Power button doesn`t work


I need some help with finding data on my water damage S3. I left my phone into the jacket and I put it in washing machine. When I noticed, I took out the battery and SIM card and dry visible water with cloth. Then I left it in the air for 2-3 hours before putting them back and pressed the power button and it worked for a while. After using, the battery became hot and the screen repeatedly flashed 'Samsung Galaxy S3'. I took out the battery and put it back after awhile and it worked again for awhile and the flashing started again. When the flashing happened I couldn't do anything, no power off, no nothing.I put the battery back and the power button doesn't work. When I plug in the charger the screen only shows me the battery bar. When I press the power button together with home and volume down buttons, it shows up for 4 seconds and it returns back to the flashing .
Can you, please, help me ? :(


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Yup, bring it into a service shop and see if they can help you out. If you don't want to give somebody money to help you, I remember there were articles which describe your issue and give you a solution to the problem, there was a way to disassemble the phone and fix it, but I can't find it at the moment. And if it's a problem with the power button itself, there are many spare ones that are sold online, check Ebay. Good luck!


Wow, this sounds like a serious issue. You might still have water damage on the inside of the phone. I would say you should maybe try to replace the phone. If you think you would want to try putting the phone and all its accessories in a bag of white rice overnight, this might help.