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Turn On and Off the Samsung Galaxy S4

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My S4 is dead, and it won't charge?

I have tried with multiple chargers, but it still won't charge

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If the charger is not the problem with your device then there is only one more thing that you will be able to do in order to try to fix the situation yourself before having to take it to a repair center to get fixed by a professional:

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-Purchase a new battery for your device being that the issue may be the battery which is why your device is not charging I had to purchase a new battery for my S4 being that it was labeled as being defective. Here is a link to where you can purchase a new battery for your device:

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http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Replacement-Battery-2600mAh/dp/B00BW0X892

-If the battery changing does not do the trick then your device may have a problem with the charging port or internal which will take a professional to look at it to fix your device.

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Could it be to do with the new cable I bought today?

I bought a cable for my phone today, but before hand it was switching on and off for no reason. Now it won't turn on at all or charge, but the cable works fine with my tablet (which is also Samsung). I have tried: Factory reboot and a system reboot. I think it was caused by: Either a cable or the battery perhaps, but its only all of a sudden started to do this

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How do I turn off my Galaxy S4 if my screen isn't working?

I keep hearing all of my annoying notifications!

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If your screen is broken or it's just not working, you can't use normal methods to turn off your phone by pressing the power button and select the 'Power off' option.

However there are two other ways to turn off your Samsung Galaxy S4. Follow the steps below to power off your phone:

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    Press and hold the power button for twenty seconds, which will turn off your phone.
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    Another way is to remove the back cover of your Samsung Smartphone, by using the gap at the top right of your phone
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    Take out your phone battery.
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    Now your phone will be turned off
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    To turn your phone on, put the battery back in, and replace the back cover of your phone, and press the power button
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How can I get my Galaxy to boot up?

My Galaxy S4 was fine. I was at work using my phone, it was working fully. I checked my phone later on and it wouldn't turn on. I took the battery out and put it back in and the Galaxy S4 display came on and then it shut off. it wouldn't load up past that page. I just want my pictures out of it. I just need it on to get them but now the phone won't even display the Galaxy screen. I have over 4,000 pictures from vacations, weddings, etc and I NEED my photos. the phone doesn't recognize it is on charge, the power button isn't working, its fully unresponsive completely. I can't find any AT&T repair stores in my area. I don't want it sent off and replaced. I want my phone working.

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How can I recover my phone? It is completely unresponsive?

Hello, I was using my phone and all of a sudden it froze. A second later the screen was black and the phone was unresponsive no matter what I did. The battery was fully charged. I tried to access the recovery mode without success (by holding home-power-volume up or down for like 30+ seconds each time). What is surprising is that when I connect the phone to the computer, the PC makes the sound which means it recognizes something was plugged in.. What can I do?. I have tried: I have tried to access the recovery mode by pressing Home-Power-Volume up and Home-Power-Volume down for more than 30 seconds each time. This did not work.

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I also know the battery is fine because it was fully charged.. I think it was caused by: The phone has been used for almost 2 years and lagged often, and the battery drained super fast once below 25 %. But this time battery was fully charged.

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Actually I have Samsung Galaxy 6?

My child has made some wrong options. Just blue line scrolling over the screen, but the screen does not do anything. Meaning it seems that blue line what goes up and now is over the screen and therefore screen don't answer and icons do anything. Can not open settings either. Can't shut down because when I press the power button about 3 seconds, it opens the device option menu what contains shut down, reboot, etc.etc. etc., but again, I can't choose any of them because the blue line goes up and down over it. Can't take the battery out because the battery is not removable in Samsung Galaxy 6. It is difficult to use the phone now. I think that problem might occur because some switch in settings, but how to change settings because the screen doesn't work?

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My battery ran to empty, but now won't recharge (or turn on)?

Hi, I've tried 4 different cables (car, 2 to the wall socket, and a USB charge from my laptop), and just tried a replacement Samsung battery - still nothing. I've also cleaned the micro-usb port on the phone. Any ideas greatly appreciated! None of the answers to similar questions solve my issue. I'm wondering maybe there's a software issue, or something specific to an S4 mini (9195 model). I have tried: Replaced battery. Tried different chargers (mains, car and laptop USB). Cleaning USB port. I think it was caused by: The phone ran down quickly having used a lot of mobile data on Monday, and didn't have access to a charger until after it had turned off.

