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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bonnadelle66, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. bonnadelle66

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    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. My frustration with with this phone is the fact that it dies. This happens randomly. Phone with good charge , but left idle. When come back to it it is dead. Black screen no lights. Have to remove battery & replace to get phone to power up. Sometimes this happens while phone is charging. What the heck?
     

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    Could the battery be faulty?
    Check whether you can see any bulging on the battery. Put it on a flat surface and try to spin it. Perfectly flat battery shouldn't spin.

    There is a batch of phones that suffer the problem.
     
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    This sounds like a hardware fault to me. SebaKL may well be right as there have been a lot of reported faulty batteries but even if it's not the battery, it definitely sounds like hardware so you should take the phone back to whoever you bought it from.
     
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    This is a known problem if it occurs only when the phone is connected to the charger. My first S4 started doing this after the big system update push and only if I left it charging over night. Then it got more touchy - like after only an hour of charging - but always only if the phone was fully charged. My replacement S4 has been fine BUT I take care not to leave it on the charger any longer than necessary, and NEVER over night.

    Good luck.
     
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    This would be an absolute deal breaker for me if I had to do the same.

    I always leave my phone charging overnight as I have done with every smartphone I have ever used. If I didn't I would wake up to a flat battery.

    Fortunately, doing so has never caused me a problem at all.
     
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    Thanks for your response. Verizon has had me jumping thru hoops. Now that I know it is a known issue, I will be more aggressive in getting this resolved.
     

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