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A budget companion phone for the Galaxy SIII, Also known as Samsung I8190 Galaxy S3 mini, Samsung Galaxy S III more. Available as Samsung I8190N Galaxy S III mini with NFC. Identifiable by the model number GT-i8190.

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How do I recover photos from my broken and old phone that won’t turnon

Hello! Recently I delved into my storage in my room and came across my old and first ever phone, my Samsung s3 (SIII) Mini, I was excited to of found it as I realised it most likely has a goldmine of old photos and videos of it which would be nice to look back on. However, I have no recollection of how I broke the phone, but all I know is that it does not turn on. I left it on charge for 2 days and still nothing, I’ve tried connecting it to a laptop but the laptop won’t even recognise it? I did end up downloading Phone Rescue for Android hoping that maybe that would help, however to no avail I am unable to connect to the phone at all via USB (I believe this is probably because it can not power on at all, what’s more the phone is most likely dead due to it’s old age), is there any way I could be able to get back into my photos at all, or will I have to end up taking a pricey trip to the repair store to somehow fix the phone? Thank you!

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If the pictures are stored on the SD-card, this should be pretty easy.

Start with removing the back cover, then carefully remove the battery. When the battery is removed you can find the micro SD-card, it’s marked with red on the picture below.

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This is a screenshot from the linked video.

If you want a more detailed explanation of how to get to it, follow the first one minute and 10 seconds of this video.

Dissassembly Video

If you have a micro SD-card adapter to your computer you should be able to connect it to your computer with that.

If not, look if you have another old phone that still works and that has a slot for a micro SD-card you should be able to put it in the other phone and then connect that phone to your computer.

Hope this helped! :D

// eke0909

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