1. don wonder's Avatar
    My samsung galaxy s 3 screen has gone black twice today.Nothing works. The phone is on my desk now acting like the battery dead.It was at 50% before this happened. The only I could fix it before was to do a battery pull
    09-21-2012 08:11 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    all i can suggest is make sure its fully updated, factory reset or return it but i hope someone offers a proper explanation/cure though

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-21-2012 09:10 PM
  3. NickLippert's Avatar
    Did you install any new apps today or last night?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    09-21-2012 09:20 PM
  4. Mad_Dawg_'s Avatar
    Are you on a custom ROM?
    09-21-2012 09:44 PM
  5. GSDer's Avatar
    Silly as it may sound, have you tried pressing the 'Back' button? I've seen several occasions where the screen looked black but if you looked closely you could see that the backlight was on.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
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    09-21-2012 10:51 PM
  6. don wonder's Avatar
    @ Nick Nippert I have not installed any new apps in last seven days..@ Mad_Dawg_ I have no custom ROM. @GsDer I am certain the screen was totally black. no back light was on.@funkylogik if it does it again I will try a factory reset. Then if it happens again will take phone to Verizon and show them so they will believe me
    09-21-2012 11:40 PM
  7. funkylogik's Avatar
    Silly as it may sound, have you tried pressing the 'Back' button? I've seen several occasions where the screen looked black but if you looked closely you could see that the backlight was on.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    good idea with the backing out but phones with screen like the s3 have no backlight so black is black (zero light) on an LED screen, each pixel lights up when it has to, black=all pixels powered off

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-22-2012 12:28 AM

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