1. Samuel Cramphorn's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    The past week my phone often kept rebooting, and once it reboot, it was stuck on the loading screen - usually id take the battery out and put it in and it would of fixed the issue...

    Now its not budging whatsoever... it is constantly rebooting on the loading screen - I tried to get into download manager, after 2 seconds it rebooted so I couldn't do anything.

    Can anyone shed some light?

    more info:
    I've had it for 20 months, im going away soon so I want to take it with this as the day im back im getting my new phone. I don't want to pay for an early upgrade on a phone which I'm not that fussed about yet...

    Thanks

    Sam
    04-05-2014 08:24 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    The past week my phone often kept rebooting, and once it reboot, it was stuck on the loading screen - usually id take the battery out and put it in and it would of fixed the issue...

    Now its not budging whatsoever... it is constantly rebooting on the loading screen - I tried to get into download manager, after 2 seconds it rebooted so I couldn't do anything.

    Can anyone shed some light?

    more info:
    I've had it for 20 months, im going away soon so I want to take it with this as the day im back im getting my new phone. I don't want to pay for an early upgrade on a phone which I'm not that fussed about yet...

    Thanks

    Sam
    Welcome to the forums.
    I would suggest rebooting into recovery and clearing cache.
    Here is how: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...2-s3-tab2.html
    04-05-2014 09:29 AM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    I tried to get into download manager, after 2 seconds it rebooted so I couldn't do anything.
    Sounds like the 'stuck Power button' issue.
    Some people have reported good luck with smacking the phone against something that's firm but not hard (after all, you don't want to break anything). YMMV.

    It could also be that the actual Power switch (on the mainboard, which the little plastic Power button presses on) is stuck.

    The easiest way to see if it's a stuck situation is to take the battery out for a minute or so, then put it back in - if the phone turns on by itself, you know that either the Power button is stuck or the Power switch is stuck/malfunctioning.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    04-08-2014 12:46 AM
  4. Samuel Cramphorn's Avatar
    Sounds like the 'stuck Power button' issue.
    Some people have reported good luck with smacking the phone against something that's firm but not hard (after all, you don't want to break anything). YMMV.

    It could also be that the actual Power switch (on the mainboard, which the little plastic Power button presses on) is stuck.

    Hi, it s the power switch. I have ordered a new one on ebay, now I will need the dexterity of a watch maker to get this accurate!

    The easiest way to see if it's a stuck situation is to take the battery out for a minute or so, then put it back in - if the phone turns on by itself, you know that either the Power button is stuck or the Power switch is stuck/malfunctioning.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    04-29-2014 05:25 PM
  5. GraceA's Avatar
    Had this issue, I smacked the phone against a hard part of my sofa and it worked. Good method even if it's temporary
    08-02-2014 07:08 AM
  6. Armando Nava's Avatar
    It happened to me couple of times

    i just took the battery out of the phone and hit the power buttom with it. And problem solve. Easy fix
    waldyl and eladka like this.
    12-20-2014 02:20 PM
  7. Ruchillin's Avatar
    This is a shout out to anyone that is phone savvy.
    my phones battery ran down last night, because i forgot to plug it in.
    This morning when I plugged it in it will not start up, it is stuck on the start up screen.
    I tried to do a factory reset but when I hold the 3 buttons it will not let me get into that screen...however it would let me go to the download os screen. The phone has ran perfectly no problems at all...I'm in the way of thinking it had a memory problem..for a few days before it kept telling me picsart may not save correctly memory to low.
    I love my phone, so I hope someone can help.

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    01-02-2015 01:12 AM
  8. Alesha Walker's Avatar
    This is exactly what is going on with my old phone. I know it's a piece of junk and I'm going to replace it. I just want to get the pictures off it first (no memory card) I'm 100% sure it's the power button stuck. Knocking it against something doesn't work and no matter what tiny screw driver I use I can't get the back off to mess with it internally. Am I just out of luck?
    04-06-2015 09:18 AM
  9. eladka's Avatar
    Same Problem, I was ready to open the phone and replace the power switch. Hitting the power button with the battery did the job!
    06-18-2015 11:34 AM
  10. Jarse's Avatar
    Smacked it against sofa and voila! Worked like a charm. Will see about getting a new power switch and lieu of new phone.
    11-06-2015 12:37 PM
  11. E79C9FE4B8's Avatar
    thank you so much!
    i was about to dismantle my phone out of desperation and then i read your post saying it might just be a stuck power button.
    "I smacked the phone against a hard part of my sofa", just as GraceA suggested two posts further down the thread, and it did work indeed!
    i'm so happy my phone's back to life, thanks again!
    04-21-2016 07:41 AM
  12. Thomas 3's Avatar
    If you have the patience then these steps will surely resolve the boot loop issue.
    How To Resolve Android Boot Loop On All Samsung Galaxy Smartphones? | Tutorials
    03-02-2017 08:07 AM

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