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Tablet Touchscreen Not Working? 7 Tips to Fix Touch Problems

Christian Cawley Updated 15-07-2020

We’ve all been there. Tapping, swiping or zoom-pinching, there’s often a moment when the touchscreen display on your tablet refuses to respond. How do you overcome this, and achieve tablet-tapping Zen?


Why Your Tablet Touchscreen Doesn’t Respond

As the primary mode of interaction between you and your apps, the tablet touchscreen is vitally important. Any damage inflicted—knocks to the device, scratches or worse—will degrade the touchscreen. Short of paying for a replacement, you will need to make sure the display is kept safe and intact.

What might cause a touchscreen to stop responding? Consider the following:

  • A knock might dislodge the touchscreen digitizer
  • Dropping or jarring the tablet can affect the cable connecting the digitizer to the mainboard resulting in display and responsiveness issues

This tablet display is unresponsive

  • Dirt, dust, hair, and other detritus can confuse the touchscreen
  • Scratches and cracks will reduce touchscreen reliability

There are several things you can do to help with this.

The following tips—also suitable for smartphones—will help you resolve your tablet’s touchscreen responsiveness issues. We’ve designed this guide for all touchscreen tablet computers, running iOS, Android, or Windows.


1. Make More RAM Available

Perhaps the best place to start in troubleshooting screen responsiveness issues is to make more system RAM available. This may take a moment but should give you an idea of how bad the problem is.

Android users have a wealth of options for freeing up space on tablets, such as clearing the app cache or using third party apps. Our guide to spring cleaning your Android The 1-2-3 Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Android Smartphone If your Android phone has started slowing down after a bit of time, here's how you can speed it up again! Read More should come in handy here.

Memory issues on an iPad can lead to slow responses from your touchscreen. The best way to deal with this is to close any apps that you’re not using:

  1. Double click Home
  2. Swipe up on each unneeded app to close

If your iPad touchscreen is not working, try closing apps


After you’ve closed all the apps you no longer need, your tablet should be more responsive. Jailbroken iPads can run task management apps, meanwhile, which will help you to close any running processes you don’t need.

On Windows 10 tablets, close as many desktop apps as is practical can before switching to the Start screen. Then:

  1. Hold WIN+TAB to display the task switching view
  2. Tap the X on each app to close

If freeing up some RAM helps with your touchscreen tablet’s responsiveness, then this should be all you need to do.

2. Touchscreen Not Working? Restart Your Tablet

Further troubleshooting can be performed by restarting your tablet. When the device restarts, most applications will be closed.


Restarting a tablet isn’t a case of just tapping the power button to turn the screen off. Instead, the whole device must be switched off and back on again.

For Android users, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Just hold the power button down and select Restart.

iPad owners should close each open app before holding the Sleep/Wake button and dragging slide to shutdown. If closing apps isn’t possible, your model of iPad will determine how to restart.

For the iPad Air:

  1. Hold Power and Home until the tablet restarts
  2. Release when you see the Apple logo

On the iPad Pro:

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button
  2. Repeat with the Volume Down button
  3. Press and hold Power until the tablet restarts

Windows tablet owners can restart their devices by tapping Start then Power > Restart. If the device fails to respond, hold the power button for 10 seconds to reboot.

3. Use System Apps to Detect Unresponsive Touchscreen Areas

Use a maps app to test your touchscreen

Often when a tablet touchscreen is being unresponsive, the problem can be localized to a portion of the display.

Knowing which area(s) of the touchscreen are failing to respond correctly can be useful in diagnosing what is wrong. This information would prove useful to any engineer who ends up repairing the tablet.

A useful means of checking which areas of your display work and which don’t is to employ a couple of apps.

With a calculator app you can test simple taps across the display. Use the screen rotate function to check the tablet in all orientations.

A maps app, meanwhile, can be used to determine problems with dragging and pinch-to-zoom.

4. Calibrate Your Tablet’s Touchscreen

Calibrating your tablet display can resolve many touchscreen detection issues.

For iPad, there is no calibration tool available or required. However, if you are using a jailbroken device that is registering your taps and swipes incorrectly, perform a hard reset. This will undo the jailbreak, but your device should work again.

