ibuksh:urbantinhorn: I had the SDS issue with my galaxy s3.
I was running 4.1.2 (rooted/ running the official firmware although). I took it to the vodafone store in queen st (after cleaning up the binary counter and making sure the download mode reads official/ count = 0). The guy there told me that he's never heard of this issue before (I'd assume that he didn't want to scare off the customers there).
I got back the phone after 4 days (pretty impressive !). The repair notes read PBA RPLCD with some other wierd notes - I guess they're the tests carried out after replacing the PBA. No problems after that.
Thats interesting, samsung has been saying that 4.1.2 is the "fixed" version and you still had the Sudden Death..
True! But I came across few other customers who still had this issue after updating to 4.1.2 (I had the butter smooth ROM on my phone before getting the 4.1.2 firmware from sammobile.com and flashing it)