We have been receiving several requests from our readers seeking our help in resolving the issue that they have with their #Samsung Galaxy #S4 not turning on. While this problem is usually hardware related possibly caused by a weak battery or defective power button it can also be caused by a corrupt phone software. What we will be doing is we will analyze these power related problems and provide the best possible troubleshooting steps that needs to be done to resolve the issue.
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S4 Won’t Turn On
Problem: My phone was working fine and then I shut the screen off and put it down. Now it won’t turn back on. When attached to the charger it isn’t saying it’s charging. The battery was at 90% when this happened. I have taken the battery out and tried all of your troubleshooting on here with no luck. When I put the battery back in it vibrates and says Samsung galaxy s4 and then shuts off. My friend has the same phone so I tried her battery to see if that was the problem but it didn’t work either.
Solution: If you have already performed all of the troubleshooting steps that we have suggested for this type of issue then this may be caused by a corrupt phone software. You should consider flashing your phone using Odin. You should only consider this option if you have recently made a backup of your phone data.
You will need to download a copy of your phone’s stock firmware which you can get over at SamMobile. You also need to install Odin in your computer. Instructions on how to reflash your phone can be found at several of the popular online Android forums.
If your phone does is not recognized by Odin 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: My phone won’t turn on. When I charge it, the phone does not display the usual charging icon or the LED notification that glows red. When I connect it to the PC, it is not recognized. There were a few times when it was overcharged or undercharged. I tried levering up the little tab inside the USB port, but it still didn’t work. I took out the battery and tried charging it, and it still doesn’t work.
Solution: This problem could be caused by a defective battery. Take out the battery then press and hold the power button for at least a minute. This discharges your phone circuit and clears out its RAM. Turn on your phone.
If the above step fails then try using another battery on your phone and see if it turns on. If your phone still does not respond then plug it to its wall charger and let it charge for at least 20 minutes.
If it doesn’t 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 Not Turning On
Problem: I have gotten a new phone, so I decided to leave my Samsung Galaxy S4 as a spare phone. I left it on my table for a very long time, without charging it once a while. Now when I try to turn it on, it won’t work. What should I do? Is it because I did not charge it once in awhile?
Solution: The most likely reason behind this problem is a weak battery or a faulty battery. Try charging the phone using a wall charger for at least 20 minutes then turn it on. If your phone still does not turn on then the battery may already be defective. Replace this battery with a new one then check if this resolves the problem.
S4 Randomly Turns Off Does Not Turn On
Problem: My Phone has for an unknown time the problem that it randomly turns off or when i press the lock button it shows the Power Menu for some seconds (everything is still working) and then turns off. After that I can’t power it on (mostly – sometimes it works but mostly crashes directly after in the same way) I try to boot it up normally and the Text “Samsung Galaxy S4 is showing up… and the device turns off instantly then. If I manage it to get it to the Samsung Boot Screen it starts 100%. I tried Safe Mode but the Error still comes up – same with Factory Reset. What can I do?
Solution: Make sure that your phone battery is fully charged. Check if the physical buttons of your phone are properly working and not stuck.
If an error occurs when you do a factory reset then may either be caused by a corrupt software or a faulty hardware. You should consider flashing your phone. You will need a copy of your phone’s stock firmware which you can download over at SamMobile. You will also need Odin installed in your computer. Instructions on how to reflash your device can be found at several of the popular online Android forums.
If the problem still persists after the reflash or if the reflash fails then the problem may already be hardware related. I suggest you bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.
S4 Does Not Start Volume Button Stuck
Problem: Hello thedroidguy, i seem to have a problem with my galaxy s4. my phone is in recovery settings and when i try to reboot the system it immediately says error and goes back to the original recovery systems screen. earlier today my volume up key was acting weird and being held down without being touched (i would be doing something without touching my phone and the volume starts maxing out). Regardless, i can’t scroll up in the recovery systems, only down (probably since it’s broken or something even though it was working today but let’s not jump to conclusions). I think the volume up button might be preventing me from rebooting my phone so are there any ways you think you can help? Thank you for your time.
Solution: Your phone’s volume button is stuck making it difficult to start your phone normally. Try pressing on the volume up button repeatedly and see if it gets unstuck. If it doesn’t then you will have to bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it repaired.
S4 Boot Loop
Problem: I restarted my phone and after it powered off to restart it wouldn’t turn back on. it keeps vibrating and the “Samsung Galaxy S4” screen pops up and stays there for several seconds before turning back to a black screen and continues vibrating every few seconds. The battery screen has come on twice and when i tried to turn it back on it did those exact same things again.
Solution: This issue is most likely caused by some form of corrupt data in your phone. Try starting your phone in recovery mode then wipe its cache partition. If the problem persists then take out the phone battery and the microSD card if one is installed. Press and hold the power button for at least a minute. This discharges your phone circuit and clears out its RAM. Reinstall just the battery then turn on your phone.
If the issue remains then I suggest you do a factory reset using the hardware keys. Take note that this procedure deletes all of the data stored in your device so make sure to have a backup of your phone data before proceeding.
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