How to Fix Black Screen on Samsung Tablet

If you drop your tablet to the ground or download a mismatched app. Then your Samsung tablet displays only a black screen. In this article, there are a few things you can check to determine the cause of the problem.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Oct. 11, 2021

My tablet was in my book bag and I dropped it on concrete. At first it never turned on, then I charged it for awhile and it started to make sounds. I can lock it and it will sound or press the volume button and even touch the screen and you can hear it click on apps. But, the screen is ALL black.

—— From A Samsung Tablet User

Have you ever encountered such a situation that your Samsung tablet suffered from a black screen of death after accidentally dropping the tablet, after downloading one or several applications, or after updating Samsung manually? You must want to find out what causes a Samsung tablet black screen with sound, or just shows a black screen and unresponsive.

Here in this post, we will show you what will cause your Samsung tablet’s black screen of death, after that, you can find the easiest and quickest way to get your Samsung tablet workable again.

DroidKit – Fix Samsung Tablet Black Screen or Frozen Screen

Free download DroidKit to get a system repair tool, which can fix the Samsung tablet screen not working and Samsung tablet frozen on startup screen. Check the detailed steps on how to fix black screen of Samsung tablet.

Why is my Tablet on but the Screen is Black?

In many cases, the problem of Samsung tablet black screen occurs due to improper operations, we list a few common reasons:

  • Dropping the tablet from a very high height or even a few inches, your device may be system broken or screen broken.
  • This happens because one or a group of incompatible applications are installed, apps may keep crashing then screen goes black.
  • Samsung’s battery might be dead and causes a black screen.
  • Tablet may suddenly be black and keeps going to the black screen later because of software bugs.
  • In addition, some people said that they encounter this situation when using boxes or lids with magnets.

Also Read: How to Fix Samsung Phone Keeps Restarting >

How to Fix Samsung Tablet Black Screen of Death?

When you encounter this problem, don’t worry. Follow the methods below to double-check your tablet. Maybe it just has no power or needs to be reset. There are 4 repair solutions mentioned in the article, you can try them.

Way 1. Try to Charge Your Tablet

If you have tried the above steps and there is no problem with the hardware of your Samsung tablet, you can try the following steps to check if there are problems with the tablet’s battery or charging issue. Maybe it’s because of a problem with your tablet’s battery that the screen does not respond:

  • First, wait for the battery to run out of full power, and you can’t see any indicator lights or hear any sound.
  • Then, plug the charger back into the tablet and start charging and wait for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Finally, try to boot. Determine whether it is still a black screen.

    Try to Charge The Samsung Tablet

    Try to Charge The Samsung Tablet

Way 2. Restart the Samsung Tablet

Restart is usually the most common and effective solution, which can solve simple system problems encountered by any mobile phone and tablet. The principle of this method is to use the restart to clean up the tablet’s operating system so that it can resume normal operation.

If the Samsung tablet cannot continue to use when it got a black screen, it is recommended to restart the tablet:

  • Press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down Up/Down for more than 7 seconds to restart the device.
  • Some devices long-press the Power button only for 8-10 seconds to restart.
  • If it is invalid, please send the machine to Samsung Service Center for inspection.

    Restart Samsung Tablet

    Restart Samsung Tablet

If the machine can be used normally after restarting, but this happens occasionally or frequently, it is recommended that you try the following methods:

  • Update the system to the latest version: please enter Settings > About Phone (about Device).
  • Software Update (System Update) > Update (please back up the data in the device before upgrading).
  • If it is the latest version, please back up the data (contacts, information, pictures, etc.) on the phone and try to restore the factory settings.

If the problem persists after the above operations, please bring the purchase invoice, repair card, and machine to the Samsung Service Center for inspection.

Way 3. Fix Samsung Black Screen with System Repair Tool

If your Samsung device is totally black screen and won’t turn on, you should consider whether your Samsung table encountered a system error that you can’t get rid of it by simply restarting the device. As the Android system is not stable as you think, you may frequently face system-related issues like this. Nevertheless, it doesn’t indicate that you need to send your device to the after-sales service shop.

You can easily and quickly fix the problem by yourself with the help of DroidKit. As one of the best-known professional Android system repair tools, DroidKit can fix a large number of Samsung phones or tablet issues involving Samsung black screen, Samsung boot loop, etc. Check how can DroidKit help you with black screen Samsung tablet:

DroidKit – Samsung System Repair

  • Fix black screen, frozen screen and various Samsung issues in minutes.
  • Select the best solution for your Samsung phones and tablets.
  • No need to root your Android device and no technical skills required.
  • 100% secure and stable. Official ROM will be downloaded when fixing.

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Now, it’s time to follow the instructions to fix the Samsung tablet black screen of death:

Step 1. Download DroidKit on your PC or Mac computer > Launch the program > Go to the welcome page and tap on the Fix System Issues mode.

Click Fix System Issues

Click Fix System Issues

Step 2. Plugin your Samsung tablet to the computer and click the Start button to initiate the fixing procedure.

Click Start Button to Continue Fixing

Click Start Button to Continue Fixing

Step 3. DroidKit will automatically match the PDA code which belongs to your Samsung tablet > Tap on the Download Now button to acquire the correspondent firmware package > Click on the Fix Now button when it finishes downloading the firmware.

Fix Now after Firmware Downloaded

Fix Now after Firmware Downloaded

If DroidKit fails to find the matching PAD code of your Samsung tablet, you need to have your device enter the recovery mode so as to reveal the PDA code.

Step 4. Put your Android phone into the “Download Mode” by taking the on-screen instructions, after which DroidKit will start to fix the issue. Wait for a few minutes and then you will see the System Fixed Successfully as below.

System Fixed Successfully

System Fixed Successfully

Way 4. Check and Uninstall Third-Party Apps You Recently Download Under Safe Mode

We have mentioned above that the Samsung tablet has a black screen but works still that you can hear sounds or see the indicator light flashing. This may be caused by downloading one or a group of inappropriate apps.

Uninstall Apps on Samsung Tablet

Uninstall Apps on Samsung Tablet

Usually, these applications are from third-party developers or application stores other than the Google Store. These applications are usually not tested for security, and there may be some bugs or problems. The best solution is to check whether there are problems with these applications in safe mode. Follow the steps below to check:

  • Turn off the tablet.
  • Turn on the tablet again, while turning on, press and hold the Power button.
  • Then, when you see the logo appearing on the screen, release the power button.
  • Next, immediately press and hold down the volume key. When you see “Safe Mode” appear on the screen, release the volume key.
  • In safe mode, you can see which applications are not working properly, and then you can uninstall these problematic applications.
  • After that, press and hold the Power button. Then a menu will appear on the screen, choose to restart the tablet to see if it works normally.

Way 5. Fix Samsung Tablet Screen not Working by Checking the Hardware

Confirm that your tablet’s charger and USB cable are not physically damaged. If necessary, you also need to clean the buttons and charging port of the tablet.

  • Check if the USB connection is corroded or bent.
  • Check whether the flat keys are stuck by dirt.
  • You can gently blow the charging port to remove any dust that may exist inside.
  • Inspect the Liquid Damage Indicator (LDI). The LDI should be solid white, or white with pink or purple.

    Check and Clean Charging Port

    Check and Clean Charging Port

The Bottom Line

It is not that terrible if your Samsung tablet gets a black screen with the help of DroidKit. This is usually caused by downloading an unsuitable app or insufficient storage space. The above methods usually solve this problem. If you find this article helpful, please share it with your family and friends. Or if you have any other questions about the Samsung tablet, please leave us a message in the comment area.

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