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    Galaxy A80 Won't Turn On - How To Fix

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    The Samsung Galaxy A80, also known as the Samsung Galaxy A90, is one of the best mid-range phones you can buy. It works with the latest version of Android and has powerful hardware specifications. If your Galaxy A80 won't turn on and you don't know why, find out how to fix it by following our tips below.


    How to fix Galaxy A80 won't turn on

    Troubleshooting a Galaxy A80 that won't turn on requires a series of steps to take. Here are the things you can do to fix the problem.



    Charge your Galaxy A80

    One of the common reasons for this problem has to do with charging. Some Android users may not realize that they need to charge their device before turning it back on. Make sure to charge your Galaxy A80 for at least 30 minutes before trying to turn it back on. 

    This should be enough to recharge the battery. While charging, make sure you don't turn your phone back on to allow for uninterrupted charging.


    Galaxy A80 how to soft reset

    All Samsung devices with power problems can benefit from a reboot. Even in this extreme case, you can't skip this simple solution. Here's what you need to do: Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power key at the same time for 10 seconds or until the device screen turns on.

    If that doesn't change anything, you can then try these steps:

    1. Press and hold the Volume Down button first and don't release it.
    2. While holding it down, press and hold the Power key.
    3. Press and hold both buttons for at least 10 seconds.

    Galaxy A80 confirm that the charging accessories are working

    There may be a problem with the current charging and adapter set. The USB cable that comes with Samsung devices consists of small wires inside. If these wires are broken, charging may not take place as not enough energy arrives that can be transferred to the battery. 




    To check if so, charge the phone using a new set of cable and adapter. If you see obvious signs of physical damage to the USB cable or adapter, consider getting a new one.

    Make sure you are using the official Samsung accessories for this troubleshooting. Sometimes, third-party accessories may be of lower quality or not meet the minimum requirements set by Samsung. This can lead to erratic charging. 

    If you can't get a new cable and adapter readily, go to an electronics store and try charging your device using their accessories. If your Galaxy A80 charges properly, consider purchasing new accessories.


    Galaxy A80 check the charging port

    Another common reason a Galaxy device won't turn on is a lack of power and that's because there is something in the charging port that is preventing it from charging. This can sometimes happen if any of the following are true:

    • There is dirt or foreign objects blocking the cable
    • There is damage in the charging port system
    • The charging port is wet

    Try checking the charging port using a magnifying tool if possible. If you see that there is dirt, lint, or foreign objects inside, this is probably why the battery is dead. Once the battery has run out, the device no longer charges normally because something is preventing it or there may be damage to the charging port. 

    If you think there is dirt inside the door, use a can of compressed air to get rid of any dirt or lint. Avoid using anything hard or pointed inside to avoid damaging the system.



    While the Galaxy A80 doesn't have water protection like Samsung's flagship phones, its charging port is relatively well protected from a small amount of moisture. If there is water or liquid in the port, the phone will not allow charging to avoid damaging the system.

    Galaxy A80 checks for screen issues

    If your Galaxy A80 still won't turn on right now, the next troubleshooting step is to find out if you have a screen problem. Many Android users usually mistake a broken screen problem for a power problem. 

    This often happens after dropping a device which damages the screen. If the phone still beeps, vibrates, or displays LED lights even though the screen remains black, this is a screen-only hardware malfunction. 

    Try to force restart the phone to see if that helps. If nothing changes, have Samsung replace the screen.

    Galaxy A80 how to boot in safe mode

    We would like to think that the software is the cause of your problem. We don't know exactly what happened to your phone before this problem occurred, but if it coincided after installing an app, it's possible that you have a problem with the app at hand. 

    To check, restart your phone in safe mode and see how it charges. In safe mode, third-party apps or services cannot be run. Therefore, if one of the third-party apps is responsible for the problem, the A80 should load normally in safe mode.

    To start your device in safe mode:



    1. With the A80 turned off, press and hold the power key past the model name screen.
    2. When “SAMSUNG” appears on the screen, release the Power key.
    3. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume Down key.
    4. Continue to hold the Volume Down key until the device has finished restarting.
    5. Safe mode will be displayed in the lower left corner of the screen.
    6. Release the Volume Down key when you see Safe Mode.

    If your Galaxy A80 turns on successfully in Safe Mode, it means that a third party app is preventing it from turning on again. To identify which of your apps is causing the problem, follow these steps:

    1. Boot into Safe Mode.
    2. Check the problem.
    3. Once you've confirmed that a third-party app is to blame, you can start uninstalling the apps individually. We recommend starting with the most recent ones you added.
    4. After uninstalling an app, restart your phone in normal mode and check for the problem.
    5. If the A80 still refuses to turn on again, repeat steps 1-4.

    Galaxy A80 boot into recovery mode or download mode

    Another possible reason the A80 won't turn on could have to do with the Android operating system. While rare, system-wide updates or changes can sometimes cause severe coding problems that could prevent Android from starting properly. 

    This can manifest itself in case of no reboot, freezing on the Samsung logo screen, or not turning on again after shutting down. If the cause of the problem is an Android OS error, you should still be able to restart the device in other software environments such as recovery mode or download mode. 

    These boot modes are independent of Android and are used by Samsung technicians to diagnose software problems. To check if you have a problem with Android, consider booting your device. 

    If your phone boots into recovery mode, you may be able to solve the problem by wiping the cache partition or doing a factory reset. In Download mode, the only thing you can do is reflash the software.

    If you have never heard of the term install before or if you are unsure about doing it yourself, you should ask a Samsung technician for help.

    Below are the ways to boot into recovery mode or download mode:

    How to boot a Galaxy A80 in recovery mode

    1. Turn off the device. This is important. If you can't shut it down, you'll never be able to boot into recovery mode. If you are unable to turn off your device regularly via the power button, wait until your phone's battery runs out. Then, charge your phone for 30 minutes before starting recovery mode.
    2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
    3. When the green Android logo appears, release all keys (“Installing system update” will be displayed for approximately 30 - 60 seconds before displaying the Android system recovery menu options).

    How to boot a Galaxy A80 in download mode

    1. Turn off the device. This is important. If you can't shut it down, you'll never be able to boot into recovery mode. If you are unable to turn off your device regularly via the power button, wait until your phone's battery runs out. Then, charge your phone for 30 minutes before starting recovery mode.
    2. Press and hold the Volume Down key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
    3. You will know if you are in download mode when you see a screen that says “Download…”.
    4. Remember, if the screen works in any of these modes, this is a clear sign that you have a problem with the Android operating system. Make sure to factory reset your device in recovery mode to fix it.

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