How To Fix The LG G8S ThinQ Black Screen of Death Issue

The #LG #G8S #ThinQ is a premium Android smartphone model which was first released in June 2019. It is an IP68 certified device that has a solid build quality made of an Aluminum frame with glass on both the front and back. This phone uses a 6.21 inch G-OLED screen having a resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. At the back is a triple camera system while the front has a dual selfie camera system. Under the  hood, you will find the Snapdragon 855 octa core processor which is paired with 6GB of RAM. Although this is a solid performing phone there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the LG G8S ThinQ black Screen of Death issue.

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How To Fix The LG G8S ThinQ Black Screen of Death Issue

The Black Screen of Death issue is a term given to an Android phone that is not displaying anything at all on its screen. When this issue occurs the phone might still be on and getting notifications or it can be totally off and not responding at all. This can usually happen right after the phone has been dropped, submerged in water, or it can be due to a software glitch. Listed below are the recommended troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix this problem.

Charge the phone

The first thing you will need to do is to make sure that the battery of the phone has sufficient charge so that you can immediately eliminate the possibility of the problem being caused by a drained battery. 

  • Clean the charging port of the phone using a can of compressed air making sure that any dirt or debris stuck in it is removed. 
  • Fully charge the phone using its wall charger.
  • In case the phone does not charge then try using a different charging cord and wall charger. You should also try charging the phone from a computer USB port in case charging using the wall charger fails to work.

Once the phone has sufficient charge you should try restarting the phone and check if the issue still occurs.

Perform a soft reset

The next thing you will need to do in this case is to refresh the phone software which can be done by a soft reset. This will usually fix minor issues caused by a corrupted temporary data. To perform this procedure just press and hold the Power button and Volume Down until the device powers off, approximately 8 seconds, then release. Once this is done check if the phone will turn on.

Start the phone in Safe Mode

There are cases when an app you downloaded from the Google Play Store  will cause the LG G8S ThinQ Black Screen of Death issue on the phone when it is installed. To check if an app you downloaded is causing the problem you will have to start the phone in Safe Mode as only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run in this mode.

  • With the screen on, press and hold the Power key.
  • In the options menu that displays, tap Power off and restart.
  • The device will restart and the Safe mode overlay will no longer show on the screen.

In case the issue does not occur in this mode then it is most likely caused by an app you installed. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

Wipe the cache partition of the phone

Sometimes the cached data stored in the dedicated partition of the phone can become corrupted. When this happens this will usually cause certain issues to occur on the phone. To eliminate the possibility that this is what’s causing the problem you will have to wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode.

  • Press and hold the power button and the volume down button. Release both buttons when the System Recovery screen appears.
  • Use the volume buttons to navigate to Wipe Cache and press the power button to confirm.
  • Restart the device.

Check if the issue still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

In case the above steps fails to fix the LG G8S ThinQ black screen of death issue then your last option is to do a factory reset from the recovery mode. Take note that this process will delete your phone data so make sure you already have a backup copy of the contents of your device before proceeding with this step.

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons.
  • When the LG logo appears, quickly release and then re-hold the Power button while continuing to hold the Volume down button.
  • When the ‘Delete all user data (including LG and carrier apps) and reset all settings’ message appears, use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
  • Press the Power button to reset the device.

Once the reset is complete check if the issue still occurs. If it does then this is most likely caused by a faulty hardware component in which case you will need to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

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