Why does my Galaxy tab not turn on?

DerpDerphina Min August 12, 2012
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I can’t turn on my Galaxy tab. Why? I was charging and playing at the same time and it suddenly just turned off and I can’t turn it on again. Even I was pressing the ON/OFF button for 20 seconds. It is still not on.

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  1. t man
    February 9, 2013 at 12:51 am

    It worked thanks a lot!

  2. Kristen
    January 27, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I have the same problem: my galaxy shut off during game play. I had it plugged into my pc (for the first time) to charge (usually use the wall charger).

    I have tried all configurations I can find on a few threads -
    hold power and plug into pc
    hold power, touch screen plug into pc
    hold power & vol down release vol down then power

    My results:
    Every 6 seconds the charging symbol appears for a few seconds and disappears again. Nothing else happens.


    • annon
      January 27, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      I have same problem

    • Maureen Corbin
      February 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      I have the same problem, Kristen. All I get is the stupid battery symbol that flashes on once every few seconds. Did you get an answer. Maybe it's the power cord?

  3. Mujer
    January 26, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I having the same problem the tablet doesn't turn on and it not charging, I try the power and volume and doesn't work, when i plug to the pc it makes a charging sound on and off but it would not turn on. help please

  4. Deasy
    January 10, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Thank you very much, that 'press the power button together with touching the screen' is really working for me. Freaks me out a while when it was kept off

  5. rizzal
    January 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Yess..it works..u save my day..TQVM

  6. Olie Preen
    January 6, 2013 at 2:41 am

    omg!! i love you it worked...

  7. Mohd Khalid Mohd Noh
    December 16, 2012 at 5:38 am

    I tried press and hold the power button for 20 second and it works on my P6800. I got this tip from xda developer. Others have called this method 'crazy'. Wait till they see your method (ha14). :)

    For me it doesn't matter as long as any method works, it's fine by me :). Most important thing is we share it with other. Cheers!

  8. brandy
    December 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

    it worked for me too thank you soo much i thought it was really broke.

  9. EatMyDirt
    December 8, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Works :D. The key is while your holding the power button, pretend the unlock circle is there, and unlock it. Worked 4 me :D

  10. RendyLim
    November 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    i love you!
    it work :DDD

  11. Ada
    November 17, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Thank you so much it worked for me.

  12. Prince
    November 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I want to root my Samsung Galaxy Tab GT P1000....all of a sudden its disconnected from my pc and the process stop. After that it never turn on...not even went to recovery mode.....What can i do now....i search a lot and didnt work out anything...

    what i am understating from the scenario that is.....my android 2.1 is flashed and formatted. No OS is there not even any recovery thing is there...and now i cant boot....could you please help>....????

  13. carls
    November 12, 2012 at 9:52 am

    it works thank you so much!!!!

  14. Eena
    November 4, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Yeay, it worked. Pressing the on/ off key while touching the screen for about a few seconds, and the tab is now on. Thank you for the tip!

  15. Cathy
    November 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Thanks for the help. Holding the on/off key and touching the screen about 10 sec worked. I love my tablet and was very upset. Thanks again.

  16. randy mancao
    October 31, 2012 at 2:16 am

    WOW! It worked for me... perfect...

    I just bought my galaxy tab 1 week ago... I thought it is broken

    I love you

  17. Nikhil Chandak
    October 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    is ur phone charged ..??
    or ask an mobile engineer ..

  18. Heath
    October 24, 2012 at 3:26 am

    the remedy works! thanx a ton...thought i was gonna have to get a new 1

  19. Heather
    October 23, 2012 at 2:42 am

    This worked for me too! Thank you!!!!

  20. Niko Meikle
    October 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Yay!!! It worked!!! You rock!!

  21. Matt
    October 16, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I had the same problem at work today. I didn't have my charger with me, so I tried ha14's method without plugging into a pc. Holding the power button while touching the screen worked for me.

  22. linda
    October 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

    there´s a yellow triangle when i try to charge my samsung tab 2 tablet. can i continue charging and why won´t it turn on

  23. Akash
    September 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    My Samsung tab is not getting on and when i tray to connect to charger its show one Labtop and mobile picture

  24. Kannon Y
    August 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Basically, the Samsung Galaxy Tab suffers from a glitch that can cause the screen to freeze while the device appears shut off. It should still be running, although the screen is not turned on. This problem is easily remedied by turning the device entirely off by running its battery down. Unfortunately because Samsung chose to make the battery difficult to access, it's not feasible to pull the battery every time the screen goes out. But in case you want to give that a try, check this thread at XDA out. They have step-by-step instructions for resetting the battery.

    I believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab can run for about a week, in suspend mode, before the battery discharges.

    However, has ha14 suggested, there is also the very effective option of connecting the Tab to the PC and holding the power button. You can read more about that method in this thread at XDA.

  25. ha14
    August 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Connect the power cable to pc and press and hold the power button whilst at the same time touching the screen for 30 sec

    • emil azizan
      September 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Ha14...it works...thanks alot...i luvvvvvv youuuuu....hahahahaha...

      • ju-ann
        October 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

        it works to me as well..thank you so much...

    • MONICA
      October 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      wOW!!! IT WORKED FOR ME TOO!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • starsun
      October 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      thank u very much... u r awsm

    • VISION
      November 3, 2012 at 10:32 am

      It doesn't work just the battery logo and then it will shut down then the logo of galaxy tab will appear but not going to turn on

    • vixendeity
      November 17, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you so much. It worked like a charm, on the very first try. The key really is to touch the screen, because I've tried holding the power button while I'm connecting the tab to my laptop but to no avail.

      (Galaxy Note tablet)

    • Hollie
      December 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      wow it worked thanks

    • Annie
      December 31, 2012 at 7:18 am

      TOTALLY WORKED! THANK YOU! I was really freaking out for a little bit!!!!

    • Vikkee
      February 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      all thanks to Ha14,,ur suggestion worked 4 me...

    • alice00
      February 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      omg!!! thanxx alot it worked

    • Jirola9
      February 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm


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