Galaxy SIII won't start..Support


  1. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member

    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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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    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?
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    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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  4. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member

    AT&T
    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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  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Yeah pulling the battery for over 10seconds seems to do something different from just a quick pull in my experience :thumbup:
  6. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member

    I've pulled it for multiple minutes and still nothing.
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  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    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
  8. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member

    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?
  9. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member

    holy ******* shit it's alive! I wiped the cache
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  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Lol is it booting now?
  11. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member

    It's on I'm afraid to restart it lol
  12. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member

    Restarted it, and it's still working. Can't believe this :)
  13. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    That was a lucky escape lol. I thought you were atleast gona have to factory reset it :)
  14. chowmailap

    chowmailap Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. quickaudi

    quickaudi Well-Known Member Contributor

    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.)
  16. darkula

    darkula New Member

    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.
  17. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Cant remember, have you tried another battery?
  18. shyug

    shyug New Member

    "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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