Why won’t my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 turn on or charge?

May 20, 2014
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I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, which does not turn on and won’t charge. I tried all the things listed in other threads, but they didn’t work, so I bought a new battery and put it in. It turned on right away which made me happy, but a week later, we’re back to the same problem. It won’t charge or turn on. Sometimes, when first plugged in, it will flash the battery indicator light a couple of times, then it won’t any more. It’s not charging, if I leave it a while and come back to turn it on, it does not. Any advice before I buy a new one?

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  1. Dalsan M
    May 20, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Samsung Galaxy devices seem to be very touchy with charging habits. What battery level does the battery get to before plugging in the charger? Do you keep the charger plugged in for extended periods of time, even if the battery is full? I see a pattern of Galaxy devices having this issue should the battery become completely depleted, the battery life reaches below 15-20%, or the charger remains plugged in for extended periods of time while the battery is full.

    The most common suggestions that work often are pressing the power button for 15-30 seconds, or pressing the home/volume down or up/power button at the same time for 10-20 seconds, pressing power and touching the screen, trying another charger and/or cable, or even pressing power and volume up/down while plugging the the charger.

    This is a known issue as many people have complained about it, yet Samsung has done little to fix the issue. There was a point in time where Samsung released an update to alleviate the "sudden death syndrome", which was caused by a defective chip. There may be a another chip that reads the battery state that may be causing your issue, though the only thing that you can try to do is the suggestions above or try to get a warranty replacement or repair done.