I bought a replacement Samsung Galaxy S from a different country as my previous one was stolen from me. When I got the phone it would not connect to the internet (i am a 3 customer and paying for data and I had gotten a replacement 3 simcard) so I called 3 customer service and got the info required and the internet was working fine. I went to enter the app market on my phone and all of a sudden the screen went green and fuzzy and the phone froze. I removed the battery and it hasn't worked properly since. I've gotten it to turn on once but it froze again, the majority of the times i've attempted to turn it on I get the Samsung Galaxy s screen before it starts up but nothing else. When I plug in the charger or attempt to connect it to my laptop via usb this circular loading bars appear on a black screen but that is it.
Does anybody have any ideas, i've tried doing a system reset by holding the volume buttons, power and home button but nothing happens.
I've tried everything i know and I think if I bring it back to the store they won't replace it as it was not the phone I bought in store.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, i'm getting quite frustrated with it!