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  1. Ann-Marie Adam's Avatar
    Hi there, wondering if someone could help, i was using my phone earlier and playing words with friends when my phone crashed and switched off, I have been unable to switch it back on. I have tried taking the battery out for a while, tried charging for a while (my phone doesnt seem to recognise being charged and nothing appears on the screen ie. the battery image). My phone just isnt responding to anything. I tried the hold the volume (up and then down), the power and home button but nothing happened, Im really annoyed as the phone is not just outwith the warranty period. Can anyone offer any suggestions, other than forking out alot of money by taking it back to the retailer or sending off to samsung directly?

    Thanks
    12-28-2013 10:17 AM
  2. rawbar's Avatar
    I had to send mine to samsung. $75. The mainboard had died.
    12-28-2013 10:34 AM
  3. Bryan Ellis1's Avatar
    Hi there, wondering if someone could help, i was using my phone earlier and playing words with friends when my phone crashed and switched off, I have been unable to switch it back on. I have tried taking the battery out for a while, tried charging for a while (my phone doesnt seem to recognise being charged and nothing appears on the screen ie. the battery image). My phone just isnt responding to anything. I tried the hold the volume (up and then down), the power and home button but nothing happened, Im really annoyed as the phone is not just outwith the warranty period. Can anyone offer any suggestions, other than forking out alot of money by taking it back to the retailer or sending off to samsung directly?

    Thanks


    Try what I did, take out your Sim card if you are on ATT or Tmobile, I dont know about verizon though, they don't use sims. Then try to start the phone. If it starts, replace the sim and restart the phone.
    12-28-2013 11:51 AM
  4. Jamiela Jadallah's Avatar
    This problem exactly happened to my galaxy S3, I found out that the power button/ lock screen button was broken. I took it to tmobile and they said that this type of issue doesn't just happen, that it is from so much constant use. I hope you get it to work! Good luck!
    01-14-2014 09:17 PM
  5. Julienne van Vliet's Avatar
    Great!!! My phone works again....
    03-02-2014 09:27 AM
  6. jvbhatt18's Avatar
    I tried the same but dosen"t helped me. Logo of samsung GT-I9300 appears for approx 4 seconds and goes blank for approx 2 second than again samsung logo... this continues. Nothing worked for me. when charging, battery icon of "starting charging" appears and this icon same as samsung logo, goes back and comes again. Please help
    03-14-2014 12:50 AM
  7. GSDer's Avatar
    when charging, battery icon of "starting charging" appears and this icon same as samsung logo, goes back and comes again.
    If you take the battery out and reinsert it (without pressing any buttons), does the phone begin to boot up by itself?

    When the phone is completely off, if you connect a charger you should see a static battery graphic, followed by a different graphic showing the current battery level and charging activity. The screen should turn off after about 30 seconds while the phone continues to charge.

    Can you boot into Recovery mode or Download mode? Here's how:
    - you use Recovery mode to clear the system cache and to Factory Reset
    - you use Download (aka Odin) mode (showing the Android guy) to load/reload firmware
    - the key sequences to enter both modes are very similar, and they are timing dependent so it may take a few tries to get it working
    -- Recovery = Volume Up + Home + Power
    -- Download = Volume Down + Home + Power
    - for either, you start with the phone completely off
    - press and hold the required keys simultaneously, and release them all when you see the swirling logo (not the static white text)

    Try Recovery mode first (use the Volume rockers to navigate; use the Power button to select) and if it boots into this mode just clear the cache and then restart. If the phone doesn't boot into Recovery mode then try Download mode.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    03-15-2014 10:01 PM
  8. rynotronic's Avatar
    I'm having an issue where my galaxy s3 won't turn on at all. It won't even show the startup logo, just a black screen. doesn't come on and it still doesn't start up. I've even tried rebooting it: holding down the power button, volume up button, and the menu button at the same time, and also same combo with volume down still nothing. Yes I have tried a completely fresh working battery also ITs a T mobile version, when plugged into charger it does show the the charging graphic and appears to be taking a charge. It's also has a red led light on at times. Am I completely screwed, I took it in but the store was no help they just would send out and give a refurb. I would like to fix it or at least recover my pics and things. I may take apart to see if something is loose but any help would be appreciated
    03-18-2014 10:58 PM
  9. GSDer's Avatar
    It won't even show the startup logo, just a black screen.
    So, it's not making any sounds either?
    You could try purchasing a JIG, which will force it into Download mode (if at all possible).

