How to Turn On a Samsung Tablet: Simple Fixes for a Galaxy Tab A That Won’t Start

Every Samsung Tablet has a skinny button on the top or side of the chassis , this is the button you'll use to turn it on. If your tablet has any buttons on the front, these are not the main power buttons, you can ignore them for this purpose.

Are you having trouble getting your Samsung Galaxy Tab A to turn on? Don’t worry, there are some easy fixes you can try before resorting to more complicated solutions. In this post, we’ll go through the steps you can take to get your tablet up and running again.

First, make sure your tablet is connected to a charger and leave it plugged in for about 10 minutes. Sometimes, the battery is so drained that it needs a little extra time to charge enough to turn on. If this doesn’t work, move on to the next solution.

Try a force restart by pressing and holding down the volume down button and the power button for about 10 seconds. If the screen doesn’t turn on, try holding the buttons down for a little bit longer. Sometimes, there may be a delay in the device recognizing that you’re pushing the buttons.

If a force restart doesn’t work, check your charging cable. It’s possible that your device wasn’t charging because the cable is broken. Plug the cable into another device to test if it works. If it does, try wiggling the cable a bit when you plug it into your Galaxy Tab A. Over time, charging cables can malfunction due to bending and wear and tear.

If the cable isn’t the issue, take a look at your charging port. Debris can accumulate in the port and prevent your device from charging. Carefully remove any debris you see and blow into the port to remove any dust. Try charging your tablet again to see if it turns on.

These simple solutions should help you get your Samsung tablet up and running. If they don’t work, you can always take further measures, but most of the time, one of these options will do the trick.