On Android, free calibration and testing apps are available. Touchscreen Calibration will help you spot issues with touchscreen responsiveness. Meanwhile, Touch Screen Test is designed to help you find specific areas where input is not detected.

Windows 10 users can calibrate their tablet for touch or stylus.

  1. Tap Start and type “control panel”
  2. Click Control Panel > Hardware and Sound
  3. Click Tablet PC Settings
  4. Select Calibrate the screen for pen and touch input
  5. Choose the display then click Calibrate
  6. Select Pen input or Touch input
  7. Follow the instructions to calibrate the display

5. Call an Engineer to Fix Your Tablet Touchscreen

As you may already realize, there are problems that are so bad that you will need an engineer.

For devices that are in warranty, this means contacting the manufacturer and arranging a return, or dropping into a store. iPads, for example, can be taken to Apple Stores; Samsung tablets can similarly be taken to Samsung stores. In some cases, doorstep repairs are possible, where the device is repaired in a mobile workshop parked outside your home.

Check your device manufacturer’s support pages to find the correct steps to arrange repair. Make it clear what steps you have attempted to resolve the touchscreen issues.

6. Realign the Tablet Display

Realign your tablet's touchscreen

This is a risky option that sometimes pays off. However, only attempt if you have a device that is out of warranty and can’t afford a professional repair. It’s more suited to cheaper Android tablets rather than top end Samsungs, iPads, or Windows tablets.

It basically involves you removing and resetting the display, aiming for improved touchscreen response.

Before you grab your tablet check if you can find the tools and instructions for disassembling your device. YouTube is a great source if you can find a video for your device.

However, don’t take this step lightly; perform as much research as possible before you begin to break your tablet open.

7. Replace a Cracked Tablet Screen

As noted above, if your tablet screen is cracked, it can impact reliability. Whether it’s big or small, a cracked tablet screen will always end up not working

Having your tablet looked at by an engineer under warranty is the smart option, but isn’t always possible.

If your tablet is out of warranty and the screen is cracked, you have two options:

  • Pay for repair
  • Repair it yourself

Paying for a repair shouldn’t be too expensive. Often, the repair can be done the same day—in city centers, repair shops can often do it while you wait. This depends on the tablet model and the parts the shop has in stock, however.

Prepared to replace the display yourself? Check our guide to replacing a cracked smartphone display How to Replace a Damaged Phone Screen Display Here's how to DIY replace a damaged phone screen display. You don't have to pay for smartphone repairs if you break the screen! Read More to get started.

Get Your Tablet Touchscreen Working Again

We’ve covered all bases here, providing you with the most effective ways to resolve problems with your tablet’s touchscreen:

  1. Make more RAM available
  2. Restart your tablet
  3. Use apps to detect unresponsive areas
  4. Calibrate the touchscreen
  5. Call an engineer
  6. Realign the display
  7. Replace a cracked tablet touchscreen

Have a different problem with your tablet? Here’s how to save a tablet or phone that has been dropped in water How to Save a Phone or Tablet Dropped in Water You dropped your tablet or phone in water? Here's how to get the water out and ensure your device survives. Read More .

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  1. Jap
    June 18, 2019 at 12:23 am

    I have a Lenovo tablet and I am not able to put my password on it...

  2. Jap
    June 18, 2019 at 12:22 am

    I have a Lenovo tablet, I am not even able to put my password on it..... Once am able to put it I can manage but before;it's such a frustration.... Any help there??

  3. Regina Coburn
    May 6, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Sometimes it is the fault of the person using such devices and not a broken device unless every brand new device out there is defective - seeing I can walk into an electronic store and simply touch any working touch screen device and it will go berzerk. I am not alone or special in any way - or have any illnesses that has been used to try and explain a medical cause for such issues. What manufactures, human beings, and medical science need to come to terms with is no matter how great you like touch screen products at least a large part of human beings are going to experience degrees of static related issues with these products, no matter what. Humans like me do not buy touch screen devices - it is a waste of money. I am sure owners of businesses that carry a variety of different devices like that do not relish me or others like me - coming into their store and basically damaging all their stock just because I touched it.

