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    Default Galaxy S3 Stuck in Boot Loop

    Hi Guys,

    The past week my phone often kept rebooting, and once it reboot, it was stuck on the loading screen - usually id take the battery out and put it in and it would of fixed the issue...

    Now its not budging whatsoever... it is constantly rebooting on the loading screen - I tried to get into download manager, after 2 seconds it rebooted so I couldn't do anything.

    Can anyone shed some light?

    more info:
    I've had it for 20 months, im going away soon so I want to take it with this as the day im back im getting my new phone. I don't want to pay for an early upgrade on a phone which I'm not that fussed about yet...

    Thanks

    Sam
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 Stuck in Boot Loop

    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel Cramphorn View Post
    Hi Guys,

    The past week my phone often kept rebooting, and once it reboot, it was stuck on the loading screen - usually id take the battery out and put it in and it would of fixed the issue...

    Now its not budging whatsoever... it is constantly rebooting on the loading screen - I tried to get into download manager, after 2 seconds it rebooted so I couldn't do anything.

    Can anyone shed some light?

    more info:
    I've had it for 20 months, im going away soon so I want to take it with this as the day im back im getting my new phone. I don't want to pay for an early upgrade on a phone which I'm not that fussed about yet...

    Thanks

    Sam
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 Stuck in Boot Loop

    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel Cramphorn View Post
    I tried to get into download manager, after 2 seconds it rebooted so I couldn't do anything.
    Sounds like the 'stuck Power button' issue.
    Some people have reported good luck with smacking the phone against something that's firm but not hard (after all, you don't want to break anything). YMMV.

    It could also be that the actual Power switch (on the mainboard, which the little plastic Power button presses on) is stuck.

    The easiest way to see if it's a stuck situation is to take the battery out for a minute or so, then put it back in - if the phone turns on by itself, you know that either the Power button is stuck or the Power switch is stuck/malfunctioning.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 Stuck in Boot Loop

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    Sounds like the 'stuck Power button' issue.
    Some people have reported good luck with smacking the phone against something that's firm but not hard (after all, you don't want to break anything). YMMV.

    It could also be that the actual Power switch (on the mainboard, which the little plastic Power button presses on) is stuck.

    Hi, it s the power switch. I have ordered a new one on ebay, now I will need the dexterity of a watch maker to get this accurate!

    The easiest way to see if it's a stuck situation is to take the battery out for a minute or so, then put it back in - if the phone turns on by itself, you know that either the Power button is stuck or the Power switch is stuck/malfunctioning.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 Stuck in Boot Loop

    Had this issue, I smacked the phone against a hard part of my sofa and it worked. Good method even if it's temporary
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 Stuck in Boot Loop

    It happened to me couple of times

    i just took the battery out of the phone and hit the power buttom with it. And problem solve. Easy fix
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    This is a shout out to anyone that is phone savvy.
    my phones battery ran down last night, because i forgot to plug it in.
    This morning when I plugged it in it will not start up, it is stuck on the start up screen.
    I tried to do a factory reset but when I hold the 3 buttons it will not let me get into that screen...however it would let me go to the download os screen. The phone has ran perfectly no problems at all...I'm in the way of thinking it had a memory problem..for a few days before it kept telling me picsart may not save correctly memory to low.
    I love my phone, so I hope someone can help.

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    This is exactly what is going on with my old phone. I know it's a piece of junk and I'm going to replace it. I just want to get the pictures off it first (no memory card) I'm 100% sure it's the power button stuck. Knocking it against something doesn't work and no matter what tiny screw driver I use I can't get the back off to mess with it internally. Am I just out of luck?
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    Same Problem, I was ready to open the phone and replace the power switch. Hitting the power button with the battery did the job!

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