Downloading Do not turn off targetSupport


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  1. gaugerer

    gaugerer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    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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  2. mahoho

    mahoho New Member

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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.
     
  3. hank84

    hank84 New Member

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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.
     
  4. Dastardley

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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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