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Samsung Galaxy S6 Not Turning On After Getting Wet Issue & Other Related Problems

One of the worst things that can happen to our smartphones is getting it wet. While the current flagship models mostly have a waterproofing feature the #Samsung #Galaxy #S6 does not have this important feature. This is why owners of this phone should not let their device come in contact with water otherwise it might get damaged. What if the phone comes in contact with water? This is what we will be addressing today as we tackle the Galaxy S6 not turning on after getting wet issue & other related problems.

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S6 Not Turning On After Getting Wet

Problem: Three days ago I dropped my phone by accident in water. I immediately removed it when I noticed it was in there and attempted to dry it off. I attempted to turn off the phone by holding the power button on the side but the screen started to glitch and then went blank and I was unable to properly turn it off. The phone continued to have the service light on flashing blue to indicate that I had notifications coming in. I attempted to again turn off the phone by pressing and holding the side power button it seemed to have worked because the lights did go off. I immediately put it into rice to try and wick out all of the moisture in it. The phone was in rice for three days and finally I removed it and attempted to power it back on and it did not work. I plugged it into one of my chargers and it was unresponsive. I am wondering if you have any advice as to how to get the device to turn back on. There are a lot of Irreplaceable photos on my phone that had not been backed up. I don’t care about the device I just want to get the photos off. I don’t know what version of software I have on my phone it’s a Samsung Galaxy S6 that was purchased in 2015 with all of its updates and all of the software updates up-to-date.

Related Problem: My phone got wet from the rain. I tried to dry it 12 hrs by putting rice. It turned on but whenever I charge it, it’s turning off. I tried to put it back on the rice, it turned on again. Now I can’t use it at all, not even charging and it overheat. What should I do?

Solution: Water is the biggest enemy of electronic devices. This is especially true if the device is on and gets wet since it will most likely cause some internal components to get shorted. When your phone comes into contact with water the best thing to do is to switch it off then dry it. Wipe the exterior of the phone first then once it is dry place it in a bag of rice for at least 48 hours to absorb the moisture inside the device. This is actually what you did which is good. Now unfortunately the phone does not turn on which means that some component has been water damaged. You won’t be able to recover any of your phone data if your phone is in this state. What you need to do right now is to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked. If the problem is caused by a damaged battery then have this battery replaced. If it is caused by any other component then have the component replaced. Once the defective component is replaced you will be able to turn on your phone and gain access to your data.

S6 Not Turning On After Charging

Problem: My galaxy s6 was charging and now wont come on it just blinks on and off the samsung galaxy s6 screen and then when i took it off the charger it shuts completely down and will not power on at all.

Solution: Here’s what you need to do in this particular case. First clean the charging port of your phone using a can of compressed air. Make sure that any dirt or debris stuck in this port is removed. Next, charge the phone for at least 20 minutes using its charger. What you will want to do is to make sure that the battery has sufficient charge. Disconnect the phone from its charger then do a simulated battery pull. This is done by pressing and holding the power and volume down button for at least 10 seconds. Normally, your phone should restart after this. If the issue remains then try to start the phone in recovery mode. From here you should do a factory reset. Take note that the reset will erase your phone data.

Should the above troubleshooting steps fail to fix the problem then you need to bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S6 Gets Very Hot Will Not hold A Charge

Problem: my phone gets very hot and will not hold a charge . I have not been able to find any help with this . in the meantime I will try your suggestion of a soft reset to see if that helps

Solution: If your phone gets hot then this could be caused by an app that is aggressively running in the background. To check if a downloaded app is causing this problem you should start your phone in Safe Mode. Is your phone still getting hot in this mode? If it isn’t then the problem is most likely caused by an app. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

If the issue still occurs even in Safe Mode then I recommend that you backup your phone data then do a factory reset. After the reset do not install anything in your phone just yet. Try to check first if the issue still occurs. If it does then this could be caused by a hardware problem. You will then need to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked if this is the case.

S6 Not Charging Or Turning On

Problem: My New Samsung S6 won’t charge or came on. The only life I see is a small blue light every once in awhile come at the front top left of the phone.

Solution: For this particular issue you should try charging your phone first for at least 20 minutes. Once this is done disconnect the phone from its charger then do a simulated battery pull. This is done by pressing and holding the power and volume down button for at least 10 seconds. If your phone does not restart after this step then try to check if you can start the phone in recovery mode. From here you will need to do  a factory reset. Take note that the reset will erase your phone data.

Should the above troubleshooting steps fail to fix the problem then you will need to have your phone checked at a service center.

S6 Will Not Turn On

Problem: My galaxy S6 will not turn on. It will only turn on when it is on the charger but then shuts off. I tried everything yet it still will not come on.

Solution: Try cleaning the charging port of your phone using a can of compressed air then charge the phone for at least 20 minutes using a different charging cord and wall charger. Try to turn on the phone after this. If it still does not turn on then disconnect it from its charger then simulate a battery pull by pressing and holding both power and volume down button for at least 10 seconds. If the issue remains then this could be a hardware problem already possibly caused by a faulty battery. I recommend that you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S6 Black Screen After Phone Got Dropped

Problem: I dropped the phone screen down and it cracked the screen. Screen is black but lcd light is pulsing. Will I be able to get it turned back on

Solution: Since the phone screen already has a crack then the best thing you can do right now to fix this is to have the display assembly of your phone replaced at a service center.

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