
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"When u put the battery in, as soon as the phone starts to boot, hold in home button and volume up and see what happens man"

I've tried the same thing, but i can't get it into recovery mode. I just shows "recovery booting", then Samsung Splash screen and screen goes black.
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