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    Default Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    Hello, I have a problem with my Samsung Galaxy S4. I was playing games on my phone and decided to let my phones battery go to 0%. I then tried to charge my phone, but the problem is it keeps vibrating every 2 seconds and is not able to turn on. I have not tried a new battery as I have to order one but was wondering if it could be a different problem?

    I have tried 2 chargers.
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    How long did you let it charge before trying to turn it on?
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    Yes a said above...how long?

    Let it sit for a couple hours and try again. Hold the Power button for 5 seconds.
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    Quote Originally Posted by sasha View Post
    How long did you let it charge before trying to turn it on?
    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE420 View Post
    Yes a said above...how long?

    Let it sit for a couple hours and try again. Hold the Power button for 5 seconds.
    I have tried to leave it charging overnight but it still won't turn on.

    When it's trying to charge it vibrates every 2 seconds.

    I don't know if it's to do with my battery or my phone.
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    Try pulling the battery out for a minute or so and try again.
    You can try shocking it as well. But be careful.

    Sent from my shed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE420 View Post
    Try pulling the battery out for a minute or so and try again.
    You can try shocking it as well. But be careful.

    Sent from my shed.
    Already tried this. I don't want to try shocking it

    I just want to know if it could be my battery or something to do with my phone. I think my battery
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    Definitely your battery. Grab a new one they're cheap.
    Let us know what's up when you try.

    Shocking it is worth a shot anyways. It will be out of the phone when you do it. So no harm to the phone.
    Good luck.

    Sent from my shed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE420 View Post
    Definitely your battery. Grab a new one they're cheap.
    Let us know what's up when you try.

    Shocking it is worth a shot anyways. It will be out of the phone when you do it. So no harm to the phone.
    Good luck.

    Sent from my shed.
    I've ordered one I will let you know soon as it arrives
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    Ok first of all I want to say sorry for double post.

    I got my new battery and it's working fine. Only problem is when I charge it the battery percentage goes down and not up, but says it's charging. What could be the problem?

    Edit: I just tried turning my phone off to see if it would charge like that but it's still vibrating every 2 seconds. I also bought a new cable with the battery in case that was the problem.
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    That's weird man.
    When you say the percentage goes down, you say it goes into the negative past zero?
    Only happens when phone on and plugged in?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Platuni View Post
    Ok first of all I want to say sorry for double post.

    I got my new battery and it's working fine. Only problem is when I charge it the battery percentage goes down and not up, but says it's charging. What could be the problem?

    Edit: I just tried turning my phone off to see if it would charge like that but it's still vibrating every 2 seconds. I also bought a new cable with the battery in case that was the problem.
    Take it to store and rectify it.

    Its better.Don't waste much money on changing batteries and charger etc. because we don't know what's the problem.
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE420 View Post
    That's weird man.
    When you say the percentage goes down, you say it goes into the negative past zero?
    Only happens when phone on and plugged in?


    Sent from my shed.
    No sorry I didn't explain well.

    For example my phone is on 58% battery and while it says it's charging the battery still goes down like now it's on 54%.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjay Chandra View Post
    Take it to store and rectify it.

    Its better.Don't waste much money on changing batteries and charger etc. because we don't know what's the problem.
    Yeah i'm going to bring it to a store if I can't fix it

    Edit: I just tried my brothers charger and it's doing the same thing
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    I've just had a thought. Could it be the port where you plug in the charger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platuni View Post
    I've just had a thought. Could it be the port where you plug in the charger?
    Try using toothpick
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    Sounds like bad charging port. Does your charging port also have a lot of "wiggle" instead of fitting securely? The charge you're seeing is most likely what was on the new battery when you inserted it, and your charging port is not working properly. If using the toothpick to clean away any debris didn't help, then a Trip to the store is in order.

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    Going to take it to store on monday thanks for the help everyone much appreciated.
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    Ok so I decided to do a hard reset today then I was going to take it to the store tomorrow.

    I then went to charge my phone and there we go. It started charging. Somehow the hard reset worked!

    Also my old battery which I replaced is also now charging.

    Thanks for helping everyone

    Edit: Soon as I type this it's doing it again. I give up! Taking it to the store tomorrow
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    Crappy

    Sent from my shed.
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    So what's the good word Platuni?
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    same here bro mine Samsung galaxy s4 is the same have you found out how to fix it i have tried 2 chargers aswell plz help someone
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    OP please post any success you may have had, I am in the exact same situation (just intermittent vibrating). Thinking I'll have to change the USB port, what a pain. Hope that works...
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    I had this exact same problem, the battery fully depleted and when I went to charge it the only thing that would happen is a vibration every couple seconds, nothing would come up on the screen.

    I held the volume, home, and power buttons and booted into recovery mode and just hit reboot device, I didn't need to do the reset. I am back up and running now.

    Probably going to upgrade to a new model though, this one has been giving me trouble. Sensor issues, screen goes black like it thinks it's on a table and you're not using it, or up to your ear when on a call, but I'm not. Even disabled the bs features and still does it..
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    The funny thing is, I got mad at mine and hit it on the table and it turned right on XD
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    Default Re: Please help. Samsung Galaxy S4 won't turn on.

    Looks like it might be the power button.

    Here's the link for troubleshooting and solutions. You might need some simple electrical skills.

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