Why won't my ZTE ZMAX power on?
My phone will not power on. When it's connected to the charger it will vibrate when I try to power it on but still nothing!!! Please help!!
The issue described here is mostly caused by the battery becoming so low that the device won't charge it anymore. It doesn't matter how long you leave it connected for.
The solution is to charge the battery externally, with special equipment, which doesn't help many.
You can send it to a number of people, including myself (I'm I'm Australia though), and they can do this for you. Alternatively you can have the battery replaced, but if it drops below 0% the same can happen.
Best bet is not to leave the phone sitting in a flat state at any point.. Also, try charging the device from the computer as sometimes this will tell the device to charge the below 0% battery.
For the guy who mentioned FTM, that's a firmware upload mode. Either one of the volume buttons are stuck, or the device has corrupt firmware, which is normally associated with going flat during an update or something like that. It's a seperate issue.
For informations sake this effects many phones on the market.
If your Zte Zmacks won't turn on you should do two things. First hold down the volume up and down and the power button until the phone light flashes red. Then just hold the power button down for about 15 seconds or until it turns on.
You have to do a factory reset. That's the only thing that can be done at this point.
1. Hold the volume up and the power buttons at the same time for a few seconds until the screen turns on.
2. Scroll down to factory data reset. Select with power button.
3. Scroll down to yes. Select with power button. Reset takes a while.
4. Next screen, select the reboot now with power button.
5. Phone is back to the new position.
If your phone isn't turning on I recommend to reboot it
If you dont know how to then I'll show you.
I want you to hold the power button and volume button (+ or - either way it still works)
And wait for a 10 seconds or less.
Then you'll feel the vibration which means it's rebooting
If you get the FTM sign then do the same with the hold power and volume.
That's all enjoy having your dead phone alive again
it seems to be fault coming from battery as you got two times powerful battery compared to ordinary smart phone. plug the charger and let it to charge at least 2Hrs continually. and dont forget to use original charger.
Unplug battery and then plug charger in with battery disconnected. Screen will power on, then show battery icon. Plug battery back in while the charger is plugged in and allow the charge for awhile. Should be fixed!
My Phone Did the Same Thing ..... So Here's What I Did
1.) Took My Phone Out The Case ..... (If Its Hot wait for it to cool off)
2.) If It Is Hot Cool Down for 15 Min (I Put Mines In The Freezer For 3 Mins)
3.) Hold The Power Button For A While
4.) Turns On with App Optimizing
if this don't work hold the power and volume button.
I had the same issue. All you have to do is hold the power down for like 1or 2 min. Then the phone will power up.
Try lifting out the battery and then putting it back in. Works with mine.
The best answer to this IMO is grneyerdhd's charging via computer.
After a minute or two it magically came on when I pressed power for a few seconds.
Shame on ZTE for overlooking this!
I am hoping this answer will be voted up so he gets all the credit. Terrific discovery while the rest of us thought using the factory charger is best.
When this happened with my LG G3 I had to reinstall battery. Shame on android too for not putting safeguards for this where they let the entire battery get drained.
My phone just did this, I came here and read e veryones review. Hold the button down for more than 10 seconds.
This exact thing happen to me I was so shocked & mad !!! I have zte I left my phone charging & it completely turned off this problem is do to low battery never let your phone get to 0% you will damage the battery so what I did I let my phone cool down for 10 min I opened it I took out the sim card & MSI I let it cool down I pressed the power button & volume up & home button at the same time & booom :) when we use are phones to much WE must charge them or the battery will get burned ! If you do this method your phone still wont turn on force your charger to gey your battery phone working again hope this helps for y'all xo
Press and hold the power and home button together -at the same time. Hold them for more than 20 secs or until your phone start.
Let me know if this help :)
hi. my own zte phone was completely low, at 0%. I tried charging the whole night thinking I will use it the next morning, it could not come on. just now, I was reading the solution. press the volume up and power button for 15 seconds, I did that, still nothing. I decided to charge my phone using my laptop first, then , pressed volume up and power button for 15 seconds. next thing it vibrated and started to charge. I appreciate all your solutions, thanks.
It worked on my son's phone... More like 20-25 seconds (hold power button) just happy it came back on. Thanks
Hold the power button for 20 sec when it doesnt turn on.
Mine turned off on me and I can't turn it on because the power button is gone, I tried EVERYTHING but nothing online seems to help. I have the ZTE BLADE Z MAX so how do I turn it the heck on? I don't have 120 bucks to shell. Please help.
This post is to be read when all the other options have been exhausted and you are ready to tear apart the phone.
First. BUY THE iFixit KIT to work on your phone. They do a lot of good.
Second, bring up the phone tear down. Study it, and get ready to take it apart.
One of the Issues I have seen has been the actull soder joint to the battery being broken. This is due to the battery floating around in the case. SO get a new battery ready. OR you can fix the solder on the battery board.
But that is how I fixed my sons phone. The Actual battery installation was Culprit from the previous owner.
The other issue is often the On Off Switch that is on the side. The plastic/Circuit board goes faulty. Its a bear to replace, but can be done. The part is only a $10.00 at most.
I hope this helps you out. GOod Luck!
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