The Samsung Galaxy S4, model i9505, features a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-inch 1080p display.

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will not turn on or charge

Hi Guys,

the phone decided one day last month to not turn on. at the time i didn't realize that the battery did not charge ether. after i googled the problem and followed most of the "fixes" (which didn't work) i checked the battery and it was pretty much dead. i charged the battery in another phone and put it into the S4. the phone still did not turn on, but the battery picture came up on screen. it showed the battery as being at a much lower charge capacity than the other phone which charged it. i touched the glass and it felt very warm to the touch. i pulled the battery out and now i am asking for help.

i have pulled the SD card and the sim card.

i wanted to try to do a repair myself. i do need the "Data" on the phone so i thought you guys could help me out before i "go in" blind.



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I think your need a technician to fix this. I am a technician and I have lots of similar issue often. It could be that the USB charging port is bad and unable to charge your phone while the battery is completely dead. Try this. Get a healthy battery, insert it on the phone, turn it on and note the difference.

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I will get a new battery and try to charge it. Also the next time i am at the mall i will check with the phone repair people to see how much they want to repair my S4. could someone give me a "Ballpark" number?? (not holding anyone to the number but i would like to get an idea.)



At least $40 probably? If you are lucky it might just be the charging port assembly only.


@kelvinsjw You may place your information in your profile. Otherwise it is considered SPAM. There are several professional repair techs on the site.


OK , not sure what "info" you want me to add to my profile....... can you help me out?


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