S3 not working

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  1. tonylumps

    tonylumps New Member

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    Got up this morning, unpluged charger, Turned Phone on it was was fine . Never looked at the Phone again until about 5 Hrs. later to show a friend the S3. Well it was shutdown. So I booted back up screen came on but Swipe was not working. So could not get into phone. Battery drained from full to 38% in 1 Hr. Tried to shut it off would not, had to remove battery.The S3 is stock Any Ideas would be appreciated. I am going up to Verizon tomarrow Just thought maybe someone else had this problem
     
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    Got it working
     
  3. TisMyDroid

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    What was the problem? What did you do to get it working...in case someone else has the same problem, your experience may help.

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    I charged the Battery to 100% Turned phone on, it booted up but still had frozen screen. Had to pull battery to shut down I was ready to give up When I thought I read somewhere to hold Volume and off on at same time while phone was booting. So I tried it. It booted screen went dark for a split second and phone is working now.
     
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    Did you recently get the new update? Doing a battery pull after that is not a bad idea.
     
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    Thanks. Always great to hear successes. When your phone gets to low battery (10-15%), turn off and charge to 100% again. This will calibrate your battery meter to make sure it is reading your state of charge more accurately.

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    Same thing happened to me a few days ago. Managed to get phone into safe mode and do a factory reset after about 20 unsuccessful battery pulls. I downloaded the new ota right after factory reset and now so far so good.
     
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    How would I know if I have the new OTA
     
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    Is it ok to drain your batt all the way down until phone shuts off itself,then charge phone back to 100%?
     
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    I was having a problem when I let my battery drain until it shut the phone off. When I charged it up after it would freeze, and I ended up having to do a factory reset. Haven't heard of this happening to anyone else though.
     
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    There are some phones that have survived this repeatedly with no problems but the Razr has been known to deep discharge and not be able to take a charge. Given that, the best recommendation is to not let the battery die.

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    Thxz for the wisdom.
     
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