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    Junior Member JamieD's Avatar
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    Galaxy S3 stopped working unexpectedly, now only works when plugged in

    I was messing around on my phone earlier while it was on the charger, it had plenty of juice, around 97% at that point. It was laggy, and one of the apps froze up. Then, all of a sudden, the screen went black and wouldn't turn on. I unplugged and replugged it back in, and got the grey battery icon, but turned to the green battery icon when I turned the screen back on. I held down the power button and the phone booted up, everything seemed to be fine, and the battery showed a charge of 100%. As soon as I unplug the charger though, the screen goes black and I'm not able to do anything. I've tried removing and replacing the battery, but no luck with that. It is absolutely dead when unplugged, the volume up, power and home trick doesn't do anything.

    The phone is not old, only had it about 3 months now, and other than the lagginess mentioned earlier, it had been working flawlessly. Oh, and it's a Verizon phone, if that makes any difference.
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    Last edited by JamieD; 01-19-2017 at 01:33 AM.

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    Welcome to the forum! Where did you purchase your S3? Being that this device was released 4 1/2 years ago, it could be any number of things. I would first start with the battery. You should be able to pick one up for around 10 bucks.

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