Samsung Galaxy S3 — Galaxy S3 wont turn on after attempted factory reset

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Nov 30, 2014, 12:47:33 AM via Website

I just got a new S5 and was planning on giving my old (still working) S3 to my dad. I started doing a factory reset to wipe all my data and left the phone on my desk. When I came back to the device a few minutes later I discovered it's completely bricked. Won't turn on/respond at all (I attempted all the hard reset key patterns/power drains I could find online) and the red LED charging light doesn't even turn on when it's plugged in. It only comes on if I plug the phone in without the battery, but the phone still wont turn on. I also have a backup battery so I tried switching it out, but there was no difference.

Is there anything else I can try to salvage this phone? Or is it an expensive paperweight now and my dad is S.O.L.?

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Dec 2, 2014, 6:29:25 PM via Website

I had a similar experience. Hold the power button in for a ridiculously long time and see if it responds. I figured at the time that 5 to 10 seconds would do it, but I was wrong. It took me more like 30 seconds of holding the power button in.

Good luck

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Dec 5, 2014, 9:37:56 AM via Website


Try flashing the stock ROM.

Yes, i am agree with Pratheek ...did you try this ?

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