Help, S3 screen is blank, cant read device via US on PC

andymacnexus

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Help, S3 screen has gone totally blank, plus when i connect to PC it does not show any internal storage so I cant access all of my photos etc..
I cant backup/connect to samsung kies either as i need to enter PIN on device and cant as screen is blank and unresponsive? I dont want to lose all the contacts or photos, any ideas greatly appreciated?
 

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Until you enter the PIN you won't be able to access any of the content on the phone - that's the whole point of security. You can take a look through http://forums.androidcentral.com/showthread.php?p=2868149 - there was some suggestion about being able to use the Samsung website to unlock your phone.

If you have an MHL<>HDMI adapter you should be able to use it to mirror the phone on a TV. Hopefully the touch screen is still functional so that you can enter the PIN, as I'm not sure how to use a USB-ON-THE-GO setup in conjunction with the MHL<>HDMI adapter.

Otherwise you're probably going to have to replace the screen to get at your data.

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Thanks , I've had to get the screen temporarily replaced , this then allowed PC to read the memory via USB so I've saved my data. Now using an S4 GPE and backing up to cloud automatically :)

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