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  1. kathryn hatley's Avatar
    I got my SG tab 2 a month ago. Had been working perfectly. Yesterday I put it in the charge (the factory charger that came with it) at 20% charge. Left it on charger all afternoon and through the night. Looked at it this morning and it wouldn't turn on. I put it back on charger. When i pushed the power button to see if it would come on, the picture of the battery appears with a "loading" circle on it then looks like its charging but then goes off. It keeps repeating. I have not left it in extreme heat or cold. Hasn't been dropped or got wet. It just started doing this. Also I got it at Wal-Mart and I didn't get an extended warranty with it.

    UPDATE!!! I got the back off and pulled out the battery. Left battery out for an hour. Put battery back in. Left power off and plugged into charger. Is currently charging and turned on. We will see if this fixed it completely.
    04-10-2013 08:09 AM
  2. extraclass's Avatar
    Your battery is dead. You may have to try another charger and leave it on charge for a while before you turn it on! I have had this problem when I forgot to charge my tab and the battery was completely dead!
    04-11-2013 08:37 PM
  3. SingleAction's Avatar
    Kathryn, out of curiosity what did you use to open the back? I thought the battery wasn't user replaceable.
    04-18-2013 01:23 PM
  4. Dica Cooper's Avatar
    Now when mine went offline like that it WAS fully charged when it went offline. I've had it plugged in for 3 days w/various USB charger that came w/it the wall charger that came with it but nothing. Like you, I bought mine from the store also. I've only had it for a few months and its really frustrating.
    05-29-2013 05:02 PM
  5. umarali123's Avatar
    Hi!
    This happened to me before quite a few times.The way I fixed it is tried some random stuff. I just kept hold of the power button with the volume buttons then let go and just kept pressing them randomly. Then the screen didn't come on for a few seconds and then I turned the plug off and back on and there you go, it worked for me! Don't know if it worked for you. I just got annoyed then just tried random stuff to see if it works and it did.
    06-05-2013 05:16 PM
  6. umarali123's Avatar
    Just let me know if it works or not. The way this problem occured for me is I took the USB out of the Samsung adaptor and plugged it in an HTC adaptor. Just keep it in the adaptor it came from and don't use any other USB's in your Samsung Tablet Adaptor.
    06-05-2013 05:18 PM
  7. extraclass's Avatar
    If you run the battery all the way down, the Tab-2 starts off in a very slow charge mode. It will not turn on until the battery reaches a certain voltage. After the battery reaches that state of charge then the battery will charge with a high rate until fully charged. All this is done to protect the Tab-2 and the battery. Lion and Lipo batteries are very dangerous if charged improperly! That is why Phones and Tablets have the charger built in! They can sense the battery charge state and temperature, slowing down the charge rate if the battery gets too hot!
    Jeff Seager likes this.
    06-06-2013 07:50 PM
  8. Jade Skralskis's Avatar
    My Samsung galxy tab 2 (10 inch) battery died on saturday 22nd may, so i
    charged it on sunday 23rd for an hour or two, it came up with the picture of a battery
    which i thought was perfectly normal, so i took it off charge and pressed the turning on button
    and it wouldn't turn on, so i pressed it down for 10 seconds, so i put it on charge for one night,
    and tried turning it on in the morning 24th and it wouldn't turn on so i left it, and i came back from school
    at 3:30pm and i charged it until 5:00 and took it out and tried turning it on and it wouldnt turn on
    i oressed it down and still it wouldn't turn on.
    Do i need a new battery even though when charge it it comes with a battery sign and it keeps appearing and
    disapeering. And how do you get the case off to take out the battery.
    Bea Kaw likes this.
    06-24-2013 03:19 PM
  9. Rebecca Scott1's Avatar
    Kathryn - Did this fix work for you? I have the same issue. Charged it, now will not turn on. Please let me know how to take off the back and access the battery if this worked for you!

