My Tablet just stopped working . will not allow charging
Tablet has turned off and will not boot up via charger. The table is several years old could it be the battery and can it be replaced?
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a 10.1-inch Android-based tablet computer and belongs to the second generation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab series.
Hello. It could be one of three things that is causing your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to no longer be able to charge. Those three things are the charger, the charging port being faulty or it needs a new battery (most likely). You can rule out the charger by purchasing another one and trying it with your tablet. I did a quick search and and you can find one for less than $5 on various sites like ebay/amazon. Here is a link to one on ebay selling for about $4 with shipping:
Due to the age of the tablet (about 3 years old) the second and most likely thing that is causing this charging issue is the battery needs to be replaced. Here is a link to a replacement battery for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for less than $30 and it also includes all of the necessary tools to open up your tablet and replace the battery yourself:
Ifixit.com has lots of awesome galaxy tab repair guides but not for the Galaxy tab 2 10.1 specifically as of yet. Here is a link to another repair guide on the same site as the battery listed above:
If it is not the charger or the battery it is possible that the charging port has become faulty (least likely scenario). This can be diagnosed by a local electronics repair shop or you can purchase a new port flex cable and replace it while replacing the battery. It can be found on sites like ebay for less than $10. Hope this helps!
I had same issue, with one of my samsung tablets.
I found out that if i open up then tablet, disconnect the small battery cable for 10-15 sec, re-attatche the cable, the problem is solved. And i can charge again.
Just making sure NEVER to let the tablet completly loos power, always make sure that there is power on battery.
But much better to replace the battery.
I have the same problem. Good charger, new battery and charge port. Works great unless my wife runs the battery down. Random actions led me to open it up and unplug the battery and plug it back. And it worked! Have had to do that twice now when battery runs completely out. Didn't used to do that when it was newer though, so something is still amiss.