  4. Aloson
    August 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    This is so stupid they just making up things just to put something on the internet.?? It wont work for nothing

  5. Linda Saint John
    February 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks Christian Cawley.... Your remark about pressing the buttons (on/volume) at the same time worked fine on my ASUS tablet....
    Again, thanks.... Linda

  6. Linda Saint Joh
    February 3, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks, Christian Cawley.... I had the same problem with my ASUS tab.... The touchscreen froze and so neither the Off of Restart worked. I read your remark about pressing the site buttons (on/volume) at the same time..... Bingo... It restarted!
    Again, thanks

  7. Janice Silver
    February 2, 2017 at 12:22 am

    The problem is the touchscreen doesn't work. So how can I restart my tablet if the touch screen doesn't work? That's the point of the problem. I can push the power button and I have two choices of power off or restart. But the touch screen doesn't work. If you read your responses many of them require touching the touch screen. The touch screen that doesn't work. Hence my frustration. I have an aqt80

    • Christian Cawley
      February 2, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      I think the key here, as with many other comments, is that the title of the article refers to "touchscreen problems" not "broken touchscreen".

      If your touchscreen is broken then it stands to reason that your device is forfeit (unless it supports keyboard and mouse).

      • Defiant
        October 16, 2018 at 5:58 am

        The real problem is with google, cause I also typed turn a broken non responsive touchscreen & of course Google brings up every other mention including your site that I am replying to. + your 5 answers are basic, basically boring like the manual that repeats itself on every freaking page with warning, caution & not so useful garbage given by all the manufacturer's of the devices we buy. & if it looks like I don't know how to spell I blame the dumbass word corrector that keeps changing my words after spacebar is pressed.

        • Fran
          September 27, 2019 at 6:41 pm

          Difiant: I give your feedback a 5 star. Well said my friend! 👍 😂

        • Fran
          September 27, 2019 at 6:43 pm

          Difiant: I give your feedback a 5 star. Well said!!!! 👍😂

  8. blah
    August 12, 2016 at 3:21 am


  9. Owen
    July 30, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    I have a lenovo tablet, and I have replaced the digitiser with an authentic one but it works in the opposite were the srenn is touched, from any point. Please help me if possible

    • Christian Cawley
      July 31, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      This is a tricky one to diagnose. Are you certain you fitted the digitizer the right way around?

  10. Colin Whitelam
    June 15, 2016 at 12:30 am

    I have an 8" Bush tablet, model number AC800PL. It isn't letting me do anything on it. The screen keeps flickering on and off, it won't let me turn it off, I can't get the aeroplane mode off and it keeps saying that System UL isn't working. HELP!!!!!!!!

    • Christian Cawley
      June 15, 2016 at 8:06 am

      I had no idea Bush made tablets. I'm going to assume it's a relabeled Chinese import -- and that's the problem, really,. many of these devices are subpar, and don't even accept standard support methods.

      I would suggest searching the web to find out the actual model, and to find support for that. It should be possible to install a better version of Android, but this will require some research first.

  11. xGSx
    April 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    My Model M752H KOCASO tablet has stopped tracking the motion of my finger. I need help, I was advised to realign my tablet screen. I have not done anything, please help.

  12. xGSx
    April 27, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    My tablet stopped responding to my finger touching to the screen. I lost my volume button and need to know if you can buy and replace a volume buttons. Please help, I cant let my model: M752H KOCASO Tablet to die.I was giving advice to re align the screen.

  13. larie walker
    January 14, 2016 at 1:25 am

    How do I restart it if it doesn't respond to touch?

    • Christian Cawley
      January 14, 2016 at 9:28 am

      The details of this would depend on the model. Probably a combination of power button and volume.

  14. Lessa
    January 2, 2016 at 6:45 am

    My apps are loading, but not working.
    I'm trying to play subway surfers, and the characters are moving on the screen, but it won't let me click on anything or play.

  15. awesomedu
    January 1, 2016 at 10:50 am

    I have a tablet,and the screen is broken.Its all glitched.When i turn it on its all grey and has stripes.Anyone else having this problem?

    • mortaldc
      March 26, 2016 at 5:40 am

      Your screen is 100% broken...

