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Samsung Note 4 Screen Won’t Turn On: How To Fix The Problem

Samsung Note 4 Screen Won’t Turn On: How To Fix The Problem

One issue that seems to be happening to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is that the Note 4 screen won’t turn on. The problem is that the Samsung Note 4 buttons light up like normal, but the screen remains black and nothing is showing up. The Note 4 screen won’t turn on at random times for different people, but the common problem is that the screen fails to wake up. It’s recommend to first connect the Samsung Note 4 to a power outlet to make sure the problem with the screen not turning on isn’t because of a dead battery. There could be several possible reasons that this is happening and we’ll try to give you different ways to fix the Samsung Note 4 screen problem.

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Hit the Power button

The first thing that should be tested before any other advice would be to press the “Power” button several times to make sure there is an issue with the powering of the Samsung Note 4. If after trying to power the smartphone back on and the issue has not been fixed, continue reading the rest of this guide.


Boot to Recovery Mode and Wipe Cache Partition

The following steps will get the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 into Recovery Mode by booting the smartphone:
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  1. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons at the same time
  2. After the phone vibrates, let go of the Power button, while still holding the other two buttons until Android System Recovery screen appears.
  3. Using the “Volume Down” button, highlight “wipe cache partition” and press the Power button to select it.
  4. After the cache partition is cleared, the Note 4 will reboot automatically


Read this guide for a more detailed explaination on how to clear cache on the Samsung Note 4


Boot to Safe Mode

When booting the Note 4 into “Safe Mode” It will only run on pre-loaded apps, this will allow you to see if another application was causing the issues. This can be done using the following steps:

  1. Press and hold the Power button at the same time
  2. After the Samsung screen appears, let go of the Power button then press and hold the Volume Down key.
  3. When it’s restarting, the Safe Mode text will be visible in the bottom left corner of the screen.


Get Technical Support

If none of the methods have worked in trying to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to turn on after charging, it’s suggested to take the smartphone back to the store or to a shop where it can be physically checked for any damaged. If proven defective by a technician, a replacement unit may be provided for you of it could be repaired. But the main issue could be that the power button is not working on the Samsung Note 4.




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