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Old July 13th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Downloading Do not turn off target

I awoke in the middle of the night and tried to power on my Tab in the dark and to my surprise I got a screen with an android digging inside a triangle with the message "Downloading Do not turn off target!!!"

I waited to see if anything happened and meanwhile I Googled for help on my Laptop and found many suggestions including: removing the battery (not easy), connecting to the PC and using Kies, ringing Samsung for help, returning the Tab to dealer because it was bricked etc.

Eventually, on Xdata I found the answer which was to hold down the power button for 10 seconds which cleared the downloading message and allowed me to power on normally.

I think I may have accidentally pressed the volume and power on buttons at the same time which produced the downloading screen. I thought I would share my experience to help others with the same problem.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-that worked for me. I did the same thing power and volume. Held power for 10 second, and restart.

Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks. That help. Your explanation was simple. You described what you think you did (And yep I believe I hit volume and power at the same time as well).

The best is it worked.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks gaugerer, I had a similar problem and thought my phone was knacked....took your advice, held the button down for ten seconds and now i'm good to go...thanks!
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