I just got my Streak from Dell just over a month ago. This is the second time this has happened.. not sure whats going on. It has power , you can tell because the sidebar is lit up but cant get anything to come on the screen at all. I have tried to turn it off but that does not work. Last time this happened I had to wait an entire day for the battery to run down and then recharge it for it to work again. I just downloaded the upgrade to honeycomb a few days ago and some of the apps dont work now which is a total bummer. Dont much care for the way the widgets are used in this upgrade.. Will let the battery run down again and see what happens..wondering if this has happened to anyone else do I just have a bad defective model or what. If this keeps up will definitely be sending this in for service..
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How to resolve Dell Logo Boot Loop:
Make sure your tablet is fully charged, hold the "volume +" button and "power" button down until you boot into recovery menu. Choose factory reset. You may have to try several times with the volume + and power button to get into recovery.
HI i had similar occur couple days after honeycomb update ..the emergency recovery (Formatt) sorted it for me and has been fine since id charge her up first though then force off with the pin option
Honeycomb is not perfectly stabled and you are going to run into problems and freezes, this is expected because we are Google's beta tester. When this happen, you don't have to let the battery run out. There is a reset button, its located next to the SD card slot. Its in the little pin hole. Just stick a pin or paperclip in and press the reset button. Your ds7 will reboot and you're back in business.
And what happens when that doesnt work. last night during game play, ds7 froze. It wouldnt shut off thru power button so I had to use the pinhole reset. since then when i turn it on, it freezes on the dell logo screen. Havent gotten help but i noticed a trend of this for the past 2 weeks thru posts and reading trying to find a problem solver for myself.
Mine did the same thing yesterday. I ended up doing a factory (software only via the volume up+power button) reset. Lost my data and settings. Fortunately I hadn't spent too much time customizing it yet so it didn't take too long to get back up and going. I've had several lockups since then today. Most often seems like during or shortly after software installation. Also happens sometimes when I turn it on or off to quickly.
I just updated to Honeycomb 3.2 and my upgrade from adroid 2.2 went fine. But, following my next restart : My Streak7 froze on startup. All I was capable of doing was to shut it down by using the pinhole reset. I noticed that when my Streak7 is pluged in for "charging" then: On power-up the system freezes. I have repeated this error (On power Up and charging). The Streak7 does power Up correctly when "not connected and charging". After a good power Up, it is possible to connect the charging cable without a freeze problem.
I ended up contacting Dell and they said it was a manufacturing issue and sent a box with prepaid label to send it in to have it serviced. I should be having it returned shortly.
I had similar problem with my Dell Streek 7 as well I have also had mine for almost a year. I have figured out the problem the solution is very simple.
On the side where your SD card is inside the compartment to the left of the SD card slot you'll see a small pinhole use a needle or a safety pin to push inside the whole this will temporary turn off the battery it directly only do this for 2 seconds then you can turn your device on and all is well.
You do not have the use the widgets the new update has this device is extremely versatile with the new update 3.2 I highly recommend it it makes it run faster respond better and you can do a hell of a lot more.
I hope this answer fixes your problem.
Sincerely your friend: Dagmarr2001
I am having the same trouble with 1 of the 2 tablets I got Thanksgiving day. Today is the first time this happened! I am trying to call Dell mobility Tech Support. Will let you know what they said.Have you tried calling Tech Suppport?