If you have an RCA tablet and it is not charging, there may be some ways to fix it properly. Here are 2 different things you can consider.
1. Stuck Power Button – It is not always obvious when the power button on an RCA tablet is stuck in place. This can certainly cause problems, including an unresponsive tablet and difficulties getting it to charge.
Unsticking the power button is not typically a difficult thing to do. You can push the power button and hold it for up to 30 seconds. This will sometimes restart the tablet automatically but that may also be necessary to get it to charge.
If you push the button on your RCA tablet and it doesn’t seem to respond properly, try rocking it back and forth gently a few times. Once it comes unstuck, it will pop out a little further and it will typically start charging.
2. Check the Charger – Always use the charger that came bundled with your RCA tablet. It gives the appropriate charge at the appropriate wattage so the tablet will charge without damage.
If you started using a different charger that is not specific to your RCA tablet, it could be a problem. Even the charger that came bundled with your RCA tablet could be to blame.
Visually inspect the USB cable and make sure that it is not damaged, cut, or frayed. If it is, you can try temporarily repairing it with some electrical tape but otherwise, you should order a new one.
The power brick may also be to blame. You can try charging another electronic device using the power brick to see if it is still putting out enough power. These devices do go bad as they get older, so you may need to refresh them with a new one from time to time.
If you are having a problem with your tablet not charging, the first thing to try is a restart. Press and hold the power button or the power button with the volume down button for up to 30 seconds. It will start the reset process when the screen goes blank.
RCA Tablet Not Charging (How To Fix)
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 RCA Tablet Is Not Charging
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.
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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.
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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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