Phone is frozen on startup black screen and vibrates every 10 seconds
My son and I both have the first galaxy S phones, love them. Yesterday his went black, just the 4 buttons on bottom lit up and it would vibrate. No one was able to help us so we bought a prepaid phone as a temp fix. I tried everything even the holding of the volume and power button to hard factory reset..would NEVER get to right selection before it went wonky.
Well this morning I thought that something might be up with the power on button....so I:
1. removed the back and the battery from the unit.
2.very carefully removed the 7 screws.
3. VERY GENTLY pried the screen from the back.
4. Very gently opened up and used a can of air to flush out the pocket fuzzies. the front nevery did come completely off, just the side with the power button.
5. the power button fell out/off and I gently replaced everything.
6.replaced the battery and did a hard reset.
7. Works perfectly now.
Funny thing though, last night while my son's phone was acting up, so was mine, and I had to do a hard factory reset on mine also. It was vibrating at strange times, and would either freeze of get loggy between screens. Fortunately I backed up all of my contacts with my email account.
BTW I am a 49 year old mom, if I can do this anyone can.