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All right. I just got a new Samsung 4 from Asurion

I went to turn it on, but I can't. I plugged it into a charger, but I cannot tell if it is charging, because nothing is happening.

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    Install the battery into S4 if the battery is missing
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    You can find the battery in the box or you can purchase one online.
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    Put the cover back and charge the smartphone by plugging the USB cord into the phone and charger
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    Put the charger into a wall outlet.
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    After approximately 15 minutes of charging, press and hold the power button
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    The smartphone should start booting up.
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    Do not disconnect it and keep charging as you either set it up or let it charge fully (just give it a couple of hours just in case).
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My charger port has collapsed on my Samsung Galaxy 4?

This is the second time I have had this happen on a Samsung device. I am waiting for a wall charger and I hope this will work until I can take it to the guy at the mall who fixes them

This can happen owing to many reasons:

  • a faulty charger adapter (this is the most common);
  • a faulty charger port circuit on the phone; it may be a good idea to inspect or replace the whole phone at a Samsung service center if the charger port breaks again;
  • the voltage in the power line is out of range for the adapter; this includes power surges. An electrician can measure the voltage in your given power socket for 24 hours;
  • a bad wiring in the house, which causes the intermittent supply of the current to the power socket; see if any other devices have been making any quiet crackling sounds, if you smell burnt wire, or if your lamp bulbs burn out quickly. Then, an electrician will be needed to rewire your house.
  • a faulty or overloaded power strip or socket; again, an electrician can measure the voltage in your given power strip and measure it for 24 hours.
  • a faulty USB port on a computer; you can try to change the USB port (for example, find a USB port in a card reader, on the back of the computer, or on the face of the computer tower).
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My S4 accidentally stopped and switched off?

I have checked the battery it is still working as 71% was remaining, but my cell does not start. I have tried to run through recovery mode it neither runs, can you help?

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini - automatically starts when battery is inserted?

My Galaxy S4 mini died as I was using an app. After that, pressing the Power button does nothing. The only way to get any response is to remove the battery and re-insert the battery. Then the phone starts --BY ITSELF-- and displays the S4 white logo for a few seconds before Everything goes dark. No response. . . Tried removing the battery and holding the Power button for 1 minute, but no change. . . Tried pressing Power+Volume+Home which displays the text "Recovery boot" or similar in blue text, but it dies very quickly after that. . . The battery is fairly new, like 4 months old and is an original Samsung NFC battery, just like it was shipped with. . . I need something new to try - to see if this is a software error or a hardware error. It just keeps dying after 6 seconds or so. And yes, it really DOES start by itself when the battery is re-inserted. WITHOUT me pressing the Power button. Most articles I see only cover the auto rebooting syndrome. This is not the case with my phone. It does not start normally and is unresponsive save for when re-inserting the battery. I have tried: This is covered in my main text. Everything I have tried is written in that text. I think it was caused by: I was using an app called BankID - an identity app in conjunction with logging onto a government site.

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How to get my S4 to charge without the gray battery?

I let my phone die completely and have plugged it in. Now that it is plugged in, I am only seeing a black screen with a gray battery and a bolt in the middle of it. After a couple minutes, it changes to a gray battery with 0% in it. It has been plugged in for over 30minutes and the status hasn't changed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have tried: I have tried taking the battery out and then putting it back in. I have also tried using other cables. I think it was caused by: I am not sure. It was fine yesterday and last night when I was charging it.

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My S4 mini won't boot up and doesn't recognize on PC. Please help?

My S4 mini just switched off. I tried doing a factory reset by holding down volume up + power + home buttons but no luck. Its not charging and the PC doesn't recognize it either

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NOT CHARGING NOR COMING ON, ONLY BEEPING THE CHARGING SIGN?

Please, my Samsung S4 is not coming on and it is also not charging, it is only beeping the charging sign and sometimes displays yellow battery with a horizontal bar on the battery displayed.I have gotten another battery, still, the issue is not resolved.kindly assist. I have tried: Using another battery and charger. I think it was caused by: No idea.I only noticed that the phone was sometimes very hot than usual

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Hi. S4 is not turning on. How can I turn it on? There is a red led light that continues to glow even if the phone is not being charged?

Phone is not turning on. Led light continues glowing even unplugged from the charger. It drains the battery a lot.

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