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Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Glitches When It Is Cold Issue & Other Related Problems

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 is one of the smartphone models available in the market that uses a Super AMOLED display. This display type produces better quality pictures since it has a greater contrast, more vibrant colors, wider viewing angles, and consumes less power when compared to its IPS LCD counterpart. While there are a lot of advantages for choosing this display type some owners of this phone model are experiencing some screen related issues which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 screen glitches when it is cold issue & other related problems.

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S5 Screen Glitches When It Is Cold

Problem: I have a galaxy s5 and this is the SECOND phone giving me the SAME issue. It’s winter time here in NYC. The cold is inevitable. My phone screen turns black and glitches and is super fuzzy for anywhere from 2 mins to 30 minutes making my phone unusable. My last phone did this also and they gave me a new one. And now it’s happening again. I’m afraid one morning I’ll wake up and it won’t work at all. If my phone feels cold it begins to do this until it warms up.. but it’s frustrating. Is it because the cold causes moisture in the phone? Is this a common issue?

Related Problem: Galaxy s5 screen stays dark when it has the slightest chill. When given a source of heat for several seconds it is only then able to turn on. It is the screen only. Phone will ring and receive notifications

Solution: Smartphones are designed to work ell even in cold weather. There is however a certain threshold wherein the phone will  fail to work for example if the temperature is minus 22 degrees. Some phones can stay powered up when the temperature is minus 5 degrees yet using it under this condition will result in temporary issues such as apps refusing to work.

In your particular case the phone screen glitches when it is snowing. Unless your phone is exposed to the snow for a long time it should not act this way. Chances are there are some bad component contacts in your phone or moisture might be entering the phone when it is cold. I recommend that you have this checked at a service center that specializes in board level repairs.

S5 Won’t Respond To Touch

Problem: I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone that suddenly won’t respond to my touch.  Whenever I try to get it to work, it simply vibrates in my hand I can’t get it to do anything.  I’ve removed the battery for over 10 minutes and then replaced it, the screen asks me to type in my emergency password, but the typeface won’t register my touch and the letters I type aren’t registered on the screen.  One of your suggestions is to start it in safe mode, but I don’t know how to do that.  Can you help.  The problem began suddenly, I was using the phone stopped, the screen went to time out, when I tried to restart it was when everything froze.

Solution: To start your phone in Safe Mode just follow the steps listed below.

  • Turn the device off.
  • Press and hold the Power key.
  • When ‘Samsung Galaxy S5’ appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  • Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  • Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  • Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Release the Volume down key when you see Safe Mode

When your phone is in Safe Mode check if the issue still occurs. If it doesn’t then it could be caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

Should the issue still occur even in Safe Mode then you should try to do a factory reset from the recovery mode.

  • Switch off your phone.
  • Boot into Galaxy S5 recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power keys at the same time.
  • Release all three buttons when Samsung Galaxy S5 screen flickers and the main screen of Recovery mode appears.

Take note that your phone data will be erased when you do a factory reset.

If the reset fails to fix the problem then you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Screen Will Not Light Up

Problem: My galaxy s5’s screen will not light up? the menu & return button light up & I can hear sounds from the phone but the screen is black. I’ve tried to navigate and reset but I can’t see anything. Also I don’t want to loose any pics

Solution: Try starting your phone in recovery mode and check if the screen works in this mode. If it doesn’t then there’s a chance that the screen is faulty. You will have to get this replaced at a service center.

If the screen works in recovery mode then this could just be caused by a software glitch. Turn off your phone then remove its battery and microSD card ( if you have one installed). Press and hold the power button for at least a minute to discharge the phone circuit and clear its RAM. Reinsert the battery then turn on your phone. If the screen is still black then connect the phone to a computer with Kies running then use the software to backup your phone data. Once this is done bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Screen Is Black

Problem: My screen is black, but the led light, and buttons on the bottom are lighting up. The sound also still works, i have spent the entire night trying everything possible to fix my phone but nothing is working and I don’t know what to do now.

Solution: To fix this problem you should try starting your phone in recovery mode. If the screen works in this mode then the problem could be caused by a software glitch. I recommend that you do a factory reset in this mode. Take note that the reset will erase your phone data.

