Is your Samsung Galaxy SIII (S3) not charging all of a sudden?  Black screen when plugged in?  Won’t turn on?  Before binning your device or investing in a new battery first try a different charger, then try the following:

  • Remove the battery
  • Hold power button for 15 seconds
  • Leave the battery out for at least 24hours
  • Re-insert battery and leave plugged in for at least 15 minutes

Make sure you follow those instructions, the last time I came across this I nearly threw the device away as I had missed one of the steps.

Next time your phone will not turn on, try these steps.


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