The #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 is one of the smartphones available in the market that uses a Super AMOLED display. Although this phone has been available for more than two years already it still has great display that can even put to shame some of the newer phone releases today. A lot of people are using this device as their daily driver without experiencing any problems however 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 has green speckles issue & other related problems.
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S5 Screen Has Green Speckles
Problem: I have galaxy S5. It have been two days since it is having this problem. Everytime, I lock or unlock the phone, green speckles spread across the screen for a moment. I am worried if it is a symptom for some deeper trouble. I charged it twice through my laptop. I am not sure if this the cause. Kindly help me. Thanks.
Solution: what you should do first in this case is to check if an app you downloaded is causing this issue. To do this just start the phone in Safe Mode. When your phone operates in this mode only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run. If the issue doesn’t occur in this mode then it is most likely caused by an app. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
If the issue still occurs in Safe Mode then do the troubleshooting steps listed below.
- Try wiping the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode. This deletes the temporary system data which could be causing this problem.
- Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.
If the above steps fail to fix the problem then you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked as this could be caused by a faulty display assembly.
S5 Screen Flickers Flashing Green When In Power Saving Mode
Problem: Hello. So I tried doing the soft reset, turning my phone completely off for several hours, and I manually turn off apps I don’t need running all the time. Yet my problem still persists. Whenever I go into power save mode, nowadays the screen immediately starts flickering and flashing green. Y’know that static-y rolling line thing like in the Five Nights at Freddy’s title screen? I caught that happening too. I have run multiple diagnostics and virus scans too. Is there possibly another option other than a factory reset? Because I really don’t want to lose my data and contacts and info. Thank you!
Solution: You could try wiping the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode. This will erase the temporary system data which could be causing this problem. If this fails then you should consider doing a factory reset. If you do perform a factory reset and the issue still remains then this could already be a hardware issue in which case you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.
S5 Screen Flickers Stays Black
Problem: Hello, Just recently my screen has been flickering ever so slightly, even more so when it’s about to lock itself and dims down. Now sometimes my screen won’t respond when I press the power or home buttons. It just stays black. The touch buttons next to the home button light up as normal and the LED light indicating that I have a notification/message still works but the screen won’t turn on. I have tried doing the soft reset and this will work for about a day and then it goes back to the black screen. Any idea what this could be? Thanks in advance!
Solution: Since you are experiencing a screen flickering and black screen issue I would recommend you first check if some form of corrupt data is causing the problem. To do this you have to wipe the cache partition of your phone first from the recovery mode. What this does is it deletes the temporary system data. Restart your phone then check if both issues still occurs. If they do then proceed with doing a factory reset. Take note that you need to backup your phone data first before doing the reset.
If the above steps fail to fix the problem then this could be caused by a faulty display assembly or display controller. I recommend that you have this checked at a service center.
S5 Screen Completely Black But Notification Working
Problem: The front of the phone took a hit and there are little cracks that look like they are under the glass and the screen has gone completely black. No flickering, just black but the phone still works, gets messages, etc. Would like to replace something just to get working to sink it to my new phone to get all my info, etc. What can I do/replace? Thank you!
Solution: For this particular issue you will need to have the display assembly replaced in order for you to access your phone data.
S5 Black Screen After Phone Got Dropped
Problem: Galaxy s5 phone had screen protector which worked when daughter dropped phone. But I have now got a black screen and it’s powering on because it’s lighting up. Tried all help with pressing power on and replacing battery. Tried using power on and volume up and middle button but can’t get phone to reboot. Can you help with anything else
Solution: Try starting the phone in recovery mode. If the screen works in this mode then you should consider doing a factory reset. Take note that this will erase your phone data. If the screen doesn’t work in this mode then the problem could be caused by a damaged display assembly or a loose connection between the display assembly and the board. I recommend that you have this checked at a service center.
S5 Screen Is Black
Problem: Compliments. Woke up this morning to A black screen. Put off by pulling battery and rebooted but same black screen. I can hear messages drop in and calls come in but all there is is the black screen so can’t do anything. Pls any solution I can handle? It’s never happened before. Regards
Solution: Do the same troubleshooting steps as the one we have suggested above. Start the phone in recovery mode then check if the display works in this mode. If it does then you should do a factory reset. This will however erase your phone data. If the issue still occurs even in recovery mode then this could already be a hardware related issue in which case you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.
S5 Not turning On After Drop
Problem: My friend threw my phone in the summer and the led worked ad it buzzed but the screen was blank.I took it to the shop and they gave me an all new screen, but the problem was whenever it was dropped from a very short distance ( ex. My hand slightly above a desk ) it would restart. Now the problem today is it has fallen off my bed on the floor and it won’t turn on.It seems completely dead.No led no buzz,nothing.Ive tried to soft rest,hard reset,got it a little bit,hold for some seconds and let go,charge, decharge and nothing is working.I have very important and personal things on here and I really need help ASAP PLEASE
Solution: It looks like there is some loose connection inside your phone. This might have occurred when your screen was replaced. The best way to deal with this is to bring your phone back to the shop and have it checked.
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