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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 will not turn on

    I have the exact same issue mentioned a dozen posts back or so where the red LED comes on when you plug in the charger with no battery. Nothing works. I called Samsung, they will NOT good will the repair for an out of warranty phone (contrary to what somebody posted on page 2 or 3). Repair costs are $70.36. Even worse they WILL wipe all the data on the phone, even if the repair can be fixed without wiping anything. "It's for your privacy protection". If I could find some info about the cause/fix, I might attempt this myself (I've fixed iPhones before, replaced cracked screens, etc) but I haven't been able to find a specific fix for this red LED problem

    Update:
    After looking around, it appears the mainboard is difficult to source. The part alone on eBay is twice the cost of paying Samsung to do the work. I also checked places like ifixit and looked for other repair places, but seems they are only offering screen replacements. I guess I have no practical choice but to let Samsung to the work.
    Last edited by rawbar; 11-13-2013 at 09:08 PM.
  2. #202  

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    I had an issue with my S3 today. I dropped it about mid afternoon, but the phone worked after I dropped it. I was driving back to my shop and never got a phone call or text, thought it was odd as I just texted my wife, but did not check my phone. I checked my phone two hours later, seemed to be dead. I thought maybe the battery died, but I never saw the red light blink, nor heard the phone yell at me. Still pondering the idea that it may be dead, I plugged it into a charger (Galaxy Note 1 charger) and it would not show any signs of charging or turning on. I pulled the battery and waited a minute or so, plugged batter back in, did not press any buttons, and the phone went to the 'Samsung' and then the 'Samsung Galaxy S3' logos, but not the secondary 'Samsung' logo with animation nor the AT&T logo.

    I tried all the hard resetting, debug mode, and plugging in while battery out stuff. I was upset when I read in this forum that some people thought the phone needed replacement. I started doing anything I could to get the phone to work. I tried taking battery out and plugging in the charger, but a red notification light came on for about three seconds and went off. Nothing seemed to work.

    I DID finally get my S3 to WORK!

    What I did was, unplugged from charger, took out battery, took out sim card and micro SD card, plugged charger back in, replaced battery. The phone did a full cycle and was working again, all I had to do was put my sim card and SD card back in and restart the phone. My battery was at 58% so no, the battery did not die and get 'just enough juice' to turn on after this period.
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  3. #203  

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    Hi there, wondering if someone could help, i was using my phone earlier and playing words with friends when my phone crashed and switched off, I have been unable to switch it back on. I have tried taking the battery out for a while, tried charging for a while (my phone doesnt seem to recognise being charged and nothing appears on the screen ie. the battery image). My phone just isnt responding to anything. I tried the hold the volume (up and then down), the power and home button but nothing happened, Im really annoyed as the phone is not just outwith the warranty period. Can anyone offer any suggestions, other than forking out alot of money by taking it back to the retailer or sending off to samsung directly?

    Thanks
  4. #204  

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    I had to send mine to samsung. $75. The mainboard had died.
  5. #205  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann-Marie Adam View Post
    Hi there, wondering if someone could help, i was using my phone earlier and playing words with friends when my phone crashed and switched off, I have been unable to switch it back on. I have tried taking the battery out for a while, tried charging for a while (my phone doesnt seem to recognise being charged and nothing appears on the screen ie. the battery image). My phone just isnt responding to anything. I tried the hold the volume (up and then down), the power and home button but nothing happened, Im really annoyed as the phone is not just outwith the warranty period. Can anyone offer any suggestions, other than forking out alot of money by taking it back to the retailer or sending off to samsung directly?

    Thanks


    Try what I did, take out your Sim card if you are on ATT or Tmobile, I dont know about verizon though, they don't use sims. Then try to start the phone. If it starts, replace the sim and restart the phone.
  6. #206  

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    This problem exactly happened to my galaxy S3, I found out that the power button/ lock screen button was broken. I took it to tmobile and they said that this type of issue doesn't just happen, that it is from so much constant use. I hope you get it to work! Good luck!
  7. #207  

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    Great!!! My phone works again....
  8. #208  

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    I tried the same but dosen"t helped me. Logo of samsung GT-I9300 appears for approx 4 seconds and goes blank for approx 2 second than again samsung logo... this continues. Nothing worked for me. when charging, battery icon of "starting charging" appears and this icon same as samsung logo, goes back and comes again. Please help
  9. #209  

    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 will not turn on

    Quote Originally Posted by jvbhatt18 View Post
    when charging, battery icon of "starting charging" appears and this icon same as samsung logo, goes back and comes again.
    If you take the battery out and reinsert it (without pressing any buttons), does the phone begin to boot up by itself?

    When the phone is completely off, if you connect a charger you should see a static battery graphic, followed by a different graphic showing the current battery level and charging activity. The screen should turn off after about 30 seconds while the phone continues to charge.

    Can you boot into Recovery mode or Download mode? Here's how:
    - you use Recovery mode to clear the system cache and to Factory Reset
    - you use Download (aka Odin) mode (showing the Android guy) to load/reload firmware
    - the key sequences to enter both modes are very similar, and they are timing dependent so it may take a few tries to get it working
    -- Recovery = Volume Up + Home + Power
    -- Download = Volume Down + Home + Power
    - for either, you start with the phone completely off
    - press and hold the required keys simultaneously, and release them all when you see the swirling logo (not the static white text)

    Try Recovery mode first (use the Volume rockers to navigate; use the Power button to select) and if it boots into this mode just clear the cache and then restart. If the phone doesn't boot into Recovery mode then try Download mode.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
  10. #210  

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    I'm having an issue where my galaxy s3 won't turn on at all. It won't even show the startup logo, just a black screen. doesn't come on and it still doesn't start up. I've even tried rebooting it: holding down the power button, volume up button, and the menu button at the same time, and also same combo with volume down still nothing. Yes I have tried a completely fresh working battery also ITs a T mobile version, when plugged into charger it does show the the charging graphic and appears to be taking a charge. It's also has a red led light on at times. Am I completely screwed, I took it in but the store was no help they just would send out and give a refurb. I would like to fix it or at least recover my pics and things. I may take apart to see if something is loose but any help would be appreciated
    Last edited by rynotronic; 03-18-2014 at 11:04 PM. Reason: Add more info
  11. #211  

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynotronic View Post
    It won't even show the startup logo, just a black screen.
    So, it's not making any sounds either?
    You could try purchasing a JIG, which will force it into Download mode (if at all possible).

    Or you could try a JTAG service (ex. ) - I can't tell you if they can save your data (I'm guessing not) but they may be able to get it working again.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
  12. #212  

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    so I have a galaxy s 3 and I factor and restarted it then when the options came I said reboot but now when it gets to the Samsung logo nothing happen its been like this all night I don't know what to do I need my phone and I cant get a new one anyone help me please
  13. #213  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie Brown1 View Post
    I don't know what to do
    Welcome to the forums!

    If you take the time to read through this thread you'll find many suggestions on what to do, rather than us having to regurgitate the information over-and-over again for each new person that comes along.

    It's also generally helpful if you list the phone model number (it can be found under the battery if you don't still have the box), the carrier (AT&T, etc) the firmware version that was on there (4.3, 4.1.2, etc) and your country (if an International user).

    Also useful is some background information - why you did the Factory Reset; will the phone boot into Recovery mode or Download mode; etc.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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