Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Won’t Turn On Issue & Other Related Problems

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 is one of the mobile devices available in the market that uses an impressive display. This phone sports a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. While this isn’t the highest resolution on a phone it’s still quite good considering that this model was released in 2014. Just like any other smartphone model this device is not immune to screen related problems. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will take a look at the Galaxy S5 screen won’t turn on issue & other related problems.

Samsung Galaxy S5

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S5 Screen Won’t Turn On

Problem: My screen wont turn on i try to change the battery  leave it off try to hard boot it and restart but when i turn it on it buzzes and the blue light turns on for my samsung  s5 and the notification goes off but i can not see anything

Solution: If your phone is getting notifications but you can’t see anything on the screen then the problem could be caused by a faulty display. Try starting your phone in recovery mode and check if the display works in this mode. If it works then there’s a chance the problem is caused by a software glitch. I recommend that you do a factory reset in this mode. Take note though that your phone data will be deleted in this process.

If the display does not work even in recovery mode then I suggest you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 No Display After phone Dropped

Problem: I was using my phone while seated and it was connected to my headset.  the person I was talking to was struggling to hear so I disconnected the headset but then I dropped the phone onto a carpeted floor from the seated position I was in. when I picked up the phone I could not see anything on the screen but as I was still connected to my caller I though nothing much of it . but once I hung up . the problem persisted. I have taken the battery out , waited and inserted the battery without the sd card in place. but no change. Can you help me please?

Problem: Have you tried starting the phone in recovery mode? If the display works in this mode then I suggest you perform a factory reset to eliminate any software glitches that could be causing this problem.

If the screen is still black in recovery mode then I suggest you have this checked at a service center as the display might have been damaged when the phone was dropped.

S5 Screen Flickers When Photos Are Saved

Problem: I can do a master reset on the S5 and it comes up perfect. After I put a couple of photos on the phone, the screen flickers and it is hard to turn on. Have read about all the display issues. This ONLY starts when a pic is either taken from the phone, or one loaded onto it. Any ideas? Perfect after a reset, then goes downhill from there. Used it for weeks with no sim after a reset and it was perfect. Put in sim, it worked fine. Once photos came up it mucks up. Any help appreciated.

Solution: Does your phone have a microSD card installed and are the photos stored in the microSD card? If you have a card then try removing it from your phone then check if the issue still occurs. Sometimes if this card is corrupt it could cause certain issues on the phone.

If your phone does not have a card installed then there might be other factors causing this issue. Since you already performed a factory reset then it’s safe to eliminate any software problems causing this issue. I suggest you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked since the issue might be caused by a problem with the internal storage space of your device.

S5 Screen Is Unresponsive

Problem: Ever since my phone rebooted after the update reset the touch screen has been mostly unresponsive. Occasionally it will work out and be fine but other times it is a nightmare even trying to type. In addition it is now doing a weird thing where it will drop down the top right menu on every single page. The three dot button in the apps menus, the three dot menu in Google, and at the home screen it will zoom out to a view of all the pages such as when you try to get a bird’s eye view of your page. It is almost like there is constantly something clicking on that top right corner. It is very weird and a nightmare to try to work with. It opens these windows every few seconds and my back button will illuminate then unilluminate and that is when it will do it.

Solution: If this problem occured right after the software update then it’s possible that it is caused by some old software data that has been left behind during the software update. I suggest you backup your phone data then do a factory reset to fix this issue. Once the reset is done do not install anything in your phone yet. Try checking first if the issue still occurs. If it does then this is caused by a component in your device that is failing. I recommend you bring your phone to a service center if this is the case.

S5 Black Screen After Phone Fell

Problem: Hi so my phone fell out of my pocket and a go kart ran it over.  It was the first time I ever dropped my phone it is a couple weeks old. So now my phones damage is not to bad. 1. The top of phone where I would listen to hear you talking there is a tiny break but not bad. 2. On the bottom left not on the screen basically around the edges has a tiny break. But the problem is now I have an all black screen. A week ago it was the bottom half was all black and top half was flickering. I could see a tiny bit when it flickered and I luckily hit a button to call someone and it worked. But the screen was still the same. All black now. My phone was perfect before the go kart incident.  Some help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Solution: The best way to fix this issue is to have the display replaced since it is already damaged. Once this is replaced the screen will be working again. I recommend you bring your device to a service center and have them replace your display.

S5 Screen Not Responding

Problem: I’ve had my S5 for over a year and never had any issues. One day it started ghost jumping and was so bad that I couldn’t even get into my phone using my swipe code. I would take the battery out and it would be better for just long enough to put in my lock code and eventually I just took the code off. In addition to the ghost jumping the top portion of my screen quit responding to touch at all. The screen did this for 2 days and then just quit responding to touch completely…the haptic feedback still works, the back button and the recent apps button work, and the screen rotation work on the lock screen but even after a factory reset the screen doesn’t respond to touch. All of the connectors are in place and the display is amazing, it is just unresponsive to touch on the actual screen. I’ve tried everything and I’m really hoping I don’t need a new LCD…

Solution: Does your phone have a screen protector installed? Do you have the case placed inside a case? Try removing the screen protector and the case then check if the issue still occurs. If your phone doesn’t have a case or screen protector and the problem still occurs then there’s a chance it is caused by a faulty digitizer. Since a factory reset was already done I suggest you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Screen Shuts Off But Phone Boots

Problem: Few months back I dropped my phone and it damaged the display and the color bleed out. Recently got a replacement digitizer and screen and switched them out. Now when I turn it on it displays the samsung galaxy s5 for about a second before the screen shuts off, but the phone continues to boot. Tried different button combinations and the only one that keeps the screen on is the home volume down and power button. does same thing when connecting a charger to it when it is powered off. The replacement screen was not new, it is used, however i have been able to get it to stay on a couple times and it seems to have no problem until it shuts off.

Solution: It’s likely that the problem is caused by the replacement display. Try backing up your phone data then do a factory reset. If after the reset the issue still occurs then you need to replace the phone display. Make sure to get the correct display for your particular phone model.

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