  16. prasanna
    December 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    my mobile phone bis sony z 3 android . problem is backing , minimizing closing icons (touching) are not working .other touching area is working. please help me to solve this
    Thank you

  17. josh
    November 29, 2015 at 5:58 am

    this was not helpful at all. thanks for not helping and wasting my time

    • Niels
      January 1, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Agreed, all of these options require a keyboard or touch screen. Sure, let me use my touch screen to fix my touchscreen that isn't working, oh, wait...

      • Christian Cawley
        January 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm

        The post is called "5 Tips to Resolve Your Tablet’s Touchscreen Problems"


        "5 Tips to Repair Your Tablet’s Broken Touchscreen"

  18. the lost android
    November 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    i have a visual land pristege elite 9q+ tablet and ive been having a lot of problems with the display of this tablet. i bought it earlier this year and at first i wasnt having any problems with it. then around july i started experiencing problems with the display. sometimes when i touched the screen it would touch a hold different app. kinda like someone else was controlling the tablet. so i thought it was the screen protector so i took the screen protector off. then the problem got worse. the screen started jerking and moving even when i wasnt touching it. so one day out of anger and fustration, i hit the screen. hitting the screen seemed to make it "act right". so every time the screen started to make this sporatik movements i would hit the screen. well the problem got even worse and the worser it got the more i pounded on the display. well fast forward to yesterday, the screen was acting crazy so i hit it. and the display cracked. but thats not the worst part. the display is now nearly unresponsive. i say nearly because when i touch the lock screen the clock widget moves like im touching it. even when im touching a whole other part of the screen. and sometimes since i have a pattern unlock on my lock screen the pattern would start to show as if im unlocking it but it doesnt complete itself. i read up online that the only way ill be able to fix my tablet i to replace a certain part of the screen. but i want to know your opinion. the crack isnt that bad in my opinion but i just want my screen to work again. any suggestions?

  19. jada1230
    November 23, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    okay. so i have a prestige elite 9q+ and i got it earlier this year, around may. so at fist i wasnt having any problems with it. the tablet was fast and very responsive. then around july the tablet started acting funny. it would touch things that i wasnt touching. like i would touch the icon for tumblr and it would either zoom out the screen or touch a whole other app. so i thought okay must be the screen protector. took the screen protector off and the freaking thing scratched. and the scracthes werent deep wither. they were micro-scracthes. so the touch problem got even worser. like everytime i turn the tablet on if i was on it for 5 minutes the touch problem would start. so me being overly fustrated i started hitting the screen. everytime i hit the screen the tablet would start working right. so i started hitting the screen everytime the touch thing started. well fast forward today the screen was acting crazy so i hit the screen but this time the screen cracked. right dead smack in the middle of the display. the device still powers on but the screen isnt working at all. i tried resettting it but thats no even working. im panicking because im scared my mom is going to be mad at me. somebody please tell me what to do. also the screen looks to be plastic not glass sooo

    • Christian Cawley
      November 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Cheap displays and touch digitizers are invariably plasticy. If it feels cold to touch, it's glass - anything else is plastic. Frankly, plastic doesn't work well with fingers and static. A good option might be to keep the screen dust and grease free, and try using a stylus for a few days and see how that goes.

  20. Anonymous
    October 29, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I have a Trio Stealth G4 10.1 inch tablet & I've had it since Christmas (I got it for $90 on a Cyber Monday sale) my problem is whenever I type or tap the screen the screen randomly turns upside down or lines appear on the screen that fades to gray. But if I tap the screen hard the picture returns. (It's hard to explain the situation cuz I'm not tech savvy at all. I haven't dropped my tablet or gotten anything on it. I even have a case on it to keep it safe, what could be causing my screen to glitch out & act like this? Please help :(

  21. Anonymous
    August 4, 2015 at 3:43 am

    i have a nexus 7 tablet. some of the screen when u click does nothing but some does work. i know its a common issue for this tablet but only way to fix that i heard is risky cause u could break your tablet for good if not very careful. any ideas??

  22. Anonymous
    June 15, 2015 at 5:31 am

    I love it!!!! You're giving advice on potentially fixing the "Touch" response of the screen, yet a couple of these options require the Touch Response to actually work.... in order to fix the touch response.

    Well Done.
    Good Bye.

