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How to Fix an Onn Tablet Not Charging

There are many complaints online about people who have an Onn tablet and it isn’t charging. This can be frustrating, but there are some solutions to fix it.

Charging the tablet

1. Restart and Recharge – When your Onn tablet is no longer taking a charge, it may be time to restart the tablet. Small errors build up over time and this is a typical problem with these tablets that can easily be corrected.

To restart the Onn tablet, you should plug it in and leave it plugged in for about five minutes. You can then hold the power button for a full minute. If the tablet doesn’t start, look for a low battery indicator. Otherwise, you may need to send it in for repair.

2. Try Wireless Charging – One of the benefits of owning an Onn tablet is the fact that you can use a wireless charging pad. If you don’t have one available, you can either borrow one or you can buy one online.

Sometimes, there are problems with the cable or the charging port that will not allow the tablet to charge properly. This is a good way to overcome that problem because you won’t have to use the charging port when you are using wireless charging.

3. Check the Charging Line – it is important to use the charging cable that came with the Onn tablet or to purchase one that is specific to the unit. Some charging cables do not carry enough power for this tablet.

In addition, you should check everything in line between the breaker box and the tablet. Is the breaker tripped? Does the receptacle work with other devices? Are you plugging directly into the receptacle and not a multi-port plug?

These are all things that should be considered and then you can start looking at the charger itself and the port. There are many things that can break down in the line from the breaker box to the tablet, and each of them should be verified.

Copyright article owner is ReadyToDiy.com for this article. This post was first published on January 13, 2023.

Onn Tablet Not Charging (How To Fix)

Charging the tablet

When you have any type of electronic device, there are likely to be problems that happen from time to time. One of those can occur with a tablet if it is not charging. What can you do to fix this problem?

The most common reason why a tablet isn’t charging is that the charger is broken. You can test this by trying another charger or USB cable to see if the tablet begins charging. Otherwise, it may be a blocked charging port.

One of the things you can do when you are having a problem with your tablet is to force it to restart. If it seems as if your tablet is not charging but you still have some charge left, try the following.

Press and hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time. Continue to hold them for about 10 seconds until the tablet eventually restarts.

If the tablet doesn’t restart, press the power button on its own and hold it in for 10 seconds. This may be necessary on certain models.

One other option is to remove the battery. This is only possible on units that open so that the battery is accessible.

Finally, you can allow the battery to run down to nothing and see if it begins charging. If it doesn’t charge using any charger, you may need to return the tablet for a replacement. See if you are still covered under a warranty.

Top 6 Reasons Why an Onn Tablet Is Not Charging

Charging the tablet

If your tablet is not charging properly, you can try one of the following six options to see if it fixes the issue.

1. You Have A Broken Charger

If the charger is broken, then it will not transmit the power from the receptacle. Some chargers are in two pieces (cable and brick) and it may be possible to try different options but in this case, we are talking about a one-piece charger.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to check the charger unless you have another charger that is exactly the same. Some tablets require the same charger that came with the unit, and you will have to purchase a new charger that is identical.

Otherwise, you can try plugging it into another charger to see if it works. In most cases, a phone charger will carry enough power to charge a tablet. It may charge it slowly but if it charges, then you know that the problem is with the charger.

2. The USB Cable Is Damaged

Sometimes, you may notice that the USB cable for the charger is physically damaged. Perhaps it got cut or it may begin fraying, typically where the cable meets the charging end.

Aside from replacing the USB cable, which is the best choice, you can try to fix the cable by using some electrical tape. Wrap the electrical tape tightly around the area where the cord is frayed and then restart the device.

If you are using a charger that has a charging brick and USB cable, you can separate the two and try using another cable. As long as you are not using a cheap cable, it should carry the charge necessary.

3. The Charge Port Is Dirty Or Blocked

There may be times when the charge port gets dirty or has debris stuck in it and it won’t allow the unit to charge. This is an easy problem to fix.

First of all, it isn’t always obvious that the port is blocked because it could be a build-up and not visible. The first thing to do when you think that the port is blocked is to power down the tablet and blow some compressed air into the port.

You can also use a Q-tip with a little rubbing alcohol on it to clean the contacts inside the port. You need to be careful that you don’t damage the port and don’t try to use anything abrasive, as it could stop it from working altogether.

4. Third-Party App Blocking Charge

If you think that a third-party app is keeping the tablet from charging, there are a few things you can do. The most important, however, is to determine which app is causing the problem.

Go to the settings on your device and access the battery details. You can then click on the link to open battery usage and see which app is taking up the most power at the time. This is usually the culprit.

If you’re still having problems charging, you can try removing the apps one by one until you find the one that is blocking the charging ability.

5. The Tablet Is Frozen

Is your tablet frozen? In some cases, it may actually be taking a charge but you can’t see it on the display. At other times, it may be frozen to the point where it is totally unresponsive and not charging.

Restarting a frozen tablet is the only way to fix this problem. Push the power button at the same time that you are holding the volume down button and hold them for 10 seconds until it reboots.

Another way to restart a frozen tablet is to remove the battery. Once you remove the battery, leave it out of the device for a minute before putting it back in again. This is only possible if you can access the battery.

6. The Tablet Is Damaged

Unfortunately, there are times when the tablet may be completely damaged to the point where it is not going to accept the charge. This is sometimes internal when the charging port has disconnected.

Aside from soldering the charging port in place, you can check the warranty to see if you are still covered. Some tablets have a one-year warranty and others may cover certain parts of the tablet for longer than one year.

If you aren’t sure whether your tablet is covered or not, contact the manufacturer for assistance.

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