    Or you could try a JTAG service (ex. http://mobiletechvideos.mybigcommerc...-brick-repair/) - I can't tell you if they can save your data (I'm guessing not) but they may be able to get it working again.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    03-19-2014 03:37 AM
  10. Annie Brown1's Avatar
    so I have a galaxy s 3 and I factor and restarted it then when the options came I said reboot but now when it gets to the Samsung logo nothing happen its been like this all night I don't know what to do I need my phone and I cant get a new one anyone help me please
    04-03-2014 04:00 AM
  11. GSDer's Avatar
    I don't know what to do
    Welcome to the forums!

    If you take the time to read through this thread you'll find many suggestions on what to do, rather than us having to regurgitate the information over-and-over again for each new person that comes along.

    It's also generally helpful if you list the phone model number (it can be found under the battery if you don't still have the box), the carrier (AT&T, etc) the firmware version that was on there (4.3, 4.1.2, etc) and your country (if an International user).

    Also useful is some background information - why you did the Factory Reset; will the phone boot into Recovery mode or Download mode; etc.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    04-03-2014 12:57 PM
  12. nicnack31's Avatar
    Hoping someone can help me
    I have read through all this thread and cant get my phone working
    I have the Galaxy S3 GT-i9300
    it did an update and then gets as far as the screen
    Android is updating
    Starting Apps

    I have gone in to the recovery mode and cleared Cache and Factory reset
    Cant get kites to read the phone
    At a loss as to what to do next
    Some one please help :-)
    04-28-2014 05:09 AM
  13. GSDer's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    Cant get Kies to read the phone
    Are you using Kies v3? If your phone received the update to 4.3 then you'll need to install the new version of Kies (just Google it).

    Also, don't worry if Kies doesn't recognize the phone - that's pretty normal if the phone isn't booting properly. Just select the second item in the Tools menu (Firmware upgrade and initialization) and go through all of the steps.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    04-28-2014 12:04 PM
  14. nicnack31's Avatar
    Hoping someone can help me
    I have read through all this thread and cant get my phone working
    I have the Galaxy S3 GT-i9300
    it did an update and then gets as far as the screen
    Android is updating
    Starting Apps

    I have gone in to the recovery mode and cleared Cache and Factory reset
    Cant get kites to read the phone
    At a loss as to what to do next
    Some one please help :-)
    Ps I am not very technical was amazed i found the reboot mode
    Really hoping someone can help me
    Thanks in anticipation

    Nic
    :-)
    04-28-2014 12:13 PM
  15. nicnack31's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!Are you using Kies v3? If your phone received the update to 4.3 then you'll need to install the new version of Kies (just Google it).

    Also, don't worry if Kies doesn't recognize the phone - that's pretty normal if the phone isn't booting properly. Just select the second item in the Tools menu (Firmware upgrade and initialization) and go through all of the steps.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    I have downloaded the Kies V3 and that then says i need a 2.0data cable
    Are all data cables not the same ? Will try again though
    Thanks so far
    04-28-2014 12:15 PM
  16. nicnack31's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!Are you using Kies v3? If your phone received the update to 4.3 then you'll need to install the new version of Kies (just Google it).

    Also, don't worry if Kies doesn't recognize the phone - that's pretty normal if the phone isn't booting properly. Just select the second item in the Tools menu (Firmware upgrade and initialization) and go through all of the steps.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    It worked Thank you so much
    I wasnt getting it into downloat mode I was going into the re boot mode
    Phone working and for now running better than ever
    04-29-2014 04:40 AM
  17. patrishalla's Avatar
    HELP!

    I have an SIII. It was originally for AT&T, I had it unlocked from samsung for T-mobile. I've used it fine for the past 3 or 4 months. About a week ago it shut off. Wouldn't do anything. I was told the phone was fried. My four year old dropped it a day ago and it came back on for a few hours. I don't know what happened but it started to do the shutting off thing again. Originally it would only power on to the samsung screen then instantly shut off again. Today it won't do anything but it has started vibrating with small pauses in between each one and won't stop. I pulled the battery then put it back in. Same thing. Any ideas?
    05-18-2014 03:35 PM
  18. CaityReed99's Avatar
    Last night I factory reset my phone. now my phone has been stuck on the flashing Samsung screen for over 12 hours and I have no idea what do to. help me
    06-07-2014 10:23 AM
  19. GSDer's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    Last night I factory reset my phone. now my phone has been stuck on the flashing Samsung screen for over 12 hours
    You can start by taking the battery out for a few minutes and then reinserting it. Try powering the phone on normally. If that doesn't work then long-press the Power button until the phone turns off. Then try booting into Recovery mode and Download mode to see if either of those will work:

