How to fix Samsung Galaxy A9 (2019) that won’t turn on

Firmware issues may occur from time to time even to new phones like the Samsung Galaxy A9 and while some symptoms will make you worry, more often than not they’re minor problem that you can fix on your own. Among the most common problems you may encounter is when your device no longer turns on or respond.

Most of the time users may think it’s a hardware problem but in reality it’s just a minor problem with the firmware and you only need to perform one procedure or two to make your device work again. In this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your phone that no longer responds. I will also share with you the most effective solution we’ve been using in addressing this kind of issue. So, continue reading as this post may be able to help you somehow.

For those who are looking for a solution to a different problem, drop by our troubleshooting page for we have already addressed some of the most common issues with this phone. Browse through the page to find issues that are similar with yours and use the solutions we suggested. If they don’t work for you or if you still need our help, contact us anytime through our Android issues questionnaire.

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Now, going back to our troubleshooting, here are the things you can do if your new Galaxy A9 would no longer turn on…

  1. Perform the Forced Restart procedure
  2. Charge your phone and force restart while it’s connected to the charger

Now, let me explain why you need to do these things.

Doing the forced restart procedure will simulate the battery pull procedure we often do to phones with removable batteries. Majority of cases like this are due to a firmware crash which often leaves your phone unresponsive and with a black screen. However, such kind of issue can be fixed by doing the forced restart. To do it, press both the volume down and power keys at the same time and hold them together for 10 seconds or more. Most of the time it’s more than enough to fix the problem and bring your device back to life. However, if your phone still won’t respond after doing this, then it’s possible that the firmware crashed due to a drained battery.

You see, when you allow the phone to run out of battery without connecting it to a charger, some services and hardware components may be shut down improperly and as a result, the firmware will crash. While both a drained battery and firmware crash are minor problems, they will still make your device unresponsive. So, connect the charger to a working wall outlet, connect your phone to it using the original cable and leave it for 10 minutes or so. After which, try this procedure while it’s still connected to the charger…

  1. Press and hold the volume down button.
  2. Press and hold the power key while holding down the volume down button.
  3. Keep both keys held down together for 10 seconds or more.

These are the only procedures you need to do and if your phone is still not responding after this, then it’s time you brought it to the shop or back to the store so that a technician can check it up for you. A brand new phone that won’t respond to these procedures should have an issue with its hardware. In such case, you will need a help from the tech.


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