Devices: Samsung Galaxy S2 won’t start

Self-tutoring about devices: the tutor mentions the Samsung Galaxy S2 and how he was able to turn one back on when it wouldn’t.

My wife bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 tablet maybe around five years ago. She has happily used it ever since: my wife uses her devices a lot. Usually I find out when one’s not working, but I’ve never heard of trouble with that tablet.

Yesterday, however, my wife mentioned it wouldn’t turn on. I asked how old it is…she estimated about five years. I’ve heard that if you get four years of constant use out of a device, you’ve done all right, so I was prepared for the idea it would need to be replaced. When she left, however, I researched online if there would be a way to bring it back to life.

Within a couple of minutes I found Chris Boylan, whose 5-minute video gives numerous potential fixes. The second one he mentions – holding the “on” switch together with the “volume down” switch for about 20 seconds – worked for me. I watched the rest of the video for more of his tips.

Why such a fix would work is obviously intriguing, but when someone needs to use their device, the only matter is what does work. My wife’s tablet seems to be fine ever since.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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