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    Default Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    My Tab 3 froze when an application I opened was loading. I tried to press the home button or the back button but it did not acknowledge it. Shutting it down didn't work either. I also tried taking the charger out and then putting it in again. (I'd been charging the Tab 3 when it happened-usually when I use it during charging [always less than 5 minutes] it works fine.) By then, I tried to let it go dead by unplugging the charger. After about 30-40 minutes, I checked on the Tab 3 and it's screen had finally turned black, yet it would not turn on. So I plugged it in again, and after about 10 minutes, it still hadn't acknowledged being charged. The screen is still black and won't turn on.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    Have you tried to press and hold the power button for a really long time (like 30-40seconds)?
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    Welcome to Android Central! If you haven't done so already, try booting into Recovery Mode and wiping the system cache partition. Follow these steps, but at Step 4, instead of selecting "wipe data/factory reset," make sure you select "wipe cache partition." Then select "reboot system now."
    Perform a hardware factory reset - Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    You had a software bug and now you gave yourself a battery bug. See the "tab will not turn on" threads about the battery.

    Do not do any nonsense with the cache partition, if your Tab freezes you should be able to reboot by holding power for a very long time.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    Thanks for your reply, but wiping the cache partition isn't always nonsense. It has helped many people with various issues, and it's harmless to try.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    "It will not turn on" << the battery bug probably

    Althought...op said it died less than 40min after being unplugged? So the battery was very low to begin with?
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    I also wanted to see if the OP was able to boot into Recovery, which can help in situations where a device won't turn on normally.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    But hopefully you're right about the battery bug.

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    Lightbulb Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    wow thanks that really helped mine did the same thing and i did what u said and it worked
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    i have a similar problem with my samsung tab3 lite but i have 56% of battery left, 1st thing that happened was the screen image went distorted then turned itself off, tried turning it on again and nothing happened. tried pressing it longer but still nothing happened. i did the "Reset" but i never get past step 2. "samsung galaxy tab 3 lite" logo came up to screen but its gone right away. i tried to do it again and got the same result. on my 3rd try nothing came up this time. not even a blink.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    Quote Originally Posted by NitWitty View Post
    My Tab 3 froze when an application I opened was loading. I tried to press the home button or the back button but it did not acknowledge it. Shutting it down didn't work either. I also tried taking the charger out and then putting it in again. (I'd been charging the Tab 3 when it happened-usually when I use it during charging [always less than 5 minutes] it works fine.) By then, I tried to let it go dead by unplugging the charger. After about 30-40 minutes, I checked on the Tab 3 and it's screen had finally turned black, yet it would not turn on. So I plugged it in again, and after about 10 minutes, it still hadn't acknowledged being charged. The screen is still black and won't turn on.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    I've owned 2 tab 3.this is what you do hold power button then press volume button up at same time will shut it off and you can go back and restart in seconds.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    Quote Originally Posted by anoix90 View Post
    I've owned 2 tab 3.this is what you do hold power button then press volume button up at same time will shut it off and you can go back and restart in seconds.
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    Default samsung tab3 kids

    Hi,I have a samsung tab3 kids for 1 week,he stop working ,I trye open and show me the tab3 kids and after this just the image with black and samsung and stay like that
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    Thank you. That worked. I didn't have a clue.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    thank you my tablet has been frozen for 24 hours and i holded on the off button for more than 30-40 seconds and it is working
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 3 froze-then turned off and won't acknowledge anything

    Quote Originally Posted by brosko View Post
    Have you tried to press and hold the power button for a really long time (like 30-40seconds)?

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