    • Anonymous
      September 7, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      I agree with you I don't know why they put that

    • Christian Cawley
      September 7, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Well, you could use OTG. Or a Bluetooth keyboard if the relationship is already setup.

      The vast majority of touchscreen response issues can be resolved by using the touchscreen and applying patience. Those that cannot are 90% down to damaged devices that need the digitizer replacing.


  23. Moina Salah
    May 30, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    touch screen problem in a small section with acer tab how can i solve?

  24. Don
    May 14, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I have a trio stealth G4. Half of the screen is gray. The other half I can see and touch apps but they are very light colored. Do you know what might be the problem?

  25. arnolddollente
    May 3, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Hi patulong naman po... kc po yung buewave ko ayaw po magrespond ng screen ,,what shold I do po ?

  26. spring
    April 19, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Hi..does anyone know what I can do to solve my windows 8 tablet? The problem is that I calibrated and now my tablet isnt working...I used it as touch screen because I don't have a mouse or keyboard. ..can anyone tell me what I can do to change the I need a stylus?

    • Christian Cawley
      April 21, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      get a stylus, but probably best a USB keyboard, even if it's just a low cost one or borrowed for a few minites to recalibrate (or reset your system)

  27. david
    April 13, 2015 at 5:58 am

    My brian tab switches on but after booting and showing d home screen for about 1 seconds, it goes blank and on pressing the wake button it doesnt come up, the tab is working well with no problem with touch screen...please help me out

    • Christian Cawley
      April 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Your tablet clearly is not working well. You need to contact the manufacturer.

  28. Alyakim
    March 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    My tablet was stepped a couple years ago, and I just recently found it again, after tucking it away because I could not even unlock it. I found it again, and would really like to be able to use it again, but I can't even unlock it. I kept trying to swipe it for a while, and I did eventually get a little bit of a response, but I could not swipe it far enough to get it actually unlocked.

    • Christian Cawley
      March 25, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      What make tablet was it? How did the touchscreen stop working?

    • Alyakim
      March 25, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      It was a cheap android tablet, I don't remember much besides the fact it costed about $80. After it was stepped on, the screen didn't work.

  29. Diamond
    March 10, 2015 at 1:14 am

    what if you have an Asus tablet? I can't put my password to get in, because the touchscreen doesn't work.

  30. mc1964
    February 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I have a weird problem. When I touch my screen, it registers touches all over the screen. If I hold my finger on the screen, it acts like it's being touched rapidly over and over. The funny thing is that it only does this when the power cord is plugged in. Unplugged, the touch screen works normally. I thought it might have something to do with the outlet that I plugged it into, but it does the same thing no matter where I plug it in.

    • Christian Cawley
      February 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Sounds like a dodgy cable. Is it the original/approved cable?

    • mc1964
      February 27, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      It's the original cable that it came with. It still charges the battery fine, though. But I bet you're right.

  31. megan
    February 19, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    I cant even unlock it

  32. megan
    February 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    My touchscreen doesnt work stat. I can wake the screen up and plug in keyboard in the usb slot and it reponds but I can even unlock it. It happened for no reason, any advise?

    • Christian Cawley
      February 20, 2015 at 11:25 am

      have you applied a screen protector, megan?

  33. kat
    February 18, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    I have a Galaxy Tab3 jellybean 4.1 and the rubber tipped stylus quit working with it but finger touch is intact. WTH? Pencil stylus won't work either. Is there a setting or something? Thx

  34. Ramzi
    February 3, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I have a brand new Samsung Tab 4, 10". Last night, I applied a screen protector, by Armorsuit, followed the instructions step by step, and left it over night for 24 hours as per instructions, for it to dry up. Turned on the tab after the given time. It comes on but its touch sensors are completely unresponsive. I can't even enter my unlock pin.
    I have now removed the screen protector and yet it is unresponsive. OMG!!
    Someone who something HELP pls. It will be appreciated wholeheartedly.

    • Christian Cawley
      February 12, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Did you follow the instructions correctly? Are you sure it was the screen protector that caused the problem? Did you use too much water in the application? Water damage usually isn't covered by warranty.

