|It might not be dead. Try holding the power button in for ten seconds and see if you get a response. If you feel it vibrate it might have turned itself off. Leave it for 30 seconds then try turning it on again. In some cases people have had to hold the power button in for 30 seconds to a minute before they get a response from the their tablet. |
The next thing to try is to check the charging cable.
Have you got a friend with a phone or tablet that uses micro usb style charger? Most Android phones and tablets have this style of charger so if you know anyone with a Samsung or HTC phone or tablet for example try theirs.
If you have an electronics store nearby you can ask them if you try a charging cable to check for a charging response from the tablet.
All you need to do at this stage is check if you get a charging response from the tablet, if you do you can then check if it's the cable if wall plug that is faulty (if you have a 2 piece charging cable and wall plug).
If the cable appears the same but doesn't fit don't force it because some can appear the same but actually be different sizes. If you hold the male end of the charging cable against the female charging port on the tablet before attempting to plug it in you can see if there is a size difference.
Also if you find you need to replace the cable make sure it supports data and charging. Some cables support charging only.
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