Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Flickers Green When Brightness Is Low Issue & Other Related Problems

One of the best feature of the #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 is its display. This model uses a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display that has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels which might not sound like much but is in fact quite good. The images projected on the screen are quite superior when compared to other phone models making this device suitable for various multimedia tasks. While the display of this phone is quite exceptional 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 Galaxy S5 screen flickers green when brightness is low issue & other related problems.

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S5 Screen Flickers Green When Brightness Is Low

Problem: Hi there! I’ve been experiencing some issues with my Samsung S5 screen recently. Basically, when I turn brightness down very low, around 7/8ths of the screen shows this greenish flicker. I can still see what’s on the screen but it just has a rapid green flicker superimposed. It’s not an issue when I have normal brightness set. Furthermore, when I press the lock button to lock the phone, the screen also flickers green before it goes black. Hopefully this is enough detail to help identify the issue. P.S. I am yet to update to Marshmallow due to space constraints on the phone. And the phone is relatively well looked after – barely dropped etc since I got it 2 years ago. Thanks

Solution: There are various factors that can cause this particular problem which we will try to determine. Basically, it could be caused by a software issue or a hardware issue. One thing that you should check first though is the hardware overlay setting of your phone which can be accessed from the developer options settings. To access this go to Settings – System – About Device. Quickly tap on Build Number around 6 times until the message “ you are now a developer” appears. Go back to Settings – System – Developer Options. Go to the Drawing or Rendering Section then make sure that “disable hardware overlays” is activated.

If the above steps fail to fix the problem then I recommend that you do a factory reset. This will allow you to check if a glitch in the phone software is causing the problem. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset. Once the reset is complete don’t install any app in your phone yet. Try to check first if the issue still occurs. If it does then this might be a hardware related problem in which case you should bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Screen Is Black But Notifications Are Working

Problem: I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S5. The screen is black but the notification light flashes. I took the battery and powered it on. The screen stayed blank and notification light flashed. There were no power up noises, and the phone does not vibrate. Is it fixable or should I look at my other options?

Related Problem: My galaxy s5 was dropped now my screen is black it still charge and everything works but the screen. Still comes on and everything works but the screen is black what do I do?

Related Problem: My Screen is black.  I can tell it is powered because I hear my notifications. I don’t know what to think because it happened suddenly. I have taken the battery out and charged it fully. I don’t know what to do

Related Problem: Dear team, I have samsung s5, which was in used by my didnt had any problems but few weeks ago after he gave it to me, it started to have flickering problem. The device flickers at low brightness or while using auto brightness. Next problem followed was black screen.after the screen is locked and display turns off, it won’t simply turns on by clicking power button. just the light in back key,and toggle key lights up and display remains black. From recommendations i tried by disabling hardware overlay but in vain. Can you please provide solution for it? Thank you!

Solution: The best troubleshooting step that you can do right now is to check if the problem is caused by a software glitch. To do this you have to start the phone in recovery mode. If the screen works in this mode then you have to perform a factory reset from here. Take note that the reset will erase your phone data. If the issue still occurs even in recovery mode then your only other option is to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked. It’s possible that the problem could be caused by a damaged display assembly or a loose connection between the display assembly and the motherboard.

S5 Screen Flickers Then Becomes Black After Marshmallow Update

Problem: So about a week ago I updated my software to Marshmallow 6.0.1, and immediately after I noticed my screen flicker a lot. But it doesn’t stop there, to “wake it up” from a black screen when idle… it flickers and goes back to black. First it took 2-3 attempts to wake it up (only the screen, because in the flicker I could see that it was functional and ready).  Now it has gone from 2-3 attempts, to sometimes 20 attempts. I emptied the cache, and done soft reboots and hard reboots… and nothing. Maybe it isn’t the update… but it sure happened right after that.  Please advice.

Solution: Since you already performed a factory reset which doesn’t fix the issue then it is unlikely that the Marshmallow update is causing this problem. You can however verify this further by manually flashing the last firmware version to your phone ( which should be Android Lollipop). If the issue still remains even if your phone is running one the previous software version then this could already be a hardware related issue. I recommend that you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Screen Flickers With Green Lines

Problem: My samsung s5 screen flickers and green lines appears. Some time the screen goes black and the power and main button doesn’t work for few seconds. when screen is cold and not used for an hour or two. Once used for few minutes the flickers and green lines disappears. It is ok then. I tried recovery mode and then factory reset. But no luck.

Solution: If the factory reset fails to fix the problem then it’s very likely that this could be caused by a hardware issue. I recommend that you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Screen Remains Blank

Problem: 2 days now the phone screen stays blank. I can receive calls, messages and other features perform well but I can’t see. I have to remove the battery and press the power button. The screen comes on and stays on until it idles and goes blank again. I have done a restart in safe mode, I removed a couple apps, I deleted some files and pictures, and then lastly I did a factory reset of the phone. No improvement after all that. What is recommended for for me to do next…

Solution: Since you already performed a factory reset which didn’t fix the problem then this could already be caused by either a faulty display assembly or a loose connection between the display and the motherboard. I recommend that you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

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