The fourth iteration of the 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab tablet. Available in both Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE.

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Won't turn on at all

My tablet will not turn on no matter how long I hold down the power button and I try charging it and nothing happens.

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this is happening to my tab 4 10.1 inch my tab is about 8 months no water damage i only use this tab about 5 times or less my son drop it on the floor and from there the tab woulnt turn on or do nothing anybody knows??

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Nothing happened to it

It was new about 3 months ago

Was on charge then when i checked it nothing not even power to it

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It's happened to me too

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I was having the same problem and continuously held the power down while researching how to fix it and then it turned on. It had to have been well over a minute and it came on fully charged. This was after charging it through the night but not being sure if it was charging. They should put a disclaimer on these tablets to not let them go completely dead.

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So this is the same issue I'm having, does this cause them to not charge as well or appear to not charge??

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I thought the tablet was dead. There were no signs of charging. I have had this problem before so I started by using a charger that I know has no issues, still no signs of charging. I left it overnight and then tried every trick I could remember from past instances. Some of those are listed here. So I started researching for more ideas and held the power button during that time. Then suddenly I heard it power on.

My theory on this is that there is an issue when the battery goes completely dead. I think most devices manage charging voltage and amps with software. If the battery dies and then is not recharged soon there is not enough power for the tablet to know it is charged.

Probably a software bug causes a loop of it thinking its not charged even after it is.

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Did anything happen to it prior to this? Water damage? a fall? unauthorised software installation?

How old is it and was it brought new or refurbished?

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Will

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same thing happened with mine. Just stopped working

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Best Buy said it would cost more to repair it and I should buy a new one.

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That's the purpose of Geek Squad, to sell warranties and new products. Geek Squad are not computer techs!

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I have the same problem(s) with my Tab 4 also, Model # SM-530-NU, welcome to the club! I went to 6 different repair shops (STAPLES, BEST BUY, OFFICE DEPOT, FRY'S AND MOBILE KANGAROO) all say the same thing we don't fix them just throw them away, unreal! Then they refurbish them and sell for $224.00 (U.S.), Samsung Customer service, after 2 hours on the phone, they wanted $296.00 up front and you send it to them and said it would cost $71.00 for battery replacement plus labor cost and $196 for motherboard, plus labor. Well I was fit to be tied, they could care less about their defective products after it was out of warranty(1 year). Always take out additional coverage on any electronic foreign made garbage today. Keep all your records on everything you buy today.

They have some good ideas on here, sometimes the battery connector (INSIDE UNIT) comes LOOSE and you have to open the unit. If your not handy, find some handsome guy to fix it for you. It's tricky, right tools and parts, a handsome nerd to fix it for you. When it come to reality, these so called techs(most) in these above stores don't know nothing about tablets (repairs) at all. Enough said!

NormG

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