How To Fix A Tablet That Won't Turn On

How To Fix A Tablet That Won’t Turn On?

Tablets often have only one power button, which is often the only way to turn the device on and off. So, it is not strange to panic when pressing a said button, your device does not turn on. But don’t despair! The problem may not be serious enough to consider a replacement. Today we show you how to fix a Tablet that does not turn on, giving you the keys and tricks for each brand. As well as general options that you can apply in less common models.

Possible causes for a Tablet not to turn on

The causes are generally divided into physical, hardware, or software. So it can happen that your Tablet:

  • Have your battery discharged.
  • Be stuck in off mode.
  • Have accumulated dirt that overheats your circuits.
  • You have performed an update, but the update could not be completed.
  • You have a virus on your memory card, or it is full.
  • It has suffered physical damage to any of its components, be it the screen, the charging port, etc.

Hence, we affirm that the fact that your Tablet does not turn on does not mean that it is broken, far from it.

My Tablet does not turn on, what do I do?

Before blaming the device hardware directly, you should check some general options:

  • Check the battery: Depending on the brand and model, once you plug the Tablet into the power, it will react in a couple of seconds showing that it has started to upload, or your logo.
  • Check that the Mini USB / HDMI port is not broken: If it turns out that your Tablet does not turn on and does not react to charging, the charging port may be broken. Hence, if it ran out of battery it will remain discharged.
  • Rule out problems on the screen: If we can hear that our Tablet makes sounds, or that something is playing in the background. Furthermore, if you have a Voice Assistant and it reacts, it is most likely that there is a software problem, more often than not the screen has stopped working.
    In those cases you can change the screen, and it is best to do it in a specialized store.
  • Check the brightness level: In an unlikely but not impossible scenario, there are tablet models on the market whose minimum brightness level is an almost black screen. In such cases, you should try to see an index on the screen, to locate the drop-down menu where the brightness level option appears.
  • These are common problems that could explain your Tablet not turning on. But they are not the only ones of course, bugs or failures are frequent, and they do not represent great difficulties to be solved.
  • Here is a general mini-guide for dealing with and solving these types of problems.
How To Fix A Tablet That Won't Turn On

Check the battery :

Although it may seem silly, the truth is that many times out of sheer confusion we forget to charge our Tablet, and since we usually do not turn it off, it ends up completely discharged.

Check that the Mini USB / HDMI port is not broken :

If it turns out that your Tablet does not turn on and does not react to charging either, the charging port may be broken. Hence, if it ran out of battery it will remain discharged.

( To solve this, it is best to go to a workshop specialized in mobile devices.)

Rule out problems on the screen :

If we can hear that our Tablet makes sounds, or that something is playing in the background. Furthermore, if you have a Voice Assistant and it reacts, it is most likely that there is a software problem, being more often than the screen has stopped working.

In these cases, you can change the screen, and it is best to do it in a specialized store.

Check the brightness level :

In an unlikely but not impossible scenario, there are tablet models on the market whose minimum level of brightness is an almost black screen. In such cases, you should try to see an index on the screen, to locate the drop-down menu where the brightness level option appears.

These are common problems that could explain that your Tablet won’t turn on. But they are not the only ones, of course, bugs or failures are frequent, and they do not represent great difficulties to be solved.

Basic protocol to follow when a Tablet does not turn on

Before seeking specialized help, it is best to try relatively simple solutions, to rule out bugs or slight bugs in the software:

  • Force restart: Each device has its own combination of physical buttons to force a restart, we will discuss the most common in a later section.
  • This method solves 80% of the power-on problems of Apple devices, and in many cases, it also has the same effect on Android tablets.
  • Restore the Operating System: When you can successfully connect your Tablet to a computer, you have the option of looking for the program offered by the manufacturer to restore your computer.

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