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    Default SG3 won't turn on after factory reboot

    Hello everyone,

    Before I freak out and return my phone I am hoping someone can help. I've had my Samsung Galaxy 3 for 8 months and it's been working without a problem. The last couple of days the battery has been draining rapidly and not recharging fast at all. After restarting a few times, there was no change so I backed everything up and did a factory reboot.

    Now the phone doesn't turn on at all. I have taken out the battery, waited, put it back and plugged it iin. There is nothing on the screen and it doesn't start when I press the power button.

    Can anyone help? I will leave it to charge until the shops open tomorrow... but I would prefer to save it rather then service it!
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    Default Re: SG3 won't turn on after factory reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by mtlmuriel View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Before I freak out and return my phone I am hoping someone can help. I've had my Samsung Galaxy 3 for 8 months and it's been working without a problem. The last couple of days the battery has been draining rapidly and not recharging fast at all. After restarting a few times, there was no change so I backed everything up and did a factory reboot.

    Now the phone doesn't turn on at all. I have taken out the battery, waited, put it back and plugged it iin. There is nothing on the screen and it doesn't start when I press the power button.

    Can anyone help? I will leave it to charge until the shops open tomorrow... but I would prefer to save it rather then service it!
    This is the S5 forum - but while you're here... When you say a factory reboot what exactly do you mean? Did you go to settings, backup and restore and do a factory data restore?
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    Default Re: SG3 won't turn on after factory reboot

    Ah, my bad, I'll repost unless you can help. Yes, it was a reboot from from the settings
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    Default Re: SG3 won't turn on after factory reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by mtlmuriel View Post
    Ah, my bad, I'll repost unless you can help. Yes, it was a reboot from from the settings
    Have you tried to boot into recovery? Hold volume up, home and power buttons at the same time, you will feel a haptic feedback and when you see the samsung splash screen release the power button to boot into recovery
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    Default Re: SG3 won't turn on after factory reboot

    Just tried it. There was no feedback. I'm trying another charging cord, directly to my laptop. But I see no sign of life.
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    Default Re: SG3 won't turn on after factory reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by mtlmuriel View Post
    Just tried it. There was no feedback. I'm trying another charging cord, directly to my laptop. But I see no sign of life.
    Does the phone even respond to being plugged in, red led or anything?
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    Default Re: SG3 won't turn on after factory reboot

    Nothing, that's what's worrying me. It's weird that it happened after a restore. I'll leave it plugged in, and try the boot into recovery again later.
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    Default Re: SG3 won't turn on after factory reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by mtlmuriel View Post
    Nothing, that's what's worrying me. It's weird that it happened after a restore. I'll leave it plugged in, and try the boot into recovery again later.
    Found this thread for you in the S3 forum, maybe it will offer you some help
    My Samsung Galaxy S3 won't turn on
    Worse case scenario (or best depending on your perspective) may be a good time to upgrade to a new S5 Good luck getting this sorted out.
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    Default Re: SG3 won't turn on after factory reboot

    Lol. Might be time for an upgrade, but I am still under warranty... I was looking through that thread but I couldn't find anything about a case like mine. Thanks for helping me though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlmuriel View Post
    Lol. Might be time for an upgrade, but I am still under warranty... I was looking through that thread but I couldn't find anything about a case like mine. Thanks for helping me though!
    Try booting into download mode. Hold the volume down, home, and power buttons at the same time. And see if you can get into download mode. If you can then you can flash a stock tar with odin

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