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Power issues Mine will not power up sometimes after charging even my new batteries. When I tap or hit the battery compartment with my hand and then try it turns on sometimes. I tried cleaning my battery post, still no luck. Help please. Tammie

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  • OkiDave Jun 05, 2008

    I am having the same kind of problem on a S3 and a S5... the newer S5 is much worse and shuts down so much my son has given up even using it. The S3 I use at work and has similar problems but will work for a short time if I open and close the battery compartment... I have read that tighting the screws on the battery compartment door might help... will do this when I get home... also read that someone solved a similar problem with WD40 in the camera battery compartment... I hope this works... if it does I will report back.

  • DeeBrand Jun 13, 2008

    I'm having the same issue with my S3. Tried 3 new sets of batteries - all different brands, but it shuts down and tells me to 'Change the Batteries'. How frustrating. My warranty just expired too. Sometimes I wonder... Anyhow - Help! Does anyone know what to do? I need to take product photos right now!

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Tried tightening the screws on the door

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