Article ID : 00019658 / Last Modified : 06/05/2014

The tablet will not turn on.

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Follow these troubleshooting steps when the tablet will not turn on.

IMPORTANT: Before starting this procedure, make sure the AC adapter is connected to the tablet charge connector and is plugged into a working wall outlet.

NOTE: Because each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, check the tablet status after completing each step.

  1. Press and hold the power button for at least ten seconds. Image

    NOTE: If the tablet turns on, you should be able to use it normally. If it does not turn on, proceed to step 2.

  2. Perform a soft reset procedure by removing the battery , leaving it out for 5 seconds, and then reinserting the battery.

At this point, if tablet does not turn on or is still frozen or not responding, you will need to follow these steps to initiate a forced External Data Reset procedure.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, because it is being reset to the condition it was in when it was first purchased, all of the data and settings will be erased from the tablet.

  1. Press and hold the Power button. Image

    IMPORTANT:

    • If a Power off prompt appears, tap OK.
    • The tablet cannot be asleep and successfully perform this operation. It must be completely off.
  2. With the tablet completely off, press and hold the Volume Up (+) button, and while continuing to hold that button, press and hold the Power button for several seconds.
  3. Once the Sony logo appears, release both buttons.

    IMPORTANT: If at this point the tablet turns on normally and displays the Desktop Home screen, it will not be necessary to proceed further. If the tablet does not turn on normally, turn the tablet completely off and continue with this procedure.

  4. With the tablet completely off, again press and hold the Volume Up (+) button, and while continuing to hold that button, press and hold the Power for several seconds.
  5. This time, once the Sony logo appears let go of the Power button but continue to hold the Volume Up (+) button until the Android system recovery screen is displayed.
  6. Once the Android system recovery screen is displayed, release the Volume Up (+) button.
  7. In the Android system recovery screen, use the Volume Down (-) button to highlight the Reset to factory settings option. Image
  8. Quickly press the Power button.
  9. In the Reset to factory settings: Confirm reset screen, use the Volume Down (-) button to highlight the Yes -- delete all user data option. Image
  10. Quickly press the Power button.
The troubleshooting steps listed above should resolve your issue. If you have completed all of the steps and the issue is not resolved, service may be required.

For all Sony products (EXCEPT VAIO computers): To send your product to a Sony facility to be repaired or to check the status of the a repair, visit our eService web site.

  

For VAIO Computer products: Please call 1-888-4SONYPC (476-6972) for service information for your product. To check the status of your VAIO product repair, have your phone number or Best Buy service number available and call 1-800-433-5778.