      Probably your best option would be to contact Armorsuit and find out if they have any advice for this situation. maybe mention this from their FAQ

    • sandro
      February 15, 2015 at 9:25 am

      Exactly the same thing happened to me but with a diff brand of screen protector. How did you solve it?

    • Christian Cawley
      February 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Did your screen protector have a water-based step, sandro?

    January 27, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    pls my tablet screen has broken and one half is working and the other isn't what do i do?

    • Christian Cawley
      January 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      You'll either have to buy a new tablet, or see if it is practical and affordable to replace the screen.

  36. rahman
    January 25, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    after format my touchmate tab it seems some specific place touch were not working
    my tab is u-tab tochmate model. TM-MID785
    pls give me a solution

    • Christian Cawley
      January 30, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      try reformatting again, perhaps the touch drivers aren't working correctly. Otherwise, you have a defective touch panel.

  37. rahman
    January 25, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    after format my touchmate tab it seems some specific place touch were not working
    my tab is u-tab tochmate model. TM-MID785
    pls give me a solution

    January 15, 2015 at 12:43 am


    • Christian Cawley
      January 18, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Hi Mystery Girl. The first thing you should do is find the model number, then google the problem. Perhaps visit and pose the problem in their forum.

      (Don't use caps though, they don't like that...)

  39. Tablet Lover
    December 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Ugh my tablet turns and but when I touch it nothing happened! I slick restart and it doesn't work my touchscreen is broken my TOUCHscreen!

    • shammy
      April 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      mine too it's brand is geo tech. vision

  40. Ella
    December 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    My tablet's ecran is broke inside of it and one pair of my ecran does not work ????????what can I do to repair it fast and without problems? I need an easy way 'cause I don't understand to much from electronic things ???????? please help me

  41. AA
    March 24, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Hi. I have an Acer Iconia B1 tab. It is sensitive to touch on the lock screen. Once unlocked, only the very top and the portion above the bottom button bar is sensitive to touch. Auto rotate does not work either. Is this a software problem or a hardware problem? I have restarted the tab few times, but not yet reset it to factory settings.

    • Christian C
      March 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Has the touch screen ever worked correctly when unlocked? It *sounds* like software, but I wouldn't swear to that.

      Are you using any unusual apps? These might affect it if it ever worked correctly. Other than this, a factory reset would seem in order.

  42. Kelly
    March 15, 2014 at 12:43 am

    I have an Acer Android tablet and the touchscreen is being unresponsive &/or opens stuff up that I'm not even close to touching. I tried resetting it to factory use to see if the touch screen would resolve itself. It didn't. Even the sound has quit working. It has not been dropped, it is out of warranty. Sometimes I have to keep tapping constantly before it will work and its just more frustrating than it's worth. Can it be fixed? It used to be very sensitive touch responsive and I kinda got used to that. Now i have to just keep hammering on it (semi-lightly of course).

  43. kimmie
    February 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I have a samsung tab 2 and the screen is unresponsive I dont know what to do as I cannot touch the screen

  44. anthony
    January 17, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    I accedently droppeed my tablet now the screen is cracked and touch screen doesn't work where is the closest place to get it repaired in sa

    • SOPHIA
      February 15, 2014 at 3:20 am


    • SOPHIA
      February 15, 2014 at 3:21 am

      OH IM 10

    • Jazmine
      May 22, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Same Anthony and now the top of my tablet don't work ugh

  45. Tina
    December 13, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    If you have a keyboard you can use it for the cheaper android tablets to get the touch working again. You plug it in hit esc and ctrl to unlock hit the off button use keys to turn it off and then turn it on it worked for me today when my son dropped it.

    • Christian C
      December 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Excellent tip, Tina. Should be noted that this will only work on devices that support OTG.

  46. Ish
    October 25, 2013 at 3:12 am

    My tab is locked and I can't even restart it. what do i doo?????????

    • Christian C
      October 25, 2013 at 8:03 am

      You need to use Google to find out how to reset your particular model using the hardware buttons.

    • shammy
      April 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      yea me too I want to know the tab is locked and the touch isn't do I get on????

  47. Lisa B
    September 27, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Some times just putting the screen to sleep and waking it up works

  48. Andrew R
    September 27, 2013 at 3:28 am

    Great article. Helped my a lot. Thanks