    Thanks,
    Rebecca
    06-28-2013 03:15 PM
  10. budgiesmith's Avatar
    Hi, I had the same problem with a newish Tab 2 7inch. When the battery got very low the mains charger simply would not charge it. The solution I found was to charge it with a 12V car charger in the car. maybe the voltage is a little higher here which overrides the sensor in the charging system. Now, I try not to let the charge drop too far when using it.
    I am also interested in how to open the Tab 2 7inch, as Recently I dropped it into water and am getting some intermittent problems. I would like to check and clean the inside. Thanks!
    07-07-2013 09:04 AM
  11. Wally Zacherle's Avatar
    12v did it for me. today i tried the computer, TV,ps3, direct TV box,lg sound bar and two different wall chargers one factory and one for an s3.same output of 5v. i think the mA is different though. for some reason the 4$ USB dongle in the car charges it.a different one that i keep in the work truck works also.the last time this happened i used the one in the work truck. it sits probably for 3 weeks with a full or dead battery. so it'll be a fully drained battery till i use it again.
    Zbigniew Rodowski likes this.
    07-07-2013 11:49 AM
  12. cougar2shoes's Avatar
    My issue sounds exactly like yours. The picture of the battery came on, however, the progress line that goes across the battery only went to about 33%. I THOUGHT it was charging because when I plugged it into the OEM charger, the battery pic would come on. Two days later I still couldn't charge it or turn it on. I called Costco Concierge (these guys are so nice to deal with) They couldn't come up with anything and I was sure I would be sending my tab back. Costco put me in touch with Samsung and Samsung ran through the various button pushing procedures and then said, yes, send it back. Then the tech proceeded to read the caveat that if it was the cord or the wall wart causing the problem, they would not cover it. I spoke with a friend who has the identical tablet purchased at the same time from Costco. I took my tablet, charging cord and wall wart over to his place. First he plugged charger cord and wart into his system and his into mine. My IMMEDIATELY began to charge and his would not charge. We then used my cable and his wall wart and all charged well. Then we tried my wall wart on his cable and his tab and nada. OK, we now had it narrowed down to a bad wall wart. Happily, I called Costco back and they strong armed Samsung into sending me a new charger. Anyway, try plugging the tablet into the USB on your computer, or another 5V 2A usb charger to see if Samsung may have just built a bunch of faulty wall warts
    08-18-2013 12:46 PM
  13. Christopher Lee6's Avatar
    i tried charging it for like three days but it still won't work
    08-18-2013 07:19 PM
  14. Christopher Lee6's Avatar
    wait... what do u mean a 12v car charger Wally???
    08-18-2013 07:21 PM
  15. Squid_TEGH's Avatar
    I followed some of the advice on here, namely to plug the charging cable into a different charger.
    Straight away, the tab powered on and started charging properly. Now I can turn it on again.
    Not only that, but now I've plugged it back into the original charger, it continues to charge properly. The battery was apparently 0% when it started charging so I must have left it plugged into my PC or something.
    Glad we fixed it, I haven't had much luck with tech recently. Dunno why the advice works, but it seems to work all the same .
    09-01-2013 07:01 PM
  16. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I followed some of the advice on here, namely to plug the charging cable into a different charger.
    Straight away, the tab powered on and started charging properly. Now I can turn it on again.
    Not only that, but now I've plugged it back into the original charger, it continues to charge properly. The battery was apparently 0% when it started charging so I must have left it plugged into my PC or something.
    Glad we fixed it, I haven't had much luck with tech recently. Dunno why the advice works, but it seems to work all the same .
    In case no one has said so, Welcome to the forums!
    Keep this in mind...a PC USB port has a much lower power output than an actual charger. In the case of a tablet, you can easily drain it while plugged in.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    09-01-2013 08:22 PM
  17. BabyLoveSosa123's Avatar
    I had the same problem but a little more complicated and what I did was press the buttons down for 10 seconds or so and then plug it on to my laptop. I then plugged it off and then on again and now its charging. suggest if it works for you like it did for me you dont use it until after a few hours
    09-02-2013 08:50 PM
  18. extraclass's Avatar
    Chargers for phones and USB ports will only provide a couple hundred milliamps. (.2 Amps!) The GT-2 can draw more than 700 milliamps (.7Amps) when being charged but the charger has a couple resistors inside that tell the GT-2 that it is capable of providing that much current! The charger that comes with the GT-2 is able to provide that much current and has the necessary sensors to allow the GT-2 to draw that much current. This protects the small wall wart and your computers USB port from trying to draw too much current.

    Car chargers can be rated as high as 2 Amps and will allow a faster charge than the USB port or the small wall wart! It is best to use a charger designed specifically for the Galaxy Tab 2
    Zbigniew Rodowski likes this.
    09-06-2013 11:48 PM
  19. Wwalding's Avatar
    Chargers for phones and USB ports will only provide a couple hundred milliamps. (.2 Amps!) The GT-2 can draw more than 700 milliamps (.7Amps) when being charged but the charger has a couple resistors inside that tell the GT-2 that it is capable of providing that much current! The charger that comes with the GT-2 is able to provide that much current and has the necessary sensors to allow the GT-2 to draw that much current. This protects the small wall wart and your computers USB port from trying to draw too much current.