If the screen doesn’t work even in recovery mode then either the display is defective or its connection to the motherboard has become loose. If this is the case then you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Freezes Then Restarts

Problem: Hi, I’ve a problem with my S5. Lately, my phone begins to freeze and after this, the phone restarts… I can hear the initial sound, but the screen that I see is a static screen…so, I remove the battery and after all, the phone works normally… at the beginning, I have ignored this problem, but now it happens often….how can I fix this problem? Thank you for your help…

Solution: Does your phone have a microSD card installed? If it does then this could be causing the problem. Try removing this card then check if the issue still occurs.

If your phone doesn’t have a microSD card installed or if  the problem still occurs even with the microSD card removed then you should proceed with the steps listed below.

  • Start the phone in Safe Mode. Does the phone freeze and restart in this mode? If it doesn’t then the problem could be caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
  • Wipe the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

S5 Facebook Not Responding

Problem: Every time i use facebook on my samsung s5 active and i try to watch videos only a few videos may play but after a while it freezes up the phone then says facebook is not responding, what would you like to do? So most times i logout and restart my phone to get it back up and running. What can i do to solve this problem?

Solution: Does this issue only happen when watching videos using the Facebook app? If it does then you should try clearing the cache and data of the Facebook app. Once this is done check if the issue still occurs. If it does then you should uninstall the Facebook app then download an updated version from the Google Play Store.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Flashes Vibrant Yellow Issue & Other Related Problems

Welcome to another installment of our troubleshooting series where we aim to help our readers who own the #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 fix the problems that they are experiencing with their device. Today we will tackle the Galaxy S5 screen flashes vibrant yellow issue & other related problems. Basically, we will address some of the screen related issues that have been sent to us by our readers.

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S5 Screen Flashes Vibrant Yellow

Problem: Recently, my phone (samsung s5) has begun odd flashes of a vibrant yellow color when used for long periods of time. I went to a store to get a warranty (our yearlong one had not run out). They refused to help, claiming a hairline crack has made the request invalid- even if the flashing had begun before I acquired the crack. This looks Identical to TV static, albeit yellow, and starts with the screen flickering, before going insane.

Solution: What you can do right now is to check if a glitch in the phone software is causing this issue. Backup your phone data then do a factory reset. Once the reset is complete do not install any app in your phone just yet. You should try to check first if the problem still occurs. If it does then we could be looking at a faulty display here. I recommend that you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked if this the case.

S5 Screen Is Flickering Then Goes Black

Problem: My galaxy S5 screen is flickering and goes black, its really annoying and when i get calls i cant see whos calling me or i can’t do anything else till it goes normal again… i don’t know why! Pls help me. Thank you.

Solution: Unfortunately in this case the troubleshooting that you can do is a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset since it will be erased in the process. If the issue still occurs after the reset then you have to bring your phone to a service center and have it checked as this could already be caused by a faulty display.

S5 Screen Flickers When Brightness Is Reduced

Problem: I have been having problems with the screen on my S5 for a long time now. I read the article below that address this issue, but does not fix it. Anytime the screen is dimmed a very harsh flicker appears. I have looked at tons of settings and even tried a hard reset. Has anything further ever been found about this? It has been doing it for a year now and I would think if it was the screen going bad it would have done so by now. Thanks so much for any help! https://thedroidguy.com/2015/07/how-to-fix-samsung-galaxy-s5-screen-thats-blank-flickering-unresponsive-110016

Solution: If a hard reset fails to fix the problem then this is most likely caused by an issue with the display assembly already. I’d recommend that you have this checked at a service center.

S5 Screen Is Blank But Responsive

Problem: My phones display is not displaying anything. It’s completely blank but the phone and screen still react to my touch. For example I can unlock the screen by swiping and it makes the the noise of being unlocked but it won’t display anything. I’ve tried a soft reset and tried to do a recovery reboot and to no luck. This same issue happened a few months ago where my screen wouldn’t work for a few days and then it all of a sudden started working again. I’m currently in Sri Lanka traveling and it started to happen again. I’m wondering if the humidity is the problem? Solution: Humidity can be a factor that can cause this problem since. When moisture enters the phone it causes some electronic components to work irregularly. Since you already did the software troubleshooting for this phone then I would recommend that you have this checked at a service center.

S5 Screen Is Unresponsive

Problem: I have an unresponsive screen on my Galaxy S5. The unit has power and I can hear notifications coming through and I can hear my phone ring. I can also see the notification light in the top right hand corner flashing. I haven’t dropped it or had it exposed to water. It started happening when I woke up this morning. I have tried taking the battery out as advised on this site, but all the other recommendations indicate that I need to switch off my device first, which I can’t do because I can’t select that option on the screen when I hold down the power button. Any advice? As for Android version you asked for, not sure, it’s either KitKat or Lollipop.

