The first time I encountered this issue I called Samsung and sent off my tablets to get fixed. This is while I was still under their service contract. They had fixed one and because of a small scratch on the screen of another they declined to fix unless I paid $60.00. I said no and had them ship my tablet back.

Well it happened again. This time I fixed it myself.

 

Lets start with the symptom:

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 does not turn on after it has drained it’s battery completely.

Attempts to fix:

  • Holding the power button down for several seconds up to even a minute
  • Holding the combination of power button, volume up button, and home button
  • Charging with various chargers including the USB port on a computer as suggested by support once
  • Complain about the issue on social networks

As you can tell no of the above seems to work

This is what worked for me:

  • Removing the back cover to expose the battery.
  • Disconnect the battery cable from the circuit board and reconnect it after 60 seconds or more.
  • Plug the charger. Now the battery accepts charge and the device can now be powered on.

 

To do this you may want to have a few tools

  • Pry Tools Repair Kit
  • Tweezers

And that is it, I hope this helps.  I am unsure why these devices have this issue but seems to be a common one.

Best,

Jermal