Xiaomi Pad 5 is one of the popular tablets. However, the device is vulnerable to occasional functioning problems. For example, the pad fails to turn ON sometimes.
The device cannot work even after a lot of effort. But, it can be fixed by some very simple tricks.
I would suggest you a few quick hacks. Your Pad 5 will start working if you follow this guide till the end.
Solution#1. Force Restart
A force restart or hard reboot can turn ON your device. It also helps in other conditions. For example, if your Pad hangs, freezes, or does not respond. Here is the process;
- Please make sure that you have the PIN code of the SIM card. Moreover, you must know the unlock pattern or password of your device. This information is needed to restart your Pad.
- Press and hold the “Power/Unlock” button on your Xiaomi Pad 5.
- Release the button when different options appear on the screen.
- Click the “Restart” option.
- Next, tap the “Accept” button to confirm the action.
- It will turn OFF and then ON. Wait until the reboot process completes.
- Enter the PIN code and password when it comes ON.
Solution#2. Check for Physical Damage
Water damage or physical shock is a likely reason your Pad 5 is not turning ON. Cracks on the screen or dents on the body indicate damage.
Water damage causes complex issues. Sometimes, a drop of water resides inside. Thus, the internal components are damaged.
If you are the only user, you must know the water contact. In this case, do not charge or attempt to turn ON the device. Instead, send it to for a repair.
Solution#3. Charge Your Pad 5
If your tablet is not water damaged, try to charge it. Maybe the battery is completely drained out. So, it will need a lot of time to charge.
Connect it to the power source using the original charging cable and adapter. Look at the screen if the charging icon appears or not.
Let the device charge for at least 30 minutes. Then, try to turn it ON. If still the problem exists, charge the device for 24 hours.
Solution#4. Check the Power and Charger
If the device is not charging, the charging cable or adapter is faulty. So, try different accessories. Likewise, the power source may be defective.
Hence, plug your tablet into a different working outlet. Make sure you are using the original and compatible charger. Examine the cable, it should not be damaged.
Solution#5. Check for Hardware Defects
The hardware and the internal components of your Pad 5 are damaged. For example, the battery may have expired. Likewise, the motherboard can fail.
The display screen can also be defective. All these faults can be repaired by a technician. However, you should calculate the cost estimate. If repair is expensive, purchase a new Xiaomi Pad.
Solution#6. Contact Xiaomi
If nothing helps, you must contact Xiaomi. Probably your Pad is bricked. It cannot be restored at home. So, you need to take it to an authorized technician.
There can be some hardware problems. Only a technician or the manufacturer can fix it. So, contact Xiaomi support. However, remember that unscrewing the tablet will expire its warranty.
FAQs Regarding Xiaomi Pad 5
Here are a few common questions you may want to ask about Pad 5.
What to do if my Xiaomi Pad 5 keeps turning OFF?
Overheating is the major cause of frequent shuts down. So, do not use the device until it cools down. Likewise, overcharging or overloading also causes this issue. It happens when you play on the Pad continuously for several hours.
How to charge MI Pad 5 pen?
Simply place the pen on the tablet to charge it. The pen has a built-in battery that lasts up to 8 hours. So, the stylus pen is great to use during traveling.
What is the battery run time of Pad 5?
It comes with an 8720mAh battery which can last up to 16 hours. However, the run time also depends on the settings. For example, at a 120Hz refresh rate, the battery can last for 8 hours. Its supported charging rate is 33W.
You can try a few basic troubleshooting tricks to fix your tablet. Hopefully, your Xiaomi Pad 5 is now turning ON. However, if nothing worked then you must consult the manufacturer. Most probably the device is bricked or its hardware is damaged. Keep visiting Tablet Squad for more interesting articles.