Samsung Tablet Won’t Turn On? Here’s The Fix

Samsung Tablet Won’t Turn On: What to do when my Samsung tablet won’t turn on? My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 ran out of battery so I left it for a few days, forgetting to charge it. Now it won’t turn on. I’ve tried holding down the power button and the volume up button for 30 seconds but still nothing? what do I do? Here is a short guide that takes you through all the troubleshooting steps and solutions necessary to get your Samsung tablet working again (works with any Samsung Tablet).

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First, remove the SD Card and SIM card from your tablet. Press the Power button + Volume Up button at the same time for about 10 seconds. Release the power button when the Samsung logo appears on the screen of your tablet, however, continue to hold the Volume Up button until the recovery screen appears. Now, use the volume buttons to navigate through the menu and select one from the four options as indicated on the picture above, press Home to choose the selection. This trick works for any Samsung tablet not turning on.

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If the above trick did not work for you then you can try this next tip. Similar to the first trick but with an extra step. You can also try to hold the power button and volume up button for thirty seconds while plugged into a computer or another power source.

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Connect the Samsung Galaxy tablet to the charge and leave it for about 5 minutes. Push the volume+ and the power buttons. The screen should turn on, and it should start charging with the Samsung “charging screen” appearing on the display.

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Video: Samsung Galaxy Tablet Won’t Charge/Turn On? Here’s a Fix

How to fix your Samsung Galaxy Tablet – Not Charging, Not Turning On.

Angelica R. Powell:I created this video because my Samsung Galaxy Tablet was not charging or turning on and this is what I did to resolve the problem. If after watching the video, you still face problems, read, how to reset Samsung tablet for more information.

Troubleshoot A Samsung Galaxy Tab That Doesn’t Turn On

This part of the article further helps troubleshoot your Samsung Galaxy Tab not turning on issue. The issue may be that it:

  • Doesn’t turn on
  • Starts to turn on but restarts or shuts down before it turns on completely

If you still need help, try each of these tips if your device doesn’t turn on after the above:

Verify that your Samsung Galaxy Tablet has sufficient charge.

  • Connect your original charger to your device.
  • After a few minutes, try to turn on your device.

Verify that your device and charging port are not damaged.

  • Carefully inspect your device to be sure it’s not overheating, swollen or damaged.
  • Carefully inspect your device’s charging port and remove any debris.

Verify that you are using a compatible charger.

You risk severe damage to your device if the charger isn’t the same voltage, amps, and plug type as your original charger. However, if your Tablet was bought after 2007, you need not worry about this problem as it is ok to use any charger with such devices.

Attempt a Forced Restart of the Device.

Note: If performed correctly, a forced restart will not erase any information from the device.

  • Press and hold the Home, Volume, and Power keys for 10 seconds.
  • If the device starts to power on, release the keys.
  • If your Samsung Galaxy Tablet does turn on, verify that it is running the most recent software. Check for software updates.

Attempt A Hardware Factory Reset

Note: A hardware factory reset will erase ALL information on the device! Any information that is not backed up online or to the SD card will be PERMANENTLY LOST. Read more on how to reset Samsung Tablets.


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