I charged the phone not even an hour before this happened. It happened to me earlier today while I was driving with the navigator on, but it turned back on and was fine. Now it wont turn on and it won't even show a charging screen when plugged in. The buttons on the bottom only l light up when holding the power button down, but nothing else happens. I am not home and I have insurance through a different company from a TCC verizon... I have pictures on the phone itself that I never got to transfer to the sd card will I lose those if I need a new phone?
Yeah I pulled the battery like 5 times. I'm going to take it all apart right now. Can you explain more about download mode? I tried holding the down-volume then pressing power in all sorts of ways. When I do this, its almost like you can see it resetting, because the lights on the buttons (Which are VERY faint) flash off/on really fast.
Out of curiosity, did you ever install any custom ROM or custom kernel or custom-anything on the phone? Or is it 100% Samsung/Verizon software? If the phone is 'pure' then you may want to take it to Verizon and get a replacement, if it's had custom software on it, you may want to try this process, but no guarantees it'll work.