Answer to: My Dell Venue 8 won't chargeIt's been about a year since I last posted and wanted to update. I don't really use the Venue that much but have been playing with it lately. As I said in post above, widows has a problem with sleep mode on Dell Venue 8 so I had turned off sleep, but there is also a problem with hibernate. If I charged the Venue to 100% and shut it down, then tried to boot it up the very next day, the battery would be dead again. I could not understand how, even if the battery was bad, it could lose its complete charge in 24 hours if it was off. Also there would be times it felt warm even though it was off and not connected to charger. I've come to understand that the Venue does not actually shut down completely, if hibernate is enabled. If you never use hibernate you can simply disable it through the Command Prompt, by typing "powercfg -h off" (without quotes). This will not only allow the Venue to completely shutdown but will also free up space on your C: drive. So, I only have two options when I go to start, power button, ...
Answer to: My Dell Venue 8 won't chargeI've been having same issue. I think I've found an answer. If you hold down the power button (with charger disconnected) for 4 minutes, it supposedly does a deep battery discharge. I then plugged it back in, waited a few minutes and booted it up. In the past, when battery was depleted and I plugged it back in, I'd get the orange light, till it charged for about an hour. This time it booted after just a few minutes. This seems to be the same concept as above (removing battery) without having to do that. The Venue 8 seems to have an issue Dell will not discuss that causes problem, which is sometimes, when you shut down windows, Venue actually goes into sleep mode not shutdown, but you think it's off, so battery runs down.