RCA Tablet Not Turning On (Solved)

My friend has been using an RCA tablet for a few years, he never faced any issues until one day when it was not turning on.

So, if your RCA tablet is not turning on here is why it is not turning on and how you can fix it.

RCA Tablet Not Turning On

If your RCA tablet is not turning on it could be due to software glitches. To fix it you need to insert a pin in the hole back side of the tablet. If the tablet doesn’t turn on then press keep the pin in the hole for 10 seconds. If still doesn’t turn on then press and hold power and volume down buttons for 10 seconds. The tablet should turn on now.

RCA Tablet is Not Turning On

Charge for Few Minutes

Sometimes the problem can be related to the charging of your tablet. It can also be possible that your tablet is not charged. 

So, try to charge your tablet for a few minutes. The battery can also be responsible.

Sometimes the battery has a fault and it cannot store the power in it. 

So, you can only use your tablet when it is connected to the charger. So, try to charge your tablet and try to turn it on.

Reset Tablet

Try to reset your RCA tablet. Sometimes viruses and bugs attack your tablet. These can be easily transferred from any external device. 

So, always scan your external device before connecting your tablet. 

There are two methods of resetting the RCA tablet. 

The table has a small reset hole on the back side of your tablet. You need to take a pin and insert it into that hole. After inserting, see if the tablet turns on . If it’s not, try to hold the pin for at least 10 seconds and see

If it’s still not turning on, try the other method.

Following are the steps to reset your RCA tablet:

  • Make sure your tablet is off. (Which is already)
  • Press the power button and volume up button at the same time for at least 10 seconds.
  • Now hold the volume up button and keep pressing the power button for a few times until you see the recovery screen.
  • Use the volume up and down buttons and go to the wipe data/factory reset and select with the help of the power button.
  • You will see a confirmation page with yes and no options.
  • After confirmation, the resetting will start.

Press Different Buttons

Sometimes the tablet can be fixed by pressing different buttons. 

So, you need to try the following combinations of buttons of your RCA tablet:

  • Hold the power button of your tablet for 10 seconds. If it’s not turning on, press the power button for 30 seconds.
  • Hold the volume up button and power button for 10 seconds and if it still doesn’t work, hold it for 30 seconds.
  • Connect the USB and press the power button for 10 seconds. Repeat the process and now hold the button for 30 seconds.

Remove Battery and Attach Again

If your tablet is still not working, try removing the battery and attach it again. Hope this method works because it is possible that the battery got loose or any particles stuck in it. 

Because the battery or RCA tablet is fixed, you need to use some tools to remove the battery:

Take the screw driver and open the screws on the bottom of the tablet. 

Use another opening tool to snap off the back cover from the screen. 

Make sure you are not bending the tool too much because it can break the screen.

Snaps off the battery connection with a tweezer. 

Now disconnect it from 1 to 10 minutes. And try to start it again.

Replace Battery

If none of the solutions are working then the battery may be faulty so open the tablet and remove the old battery. 

Place the new battery. Try to buy the original battery of the same brand and replace it. 

Following are the steps to replace the battery:

  1. Open your tablet with the help of a screw driver.
  2. After opening, snap off the battery connection and remove the tape which is applied to attach the battery.
  3. Take a new battery and apply the same as it was. Now connect it to the tablet and try to start your RCA tablet.

Remove External Accessories

Sometimes, the external devices are creating the problem. The external devices which are connected to your tablet are creating the problem. 

The external devices include the USB, micro SD card, etc. So, check if there is any memory card in the tablet.

After removing the card, try to press the power button for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Your tablet will turn on if the problem is because of the external devices.

Virus in Tablet

Sometimes the device also cannot be turned on because of the protection software. Some tablets are accessorised with extra protection through a special software. 

So it can also be possible that the tablet has a virus in it and because of security purposes, it cannot be turned off. 

In this situation you have to start your tablet by a specific combination of buttons. 

Following is the method to turn on your tab if its off because of virus:

  • Make sure your tablet is off
  • Press the power button and the volume up button for at least 10 seconds.
  • Your tablet will start. 
  • So you need to reset your speaker as soon as possible otherwise, your tablet will be turned off again. 

Inspect Charging Cable and Adapter

You need to check the charger. The charger includes cable and adapter. You have to check both of these things. 

Sometimes the adapter stops working because of burning or it can also be broken. So, you need to check the adapter by replacing the cable.

If the charger starts charging, it means the fault was in the cable. The adapter was alright. So change the cable. If it’s still not charging then it means the problem is with the adapter.

Sometimes the cables get broken from different places because of the folds and pressure. So, you need to check the cable too. 

Replace the faulty part with a new one and see if the problem is fixed or not.


If your RCA tablet is not turning on try the following fixes:

  • Charge for a few minutes.
  • Reset your RCA tablet.
  • Try a combination of different buttons.
  • Remove the battery and re-attach.
  • Replace the faulty battery.
  • Remove external accessories such as SD cards etc.
  • Remove the virus from the tablet.
  • Inspect the charging cable and adapter.

If none of the described methods work for you then speak to RCA experts and tell them the whole situation. 

You can call the RCA support team on this number (800) 968-9853.

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