Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 not charging or not Turning on Fix 6

If all of a sudden your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is not charging or it’s not turning on you are suffering from a problem that affects a lot of Samsung devices especially the Galaxy Tab 3. For today I am going to show you how fix this issue and have your tablet back to full functionality within a few minutes with a relatively easy fix for this issue.

Description of the Problem

As the title of this article suggests the Samsung Galaxy tab 3 not charging or not turning on and remains dead making it impossible to use your tablet no matter what you try to do.

Can this issue affect other Tablets

From experience this can happen in any Samsung Tablet and is not limited to the Tab 3 so this fix should work on any tablet whether its a Samsung or not and once you are having the same issue with a similar effect or characteristics. A similar situation we were able to fix like this can be seen here.

Things you will need:

1. A Tablet or smartphone opening Tool Kit.

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 not charging Issue

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1. What you will need to do is Power off your Tablet and using a prying tool as can be found in a phone or tablet tool set,simply find the seams that hold the two halves of the tablet together.

2. Now carefully get the prying tool or something similar that’s blunt and start separating the two halves of the Tablet and get into the seams and you should start hearing the clips of the Tablet flying, avoid the bottom section near to the home button or capacitive touch buttons section as much as possible. When enough of them separate the tablet will open and you will see the inside of the unit.

3. Find the battery which is impossible to miss, now find the pint at which the battery connects to the Motherboard of the Tablet and place a blunt object beneath the connector where it connects to the Tablets motherboard and pry it up to disconnect it from the circuit board. it should be at the top section when the Tablet is oriented correctly and be careful not to damage it.

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The point at which the battery connects can be seen with the Red, Blue and Black wires.

4. Leave it for an hour or so and come back and reconnect it by aligning the connector and snapping it back into place, when it’s in you should hear a sharp click sound. Now try charging it again and it should start charging and you will be able to power it up when it build up some charge.

5. When everything working once more you can align the back and place it back on which should snap right back into place easily.

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1. I tried what you suggested but it did not work.

Solution: Sometimes it requires that you attempt this at least three (3) times before getting it right, sometimes you did not reconnect the battery correctly and this can cause issues.

2. What if this still does not work after trying #1 above?

Solution: In such as case there are several possibilities which includes the possibility that the battery needs replacing or its a power button or motherboard issue in which case you will need to isolate the issue and replace the affected part.

That’s it your tablet should now be functional and you are happy again as it working, please ask your questions or request help in the comments section below I love to hear from my readers so lease take the time to leave a comment.

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6 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 not charging or not Turning on Fix

  • Daniel

    How can tell if you placed the connector correctly? And does the time vary because I found many other articles about this issue and some suggest 30 seconds to several minutes.

    • Ricardo Gardener Post author

      When the connector is reconnected properly it should be as firm as before you disconnected it. Also when its back in place you will hear when it snaps back into the slot. The reason I recommend the extra time is because depending on the severity of the issue it does take a little time for the residual energy in the circuit of the Tablet to drain for this to work. Another trick you can try to speed things up is to hold down the power button while the battery is disconnected which should help in draining it even faster. But I suggest you wait a while before reconnecting or you may have to repeat the process several times before getting your Tablet to work again.

      • Daniel

        Does this work for any type of Samsung tablet? Mine is a Samsung Galaxy tablet 4 and I don’t know if this applies, but this problem started because it died last night as I fell asleep (not one of my best moments considering that I was using it). So I just placed it on the charger and for 3 hours it did not charge or turn on, so I’m just wondering (and hoping) if this method would work.

        • Ricardo Gardener Post author

          Yes it will work on any Tablet brand or model e.g. Galaxy Tab, Tab 2, Tab 3,Tab 4 and even other brands as I have seen the exact problem on other Tablets as well and while they may be a bit different on the inside the technique described in the article has helped every time.