Redmi Note 8 Won’t Turn On? Here’s How You Fix It!

When a high-end device like the Redmi Note 8 won’t turn on, the problem can be with the firmware and you may be able to fix it on your own. But as long as the device doesn’t have any signs of physical or liquid damage, there’s nothing to worry about.

In this post, I will show you a couple of ways for you to do if your device won’t turn on or respond. So if you think that the problem is not with the hardware, then follow these procedures and make your phone turn on again.

Redmi Note 8 Won’t Turn On

Time Needed : 10 minutes

Most of the time, when a phone powers down and would no longer turn on or respond, it’s just due to a firmware crash. To fix it, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Force restart your phone

    When it comes to fixing firmware crashes or other software-related issues, you can always count on the Forced Restart. It simulates battery disconnect so it will force the device to power off and turn back on. This might be the only thing you need to do. Here’s how you do it: 

    1. Press the volume up, volume down and power keys at the same time, and hold them together for 12 seconds. This will trigger the phone to boot up.
    2. So when the Redmi text shows, release the keys and wait for your phone to finish the reboot.

    The forced restart is all you need to do to make an unresponsive phone work again. However, if it doesn’t fix the problem, then move on to the next solution. 
    redmi note 8 won't turn on

  2. Charge your phone and do the forced restart

    Having a drained battery is basically not a problem because more often than not, a smartphone will immediately respond once it’s connected to the charger. But there is always a possibility that the firmware would crash just before the phone powers down, and that could be the case here. So try this: 

    1. Plug the original charger or power adapter to a working wall outlet. 
    2. Using the original cable, connect the phone to its charger. 
    3. Regardless of whether the phone shows the charging symbol or not, leave it connected to the charger for at least 10 minutes. 
    4. After which and while the phone is still connected to the charger, press the volume up, volume down and power keys at the same time, and hold them together for 12 seconds.
    5. When the Redmi text shows, release the keys and wait for your phone to finish the reboot.
    redmi note 8 charge force restart

Tools
  • Android 9
Materials
  • Redmi Note 8

If the phone powers on, then the problem is fixed and it could have been due to a pretty minor firmware issue. However, if the phone is still not responding after this, then it’s time you have it checked.

While in most cases this problem is just due to a minor firmware issue, there are times when an intervention from a technician is necessary. 


On the other hand, if you were able to fix your Redmi Note 8 won’t turn on but the problem happens every now and then, then what you have to do is backup your important files and data, and then factory reset your phone. It’s obvious that it has a firmware issue that needs to be fixed by bringing the phone back to its default settings. 

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

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