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Windows 8.1 tablet won't turn on

by ssmee » August 1st, 2015, 12:21 am

Hi,
My other Windows 8.1 tablet (the Hipstreet w7 from Carphone WH) has suddenly stopped turning on or showing any signs of life. It was charging fine, but then I unplugged the charger and it has done nothing at all since.

Are there any tricks I could try to get it back to life? Annoyingly, the tablet offers no indication that it's charging, so it could be completely dead and I'd never know. I've tried the pin-reset hole, but that didn't help either.

Any clues?

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Re: Windows 8.1 tablet won't turn on

by nememo » August 1st, 2015, 12:20 pm

Tried holding the power button down for a good 20 seconds or so?
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Re: Windows 8.1 tablet won't turn on

by ssmee » August 1st, 2015, 2:48 pm

Thanks for the reply. I've tried 5 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 20 seconds with charger followed by 20 seconds without, 20 seconds holding power and volume buttons, 20 seconds holding power and reset button and most other combinations.

It has been charging overnight, and the only sign of anything happening is that the back of the tablet is slightly warm to the touch near the charger port.
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