1. bds85466's Avatar
    Greetings all,

    I put my S6 on the nightstand [wired] charger last night (like every night). The phone was on when I put it on the charger.

    Woke up late and in a rush this morning because my phone alarm(s) did not go off. Looked over at my phone as was like wtf, why didn't the alarm(s) go off.

    Anyway the green "fully charged" light was on, and the screen was blank. So I thought that's odd, may have just reset/turned off over night. Actually, I couldn't get the device to turn on.

    I've tried the obvious -->

    Tried Power for 30+ seconds
    Tried Power + Volume Dn for 30+ seconds
    Tried Power + Volume Up + Home for 30+ seconds
    Even tried all buttons for 30+ seconds

    I've been around the internet looking for redemption stories, but alas, the few I've run across end without solution, a repair of some sort, or a new phone.

    Am I out of luck here? Anyone have anything else to try? I was wondering when this non-removable battery was going to bite me.

    Thanks in advance,

    Brian
    11-28-2017 09:53 AM
  2. Dano1200r's Avatar
    Hook it to a computer, see what pops up.
    11-28-2017 10:15 AM
  3. bds85466's Avatar
    Nathin...at least here on my work pc
    11-28-2017 10:26 AM
  4. Dano1200r's Avatar
    Nathin...at least here on my work pc
    You are.... ewed.
    11-28-2017 10:30 AM
  5. bds85466's Avatar
    Over lunch I had my unresponsive phone in my jacket pocket. Pulled it out to try the button routines again. There was some warmth to the phone, not hot, but warmth. I assume power dissipating out. While I had it out of my pocket I did notice over the half hour that the green light had gone off.

    Back at work now, plugged in. No red charging light indicator, no response to any buttons. Doesn't feel warm like it's charging. My gut says 'SHE DEAD'.
    11-28-2017 01:14 PM
  6. Dano1200r's Avatar
    At this point, all you can do is wait for the battery to die so it reboots after charging, or go to the fix it store.
    11-28-2017 01:30 PM
  7. bds85466's Avatar
    At this point, all you can do is wait for the battery to die so it reboots after charging, or go to the fix it store.
    Thanks for your advice Dano. Do you know if this is maybe just a new battery or piece of hardware?...or is this a "scrap-your-phone-out and get a new one" kind of problem?
    11-28-2017 01:38 PM
  8. Dano1200r's Avatar
    I went from the s5 to the s7 because of the inability to hard reboot the s6. With the price of a used s7 around 300, that's the way I would go. If price is still an issue, an s5 is still a great phone which can be had for around 100.
    11-28-2017 01:43 PM
  9. bds85466's Avatar
    Yeah I was leery, but was coming off of an S3 that was on it's last leg. Thanks for the advice. I'll see what the repair shop estimator says.
    11-28-2017 01:59 PM
  10. bds85466's Avatar
    Just a follow up on this thread --

    Had a repairman open up my s6 and try a new battery. Didn't solve my issue so it seems to be a hardware/board failure. Guess I'm outta luck.

    Anyway, been rockin my clunky s3 in the meantime, but ordered a near-mint s7 off ebay for $239. Thanks all.
    12-01-2017 11:18 AM
  11. Chance Chance1's Avatar
    Hey guys volume down and power for 20 sec then go to reboot normaly
    12-27-2017 09:28 AM
  12. tnd's Avatar
    Hey guys volume down and power for 20 sec then go to reboot normaly
    This worked for me, phone rebooted and working as normal. Thanks!
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    03-09-2018 04:54 PM
  13. deej79's Avatar
    Thanks! This worked for me as well.
    04-09-2018 04:54 PM
  14. neil2835's Avatar
    Hey guys volume down and power for 20 sec then go to reboot normaly
    Worked for me too!
    05-28-2018 02:02 PM
  15. revbeard's Avatar
    Hey guys volume down and power for 20 sec then go to reboot normaly
    You da man.

    Was just getting ready to go on an out of state hiking trip when my wife's phone did this. Not being super tech savvy, she was so worried that she was going to need to buy a new phone while i was away. 5 minutes of googling later...

    Thanks a ton, bro
    05-09-2019 06:23 AM

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