How to get a Samsung Galaxy S phone out of black screen of death.

NOTE: If you have bricked the following models you can find the article on how to fix them here.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus, GT-I9250, GT-I9100G, GT-I9300 and S3 GT-I9300

This video will show you how to get a Samsung Galaxy S phone out of black screen of death. The black screen of death can display in two forms. One a as a black screen with a little mobile phone ! and computer on it and the other as just a black screen with no light or anything on it.

Samsung black screen of death

At any rate the way to tell if you phone is totally broken is to first of all make sure you have enough battery.
To do this remove the back cover of your phone and reseat the battery so that you are sure the phone is getting power and that the battery has not just gone flat for because the contacts are not touching correctly. Then charge your phone and leaving it charging for a few hours.

If that doesn’t work, the next step is to try removing the sim card and storage cards remove the battery and leave them out for about 5 seconds. Replace only the battery and charge it again. If you still have no luck here but you are sure the battery is charging there is a way to test that its still alive.

If you are using Windows, Go to the start menu and right click Computer and open Device Manager, and plug your phone out of the USB port and plug it back in. If the device manager makes a noise or moves as if its installing a driver the chances are the device is still working.
Try putting your phone into Download mode by holding down Power, Home and the Volume down buttons. Hold these buttons down until you see the following screen.

Samsung S Download Mode

Once you have it in download mode there is a good change you can reload the firmware. To do this you can following my video here.
If you want to know how to root the Samsung see the video here.
How to put a Samsung Galaxy S into download mode here.

10 thoughts on “How to get a Samsung Galaxy S phone out of black screen of death.

  1. my phone is like the screen is black but it stillworks i take out the battery and still it wont work i turn it back on i can hear the sound when it turns on but i cant see any thing i just can hear it but the screen is just black

  2. I have the screen of death. I was browsing the internet on my phone (samsung galaxy s4) when the screen suddenly went very bright, then white and then black. I thought it was turning off but it still appears to be on. The two buttons at the bottom are still lighting up. The phone is still vibrating and making sounds when I get a text but the screen is black. I have tried taking the battery and sim card out and putting them back it but it doesn’t work.

    I have been trying to watch the above video but my computer will only load it half way for some reason.

    I have had my phone for several months now so its not new. Plus have photos and files that I really want to be able to keep if I can.

  3. Hi, i am having trouble downloading my phone. i have the black screen, the phone still rings, i hear text coming in, it vibrates put when i push the volume, and home and the power button it does not give me the download image.

  4. My Galaxy S was fine until when I was on a social network and I put it down and it went black but I hear every sign of sound and vibration and I know for a fact my battery is charged and I need help fast

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