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.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Nov. 04, 2020

Two days ago, I accidentally dropped my Samsung tablet from the table to the ground, and then it went black on the screen and there was no response when I clicked on the screen. How do I fix my Samsung tablet black screen of death?

—— From A Samsung Tablet User

Most people choose tablets because of mobility and convenience, which can meet the requirements of working anytime, anywhere. Have you encountered such a situation? After accidentally dropping the tablet, or just recently downloaded one or several applications, your Samsung tablet becomes a black screen. You must be eager to find a solution. Before that, understand the reason why your Samsung tablet has a black screen.

Why Has my Samsung Tablet Screen Gone Black?

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

  • Dropping the tablet from a very high height or even a few inches.
  • This happens because one or a group of incompatible applications are installed and running on the device.
  • In addition, some people said that they encounter this situation when using boxes or lids with magnets.

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4 Ways to Fix Black Screen on Samsung Tablet

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. Check the Hardware of Samsung Tablet

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

Way 2. 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. 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

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Way 3. 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 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 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.

The Bottom Line

That is not terrible that your Samsung tablet gets a black screen. 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 to you, 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.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.