How To Fix A Redmi Note 8 Pro That Won’t Turn On

In this post, we will guide how to fix your Redmi Note 8 Pro that won’t turn on or stopped responding for some reason. You will also understand the reason why such a problem occurs every now and then. Continue reading to learn more about it. 

Physical and liquid damages are among the most common causes of a phone that won’t turn on. However, if you are pretty sure that your device didn’t suffer from any physical contact or contact with any kind of liquid, then it’s probably an issue with the firmware. 

Firmware issues that cause the phone to stop responding are often fixable. In fact, they’re pretty easy to fix as long as you know what to do. That’s what we’re going to show you in this post. We will suggest a few procedures you can try to bring your Redmi Note 8 Pro to life. With that being said, here’s what you should do:

First solution: Try doing the forced restart

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As long as the problem isn’t due to a physical damage, you can make your phone to turn on again by doing the Forced restart. It’s a simulated battery removal that forces any device to boot up, or make the firmware respond again. Here’s how you do it on your Redmi Note 8 Pro: 

  1. Press and hold the Power key for 10 seconds. Most of the time, this is enough to make the device respond. 
  2. So when the logo shows, release the Power key and then allow the phone to continue the boot process. 

As long as you can make the logo show on the screen, it’s a sign that the problem isn’t as serious as it seems. However, if this doesn’t make your Redmi Note 8 Pro turn on, then try the next solution. 

Second solution: Try running the phone in Recovery mode

The purpose of this procedure is to know if your phone is still capable of turning on even in other modes because if so, then it means that the hardware is working and it’s probably an issue with the firmware, which is of course easier to fix. 

  1. To do this, press and hold the Volume Up button and the Power key for 10 seconds. This is often enough to make the phone respond. 
  2. When the logo shows, release both keys and wait until the phone enters the recovery mode. 

If successful, then use the Volume rocker to highlight options and the Power key to select them. But for now, it’s best to just reboot your phone.  

Third solution: Charge your phone and do the Forced restart

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If the first and second solutions fail, then it’s possible that your phone has a drained battery. There are times when the firmware crashes if allowed to run out of juice. That might be the case here so it’s better to allow it to charge for a few minutes and try doing the Force Restart while the device is still connected to the charger. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Plug the charger to a working wall outlet. 
  2. Connect your Redmi Note 8 Pro to it using its original charging cable.
  3. Regardless of whether the phone shows the charging sign or not, leave it connected to the charger for at least 10 minutes. 
  4. After that and while the phone is still connected to the charger, press and hold the Power key for 10 seconds or more. 

If the logo shows, then it means that the problem is fixed and you can now release the Power key. However, if your phone is still not responding, continue holding the power key for a little longer. 

These procedures are often enough to fix this kind of problem, or tell you if your phone needs to be checked by a tech. So if your Redmi Note 8 Pro still won’t turn on after doing these procedures, then it’s time for the tech to fix it. 

We hope that we’ve been able to help you one way or the other. 

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