Android tablet released in January 2015. The Dell Venue 8 7840 has an 8.40 inch display with a resolution of 2560 pixels by 1600 pixels.

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Why does it power off by it self.

it powers off by it self while playing games.

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More details. Is it plugged in? Do you get any error? Does it come back on right after?


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@michael1855,Mike, If it seems to only shutting down when playing games, it is probably a heat issue. Games use a lot of the resources of a tablet causing them to heat up. Check all the little vents for dust,etc., and clean them to give good air circulation and when using try to use on a hard service such as a table/desk(not a pillow or on carpet). Have you given any thought to playing games on a tablet cooler/cooling pad, these can be beneficial sometimes and you can find them on line or electronics shop/big box stores. Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.

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I took the cover off and blew out the holes. It works great now. Thanks, Mike


@michael1855, Mike, you are welcome, that's great, feel free to select my answer as your solution and thanks for posting back.


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