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    Default Nexus 10 won't turn on.

    I've been charging all morning and when I press the "power on" button it shows it charging but will not go any further. Screen just returns to blank. Help!
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    Have you tried disconnecting it from the charger and holding the power button down for about 10secs? What does the battery life say when you press the button?

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    I have. It shows the battery charger, I think, fully charged....at least it's all white with the charging bolt running through it.
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    I'm having the same problem. Just went to turn my N10 on and nothing happened. Tried holding power button in and everything. I then went to plug it in thinking maybe it was dead (even though I'm fairly certain it wasnt) and now all I get is the light indicating it is charging.
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    Scratch that, just got it to work. Apparently these things go into a deep sleep? Try holding the power button for about 30 seconds. It should come on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heelsandeers View Post
    Scratch that, just got it to work. Apparently these things go into a deep sleep? Try holding the power button for about 30 seconds. It should come on.
    Wow, I've never had to hold it down that long.
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    I've tried all those things. Now it doesn't even shoe it's charging....just a dark screen. And I was so excited about this tablet!
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    I have had the same issue with my nexus 10 turning off and not powering on. The other problem I had was that the device would turn on but the screen would remain black and I would have to restart it. Here are the various steps I have found that worked for my device. They are in order of what worked quickest to longest process.

    1-Hold the power button for 10 seconds. The screen should turn off and the device vibrate. Then wait 5 seconds and then push and hold the power button for 10 seconds and the device should vibrate and screen come on.

    2. Do the same as step one but hold the power button ranging anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute. The device should power down and then you can wait 5-10 seconds and then hold the power button and start the device as normal.

    3. When the above didn't work I noticed that if I plugged the tablet into my computer, then it would start using the above methods. I have read that it works using the power outlet as well, but that has not worked for me.

    4. When none of the above worked, the last step Google had me try was to hold the power button + Volume (both up and down) at the same time. I held this for one minute. Then the device powered down. Continue to hold and a screen should come on. On top will be two arrows, on the side a green start button, to the right of the green button some device info, and in the center of the screen will be the droid icon. Try double tapping the start icon. If that does not work. Push and hold the power button for 10-30 seconds. The device should power off. Wait 5-10 seconds then power on and start your device. Hopefully it will start as normal.

    These are all the little quirky things I have read in forums and have had to use to keep my device turning on. I have heard that this is a software issue and that a fix is being worked on to prevent this issue. As to the truth of this, I am unsure.
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    So, I have had my Nexus 7 just over a month. I was beside myeslf when it would not turn on. I tried plugging it in, tried several different plugs, think something was possibly wrong with the charger. I got nothing but a blamk screeen. I tried holding down the power button a lil longer....still nothing. Thank God I came across this post. Turns out I did NOIT hold it long enough. After about 30 seconds it did come on.

    However, Im a little leary. I have read it is not good to let it power down completely, however, it is not likely that this will never happen. I dont want to have to worry about always keeping a charge on it. So if it i a design flaw....(Ive read the batttery compartment is slightly too big & the battery disconnects).....if it is a design flaw I hope they recall it or fix it. If I have the same problem again I will definitley call them on it.

    Thanks for this post, it was very useful!
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    Just wanted to say this was incredibly helpful :o) Thank you, and I hope I don't have to refer to this advice too often! Rachel
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    Hi, just to say I had a problem with N10 not powering up. So following advice from another thread I charged in again with my phone charger and it worked!!!!! Just a suggestion for when you're at the end of your rope.
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    Thank you, TJ for the helpful tips!

    I've actually used it on my Nexus S, not sure why I didn't apply it to my N10 as well. After having a TON of issues with a previous N10, I was about to call it quits when my replacement started acting up. It has given me some issues (whole other set of issues... lol), but not nearly as bad as the first one. Despite it all, I love my N10 so much that I'd deal with it's "quirkiness"... to a certain point.
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    Thanks a lot! Solution #1 works!
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    I'm having the same problem with my Nexus 10 - it just won't turn on! All the feedback here is super helpful, and I have been sitting here for at least the last hour trying it, but the damn thing won't go! Have emailed the support team. Hopefully I will get some love.
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    You're right. I held for 30+ seconds and it woke up from hybernation.
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    hopefully paul its been fixed for you. there have been times when mine has completely died. I have actually just let it charge for 2-3 hours and by then it is able to turn on again. will try the 30s solution if it happens again.
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    Yeah, it just happened a couple of times after I first bought it. I put it on the charger and tried a few of the solutions mentioned above and it eventually worked. The Google team got in touch, quite quickly actually. They suggested exactly the same things. Hasn't happened since, fingers crossed it stays that way.
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    Mine has done this twice in the three months I've owned it, the most recent time being this morning. I had fully charged it last night, unplugged the charger and closed the case on it before I went to bed. This morning it would not turn on at all. After fooling around with it for a minute or so, I just depressed the power button and waited. Sure enough. it vibrated and then the display came alive.
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    Just hold down the power button until you feel a buzz. Happens to me all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Mikesell View Post
    Just hold down the power button until you feel a buzz. Happens to me all the time.
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    I was able to induce this problem once, but I havn't experimentd to see if I could replicate it. Once I powered the device off via the button and while it was in the process of powering down I closed my magnetic cover,sending it into sleep mode. When I opened it again the only way to get it back on was to hold the power button down until the vibaration. I never tried to replicated it because I don't like to borrow trouble. Perhaps someone braver than I can experiment.
    I think your skills are improving.
    Moto X
    Nexus10 2012
    Nexus 7 2013 [Son's]
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    OMG!!! So I charged my nexus 10 to the full extent, unplugged it, and held down the power button. it shows google then the nexus sign then i put in my password and a second later it flickers off and dies. Next time it does the same thing only slightly sooner. And then last time i did it, it flickered off at the nexus sign thingy! What do i do? All of my favorite family photos and precious mementos are on here! HELP!!!!!!!!
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    Thank god! I finally got it to work. if you're having my kind of problem, hold down the power button till you hear a buzz then wait till it comes to your password screen and shut it off before it can shut itself off! Hope this helps!
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    Wow - some great tips here, but unfortunately my nexus 10 is still a useless paperweight
    Nothing mentioned has made any difference.
    I'm not getting any vibration or anything

    The only time I get sign of life is if I have it plugged in with the charger and press the power button - then it briefly shows the charging icon in the center of the screen

    Has anyone tried the Kobo as an alternative android tablet?
    Luckily I have a squaretrade warranty on this dead nexus 10 - but I would be really hesitant to get another Nexus if this problem has been an issue for going on 3 months and it is still occurring.

    I'm thinking that for a $550 device it should charge and power on.
    this was my first google/samsung device - really disappointed
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    Quote Originally Posted by torpedopress View Post
    - but I would be really hesitant to get another Nexus if this problem has been an issue for going on 3 months and it is still occurring.
    I view it differently. See, my device is fine. I induced the problem once, and have not experianced it again. Since myself and so many other N 10 owners have stated WE do not have the problem, and the majority of people with the problem show up, post and are not heard from again, this leads me to believe the problem IS NOT wide spread enough to warrent a fear of nexus devices.
    I think your skills are improving.
    Moto X
    Nexus10 2012
    Nexus 7 2013 [Son's]
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