If you are currently using the Samsung #GalaxyS4 then you have come to the right place as we will be discussing a common issue that you may experience with the device and that is the #S4 does not turn on & other related issues. Most people consider this a very critical problem on a #Samsung device since it deprives the owner of the ability to use the phone. It is therefore important that the problem must be quickly resolved.
In the latest installment of the troubleshooting series we will tackle six problems sent to us by our readers seeking our assistance.
If you own a Galaxy S4 or any other Android device for that matter then feel free to contact us using this form. We will be more than happy to assist you with any concern that you may have with your device. This is a free service we are offering with no strings attached. We however ask that when you do contact us try to be as detailed as possible so that an accurate assessment can be made and the correct solution can be given.
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S4 Does Not Turn On After Turned Off Overnight
Problem: Last night my phone was working fine and when I had turned it off to go to sleep it was on at least 80%. This morning I have tried to turn it back on but it didn’t work. Also in case it was just dead battery somehow, I put it on charge with a working charger but the screen that normally shows didn’t appear. I use my phone a lot because it is needed so please help. I tried the simple soft reset but it also didn’t turn on after that.
Solution: The first thing you need to do is to take out the phone battery then press and hold the power button for at least a minute. This drains any residual charge left on your phone and also clears out its RAM. While this may seem counterproductive it actually helps since it clears out any remnant data that may be causing the problem. Reinsert the phone battery then check if you can turn on the phone.
If the problem persists then connect your phone to its original wall charger. It would be better if you check the charger if it is working on another phone. Let your phone charge for at least 20 minutes then turn it on.
If the problem still persists then the battery may have an issue. Try getting a new battery and see if your phone turns on with the new one.
If the issue still persists then this may already be a hardware related problem. I suggest you bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.
S4 Does Not Turn On
Problem: Phone suddenly died. Recharged it, but it did not turn on. I went through your suggestions. Removed battery and sim card. Held switch for over 1 minute. Re-installed battery and card. Charged for 10 minutes. Phone got slightly warm. Would not turn on or make any indication of life. Any suggestions?
Solution: You should try using another wall charger when charging your phone and see if this works. Take note that you should also try using another USB cord with the charger since the cord that you are using may be faulty.
Try connecting your phone using a USB cord to a computer with Kies running. If it can be detected then the problem may be with your phone display. Back up your data using Kies then restore your phone firmware.
If your phone still does not turn on then try replacing your battery with a new one.
If at this point the problem still persists then bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.
S4 Stuck In Samsung Logo
Problem: Last night I restarted my phone manually, when I tried turning it on again the SAMSUNG logo would flash continuously but wouldn’t turn on. I tried the various steps of trouble shooting as displayed in your article however still no luck. Please help me.
Solution: If you have performed all of our recommended troubleshooting steps for issues like this and still the problem remains unresolved then you may already have a bricked device.
One troubleshooting step that may possibly resolve this issue is if you reflash your phone. Take note that any data stored in your phone will be lost if you do this. Also, this procedure isn’t officially supported by Samsung.
If you are willing to reflash your phone then you will need a copy of the firmware your phone is using. You will also need a software called Odin installed in your computer. Instructions on how to perform his procedure can be found at several of the popular online Android forums.
S4 Does Not Turn On After Charging Battery Outside The Phone
Problem: Hey there, I need some answer to my question, basically I charged my phone without my charger. So I charged the battery circuit with hydrates, and now it doesn’t turn on.
Solution: Try checking first if the battery may be damaged when you charged it outside the phone. You can do this by using a different battery on your phone and see if it turns on. If you phone turns on with another battery then your original battery may be damaged. This usually occurs when you try to charge it using a wrong polarity outside the phone.
S4 Does Not Turn On
Problem: It won’t turn on. I bought it used and it didn’t work and I’m wondering what’s wrong with it. Charging doesn’t seem to do anything but the battery tests good on my tester.
Solution: Try taking out the battery from your phone then press and hold the power button for at least a minute. This discharges your phone of any remnant power and clears out its RAM. Reinsert the battery then turn on your phone.
If the issue persists then connect your phone to its wall charger then let it charge for at least 20 minutes. Turn on your phone while it is still connected to the charger.
If you still can’t turn on your phone then try replacing your battery with a new one.
S4 Does Not Turn On
Problem: The phone is a friend’s phone and I am trying to repair it for her. The phone went dead last night and it won’t come on at all. I have replaced the battery and checked all of the connections and have had no luck in getting it to power on. It will not vibrate like normal when turning the phone on.
Solution: You should first try to discharge the phone completely of any remnant charge. To do this take out the phone battery then press and hold the power button for at least a minute. You should also remove the microSD card of the phone if it has one installed. Reinsert the battery then turn on the device.
If it still does not turn on then attempt to access the recovery mode and wipe the cache partition of the phone.
- Turn off the device.
- Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key, Power key
- When the phone vibrates, let go of the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
- When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
- Press the Volume Down key to highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
- Press the Power key to select.
- After the cache wipe is complete, press the Power key to select reboot system now.
- Press the Power key to select. The phone will automatically restart after the cache is wiped.
If you still can’t turn on the phone then this may already be a hardware related problem. If this is the case then you should bring the phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.
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