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s3 shuts off and wont turn on what do i do?

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    I have a samsung galaxy S3, it randomly shuts off and then takes a long time to turn back on and the power button is very sensitive. what are my options to fix it?
     

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    If you hold the power button down for a while it will shut off. If the button is still held down it will take until it pops back up before you can turn it on again.

    It all points to a bad power switch (probably a broken spring inside the switch). Good news. They're cheap, under $10. Bad news - unless you're familiar with repairing cellphones, I strongly recommend that you pay a repair service to do it. (Or you'll be paying them even more to fix what you break.) And that's going to cost a bit. Use a local shop - I've seen too many ads from places I wouldn't ship my garbage to. ("We're not responsible for damaging your phone during the repair." Really? If I could be that dishonest, I'd be wealthy.)
     

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