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    Default Galaxy S3 dead, contacts didn't sync properly to Gmail...

    My S3 died suddenly; it wouldn't charge properly, then stopped charging completely and now won't turn on again. I've tried recovery and download modes to no avail (it turns off completely after showing the Samsung welcome screen.)

    I've gotten a new phone and thought that my contacts were synced to my gmail account, but it turns out it wasn't working properly. I remember pressing my specific email account when I created new contacts, so I'm not sure why it didn't work... but I have lost a fair number of contacts. Any chance of getting them back? Is it possible that they are saved somewhere that I can access?
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 04-05-2014 at 11:00 PM.
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    Default Re: S3 dead, contacts didn't sync properly to gmail...

    I find this situation strange. It is typical for google to back up everything from whatever device is used. Have you tried looking for your contacts on your computer?
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    Default Re: S3 dead, contacts didn't sync properly to gmail...

    Google sync wasn't working properly. I had checked my google contacts on my desktop but they weren't there.

    Funny story with the phone, though (not too funny for me I guess):

    I had tried a million different things trying to revive the phone, and nothing was working at all - it just wouldn't load past the initial Samsung screen. I went out and bought a new phone. Still, I was determined to find out why it had died in the first place.

    Then I thought about it... The weird thing was, when I'd take out the battery and put it in again, it would automatically load the Samsung screen - but usually the phone wouldn't do that, since just putting the battery in wouldn't turn it on. Found a forum where people recommended smacking the phone against a table to get rid of a stuck power button. It worked.

    Annnnd I just signed a contract for my new phone. Life is cruel.

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