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    Default please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    hi all,

    the assistive light on my galaxy s3 had stopped working. I tried various apps from the play store, and the light won't work with those either. any suggestions? thank you in advance!
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    Does your flash still work when you take pictures?

    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy s3 with a 7000mah extended battery... Because I'm not a chick with dainty hands or an HTC one user
    Android is a tune up sports car with custom interior, sound system, and IOS is a stock model benz

    I use Android, because unlike IOS, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not infinitely cluttered homescreens
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    Hello! Actually, no -- I just checked, and the flash on the camera isn't working either. Any suggestions on what to do?

    Thanks so much!
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    Then I suggest a factory restore and see if the camera's flash or the assistive light works. If they still do not work, you need to have the phone repaired/replaced, depending on your warranty status.

    Good Luck!
    Aloha
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    If the flash isnt working anymore after the factory reset. Dont worry the flash light is easy to replace thanks to the s3's high reparability score.

    Posted via Android Central App from my Samsung Galaxy S3! GT-19300
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    Okay I'll try it! Thanks so much!
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    actually, I think I'll just learn to live without the flash. in concerned about being unable to restore my data after the reset.
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    Could be a hardware issue

    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy s3 with a 7000mah extended battery... Because I'm not a chick with dainty hands or an HTC one user
    Android is a tune up sports car with custom interior, sound system, and IOS is a stock model benz

    I use Android, because unlike IOS, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not infinitely cluttered homescreens
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    Quote Originally Posted by lambkeeper View Post
    I'm concerned about being unable to restore my data after the reset.
    That shouldn't be something that prevents you from getting a replacement - just check out:
    Helium: http://market.android.com/details?id...ikdutta.backup
    MyBackup Pro: http://market.android.com/details?id...id.MyBackupPro (there's a trial version)
    and I'm sure you can find others if you don't like those.
    If you're using an alternate Launcher (like Nova Launcher: http://market.android.com/details?id...oilsw.launcher) you can even backup/restore your Home screen configurations, which makes it easy to get running after a replacement (just remember to copy the backup file from the internal storage to your SDCard, since Nova doesn't allow you to save it there).

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    Hi, I think it's a software issue. It selectively works on my Samsung Galaxy Note3. Not sure what triggers it to stop working (both assistive light and flash), but what helps is to restart a phone. Obviously, there is a glitch somewhere.
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    You may try wiping the cache partition, do the following:
    1. Turn off the device.
    2. Press and hold the Volume Up key, Home key, and Power key at the same time.
    3. When the phone vibrates, let go of the buttons.
    4. Press the Volume Down key to move to and highlight wipe cache partition.
    5. Press the Power key to select and wipe the cache partition.
    6. After the wipe is finished, go back up till reboot system now is highlighted and press the Power key to restart the phone.

    This will not remove any apps or information.
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    Hi,

    My S3 found the toilet I got everything working with the exception of the camera and the flash. I've tried several apps for the flash Nada. I'm ordering a replacement camera. S3s do repair easily but I'm not seeing anything on the LED light replacement such as the part and/or directions. Am I going to have to do some soldering ( I hate soldering!).

    Toogoofy
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    My assistive light flashes when a message is received. Can anybody advise me how to TURN IT OFF? Many thanks.
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    Default Re: please help - assistive light on Samsung galaxy s3 quit working

    Quote Originally Posted by jahwordsworth View Post
    My assistive light flashes when a message is received.
    Go to Settings -> Accessibility, find 'Flash notification' and check the box, back out of the screen then go back in and uncheck it.

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

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