1. koliveira's Avatar
    So my Galaxy S4 is doing this weird thing where if I press the power button on the side to shut the screen off the "power options" show up and the phone shuts down and then won't turn back on.... And I'm not pressing the button down long enough for the power options to pop up. Now it won't turn on at all. I can take out the battery and put it back in and the screen will turn on then shut off seconds later.

    I'm guessing it's a bad battery but my phone has no water damage and I haven't damaged anything

    Any ideas?

    07-09-2014 02:59 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you able to try a new battery? That would certainly answer the question quickly. Otherwise, take your current battery out, lay it flat on a table, and try to spin it. If it spins freely, it's bulging in the middle, which is a sign of failure.

    Another thing to try is to remove the microSD card. If it's corrupt, it can cause various problems.
    07-09-2014 06:11 PM
  3. T B4's Avatar
    Hello, this exact thing happened to me today with my S4. After one push of the power button, I saw the power options, then got a shut down, and now removing and returning the battery gets a buzz, the Samsung logo, and another immediate shut down.
    Did anyone ever find out this was a bad battery issue? Or is there something else that may have happened? Thank you for any help.
    02-10-2015 05:58 PM
  4. Matt Kuppinger's Avatar
    I don't know if anyone has a solution for this or not, but I have the exact same problem. Hardware reset doesn't work either. I was wondering if it has something to do with a broken power button or power supply connection.

    Thanks in advance for any reasonable answer.
    01-05-2016 02:21 PM
  5. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    If your phone starts just by inserting the battery the power button is stuck. Tapping the device on a hard surface shoukd free it
    01-05-2016 03:06 PM

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