Category: Tech old & new
Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2014 10:57
Written by Catpaw
Surface Tablet won't start up & is warm to the touch
Once in awhile, the Surface doesn't wake up. It's not a big deal, but it does make the heart thump for a few minutes. Sometimes it will also feel warm to the touch. Before you panic and call tech support try forcing the tablet to shutdown and doing a fresh startup.
- Hold the off buttong down for 30 seconds.
- Lift your finger off the button.
- Start the tablet as you normally do. You'll feel that little vibration in about 2-3 seconds.
Voila, one working Surface.
If it doesn't restart, chances are the battery is too low and needs a charge. Plug the tablet in and let it charge. I've found it usually takes about 2 hours before it responds, but you might get lucky and it will boot up in an hour. Once it's charged, it will start up normally.