How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S6 That Won’t Charge and Stays Dead
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a wonderful phone which can leverage all the newest features of Android Marshmallow to create one of the best user experiences around. That is, of course, if it happens to work properly. Here, we will take a look at what to do if your S6 refuses to charge or turn on for any length of time.
Why Is This Happening?
While common sense would tell you that this is primarily a battery issue (and in some cases, it is), more often than not it has to do with the system crashing than anything else. Sadly, such events can be rarely prevented by the user and therefore is by most accounts a random occurrence. Likewise, a hardware failure may be to blame which also cannot be easily prevented besides the obvious approaches of trying to prevent your phone from falling any distance or taking a swim. With these causes in mind, let’s see how we can get your Galaxy S6 running again.
Solution #1: The Standard Restart
Since technology has ever had a power button, every user and repair tech alike has used the stand-by of “turning it off completely and pressing power again” to work magic on malfunctioning devices. For the Galaxy S6, there’s one signal that your phone will give you that this technique may work, regardless of appearing to turn on in the first place. If there is a small notification by way of a red blinking light when you attempt to turn it on, that’s an indication that a restart may be in the cards. To do so, simply hold the power button and volume buttons for 7 to 8 seconds, and it should manually restart.
However, if this doesn’t work as expected, there is a slightly more complicated method. This would be to first hold the power button for around 20 seconds, then releasing. Thereafter, press the volume up button for around 5 seconds, and then without releasing it, press and hold the power button for 6 seconds. If the screen turns on, then don’t worry about proceeding with the next steps. Next, perform the previous process again while holding the home button simultaneously. Lastly, doing these same processes with the volume down button as opposed to volume up may allow for system activation.
Solution #2: Inspect and replace hardware
This is for the more technologically inclined among us who haven’t concerned themselves with breaking warranties before, or simply didn’t have one. To properly disassemble your phone, you can follow the steps listed in this article , which also denotes how to repair your phone as a result of water damage, that may be a cause of this problem as well if your phone has encountered a significant amount of moisture. In most cases where hardware is the issue, the first thing to replace tends to be the battery, and can easily be found for cheap on Amazon. Also, when disassembling and subsequently reassembling, be sure to check the connections that go to the motherboard. If they had been jostled loose at any point, this may be the source of your problem and simply securing these can solve your technical issue. Also, though it should go without saying, checking your power cords may also be a fine idea. If the wire near either port seems worn or frayed, then simply replacing this and waiting a half hour for a decent charge may be sufficient enough to set your Galaxy right.
Solution #3: Get Technical Assistance
If you have found neither of these methods useful, or have an active warranty on your phone, simply contacting your carrier for a repair technician may be your best bet. Not only will you not have to worry about potentially breaking your phone in the disassembly process or have this issue occur yet again, but there is also a chance that if the damage would have been persistent, you can simply have your phone replaced.
We hope that these solutions have aided you in having a fully functional Galaxy S6 yet again. Do you have any tips or tricks you’ve found to work particularly well? If so, please be sure to leave them in the comments below.