    Car chargers can be rated as high as 2 Amps and will allow a faster charge than the USB port or the small wall wart! It is best to use a charger designed specifically for the Galaxy Tab 2
    Plugging in to car charger worked for me. I have lost the official charger. And have been using various phone charges.. But it just stopped charging one day. I did moved it the car and its charging now.
    Zbigniew Rodowski likes this.
    09-10-2013 07:02 PM
  20. Yedhu Krishna Menon's Avatar
    Hi,

    Everything got a solution, nothing is impossible.

    Well, I faced the same problem last night , so came up with a solution as well.

    "Press the Volume-Up and Volume-Down together for 10 secs , the system would be get rebooted automatically , however the charge would be very low. So plug into the charger for next 1.5/2 hours."

    If your TAB is discharging , say 12% remaining, plugin immediately. This case mainly happens when your TAB eats the last token , that's the "critical battery".

    Enjoy the android experience

    Regards,
    Yedhu
    depdep, shnos, stontrap and 3 others like this.
    09-22-2013 09:14 PM
  21. psydefects's Avatar
    Hello all, since many of you wanted to know how to open a tablet case, it's probably much easier than any device i have opened, just pry the back case open , starting from the corners, with a plastic tool, and work your way around. It may have a couple screws, mine has one at the sd card pcb. Now i have this weird thing too. Suddenly yesterday my battery was ultra low but on purpose because next launcher 3d has a bug and i can't reach the lock screen unless the bat is low and it starts to turn itself off, that moment appears for fragments of a sec the lock screen and timing with observation of the tap spots may work if i could plug it in timely. So at a moment screen turns black , and back cam led starts blinking. No button works,nor pluging it in does anything, it stays cold too. I have a 7.4V 23.46Watt 3170mAh double cell battery because it runs a quad tegra3 with 12x gou cores and the companion ulv core plusthe 10" screen it barely makes 3hrs continuously. My charger isn't a usb it's another type of plug ,flat elongated, with a ribbon lpc io cable hooked to the mobo. It's quite mofular buikt i remember 6x modules hookedbon a hannstar mobo (german) and i suspect its a clone of a tf 300 since it's made by pegatron abd sold unbranded. Can someone givevme charger specs do i dont burn it? I have multichargers with volt changing switch @ 1A, the charger has 1A input 1.5A output rating and 19V output too. Thanks.
    Maria Jheiel likes this.
    09-23-2013 03:54 AM
  22. weeeeeeee's Avatar
    Anyone help me! I have a SG TAB2. It doesn't turn on or charge anymore but I can Still access download mode(Power button+Volume down). I dont know what else to do I have odin 1.3..
    10-03-2013 02:13 AM
  23. Zbigniew Rodowski's Avatar
    I USED A CAR CHARGER!!!! worked for me... not sure why. possibly different AMP than home chargers.
    10-04-2013 11:14 AM
  24. banubcom's Avatar
    It certainly has not been completed. Do this:
    - Open the casing
    - Remove the battery
    - Direct charger for an hour
    - Replace the battery and casing
    - Charger as usual
    - completed
    10-06-2013 10:22 AM
  25. Kiki_Singh1's Avatar
    REAL FIX PAY ATTENTION TO EVERY DETAIL

    In response to all, this happened to my Samsung tab 2 7.0.

    There are much simpler steps than removing casing & battery. Whilst the tablet is performing the odd activity of temporarily charging and then powering off, hold down the "Volume up and down key" at the same time. This will bring you into "Boot loader screen" from there on wards you want to select "reboot device", something relevant to rebooting. NOTE: Do not select clear/partition/factory reset device as this may worsen the situation. After selecting "reboot device" you device will attempt to turn on but then will switch off straight away. Do not worry, instead be patient & do not touch any controls or power wires as then the device will automatically turn back on and start charging automatically with the battery symbol appearing as normal.

    Please do feel free to contact me if anything is misunderstood.

    I hope all your tablets successfully boot correctly

    May the force be with you

    - Thank you

    Kiki
    depdep likes this.
    10-08-2013 02:37 AM
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