One of the most annoying things is when you own an electronic device that doesn’t turn on. A black screen can send you into a panic, and of course, replacing electronic devices can be very pricey. If you own an Android tablet that doesn’t turn on, then there are numerous reasons why this might be happening.

There are a few troubleshooting steps that you’ll want to go through once you figure out what’s wrong. Always exhaust all of the troubleshooting suggestions before you drop a ton of money on a new device. Here’s some suggestions on how to fix your Android tablet that won’t turn on.

Fixing your Android Tablet that Won’t Turn On

Perform a Soft Reset

One of the first things that you should try to do to fix your tablet is perform a soft reset. A soft reset doesn’t delete the data on your device and return it to factory settings. This reset only restarts the tablet and this can clear cache and close any problematic apps that might be causing your device to malfunction. Getting your device to reset varies with each type of Android tablet and you might want to consider reading a manual that came with your device.

Usually to soft reset your device, you must hold down the power button for 8 to 10 seconds. If this doesn’t work, then try holding down the power button and the volume up button at the same time for 8 to 10 seconds. Once your device resets, the screen should be going back to normal.

Charge your Device

One of the things that happens when your device is dead is that it doesn’t turn on. Checking if your device needs a charge can’t happen since your display wont cut on, so you’ll just need to connect it to the charger.

You should see an LED indicator or a battery symbol pop up on the screen when you plug your device in, and if you don’t see an indication that your device is charging, then you might want to switch the charger. If you switch the charger and leave the device plugged in for a while, then the device should gather enough battery to turn on. If it never turns on, then the device didn’t need to be charged.

Try an Android Repair Tool

If you don’t want to go into a professional but need your device to be fixed, then you can use a repair tool to fix your device. Fixppo is a device repair tool that you can use a free trial for. All you have to do is download it on your computer and use a USB cord to connect your tablet to your computer. The repair tool will scan your device and tell you if it finds any issues. If you don’t have any knowledge about technology, then this is perfect because it does all the work for you. It’s definitely worth a try if you have a ton of Android devices. You can purchase it or use a free trial.

Make sure the Display isn’t Broken

If your tablet has recently suffered damage, then you might have a broken display. Have you dropped your tablet recently? Have you spilled water on it? Was your tablet already overheating prior to this?

If the answer is yes to any of those questions, then your device might be broken. You should take it into a professional so they can tell you for sure if there’s internal damage to your tablet that’s preventing the display from working. You can have the professional fix the display or you can buy a new tablet. Buying a new tablet might be the better choice if it’s old.

Now, after doing all of these things, you should know if you need a new device or not. Hopefully, it was a simple fix and you don’t need to spend money.