So, my Galaxy S4 turned off randomly today during charge. I attempted turning it back on via the power button but it would not respond.

Then I tried taking out the battery and replacing it, the device vibrates with the Galaxy S4 logo showing up for about a couple seconds, then the screen goes blank again.

I even tried placing a battery from a different S4 - still doesn't work.

Anybody know what's wrong with my device?

Edit: Flat Surface trick doesn't work. It vibrates sometimes but then it turns off.

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    Have you tried to see if your battery works in another S4? During the boot process, is the power cable connected? Does it make a difference between the short boot time and whether or not a power cable is connected? – Zlatty Jun 3 '15 at 16:12
  • No cable is connected. i tried another battery. – Menkooo Jun 3 '15 at 16:49

Try booting into recovery mode and seeing if it turns of there

if it doesn't that means your software is corrupt and a factory reset/format cache from recovery mode might fix it

to access recovery mode hold power button+ volume up + home button at the same time while the device is off

  • your software is corrupt -- In particular, which software is this which can be dealt with a simple reset? – Firelord Jun 4 '15 at 0:39

It could be a app or setting that Is causing the system to not function or conflicting with it. no harm in trying , worth a try if nothing else works.

  • Can you improve your answer by adding details, please. – Maxime Jun 11 '15 at 12:26

Try hitting it on a table on the power button or using n air compressor the power button is most likely stuck


I had the same problem. Most likely it's the power button problem, where it's always stucked inside, or depressed in. That makes your phone turns on then turns off by itself. I had the same problem. I found this great video on how to fixes it.


  • Consider adding the info from the video into the answer, since 1) not everyone has good internet access to play a video, 2) if the video goes down the worth of your answer would decrease considerably. – Firelord Jun 27 '15 at 9:36

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