Android Tablet Not Turning ON : 15 Reasons & Solution



If your Android tab is not powering / switching on. Then there might be the no of reasons for this. In most of the cases simple DIY method can bring the tab back to life. If the tab has some hardware fault then it can be fixed in repair center only.

Here we are going to state possible reasons which can help you in turning your Android device On.

1- Remove the Battery
It is possible that your Android device may get stuck in power off mode. This situation arise because the Android device get basically frozen.

Solution : Remove the battery from the Android device, wait for a moment, and reinsert the battery and then press Power Key. It remove all power from the Android device and termed as Power Cycle.

 2-  Long press the power button
Long press the power button upto 45 seconds in order to remove all power from the Android device. This might turn your Android device ON. If not proceed to the next step.

3- Charge the Battery
One possible reason if your device is not switching ON from the above steps, might be your device is out of charge.

Solution : First connect it to charger and wait for 5 minutes and then try to switch on the mobile.

4- Perform a Factory reset from Recovery mode
If your device get ON and if it get freeze or boot process fail or it immediately switch off. Then, there may be software problem. In such case holding power button for long time may not work. As, these methods are used when the device does not respond at all.

Solution : This method cost your data. If you have memory card in your device remove it. Otherwise, it will erase all data from it and the device will be set to its default state.
Every Device has different key combination for Factory reset. See different key combination option here or search in Google for the combination. After entering in recovery mode, press wipe data to reset it.

5- Sleep of Death

In this state the device automatically goes to the sleep mode and fails to wake up. In order to recover from this problem we have to use Trial-and-error approach which determine which process works or not.

Solution : The possible solution is to put the device in charging and then press the power button.

6- May be Due to Dust
One possible reason if you are holding power button and it does not work. Maybe it’s time to open the device and clean it up with brush or thinner. After cleaning put it for charging and then press Power key for start. Check the cleaning process in below video.

 7- Power button Broken
In this case you can put your device in charging and then press Volume down button. It will start your device but all the time during starting you have to perform the same operation.

Solution : Go for its replacement for ease of yours.

8- Re-inserting the SIM
One possible solution can be if you take out your Sim card and boot the Device and switch it off and then insert the Sim card. In few cases this method works.

9- Due to carbon
Due to moist in rainy and winter season the carbon occurs very frequently, specially on the connecting jack, i.e. battery connector, Mic connector, speaker connector etc

Solution :  Clean the power jack as shown in above video.

10- Dry soldering
If the tablet is kept for long time and not in use. Then in that case the IC’s or the essential chips, which is attached with the board or the PCB with soldering gets dried.

Solution : Resold the dried part in order to work properly.

11- Corrupt OS
The OS may be corrupted which won’t let the tab switch on.

Solution : See the OS installation method.

12- Faulty charger
If the charger is not supplying the proper or prescribed voltage and amp.

13- Damaged charging connector
The charging of the tablet may be damaged or loose.

Solution : Remove the power jack.

14- Loose Connection
The terminal connecting PCB and Battery wire may be loose, in order to recover check the connecting terminal.

15- Charger Connector Point
Maybe, the Gold plated wire inside the connector point has been misplaced. To sort out, use brush to adjust its position.


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  • Sammi Specht

    i have an allwinner a33 astar rtl8703 tablet, android 4.4.2. i did a factory reset and it got stuck on erasing screen for a day and a half, then it shut off. now it will not turn on. i cant do hard reset. my laptop does not recognize my device because it will not turn on to sync. i tried to use phoenix card to flash images to try to boot it up, with no success. i cannot find any firmware to help me. i am stuck. i have been trying for 2 days to try to get it to boot up. i would appreciate any help. he only thing i have no done yet was take the tablet apart and remove the battery.

  • Lorraine Bonner

    I have a Samsung galaxy tab that just stopped working, and a Vizio that won’t charge. Help?

    • Try to flash samsung tablet and check cc of Vizio

  • massoom

    hi , I have a lenovo b8000 h yoga tablet , I know already how to hard reset too, but my problem is different ,

    here even after hard reset, if I see some apps reappear again , now applications like, gems game , hulk king ( Chinese game ) , and if I goto my file manager , I see a android folder , in that folder I see some folders like data and DAT, if I delete them and then goto app manager and shut down all apps or disable it then my tab will b running smoothly, till next time I restart my tab, ( till now this time I have not yet even connected to any WiFi or mobile / mobile data network )))
    now when I put the wif I password on it ,now new apps start appearing like android system , adobe air and guard service

    now these apps do not open if u click on it just a blank page is appeared on screen,
    even if I goto apps manager , multiple processes of the guard service are mentioned
    are my 32000 rupees gone for waste I guess

  • Jawad Irshad

    i have a Quantum q-wave a100mc tablet which is been stuck in its company
    logo and doesn’t go further. i need its firmware and its installation
    guidelines . Please help

  • Jawad Irshad

    i have a Quantum q-wavea100mc tablet which is been stuck in its company
    logo and doesn’t go further. i need its firmware and its installation
    guidelines . Please help me out

  • Jawad Irshad

    i have a Quantum q-wavea100mc tablet which is been stuck in its company
    logo and doesn’t go further. i need its firmware and its installation
    guidelines . Please help

  • Jennifer

    I have a Lenovo Thinkpad that will not restart, I tried to reset and it just pops up the lenovo screen.. Help