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  1. Denaaa's Avatar
    NOPE! I know what's wrong everyone. It is the power button. it is stuck in. therefore when you take out the batter and put it back it, the button is already pushed in causing it to turn on by itself. But since it turns on the button is still pushed in causing it to turn off immediately. SOLUTION: take the phone and put it sideways where the power button is facing down on a table or some flat surface and don't slam it! but lightly hit it maybe a couple of times and the button will come unstuck. The phone should turn on by itself but the button isn't stuck so it will turn on perfectly fine. I am having the same problem right now actually and it is very frustrating but if do this then it should work.
    This works but my phone will shutdown after 1-2 secs. What to do?
    Eleni Fl likes this.
    12-08-2015 07:50 AM
  2. roiikkata's Avatar
    WOW .. I guess the power buttons are still acting up in 2015, here .. I thought it was busted!! Thanks guys .. I didn't believe it, but ya, it worked. Power button didn't even feel like it was broken. Huh .. I guess there's another switch down below beneath the one that clicks that gets stuck.
    12-08-2015 11:30 AM
  3. Saqib Rana's Avatar
    Thanks mate, I got this problem fixed how? I strike the power button with my bed corner in anger and suddenly phone vibrate and back to life again thanks....
    12-12-2015 12:08 PM
  4. Curtis Drayton's Avatar
    Wow. The power button guy is right! But I found an easier way. Take off the backing and the batterie out. Then do the old school nintendo game blow, with lips touching the power button like a harmonica, and blow. This should the get the lint or whatever is blocking to move.
    12-25-2015 10:53 AM
  5. RedSixstandingby's Avatar
    I found the solution to the problem. You guys will have to open the phone and clean out the power switch. The problem is that the power switch its stuck or pushed down permanently, this was a known issue in the S3 guess they never fixed it in S4. It took me 10 mines to take it apart and clean it and now the phone works perfect!
    ^^^^^^^ SOLUTION WORKED ^^^^^^^^
    12-26-2015: Phone would not powerup unless battery was unplugged and plugged back in. Dharmil solution WORKED.
    REPEAT. It Worked!

    ****ty power switch is ****ty.
    12-26-2015 10:21 AM
  6. Matt Lysiak's Avatar
    Thank you so much. Made an account just to say this.
    12-30-2015 01:36 PM
  7. queenmab's Avatar
    Thank you so much, this worked! The tapping didn't quite do it but I rubbed the power button against the rounded edge of my kitchen counter and it worked perfectly! So grateful, thanks again P.s. I also made an account just to show gratitude!
    05-31-2016 11:07 PM
  8. t2syb's Avatar
    still not working.........!!!!!!
    06-21-2016 09:23 PM
  9. TheFinisher's Avatar
    Well Carlos Torres Vazquez, you are correct, same symptoms as everyone's S4 here, and I tapped a little on the power key, and it was in fact stuck! Thanks pal, everything is back to the norm now! Your a life saver, I mean phone saver! Two thumbs way up to you!

    Adios Amigos
    Mike
    06-30-2016 03:56 PM
  10. pammysaa's Avatar
    Thank you so much!!!!! This happened to my boyfriends phone and after tapping for like 20 minutes it worked :d!!!!!!! Bless your soul you genius!!!!!
    07-11-2016 10:25 PM
  11. ForestRaptor's Avatar
    I found the solution to the problem. You guys will have to open the phone and clean out the power switch. The problem is that the power switch its stuck or pushed down permanently, this was a known issue in the S3 guess they never fixed it in S4. It took me 10 mines to take it apart and clean it and now the phone works perfect!
    NOPE! I know what's wrong everyone. It is the power button. it is stuck in. therefore when you take out the batter and put it back it, the button is already pushed in causing it to turn on by itself. But since it turns on the button is still pushed in causing it to turn off immediately. SOLUTION: take the phone and put it sideways where the power button is facing down on a table or some flat surface and don't slam it! but lightly hit it maybe a couple of times and the button will come unstuck. The phone should turn on by itself but the button isn't stuck so it will turn on perfectly fine. I am having the same problem right now actually and it is very frustrating but if do this then it should work.
    I had to do a combination of both of these for the power button to get unstuck. It's unreal how such a problem could exist -_-

