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    Default Major problems with my phone

    Can anyone please help? My S3 was working fine up until a few days ago. Programs started opening on their own without me touching anything and when I started to charge the phone it came up with an odd message like "phone is docked". Most of the answers I read online seemed to suggest that it is the battery or charging cable. I bought replacements for both. I put them in today but it did not seem to resolve issue. The new battery says it has 63% power. When I plug the cable in it says charging but the charge does not increase. The red light in the corner also only comes on when the display goes onto standby.

    I have tried wiping the cache and even do a hard reset along with a restore. I have also checked for viruses with Avast.

    My brother gave this phone to me for free because the screen is a bit broken so I cannot afford and don't want to get Samsung to repair it.

    The only thing I can think of is I was listening to music while washing the dishes and some water did splash on the screen. Maybe water damage?

    Any other suggestions?
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    Have you tried a restart?

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    Default Re: Major problems with my phone

    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by humanracer View Post
    Programs started opening on their own without me touching anything
    You mentioned that the screen is damaged - the digitizer could be recording false touch events, causing random things on the screen to be selected.

    It should be fairly straightforward to determine if the apps that are starting happen to have shortcuts on the Home screen. If so, then you really need to look at a screen assembly replacement.

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    Default Re: Major problems with my phone

    Odd...I did another hard reset to the factory settings and it is charging again but not as fast as before. So is this a hardware or software issue??
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    Default Re: Major problems with my phone

    Odd..I did a hard reset and it now charges, not though as fast as normal. Is this a hardware or software issue with the phone?
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    Have you tried a different cable now that it is charging?

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