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I don't know if it is unusual, but it happened this morning. I have a pretty old Android tablet with a partially working power button. Partially working in the sense, it works sometimes. The tablet is actually not in a good shape. The battery is poor. So I always use it plugged in. The charging port isn't good either. It also works occasionally.

Today morning I was checking if the tablet is still working. I was just plugging the charger in and out, but all of a sudden, it turned on. I tried the same again. But it didn't work.

Is that actually possible??? If so is there any procedure for doing this??

BTW, the tablet is a Micromax tablet running on Android 4.1.2

  • Looks like it is possible with some. Search for user manual of your tablet – beeshyams Aug 6 '17 at 13:00
  • @beeshyams It's a Micromax Funbook P362 tablet – Mohamed Safeuq J Aug 7 '17 at 18:54
  • Sorry but couldn't find any user manual to confirm if that is the expected behaviour or not – beeshyams Aug 8 '17 at 3:51
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It depends on a device. Some can be powered without a battery at all. One older smartphone I had did that. Yet on my latest phones it's not possible. On one phone if the percentage jumped from 0 to 1%, I could already start using it and the battery would keep charging. But on another phone it needs about 7%, and if I turn it on, I can use it a little bit and it shuts down bringing the battery back to 0%.

One other thing that matters is, not all chargers are the same. Try different ones you have. Some of these "fast charging" ones might work.

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