    Thanks to both of you, I created this account just to give props for a problem that still haunts us!
    09-18-2016 04:41 PM
  12. John Evans7's Avatar
    NOPE! I know what's wrong everyone. It is the power button. it is stuck in. therefore when you take out the batter and put it back it, the button is already pushed in causing it to turn on by itself. But since it turns on the button is still pushed in causing it to turn off immediately. SOLUTION: take the phone and put it sideways where the power button is facing down on a table or some flat surface and don't slam it! but lightly hit it maybe a couple of times and the button will come unstuck. The phone should turn on by itself but the button isn't stuck so it will turn on perfectly fine. I am having the same problem right now actually and it is very frustrating but if do this then it should work.
    Perfect! Tried it a couple of times then it worked. Problem solved.
    geralh1 likes this.
    09-25-2016 08:43 AM
  13. Tobz 21's Avatar
    dharmil, how easy is that procedure? I have the same problem and i would have to get to court if o want samsung to solve this problem for free here in my country, since it's been more than a year of purchase.
    i have the exact problem :o
    09-28-2016 11:48 AM
  14. Tobz 21's Avatar
    AWSONE IT WORKED! Just had to open it up because the fake button you press gets jammed 😁
    09-28-2016 12:39 PM
  15. Eleni Fl's Avatar
    A total life-saver, I could never imagine fixing my device by gently beating it when placed sideways. Some serious karate skills were also involved, though! Most grateful for your enlightening piece of advice
    10-01-2016 02:38 AM
  16. sammihammy's Avatar
    THIS WORKS!! Ive been having this problem off and on for twoish weeks. it would usually fix itself and turn on in a few minutes. this time I let it sit ALL NIGHT to see if it would fix itself. it didn't. this simple solution fixed it in SECONDS. Thank you for saving me anymore nonsense trouble!
    11-30-2016 01:15 PM
  17. geralh1's Avatar
    Para los que no saben ingles, nomas tienen que poner el telefono en una superficie plana, tipo una mesa acostado con el boton de encendido hacia abajo, y pegarle 3-4 veces al telefono en la parte de arriba y solo va a encender, lo que hace es que el boton esta atorado y eso hace que se apague y cuando lo conectas a la pila pues prende pero como el boton esta atorado se apaga.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    01-12-2017 05:19 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Para los que no saben ingles, nomas tienen que poner el telefono en una superficie plana, tipo una mesa acostado con el boton de encendido hacia abajo, y pegarle 3-4 veces al telefono en la parte de arriba y solo va a encender, lo que hace es que el boton esta atorado y eso hace que se apague y cuando lo conectas a la pila pues prende pero como el boton esta atorado se apaga.
    Bienvenidos a Android Central, y gracias para explicarlo!
    01-12-2017 08:39 PM
  19. simonaxxxx's Avatar
    WOW ITS WORKING PERFECTLY!!!! thanks you!!!!
    01-15-2017 11:02 PM
  20. shellellr1's Avatar
    so i just want to give my story here...
    Continued from the above post, my switch felt good made a nice click sound and everything else.
    If i plugged it in to power it did nothing, with or without a battery. If i left the battery in it,
    it drained the battery. The sprint store said my battery was dead. The battery isnt dead, deformed or anything.
    So.. After trying to find a way to test the switch i gave up, ripped the switch off.
    And my phone works..
    You would think one would be happy to have a working phone, but instead i was disgusted by what seems to be
    a common defective switch across the s3 and s4..
    And to help anyone else out, to turn your phone on, press and hold the volume down button, connect it to a computer
    it will enter download mode release the button, but instead of doing that just press down on the volume again
    to reboot.. Then your phone is on.
    holy f-ing s-it! Thank you thank you thank you so f--ing much omg you rock.
    01-30-2017 02:42 AM
  21. Patrick du Boucher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Torres Vazquez View Post
    NOPE! I know what's wrong everyone. It is the power button. it is stuck in. therefore when you take out the batter and put it back it, the button is already pushed in causing it to turn on by itself. But since it turns on the button is still pushed in causing it to turn off immediately. SOLUTION: take the phone and put it sideways where the power button is facing down on a table or some flat surface and don't slam it! but lightly hit it maybe a couple of times and the button will come unstuck. The phone should turn on by itself but the button isn't stuck so it will turn on perfectly fine. I am having the same problem right now actually and it is very frustrating but if do this then it should work

    This is a great post. You've rekindled my faith in online forums a little! well written, and a perfect identification of a non obvious problem, AND solution!

    well done!
    02-17-2017 01:09 PM
  22. Williamj711's Avatar
    Thank you all so very much I start experiencing the same problem with my phone this morning and by the time I was done reading it with you it was working the other great keep up the good work I actually created an account on this thing just to tell you all how great I think you are thanks again
    03-09-2017 04:50 PM
  23. qwert11's Avatar
    Made an account to say thank, Solution worked for me, lightly hit the side of the phone against a table 10-15 times. Charged battery to 5% and now it fully booted. Thank you very much.
    04-01-2017 06:06 PM
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