S3 Random Shut Down

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  1. Wopback

    Wopback Member

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    Apologies if this was already posted, I couldn't find anything.

    I will turn the screen off my s3 by hitting the power button. When I go to turn it back on, the screen stays black. I try to turn it back on by holding the power button, but the only thing turning it back on is a battery pull.

    Does anyone know why this happens? Is it common? It doesn't happen a lot, maybe once every 2 weeks.


    Really looking for why this is happening and not "maybes".,......thanks in advance
     
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    I don't have a galaxy s 3 I have only been reading these posts to see if I want to upgrade to one. I had a similar issue with my d2g when it was new, it would reboot when unlocking, I ran an sbf file and put it back to stock because I had rooted hoping that would fix the problem first (it obviously didnt) but after sbf'ing it never did it again, I re rooted and have had no issues for over a year. So what I'm suggesting is that I think sometimes during initial programing things don't always go right on androids. I would try a factory data reset to see if that solves the problem first.
     
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    I don't experience that on mine.
     
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    I have had this happen a few times as well. It usually happens to me when I have a lot of stuff running at once.
     
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    From what I know, the reboots started two updates ago, when they updated to fix a security issue. I got my phone about a month before this most recent update and mine would reset 5 to 6 times a week. After getting the new one, it reset about an hour after I installed it but has not had any further resets since then. Phones been solid for about a week and a half now.
     
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    Yeah mine only does once every 2 weeks or so, so its not a huge deal.

    I just wanted to see how common the issue was.

    I would hate to exchange the phone and find different or more issues with a new one...
     
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    Mine has done this a few times. Most recently it happened yesterday. I have the most recent update. Doesn't happen enough to bother me too much.
     
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    happened to me once. No idea why but i had to pull the battery and everything seemed fine.

    wouldnt mind to know why. but as long as nothing is wrong i guess im only bothered by it when it happens
     
  11. Wopback

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    In the same boat. Would be nice to know.

    Searched the web and found a lot of "maybes" like; happens if you use 2 batteries, when certain apps are ready for update, too many apps running in background, and cache needs clearing.

    Oh well.....guess I'll find out after I get the S4...lol
     
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    I experienced this problem after I downloaded one of the updates (before the most recent update). It happened to me very frequently (2-3 times a day). I do not have this issue anymore after most recent update. If most recent update could not fix it, you may try a factory reset (try to backup your phone first).
     
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