Solution: Try starting the phone in recovery mode. You can do this by taking out the battery first then reinserting it. To boot into recovery mode press and hold the Volume up, Home, and Power key at the same time. Release all three buttons when the screen flickers and the recovery mode menu appears. If you can access this mode then you should do a factory reset. Take note that this will erase your phone data. If the issue still occurs even in recovery mode or if you are unable to access this mode then you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Screen Will Not Light Up

Problem: So I have a Samsung s5, now the screen won’t light up in general, I can’t do a recovery mode thing or safe mode stuff because either I can’t see it ( assuming the issue is my backlight ) or something else? I have replaced the battery and tried troubleshooting slightly similar problems and nothing seems to work? When I put my sim card in it will register texts and make notification sounds for them, but I can’t do anything planned, I can’t even tell if the screen is unresponsive because it won’t light up. The led in the front works and the two rectangles beside the hehe home button and the back button light up, they just don’t do anything. Please help!

Solution: This appears to be caused by a faulty display assembly already. I recommend that you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Screen Flickers when Brightness Set To Low

Problem: I am having issues with my samsung galaxy s5. Everytime I turn the adjustment brightness to low the bottom of my screen starts flickering green and the rest of the screen flashing gray. Only time it doesn’t dip that is if I turn the brightness high, also just today I noticed that as I was trying to use my phone it was blank/black but I can hear notifications and when I touch the screen I can hear the touch tones, but can’t see anything

Solution: The recommended troubleshooting step for this particular issue is to do a factory reset. This allows you to check if the phone software is causing the problem. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset. If the reset fails to fix the problem then you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Bright Green Circle Appears On Screen

Problem: I have a circle that has appeared on my screen of a bright green colour. It is in the top left hand corner and started fairly small but has now grown a little it doesn’t affect the use of the phone but i am worried that my phone could be dangerous to use. I have a samsung S5. Thanks

Solution: Try checking if the issue occurs when your phone is started in Safe Mode. If it doesn’t occur in this mode then it could be caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app this is and uninstall it. If the problem appears in Safe Mode then backup your phone data then do a factory reset. If the reset fails to fix the problem then you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked as this appears to be caused by a faulty display assembly.

S5 Screen Glitches With Green Lines When Locked

Problem: I have been having recent issues with my Samsung Galaxy s5 active. When i click the power button for it to go to the lockscreen, it will lock but a bunch of green lines form and it sorta glitches. The same issue occurs when I click the power button to unlock it as well. If there is any way to fix this, please let me know. Thank you

Solution: You can check if this issue is caused by a glitch in the phone software by doing the troubleshooting steps listed below.

  • Start the phone in Safe Mode. If the issue doesn’t occur in this mode then it could be caused by a downloaded app. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
  • Wipe the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

If the issue still remains then this could be caused by a defective display assembly. I suggest that you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked if this is the case.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Will Not Light Up Issue & Other Related Problems

When the #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 was released two years ago it had one of the best displays among the smartphone models available in the market then. This device sports a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. This makes images appear very detailed on the screen. While the screen of this phone is quite outstanding there are instances when issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 screen will not light up issue & other related problems. We have selected several screen related issues that have been sent to us by our readers and have addressed them below.

Samsung Galaxy S5

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S5 Screen Will Not Light Up

Problem: Hello, this is my third s5. I have done the reboot, system reboot, taking the battery out ending all apps etc. My screen will not light up but I can hear the sounds. If I take the battery out then turn back on I’ll hear the T-Mobile jingle but my screen won’t light up. I push the power button on the left and the two keys on the bottom light up but not my screen. I just got this third replacement phone on Thursday and Saturday it started. It is very, very frustrating to have phone replaced three times and still have issues. Your help and advice is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Solution: If you already performed a factory reset and the screen still does not light up then there’s a possibility that the display of the phone needs to be replaced as it is already damaged or its connection to the motherboard has become loose. I recommend you bring your phone to a service center and have it repaired.

