If you’re looking to fix your Samsung Galaxy tablet due to a flickering, cracked or black screen, you’ve come to the right place.
Tablets are an excellent combination of portability, mobility, and versatility. They are much more portable than a laptop, very useful when you are travelling or simply don’t want to carry a laptop around. They have an amazing display which is just perfect for reading ebooks and viewing photos, watching movies and surfing the web.
However, they are not without their faults - like damaged charging ports. There are times when you may experience some problem with the screen on your Samsung Galaxy Tab. You may have noticed that your screen is flickering, or shaking or that it is unresponsive.
The good news is that it is possible to fix the screen issues on your Samsung Galaxy Tab, and it is very easy to do. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of fixing the screen on your Samsung tablet.
How To Fix Samsung Tablet Screen Flickering Or Shaking
Flickering is usually caused by a software issue, such as a glitch in an app or a bug in the software. It can also be caused by hardware problems, such as damage to your screen.
If the screen on your Samsung Galaxy Tab is flickering, here are a few steps you can follow to find it. Before we start, make sure you are running the latest operating system and have the latest security updates installed.
Tweak the brightness
Try adjusting your brightness settings, and disabling the adaptive brightness feature. To do that:
- Open the Settings app
- Tap Display
- Toggle off Adaptive brightness
- If you notice that the flickering occurs when the screen is at low brightness, slide the Brightness bar to the right to increase the brightness.
Try clearing the cache
Corrupted data in the system on your Samsung Galaxy Tab can sometimes cause the screen to flicker. So, clear the cache on your device, then check if the flickering persists. To clear cache:
- Turn your device off
- Open the Recovery menu on your device. The button combination used to open the recovery menu will be different depending on the device you're using.
- Once a menu appears on the screen, use the volume up and volume down buttons to select Wipe cache partition. Press the power button to confirm.
- Now, Use the volume up and volume down buttons to select Yes. Press the power button to confirm.
- Press the power button again to select Reboot device.
Switch to Safe Mode
Boot into Safe Mode to see if the issue you are facing is due to an installed third-party app. To do that:
- Press and hold the power button or button combination you use to turn off your device until the power off screen appears.
- Tap and hold the Power off icon until the option for Safe mode appears.
- Tap Safe mode
- If the flickering stops when your device is in Safe Mode, it means that the issue is caused by a bug with one of the apps you have installed.
- In case the flickering persists even in Safe Mode, it is likely the issue is hardware rather than software related. If that is the case, contact your nearest Samsung Support Centre to book an appointment.
Inspect your tablet
Finally, check your device for any damage. Do you have a cracked or smashed screen on your device? It is possible that damage to your screen is causing the flickering of the screen. If you find any damage, you can visit a Samsung support centre to have your device inspected in person, or book a repair to have your screen fixed.
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How To Fix Samsung Tablet Black Screen
If your Samsung tablet displays only a blank screen and doesn't turn on, there are a few things you can try to fix the problem. Your device's battery might be dead, or maybe it just needs a reset. So, here is what you need to do:
- First, remove the battery (if possible) for 60 seconds and then reinsert it to see if the tablet turns on.
- If it doesn't turn on, connect and charge the tablet using the supplied charger for at least 1 hour. Then, try to power on the tablet again.
- If the issue persists, try a different charger and see if it works. There are chances that your charger is faulty.
- If none of the previous steps works, your device needs service. Contact the Samsung Support Center for further assistance.
How To Fix A Cracked Samsung Galaxy Tablet Screen
A cracked or bleeding screen on a Samsung tablet is something that will never be a pleasant experience. They’re often caused by a fall, a drop, or a kid’s hand knocking it off a table or other surface.
In this situation, your only choice is to get a replacement screen. When it comes to repairing, you have three options:
- Samsung Repair Services will help you schedule a walk-in or mail-in repair to fix your cracked screen using Samsung genuine parts.
- Approach a Samsung Authorized Service Center nearby for fast, quality repairs you can trust and rely on.
- For a cheap, quick fix, you can get a screen replacement from a third-party local repair store.
You can check out the Samsung tablet screen replacement cost here. It could be something between $275 and $535, depending on your model. Consider yourself lucky if your device is still under warranty or has a Samsung Premium Care service contract.