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    Default Static on screen of S5

    Hello all. I just got my new S5 today. One weird thing I'm noticing is static on screen when the phone lags occasionally. It doesn't happen very much, but it's jarring to look at.

    I'm wondering if it's normal (new phone software bugs) or if my phone has a hardware problem. I hate to return devices. so if it's just a software bug and others are experiencing it, I'm OK with that.

    I did a search and nothing came up, and I haven't seen it mentioned in any review.
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    Hi there

    I had this exact same issue with the exact same phone, eventually it wouldn't turn on once, just the static and blue notification light.

    The problem I found out was a loose flex ribbon connecter (I have know idea).
    So I tried turning in on while holding down fairly hardly the spot they're at, which is just under the heart rate sensor area. The phone booted up fine but as soon as I let go it turned to static.

    So I turned the phone off and held on the place I held as hard as I could for a good 10 minutes. I tapped it and shook it as well. And then, voilà! The phone works as good as new again!

    So I suggest you do what I do, hold it hard down near the top of the battery, try different places. I guess it reconnected the cable somehow I hope this helps
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    Ethan's suggestijon fixed my problem too. My galaxy S5 fell off my nightstand charger and went white with colored specles. I applied pressure by running my finger over the back of the phone with the battery removed. Then I held the phone just under the heart rate sensor and put the battery back in and it turned on fine.

    Thank you Ethan.
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    Thank you so much for figuring out and posting this! I thought my screen was broken and would require repair. Followed your advice, and she fired right up. Good stuff!
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    I actually signed up just to comment here. My phone took a very small drop and I had the same problem. When it turned on the screen was all static-ey before going black but it seemed as if in the background it was working as the lights and rocker were functioning as normal. I did just what Ethan suggested - took out the battery and put firm pressure on the back of the phone in many places, basically as if i was trying to push any loose parts back in. Problem solved! Thank you so much!
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    So what exactly did you mean by tapping it? Im sorry must be a stupid question but im trying everything you did to no avail and my spirits are a bit crushed.
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    Thanks for the fix, wife dropped her phone and we thought it was toast, tried the fix and it works perfectly now.
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    Default Re: Static on screen of S5

    Thanks so much for the tip. Dropped my phone and like all the others, thought I was up for new screen+repairs.

    I tried pressing the phone at particular spots a few times with no result ...
    Eventually I did it properly ... battery out, phone on hard surface and pressed quite hard all over the back of the phone for good 2-4mins ... didn't hear any click sound so make me think it would make a difference ...

    Put the battery back in and works as new!!!
    Signed up to this forum just to say thanks

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