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My Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 has just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung" on a black background.

I have tried to restart it and to take the battery out / put it in again but the result is the same. It neither goes into Download Mode (vol down+menu+power button) nor RAM Dump Mode (vol up+power button).

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice on how to fix this?

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Sorry to say this, but if it will not go into Download Mode then your only hope would be to take into a service centre to get it repaired.

They would most likely charge you if you're rooted or have a custom ROM installed. Apologies for the bad news!

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Done that buddy..they asked me to change the mother board of da phone.Thanx – MAX Dec 18 '12 at 21:07
@Max. Then what are you asking here for? Get them to change it :) – Liam W Dec 18 '12 at 21:14
Thy say it will tak a month – MAX Dec 18 '12 at 21:18
I thought I must have an option to boot up my phone through Eclipse DDMS but I cant find any option there either! – MAX Dec 18 '12 at 21:30

Plug it into your computer and see if by some offshoot chance you have adb available. If so, run a adb -d reboot-bootloader to reboot into download mode.

If that's unavailable, you are SOL and will have to have Samsung repair it. Honestly, if it's hard bricked, you're better off buying a new phone...

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I found a post on XDA that suggests you have to hold Home + Power till the device starts and shows the Samsung symbol, then let go. Holding it till "Samsung" appears is very important! This worked for my Galaxy Ace GT5830.

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