1. Insane Aim X's Avatar
    Hello,

    I was using my s3 one day, and while i was using it my screen turned black all of sudden.
    I pressed the power button to turn it back on.

    -The samsung logo shows, then nothing happens.
    -the phone was not rooted
    -It will not enter android recovery(home power, vol up) it acts like its gonna go into it, but it never does. shows the blue text.
    -When i go into download mode,the moment it says press up to continue, and down to cancel the screen goes black before
    it even allows me to choose anything
    -swapped batteries


    I dont what else to do ?
    01-05-2014 11:53 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hello,

    I was using my s3 one day, and while i was using it my screen turned black all of sudden.
    I pressed the power button to turn it back on.

    -The samsung logo shows, then nothing happens.
    -the phone was not rooted
    -It will not enter android recovery(home power, vol up) it acts like its gonna go into it, but it never does. shows the blue text.
    -When i go into download mode,the moment it says press up to continue, and down to cancel the screen goes black before
    it even allows me to choose anything
    -swapped batteries


    I dont what else to do ?
    It is possible this is an issue with the motherboard. Or sudden death of the device. Rare, but it happens.
    01-06-2014 09:32 AM
  3. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    The "sudden death" issue that was supposedly fixed by a firmware update only affected international versions of the phone, I think.

    But whatever the cause, this does sound like hardware failure. If you haven't already, try leaving the battery out for 10 minutes, and then try again. I doubt that will fix anything, but it's possible. You might also try booting into Safe Mode, but I don't have much hope:

    Samsung Galaxy S III - Enable and Disable Safe Mod... - Mobile Product Support Forums
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    01-06-2014 02:20 PM

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