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Tablet won't turn on ¶ 

No matter what you do, you can't get your tablet to turn on.

Press and Hold the Sleep/Wake button ¶ 

If your tablet's problem isn't so easily solved, read on.

Drained/bad battery ¶ 

It could be possible that the battery is drained and needs to be charged. Plug the charger into the tablet and wait about 5 minutes. If the tablet turns on but will not stay on after being unplugged, then the battery is bad and will need replacing. If the tablet does not turn on at all, keep reading.

Bad display ¶ 

It is possible that it appears nothing is happening because the display is bad. If this is the case, display must be replaced.

Bad motherboard ¶ 

If the tablet still does not turn on, then the problem most likely lies in the motherboard.

Bad/no audio ¶ 

The audio coming from the speakers is inaudible or scratchy.

Tablet is muted ¶ 

The problem may be that the tablet is just muted, so check to see if that is the problem.

Broken volume buttons ¶ 

The volume buttons on your tablet may be broken. This can make you unable to change the volume on the tablet. If this is the case, the volume buttons need to be replaced.

Broken Speakers ¶ 

If there is no audio or little audio but sounds scratchy then it is very likely that one or more of your speakers may be broken. The way to fix this problem is to replace the speakers.

Camera will not work ¶ 

Camera does not work at all or takes bad pictures.

Dirty camera lens ¶ 

If the pictures seem blurry, dark, or cloudy then your camera lens may have dirt or smudges on it. If this is the case, wipe the camera lens with a soft clean cloth.

Camera is damaged ¶ 

If the camera still does not work, then your camera is damaged and will need to be replaced.

Touchscreen input not responsive ¶ 

Your tablet is not recognizing the touch input on the front panel.

Bad touchscreen ¶ 

It is possible that the touchscreen is bad. If so, you must replace the front panel.

Bad logic board ¶ 

If replacing the front panel does not restore touch input, the motherboard must be replaced.

Overheating ¶ 

It's too hot to touch or unexpectedly turns off.

Excessive usage ¶ 

If you are using the device too much the tablet will overheat.

Try not to use the device too much especially when it is charging. The tablet needs time to cool down.

Try turning the device off in order for it to cool down.

Full storage ¶ 

Sometimes too many applications being used can cause the device to overheat.

In order to fix this, close down applications that you are not using.

Dirt and dust accumulation ¶ 

Particles enter the device through small openings such as the speaker.

To fix this, detach the back panel to remove any dirt or dust collected inside the device.

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