Released on July 28, 2014, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is a cell phone that features an 8 MP rear camera, 720p display, fingerprint scanner, and water resistance. It has a larger display, increased battery life, and an updated camera from its older brother, the Galaxy S5.

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Phone won't turn on, no matter what.

I was browsing the web on my 1 month old phone when all of a sudden it turned off and I was faced with a black screen. It had 84% battery at the time and I did not accidentally hold down the power button so I found this strange. I took the battery out and tried to turn it on again but it didn't work. I left it alone over-night and tried again in the morning but it didn't work. I tested the battery and turns out that it was in working order.Then. I tried the hold volume up, home, and power button waiting for a vibration, didn't work. There is absolutely no sign of life... no light, no sound, no motion. I'm heart-broken...

Also, it did not have any water damage or experience any severe drops. There is a slight possibility that sand may of entered it. Otherwise, I have no idea why this happened or how to fix it. T^T

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This is not normal, I am quite an expert with samsung phones.

This is more likely a hardware error.

By the way when you hold volume up+home+power buttons, how long do you hold it for? The correct method is to hold volume up AND home buttons together first, after that hold down the power button. Don't let go of any button untill you see the phone's logo. This usually leads you to the recovery screen. If you can't even get this to work, I suspect the boot is corrupted.

Try this to get download mode on your phone. Hold volume down + home buttons first, then keep holding the power button for few seconds untill you see a warning and options to continue/cancel.

If you successfully got to this download mode, then you can flash a new rom yourself using ODIN. Here's the link to the page:

http://www.modifyandroid.com/stock-roms/...

NOTE: If you can't get to the download mode also, then it is definitely a hardware fault, most likely a bricked device!

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Power switch is not directly plugged into the mother board but it a contact connection. I 'fixed' my intermittent power button problem by applying a small amount of pressure on the screen directly above the power switch whenever I need to use the power button.

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That's it, thanks!

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As for me, i dd the hard reset way and it came on..it was totally off but aftr pressing power + vol up + menu buttons it came on

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