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    I apologize if other threads out there. I tried to search and found 1 but the links did not help me.

    Ok so here is my issue and how it happened.My Samsung Sgh i917 will only show the white Samsung logo. If I do a hard restart,I can get the "are you sure you want to format screen"
    I can also boot in to download mode.

    Ok,so now that I can boot into download mode,what do I need to download to get the phone to work again?
    It is a Windows 7,& under the battery it shows Rev 1.4.
    The phone was a AT&T,but it is unlocked and my service is Family Miobile (basically T-Mobil from Walmart)
    The phone was operating fine with the exception of not getting MMS pictures.I was told to put Zune on my computer,and if there were any up-dates ,Zune should pick them up. It did,and ever since I tried to perform the update the phone stopped working.
    Any help would be appreciated. I am not very technical,but I can understand the basics.
    Thanks in advance
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    Before it started having this boot issue, was your phone mistaking a short press of the lockscreen button as a long press and shutting itself off?
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    So did the phone just start doing this or did you do something to cause this (ie: loading a ROM)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsquared View Post
    So did the phone just start doing this or did you do something to cause this (ie: loading a ROM)?
    If it's the same thing that happened to my old Focus then it happens by itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WPenvy View Post
    Before it started having this boot issue, was your phone mistaking a short press of the lockscreen button as a long press and shutting itself off?
    No
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsquared View Post
    So did the phone just start doing this or did you do something to cause this (ie: loading a ROM)?
    I installed Zune on my computer.
    When I connected the phone it stated there was a update.
    I followed the update instructions,and thats when it happened.
    The update stated do not turn off phone during update. I let the thing run all night long,and it still showed the same message that it was updating and do not turn off. After about 13 hours I decided to just remove the phone,resulting in the issue I have now
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1boatnut View Post
    I installed Zune on my computer.
    When I connected the phone it stated there was a update.
    I followed the update instructions,and thats when it happened.
    The update stated do not turn off phone during update. I let the thing run all night long,and it still showed the same message that it was updating and do not turn off. After about 13 hours I decided to just remove the phone,resulting in the issue I have now
    were you using the same cord and USB port that you've used before when updating your focus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WPenvy View Post
    were you using the same cord and USB port that you've used before when updating your focus?
    Its the cord I use when I charge my phone. I had never used Zune or updated the phone before
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1boatnut View Post
    Its the cord I use when I charge my phone. I had never used Zune or updated the phone before
    Oh.... I'm at a loss then :/
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    Yes, this is exactly what happened to me. It began with problems with the short/long press of the lock screen button.

    Then the phone started just turning off when I short pressed the lock screen button.

    Now the phone only displays the white "Samsung" logo for a few seconds and will not power on even trying 2 different data/charge cables and 4 different batteries which have charge on them.
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    i think so,If it's the same thing that happened to my old Focus then it happens by itself. thank you

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