How To Fix The Honor 8X Max Won’t Turn On Issue

The #Honor #8XMax is a mid-range Android smartphone first released in September 2018. This phone is best known for its large 7.12 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels making it a great device to use for viewing various multimedia content. It also has a 5000 mAh battery making it able to run for a longer period of time. Under the hood you will find the Snapdragon 636 processor which is paired with 6GB of RAM. Although this is a solid performing device there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Honor 8X Max won’t turn on issue.

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How To Fix The Honor 8X Max Won’t Turn On Issue

One of the major issues that you might encounter with your device is when it does not turn on. This can become quite frustrating if you have information you want that’s stored in your phone or if you just want to make a phone call. Usually, this is caused by a faulty hardware component however there are also cases when it can be caused by a software glitch. What we will be doing right now is to check if this is a software related problem.

Charge the phone

The first thing you will need to so in this case is to make sure that the phone battery has sufficient charge. This will allow you to immediately eliminate the possibility of the problem being caused by a drained battery. Follow the steps listed below to charge the phone.

  • Clean the charging port of the phone using a can of compressed air. Make sure that any dirt or debris stuck in this port is removed.
  • Fully charge the phone using its wall charger.
  • In case the phone does not charge then try using a different charging cord and wall charger. You should also try charging the phone from a computer USB port in case charging using the wall charger fails to work.

Once the battery has been fully charged try turning on the phone. If it still does not turn on then proceed with the additional troubleshooting steps listed below.

Perform a soft reset

Try to refresh the phone software to eliminate the possibility of the problem being caused by a minor software glitch. This can be done easily by simply restarting the device.

  • Press and hold the Power and Volume down key for up to 45 seconds.
  • Wait as the device restarts.

Check if the issue still occurs.

Wipe the cache partition of the phone

There are cases when the cached data stored in the dedicated partition of the phone can become corrupted. When this happens this this will usually cause certain issues to occur on the phone. To eliminate the possibility that this is what’s causing the problem you will have to wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode.

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Press and hold Volume UP button along with Power button on your  device simultaneously for a few seconds
  • The phone will enter the stock recovery mode
  • Use volume buttons to highlight ‘wipe cache partition’ and use power key to select it
  • Reboot the system once the process is completed

Check if the issue still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

In case the above steps fails to fix the Honor 8X Max won’t turn on issue then chances are this is caused by a software glitch. The best way to deal with this right now is to perform a factory reset. Take note that this will erase your phone data.

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Press and hold Volume UP button along with Power button on your  device simultaneously for a few seconds
  • The phone will enter the stock recovery mode
  • Use volume buttons to highlight  select wipe cache/factory reset and use power key to select it
  • Reboot the system once the process is completed

Setup the phone, but do not install any apps yet, then check if the issue still occurs. If it does then this might already be caused by a faulty hardware component. The best thing to do right now is to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

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