    - you use Recovery mode to clear the system cache and to Factory Reset
    - you use Download (aka Odin) mode (showing the Android guy) to load/reload firmware
    - the key sequences to enter both modes are very similar, and they are timing dependent so it may take a few tries to get it working
    -- Recovery = Volume Up + Home + Power
    -- Download = Volume Down + Home + Power
    - for either, you start with the phone completely off
    - press and hold the required keys simultaneously, and release them all when you see the desired screen

    Try Recovery mode first (use the Volume rockers to navigate; use the Power button to select) and if it boots into this mode just clear the cache and then restart.

    If it won't boot into Recovery mode then try Download mode. If that works then just long-press the Power button to turn the phone off and get back to us with your model number/carrier/region/firmware version.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    06-07-2014 11:45 AM
  20. Ansahor's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!You can start by taking the battery out for a few minutes and then reinserting it. Try powering the phone on normally. If that doesn't work then long-press the Power button until the phone turns off. Then try booting into Recovery mode and Download mode to see if either of those will work:

    - you use Recovery mode to clear the system cache and to Factory Reset
    - you use Download (aka Odin) mode (showing the Android guy) to load/reload firmware
    - the key sequences to enter both modes are very similar, and they are timing dependent so it may take a few tries to get it working
    -- Recovery = Volume Up + Home + Power
    -- Download = Volume Down + Home + Power
    - for either, you start with the phone completely off
    - press and hold the required keys simultaneously, and release them all when you see the desired screen

    Try Recovery mode first (use the Volume rockers to navigate; use the Power button to select) and if it boots into this mode just clear the cache and then restart.

    If it won't boot into Recovery mode then try Download mode. If that works then just long-press the Power button to turn the phone off and get back to us with your model number/carrier/region/firmware version.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk


    Hi, I have kind of the same problem, although my phone has fallen around 5 months ago and has a tiny bit of crack on the screen. There were no problems with it so far, until yesterday. I ran a software update and since then it's not able to boot anymore. First I got the Galaxy logo, but now just a white blank screen and the phone gets really warm. What I have done so far:

    - Battery in - out, try to switch on - just got the white screen
    - Recovery mode - no sign, white screen
    - Download mode - YES, finally I got it (a screen the text), but now I would really appreciate YOUR help
    I'm curious how to go on, since I'm not a phone geek at all.. So what do you do with the ' your model number/carrier/region/firmware version.'??


    PS: Could the thing with the stuck power button be an issue? After putting the battery back the white screen appears automatically without pressing any button
    06-09-2014 06:47 AM
  21. GSDer's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    PS: Could the thing with the stuck power button be an issue? After putting the battery back the white screen appears automatically without pressing any button
    That sounds like a typical symptom of a stuck Power button/switch. You should pursue that fix until the phone no longer turns itself on when you insert the battery; then come back and we'll look at any booting issue.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    06-09-2014 11:44 AM
  22. gamerguy2002's Avatar
    I need help.

    I recently downloaded and installed APK installer and Flash for android and the phone was working fine afterwards, but then when I used my assistive light on my phone the phone shut off!

    Now its stuck at the SAMSUNG screen and won't boot up at all, every time I try to pop in the battery the phone boots for 10 seconds and then shuts off and it does this every time I pop in and out the battery. I tried going into recovery and download mode and the screen still shuts off after 10 seconds. can someone tell me what the issue is and how can I solve it? please, I really need this phone operational soon.

    MODEL: Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710
    10-18-2014 09:43 PM
  23. GSDer's Avatar
    can someone tell me what the issue is and how can I solve it?
    As with the previous poster, it sounds like you're experiencing the 'stuck Power button' syndrome. You can try following the instructions in the YouTube video ( ), or you can open up the device to try to unstick it. It may actually be the Power switch on the mainboard - there's no way to tell until you get the Power button (the plastic piece that you press on) out of the picture.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    10-19-2014 12:14 PM
  24. genghisconnie's Avatar
    apologies. posted to the wrong device board.
    12-04-2014 09:31 PM
  25. Newyork12's Avatar
    I also had same problem my s3 turns off automatically and wont turning on only samsung logo comes and suddenly turns off and no recovery and download mode opening plz help me
    06-24-2015 01:57 AM
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