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Dell Venue 8 Troubleshooting

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Venue 8 Will Not Turn On ¶ 

Venue 8 screen won't light up, device won't boot up

Bad Power Supply ¶ 

Ensure that the Venue 8 Tablet’s battery is not dead, and can hold a charge. Attempt to charge your device and try to turn it on after a few moments of charging. If the device wont turn on due to a bad power supply, you may need to replace the battery.

Bad Power Button ¶ 

If Venue 8 wont respond to the power button, there may be a connection problem between the power button and the mother board. If this is the issue, you may use this guide to replace it.

Venue 8 Audio isn’t Working ¶ 

Sound is distorted or isn’t working at all

Speakers have sustained damage ¶ 

When sounds are distorted (popping, scratching, muffled, etc.) or have stopped working, the speaker in the tablet may have become damaged and is unable to work. If you hear any of these distortions the speaker may be damaged or broken. Use “this” guide to replace the speaker in the Dell Venue 8.

Venue 8 Won’t Charge ¶ 

Venue 8 won't respond to charger

Bad Power Supply ¶ 

Ensure that the Venue 8 Tablet’s battery is not dead, and can hold a charge. Attempt to charge your device and try to turn it on after a few moments of charging. If the device wont turn on due to a bad power supply, you may need to replace the battery.

Venue 8 is Not Plugged In ¶ 

Ensure that the device is plugged into the electrical outlet or USB port, correctly.

To avoid charging issues, use official chargers with the tablet.

Touchscreen Doesn’t Work ¶ 

The front screen won't respond to touch commands

Unclean Touchscreen ¶ 

Ensure that the touchscreen is clean from debris. Use a touchscreen cleaning cloth or microfiber cleaning cloth to clean off any debris that may have gotten on the Venue 8.

Bad Touch Digitizer ¶ 

If the screen will not respond to commands, there may be a problem with the Touch Digitizer. This guide will help you replace the screen.

Venue 8 Cameras Won't Function ¶ 

The Venue 8 cameras won't feed image or display proper image.

Venue 8 Cameras are Damaged ¶ 

Venue 8 cameras may be damaged. To replace the cameras, follow this guide.

4 Comments

well none of these sounds like my problem when i try to turn on my dell venue 8 by android it turns on fine but then start cutting in and out then goes to a black screen with colered lines on the bottem of the screen how do i fix if possible or whare do i send it to fix it.

Damien Valencia - Reply

Hi this sounds like a GPU issue, usually you would need to send this off to get it repaired, however it's probably a replacement motherboard that would be fitted to fix this unless you can find somewhere that can re-flow the GPU chip.

figjamuk -

my screen was cracked so I took it to get fix and they replaced the glass I don't know if that included the motherboard but when I got it home and charged it up I couldn't remember my password so I tried resetting it which seemed to work but then then the screen went dark and now it won't turn on in fact when I try to turn it on the dell sign flashes for a split second followed by a pitch fork symbol for a sec and then shuts off

Nikki - Reply

my dell pro 8 will not charge....when I press power button orange light comes on for a few seconds

vanpaul1 - Reply

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