1. NitWitty's Avatar
    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.
    02-21-2014 06:36 PM
  2. brosko's Avatar
    Have you tried to press and hold the power button for a really long time (like 30-40seconds)?
    02-21-2014 07:40 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    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
    02-21-2014 10:54 PM
  4. Relgoshan's Avatar
    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.
    02-22-2014 10:56 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-22-2014 12:08 PM
  6. Relgoshan's Avatar
    "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?
    02-22-2014 03:24 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-22-2014 07:09 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    But hopefully you're right about the battery bug.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-22-2014 07:16 PM
  9. Hannah Gustavson's Avatar
    wow thanks that really helped mine did the same thing and i did what u said and it worked
    10-30-2014 08:18 PM
  10. justice16's Avatar
    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.
    12-01-2014 06:04 PM
  11. anoix90's Avatar
    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.
    01-19-2015 10:54 PM
  12. anoix90's Avatar
    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.
    Cadiche likes this.
    01-19-2015 10:56 PM
  13. alana58's Avatar
    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.
    01-28-2015 05:39 AM
  14. adriana culea's Avatar
    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
    02-02-2015 04:14 AM
  15. Shelley Thompson VanCleave's Avatar
    Thank you. That worked. I didn't have a clue.
    02-12-2015 07:12 PM
  16. Molly Stevens's Avatar
    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
    02-25-2015 11:29 AM
  17. Molly Stevens's Avatar
    Have you tried to press and hold the power button for a really long time (like 30-40seconds)?
    02-25-2015 11:30 AM
  18. Michelle DeVilliers's Avatar
    Thank you so much!!!
    My Tab 3 froze and this actually helped..

    *I wasn't holding the power key long enough*
    So again, THANK YOU ^_^
    03-20-2015 05:06 PM
  19. Kyle t2's Avatar
    thanks for the recomendation it worked for me
    05-03-2015 04:37 PM
  20. Joyce Lee99's Avatar
    Thank you! Worked like a charm!
    06-02-2015 11:55 AM
  21. Precious Saga's Avatar
    My samsung galaxy tab 3 had A problem . My tablet open and when my tab appears samsung it freezzes and after many minutes it will shut down what thing should I do to repair my tablet?
    09-09-2015 08:14 AM
  22. Cadiche's Avatar
    I have exactly the same problem with mine. I have owned it for five weeks and it has worked so perfectly, then I cleared the notification drop down list and the tablet froze completely. Having owned tablets before, I immediately pressed the power button and held it down for over a minute but it did not work. I removed the SIM but still nothing happened. The tablet sits on the same screen as when it froze.

    I am unable to contact my ISP because they are phone or SMS only.... Not only am I Deaf and cannot use a telephone, but I am also unable to send an SMS without my tablet. I am rather peeved right now.
    11-29-2015 07:42 AM
  23. Cadiche's Avatar
    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.
    When all else failed, this worked. Thank you - you are a genius xx
    11-29-2015 08:02 AM
  24. Jose Tapia Hernandez's Avatar
    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.
    02-09-2016 10:58 PM

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