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Alessandro
Constellation

Gear S3 button stopped working

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Hello. I have a Gear S3 Frontier (Just one month) and The power/home button is not working. It works when it wants to. I have tried resetting but to no good. I also tried to restart but I almost couldnt turn it back on. I'm really disappointed. 

Any ideas? 

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Re: Gear S3 button stopped working

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Hey @Alessandro

Sounds like an evaluation and repair/exchange might be in order. In that case, definitely reach out to Samsung directly via Phone (1-800-SAMSUNG/1-800-726-7864), Twitter, or even Facebook. Naturally you can also reach out to your carrier to see if they have a different option you might like more or maybe someone here in the Community has some other ideas!


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Honored Contributor

Re: Gear S3 button stopped working

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Hey @Alessandro

Sounds like an evaluation and repair/exchange might be in order. In that case, definitely reach out to Samsung directly via Phone (1-800-SAMSUNG/1-800-726-7864), Twitter, or even Facebook. Naturally you can also reach out to your carrier to see if they have a different option you might like more or maybe someone here in the Community has some other ideas!


Be sure to click " ✓ Accept as Solution" when you find an answer that works for you.

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pot_611
Constellation

Re: Gear S3 button stopped working

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how did you solve it?

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userwv9pIoNceU
Astronaut

Re: Gear S3 button stopped working

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I tried this and they claimed water damage when the watch had never been wet. These watches are POS

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nanopass
Constellation

Re: Gear S3 button stopped working

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Sorry but i noticed my watch doing this a couple months ago when my warranty was still valid. Unfortunately i called Tmobile and they informed me that its outside the 1yr mark. So I am SOL, I also called Samsung and they cannot even find the serial number in thier database. I guess I am stuck with a watch with a non functioning home button.

 

Thanks Samsung! Man Indifferent

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userBXl1IcPzIj
Astronaut

Re: Gear S3 button stopped working

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Same issue - how did your fix go?

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userXkJBdiz7KY
Constellation

Re: Gear S3 button stopped working

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09/04/2017, my GS3 Frontier Lte power/home button failed as well; unknown reasons it just stopped working. I contacted tMobile and it was replaced under warranty (12-month warranty). I paid 20 dollars service fee and a new watch is shipping to a nearby store to swap out the defective watch for a new one. 

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userwMX93mXpLr
Astronaut

Re: Gear S3 button stopped working

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I found my button not depressing, and there was some crud wedged between the button head and the watch body (S3 Classic).

Cleanded it out and working perfect once again

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useryTZof6isZL
Constellation

Re: Gear S3 button stopped working

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Press power button for 10 second until watch reboot.

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userdJDkfFWSgO
Constellation

Re: Gear S3 button stopped working

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Holding the power button down for about 10 seconds and rebooting the watch worked for me 

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