S5 Blank Screen

Problem: Phone was on charger. I heard the little T-Mobile jingle and went to check because I only get that jingle when the phone boots up and there was no reason for it to reboot. The screen was blank, no response to the home key. Removed the battery, let the phone drain, put the battery back in. Tried turning it on, tried soft reset, tried recovery mode, still blank screen. The phone boots but no screen. Shortly after pushing the start button, I get the vibration and the lower half of the screen flickers once. Then the T-Mobile jingle and all the little lights flash but a blank screen. Might the screen just be dead or could it be the Lollipop upgrade? Should I arrange for a funeral?

Solution: Try connecting the phone to its charger then check if the issue still occurs. If it doesn’t then the phone might not be getting enough power from the battery, try replacing this battery with a new one. If the issue persists and since you mentioned that it even occurs even in Recovery Mode then it’s very likely a hardware issue already. The connection between the display might be loose or the display itself is damaged. I recommend that you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S5 Display Glitching

Problem: Hello  out of the blue without dropping my phone or dropping it in water it started glitching. When the phone is locked I can press the home or lock screen to activate the phone and sometimes it boots right up, other times it flashes and goes blank and takes several tries locking and unlocking it before it will turn on and allow me to use it.  Another problem is in some apps and when the phone is on the lowest brightness setting it will glitch and flash in a green and pixelated way until I raise the brightness and it is very concerning to me, as it has slowly gotten worse and I did nothing to cause it.

Solution: Sometimes the glitching that occurs on the phone screen is caused by some form of corrupt data in the phone. It can also be caused by an app you downloaded. To troubleshoot this issue try wiping the cache partition of your phone first from the recovery mode. Restart your phone then check if the issue still occurs. If it does then the next step is to check if an app you downloaded is causing the problem. Start your phone in Safe Mode. In this mode only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run while apps you downloaded are prevented from running. Check if the issue occurs in this mode. If it doesn’t then it could be caused by an app. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

One last troubleshooting step that you can do is a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing this. In case the issue still persist even after the factory reset then you should have your phone checked at a service center as this could already be a hardware related problem possibly due to a faulty display.

S5 Screen Is Black Except Notification Bar

Problem: About 3 times per day, on ‘most days’- screen is black except the notification bar contents is visible. Notification bar is unresponsive. Screen taps, home screen button, single press on power button is totally unresponsive. If I hold the power button it will show the option to restart the phone. This is my only option to get the phone working again. No recent upgrades, no previous screen damage or issues. It just seems to have started about 2 weeks ago. I tried the ‘remove battery, press and hold power button for a minute’. The problem will return in a day or two. I tried to see if it is related to an app or incoming data (mail, text etc) I do not see a common time or issue that causes this. I also removed the ADW launcher app- but problem continues.

Solution: Since the notification bar can be seen then I suspect that the issue could be caused by an app installed in your phone or some form of corrupt data. Try starting the phone in Safe Mode then observe if the issue occurs in this mode. If it doesn’t then it is very likely caused by an app. Find out what app this is and uninstall it. If the problem occurs even in Safe Mode then I recommend that you backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

S5 Screen Flickers

Problem: When I use my device at a low mid brightness it works fine and has no problems however when I lock my phone and I press the lock button to use it again the screen doesnt come on and the screen flickers green after about 7 or 8 tries constantly pressing it it comes back on I don’t why this issue is occurring I haven’t had any problems before. Also when I use my phone at low brightness the screen flickers green to stop this I searched on google and to told me to disable hardware rendering. Thank you if you can help I would really appreciate it.

Solution: Try turning off the automatic screen brightness feature of your phone the set the brightness level to maximum. Check if the issue still occurs. If it doesn’t then the phone’s sensor might be faulty. If the issue still occurs then follow the troubleshooting steps listed below. Move to the next step should the problem still occur.

  • Wipe the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode.
  • Start your phone in Safe Mode. If the issue does not occur in this mode then an app might be causing the problem. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

If the above steps fail to fix the problem then I recommend that you have your phone checked at a service center as this is most likely a hardware related issue already.

S5 Screen Freezing Flickering

Problem: My S5 has been freezing and flickering for sometime now, but it has gotten worse recently. I have to remove the battery to restart, the next 1 minute its back to the freezing and flickering. Although my screen is cracked but that has been a long time now. What can be the possible cause of it? Thanks.

Solution: Try backing up your phone data then do a factory reset. Once the reset is done do not install anything in your phone yet. Try to check first if the issue still occurs. If it does then it’s very likely that the cracked display is  causing this issue. I recommend that you have this checked at a service center.

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