Galaxy S4 screen issue after phone got wet


Good day Android community! Here’s another article that answers some of the power issues on a #Samsung #GalaxyS4 sent to us by our readers.

Below are the issues discusses in this post:

  1. Galaxy S4 won’t power on
  2. Galaxy S4 does not charge
  3. Galaxy S4 does not boot up normally
  4. Galaxy S4 screen issue after phone got wet
  5. Galaxy S4 cannot load normal and recovery mode

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Problem #1: Galaxy S4 won’t power on

I was on call then my phone (Samsung S4 Mini GT-i9195) automatically went blank; it switched off but didn’t vibrate or show the Samsung logo before it switched off. I have tried to switch it on numerous times but it won’t turn on at all; not even show the Samsung logo or vibrate or anything of the normal process when switching on the phone.

I have done the following things already to try to get it to switch back on but it still hasn’t:

  • I have removed the battery for over an hour and tried placing it back.
  • I have removed both the battery and memory SD card and tried to switch it only placing the battery back in.
  • I have blown onto the gold switches that are on the battery and phone and then placed it back.
  • I have held down the volume, power button, and home button together.
  • I have tried to charge the phone with two different chargers, although it was on 80 something percent before it went blank. — Hannah

Solution: Hi Hannah. If the phone does not respond to hardware keys anymore, the next best thing to do is to check if it’s a battery issue. Try using another battery to see any difference. If the issue remains, bring your phone to local shop to have the hardware checked for errors.

Problem #2: Galaxy S4 does not charge

Hello there. My phone was in low battery mode then when i took it out from my bag, it was off already. so i tried to turn it on, but it didnt. I suspect it was drained so i charged it. the LED red light charging indicator was lit at first but it got so hot and i took off from the charger(original). Then when i put it back again, there’s no more Red Charging indicator, not charging and not turning on. Ive tried some solution that you have posted — soft reset, 3 keys reset. still nothing happened. Please help me. Thank you. — Eden

Solution: Hi Eden. Just like what we tell Hannah above, make sure to check if this is a battery issue and to bring the phone to a local shop for repair if nothing changes.

Problem #3: Galaxy S4 does not boot up normally

I am living in Ethiopia. My brother have bought and gave me a Galaxy S4 two months from Saudi Arabia. Three day back when I am using internet my phone vibrated continuously and I can`t control it even can`t switch it off. Then finally when it becomes beyond my capacity I removed the battery and switched off. But starting from that I can`t switch it on and even can`t charge. I have tried to charge for ten minutes and the next steps but no response. Please help me. — Alemayehu

Solution: Hi Alemayehu. If you haven’t tried it yet, consider booting the phone in recovery mode by following these steps:

  • 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, release 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.

In recovery mode, you have the options to do a factory reset, or wipe the cache partition. If you can boot your phone in recovery mode, that means that the reason for the issue may be software in nature. Make sure to do a factory reset afterwards.

Problem #4: Galaxy S4 screen issue after phone got wet

My phone got a little wet (it’s gotten wetter before) and I thought nothing of it. The next day it was charging fine, the screen was lighting up and everything was working. That evening, out of the blue, my screen turned a light green and through the night it keeps getting greener and greener. I can still see my back ground and everything, but they are all a different shade of green, and now the screen keeps flashing, green, black, green, black. I can still click on icons and flip through pages but after 30 sec my phone will restart. I put it in a bag of rice as soon as I could and tried turning it on again this morning, and it was doing the same thing. What should I do?   Thank you for your help. — Katie

Solution: Hi Katie. We don’t know if you have the Galaxy S4 Active, the water-resistant version, but if you have one, it still doesn’t mean that the device is totally immune from moisture that may seep in unnoticed. The water-resistant feature only works if the ports are properly closed. If the screen problem happens after the phone got wet, small amounts of liquid may have found its way into the logic board or the display assembly shorting some components at this time.

Unless you want to tackle the hardware troubleshooting and diagnostic tasks, we recommend that you simply bring the phone to a local shop so the screen will be checked and replaced.

Our blog does not provide instructions how to fix hardware errors so if you want to do the replacement yourself, try looking for other online resources.

Problem #5: Galaxy S4 cannot load normal and recovery mode

My phone has a charged battery, but freezes on the Samsung Galaxy S4 logo when I try and turn it on. I have tried all the simple solutions I’ve found online, but none of them have helped. I can’t get into recovery mode, but I can get into download mode. I have come to terms with the fact that I will probably have to lose all the pictures and things I have saved on my phone and I am ok with that. I really just want to get it working again. I am volunteering in the Caribbean for 6 months and my phone was my only real connection to the outside world so it would be nice to get it back up and running.

Thank you very much. — Chris

Solution:  Hi Chris. If your S4 no longer boots to normal or recovery mode, the next best thing to do is to simply reflash a new ROM to it. You can either install a stock ROM or a custom ROM. Simply use Google in finding the ROM that’s compatible with your device.


See also: Galaxy S4 does not boot in normal mode, other power issue


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