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Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way

03 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way - read the full textThroughout the last two months we've received numerous reports of Galaxy S III smartphones dying unexpectedly, usually overnight. Luckily those users who have experienced this trouble got their Galaxy S III quickly repaired (with replaced motherboards) or replaced altogether by Samsung. Samsung...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-03 13:56 from PU0@ - click to readAhh, so there are third party casing maker for SG3.. nice to hear that.. The one i'm not sure of build quality is HTC.. havent touched one.. coz they dont even have a working test unit on thier concept store here in philippines.. :)

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  • 2013-01-03 14:42
  • vaN}

to all the guys who think nokia is a cheap heap of plastic: have u ever seen lumia 920 and sg3 side by side? lumia's build is top notch.. sg3 feels and looks like those cheap china phones.... even small companies like micromax have better build and design...

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  • 2013-01-03 14:34
  • t}d1

Samsung never made a reliable cell phone, I have nokia phones from 10 years and they work without a glitch

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  • 2013-01-03 14:32
  • fvR5

this may cause some problems for Samsung in future
especially now that this problem hit the most famous cellphone of history

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  • 2013-01-03 14:30
  • pTgA

fix? i thought it was hardware related and not software.. otherwise why they swap the motherboard then ? it must be something that breaks on the mainboard.. this is hardly a software issue lol...

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  • 2013-01-03 14:28
  • Tu2w

It has also happened to some S duos S7562 please report it to them please

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  • 2013-01-03 14:20
  • fqIh

World's famous phone has "cancer". Very nice Samsung.

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  • 2013-01-03 14:18
  • vaPR

No cell phone is perfect ...at lease they are working it out.

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  • 2013-01-03 14:18
  • rMt4

> In reply to Dee @ 2013-01-03 13:58 from v}7V - click to readyes , thats what ... they gave some weird excuses and charged me 155$ (Rs 8567) ...
now i see that this problem is being faced by lots of S3 users ....

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  • 2013-01-03 14:13
  • 4MTT

Samsung really sucks big time!!!! All our Samsung phones were defective!!! I never buy Samsung anymore!!!

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  • 2013-01-03 14:08
  • jxyq

> In reply to JackTheRipper @ 2013-01-03 12:59 from fqeu - click to readNokia cheap plastic? Have you even held a Nokia Lumia 920? Well, of course you don't. It's made of scratch-resistant polycarbonate unibody bioplastic. The iPhone 5 aluminium casing would scratch first before the Nokia Lumia 920. Not all plastics are cheap, only the ones that Samsung use on their phones. Even Nokia's Asha phones have more premium look and feel to them than Samsung Galaxy S III.

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  • 2013-01-03 14:07
  • t7Xh

> In reply to TimSaS @ 2013-01-03 13:51 from 4MTT - click to readYou should not be charged for that service!!! Samsung is solely responsible for full repair on replacement your phone motherboard with charge! You should contact Samsung demand the refund

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  • 2013-01-03 13:58
  • v}7V

> In reply to ObserverPh @ 2013-01-03 13:50 from vaN} - click to readThe back cover for s3 is indeed thin.. Giving that feel.. But the good thing is u can swap and change with thord parties back cover!! No need to scare scratch or damage.. Cant say that for one x nor L920..

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  • 2013-01-03 13:56
  • PU0@

I had this same issue , the samsung service centre charged me full amount for the motherboard ...they said warranty not applicable

Now i get to see that others are facing the same issue .

Got my phone motherboard replaced , but that cost me Rs 8567 or $155 approx .... is there anything that i can do for refund ??

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  • 2013-01-03 13:51
  • 4MTT

> In reply to Common_636 @ 2013-01-03 13:32 from RcFM - click to readSame materials but i guess different concentrations.. i actually got to hold GS3 first, i feels like made out of thin plastic. as compared to a Lumia900.. The all over feel is my judgement.. :)

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  • 2013-01-03 13:50
  • vaN}

This is very strange.. It never happen to mine..

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  • 2013-01-03 13:47
  • PU0@

This is the same thing that used to happen with galaxy R phones and those idiots at samsung just stopped producing the phone instead of a fix.

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  • 2013-01-03 13:43
  • t}4G

> In reply to ThugNasty @ 2013-01-03 13:16 from N7AA - click to readand what do you have...???
My Galaxy ACE supply all my expectatives...

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  • 2013-01-03 13:36
  • LF9s

I hope they can still revive my S3 who died a few days ago. It's a 16gb and with me for only eight months. The symptoms are exactly as stated. After a reboot it just died.

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  • 2013-01-03 13:35
  • sRjC

I really dont understand this forum whatsoever, this article seems to be about some software problem (thus they will issue a fix soon). Not the build quality of the phone. so why all the arguement about the material the phone uses.

Besides, correct me if im wrong, the same "cheap" plastic used on the GS3 is the same plastic used on the One X, and Lumia 920..... Just different build, but same material

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  • 2013-01-03 13:32
  • RcFM

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