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Phone will not turn on ¶ 

No matter what you do the phone will not turn on.

Dead battery ¶ 

Connect the phone to a power source through an undamaged, UL certified power adapter. Give the phone a few minutes and see if it turns on. If it does not, replace the battery with a new battery, using this guide.

Bad display ¶ 

The phone vibrates or make sounds, but the screen stays dark. The phone may be functioning but the display screen might be broken or malfunctioning. A replacement screen is likely needed.

Touch screen not working ¶ 

The touch screen is unresponsive to my touch, or does not turn on at all.

Screen unresponsive to touch ¶ 

This can be several reasons, first make sure to use just your bare fingers to try and operate the screen. Wearing gloves may cause the screen to not register your touch. If screen continues to be unresponsive a replacement may be needed.

Note: this can occur because the screen and your fingers are cold. the heat from your fingers is how the phone reads your touch.

Broken screen ¶ 

If your screen is cracked or broken this can cause the screen to be unable to read your touch due to internally damaged components. A replacement screen may be needed.

Phone will not fully charge/gets hot while charging ¶ 

No matter how long the phone is charging, the battery life is never full

Bad Battery ¶ 

Connect the phone to a power source through an undamaged, UL certified power adapter for four hours or more. Monitor the device for excessive heat. If the device does not charge to full or gets hot to the touch, replace the battery with a new battery using this guide.

Bad Charging Port ¶ 

With a known to be good battery, phone will turn on but will not charge or charge fully. Device gets hot while charging. The charging port may be damaged or corroded. Replace the charging port of the device using this guide.

No audio/audio distortion ¶ 

The audio sounds distorted or cannot be heard at all.

Sounds settings ¶ 

Turn the phone ringer volume up to maximum level through the phone settings. Programs and alarms have separate volume controls, pull up the settings for each one individually.

Faulty speaker ¶ 

Volume of the device is on and at maximum level, audio quality is poor or non-existent. The speaker may be damaged. Replace the speaker using the provided guides. For front facing speakers use this guide. For audio speakers use this guide.

Device will not take pictures/pictures are distorted ¶ 

The photos taken by device are black or heavily distorted

Damaged lens ¶ 

Camera lens has a crack or visible physical damage. Replace the camera lens using the provided guides. For front facing camera use this guide. For front facing camera use this guide.

Camera will not focus ¶ 

Modify the camera settings to bring photo into focus. If the photo will still not focus, lens may have internal damage. Replace the camera lens using the provided guides(s). For front facing camera use this guide. For front facing camera use this guide.

One Comment

I have a problem with my galaxy mega,after i restart my device,i can't download anything from google play and my clock is going freeze,i already do a factory reset but got a same problem and after 5 to 8 hours its become normal,can u help me settle this problem?tq

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