Fix: Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Not Turning On

It is heartbreaking if the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G you bought with your hard-earned money doesn’t turn on. After going through the various forums, including Samsung Community, I found many complaints about Samsung A53 5G not turning on issues wherein your phone simply shows a black screen or is stuck on the Samsung logo or elsewhere. This isn’t a particularly serious problem unless it is because of a hardware issue since software issues can be dealt with easily, not hardware ones. Here’s a troubleshooting guide on how to fix Samsung A53 5G not turning on.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G launched in India features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate display and is powered by an octa-core Exynos 1280 SoC, along with up to 8GB of RAM. The device sports a quad rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor.

Fix: Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Not Turning On

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Device Overview:

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate. It is an FHD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The peak brightness on the display goes to 800 nits. Under the hood, we have the Exynos 1280 built on a 5nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. For handling the graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Mali-G68.

Regarding optics, we have a quad-camera setup at the rear and a single camera at the front. The quad-camera setup features a 64MP primary camera paired with an f/1.8 lens, a 12MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens, a 5MP macro sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens, and a 5MP depth sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens. The single camera at the front is a 32MP sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. The rear and the front camera setup can capture 4K videos at 30 fps.

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The smartphone comes with five storage options: 128GB internal storage + 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage + 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage + 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage + 6GB RAM, and 256GB internal storage + 8GB RAM. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0. And in terms of sensors, we get an under-display optical fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, compass, and barometer. Powering it all is a 5000 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly using a 25W charging adapter. The smartphone has four color options: Black, White, Blue, and Peach.

Steps to Fix Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Not Turning On

In this guide, we will troubleshoot the easy method to fix the not turning on issue on your Samsung Galaxy A53 5G.

Restart the phone

Most of you must’ve done it, but I am putting it anyway for other readers. Since you are getting a black screen or the display is stuck on the Samsung logo and isn’t budging, try pressing the power button for a few seconds. See if that makes any difference.

Do a forced reboot

If pressing the power button doesn’t budge the system from its black screen state, it’s time for a forced reboot. You need a combination of buttons to trigger it. In the case of the Samsung A53 5G, it is a volume down plus power button for the Samsung A53 5G. You need to press both buttons simultaneously until the phone vibrates. Check if the phone turns on or not.

Reboot using recovery mode

You can use the recovery mode on your device to turn on the device if it doesn’t work using the reboot or forced reboot method. Here’s how it works.

  • Enter the recovery mode using the power plus volume up buttons pressed simultaneously for 15-20 seconds. Release only when the recovery mode menu appears.
  • Next, press the power button once. This will automatically select “Reboot system now”.

Check for a jammed or broken power button

There’s a chance that the Samsung A53 5G is doing fine. However, the power button is either jammed or broken in the power off position. Pressing a broken power button may not trigger a reboot, and you will have to use ADB tools to fire the system and boot it up. Reach out to a technician to get the power button replaced.

Charge the battery & reboot

This works if the battery has drained after frequently rebooting the device. Plugin the charger and let the device charge for 20-30 minutes. Now, press the power button to see if it turns on.

Remove the battery and insert it

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Some smartphone models still use removable batteries (not Samsung Galaxy A53 5G). If you follow this troubleshooting guide for any phone with a removable battery, you can remove it. Wait for a few seconds and insert the battery. Check if the Samsung A53 5G turns on now or not.

Do a factory reset

I am talking about torching off all the data stored on your Samsung A53 5G, including apps, settings, and others. This will get rid of all the data stored and give you a phone just as you purchased it, ready for setup. Take a backup of the data beforehand. This could work if there was a software-related issue causing Samsung A53 5G not to turn on. If it was a hardware issue, check out the next option mentioned below. Here’s how you can factory restore your Samsung A53 5G using Recovery Mode(difficulty level: moderate).

  • Press Power plus Volume Up buttons together for a few seconds and release the buttons only when the Samsung A53 5G vibrates and you see a Mi logo.
  • Use the power button for selection and the volume rocker for going up and down through the options.
  • Select “Wipe data/ factory reset.”
  • Select “Yes — delete all data,” and the process will commence
  • You’ll have to set up the device after a reboot.
  • Monitor the performance and check if the display ever goes black or stops the Samsung A53 5G from turning on.

Flash the firmware

This is where you will re-flash the firmware onto your device. If at all the Samsung A53 5G not turning on was a software issue, this method should work. You’d need an ADB tool that you can download from Google’s developer’s website and the firmware from Google or your OEM for the model you are using. Download the required tools and use ADB on your computer to re-flash the firmware. If you can’t or don’t know how to do it, take your Samsung A53 5G to someone who knows how. You could end up in a reboot logo or other issues if the flash isn’t done properly.

The final resort

Considering that no amount of work (if you followed several methods mentioned above before failing) was able to retrieve the device, and it is still unable to turn on, the device likely has a hardware issue. Several components could go wrong, and you need a technician to fix the issue by repairing or replacing the affected component to restore the phone to a perfect working state.

You have options such as either going for a local service center (which is cheaper and speedier) or an authorized service center (which can be expensive but slower) where the former voids the warranty. You can walk into any service center as per your preference and get the Samsung A53 5G working if at all it is possible.

Get Replacement

Of course, there’s an option even after you go through the final resort mentioned above. If the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G not turning on is a serious issue due to faulty hardware, you will need a new Samsung A53 5G. If you have recently bought the phone, you can still get a replacement if contacted within 10 days after the purchase. Note that some devices have a replacement period of 7 days, so you will have to hurry.

If your phone is 7 or 10-days old and out of the replacement period, check if your phone’s warranty covers the issue or not. You can get a replacement unit if the warranty covers such defects. Another option is to buy a new phone in case there’s nothing you can’t do with the existing phone facing a dire phone not turning on an issue which is often because of fried or defective hardware issues.

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