Fix: Xiaomi Poco F5 and F5 Pro Not Turning On

The Poco F5 Pro 5G and its sibling, the Poco F5 5G, have been launched globally. The Pro variant packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, while the Poco F5 5G is equipped with a Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC. Both devices boast a 120Hz AMOLED display, enhanced by Dolby Vision technology, for a superior visual experience. Additionally, each model features a triple rear camera setup, with a prime 64-megapixel sensor taking the lead.

It is heartbreaking if the Poco F5 and F5 Pro you bought with your hard-earned money won’t turn on. After going through the various forums, including Mi Community, I found out that there are many complaints about Poco F5 and F5 Pro not turning on issues wherein your phone shows a black screen or is stuck on the MIUI logo or elsewhere. This isn’t a particularly serious problem unless it is because of a hardware issue since software issues can be dealt with easily, but not hardware ones. Here’s a troubleshooting guide on how to fix Poco F5 and F5 Pro not turning on.

Fix: Xiaomi Poco F5 and F5 Pro Not Turning On

Xiaomi Poco F5 and F5 Device Overview:

The Poco F5 Pro 5G and the Poco F5 5G are standout smartphones, each offering unique features that cater to various user needs. Both devices sports a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate, ensuring a smooth and interactive user experience. However, the Poco F5 Pro 5G takes the lead with a superior WQHD+ (1,440×3,200 pixels) Flow AMOLED display, which can reach a peak brightness of 1,400 nits and a pixel density of 526ppi. On the other hand, the Poco F5 5G is equipped with a full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) display, fortified by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Regarding performance, the Poco F5 Pro 5G is powered by the robust octa-core 4nm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. However, the Poco F5 5G is fitted with the new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC and 8GB of LPDDR5X RAM.

Both phones boast a triple rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor for the shutterbugs. The Poco F5 Pro 5G offers up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, while the Poco F5 5G provides 256GB of the same type of storage.

As for the battery, the Poco F5 Pro 5G is backed by a marginally larger 5,160mAh battery compared to the Poco F5 5G’s 5,000mAh battery. Both devices support 67W Turbocharging, but the Pro model also includes 30W wireless charging.

How to Fix Xiaomi Poco F5 and F5 Pro Won’t Turn On

Restart the phone

I am quite sure most of you must’ve done it, but I am putting it anyway for other readers. Since you are getting a black screen or the display is stuck on the MIUI logo and isn’t budging, try pressing the power button for a few seconds. See if that makes any difference.

Do a forced reboot

If pressing the power button doesn’t budge the system from its black screen state, it’s time for a forced reboot. You need a combination of buttons to trigger it. In the case of the Poco F5 and F5 Pro, it is a volume down plus power button for the Poco F5 and F5 Pro. You need to press both the buttons simultaneously until the phone vibrates. Check if the phone turns on or not.

Reboot using recovery mode

You can use the recovery mode on your device to turn on the device if it doesn’t work using the reboot or forced reboot method. Here’s how it works.

  • Enter the recovery mode using the power plus volume up buttons pressed simultaneously for 15-20 seconds. Release only when the recovery mode menu appears.
  • Next, press the power button once. This will automatically select “Reboot system now.”

Check for a jammed or broken power button

There’s a chance that the Poco F5 and F5 Pro are doing fine; however, the power button is either jammed or broken in the power off position. Pressing a broken power button may not trigger a reboot, and you must use ADB tools to fire the system and boot it up. Reach out to a technician to get the power button replaced.

Charge the Battery & Reboot

This works if the battery has drained after frequently rebooting the device. Plug the charger and let the device charge for 20-30 minutes. Now, press the power button and see if it turns on.

Remove the battery and insert it

Some smartphone models still use a removable battery (not Poco F5 and F5 Pro). If you follow this troubleshooting guide for any phone with a removable battery, you can remove it. Wait for a few seconds and insert the battery. Check if the Poco F5 and F5 Pro turn on now or not.

Do a Factory Reset

I am talking about torching off all the data stored on your Poco F5 and F5 Pro, including apps, settings, and others. This will get rid of all the stored data and give you a phone just as you purchased it for setup. Take a backup of the data beforehand. This could work if there were a software-related issue causing the Poco F5 and F5 Pro not to turn on. If it was a hardware issue, check out the next option below. Here’s how you can factory restore your Poco F5 and F5 Pro using Recovery Mode(difficulty level: moderate).

  • Press the Power plus Volume Up buttons together for a few seconds and release the buttons only when the Poco F5 and F5 Pro vibrate and you see a Mi logo.
  • Use the power button for selection and the volume rocker for going up and down through the options.
  • Select “Wipe data/ factory reset”.
  • Select “Yes — delete all data,” and the process will commence
  • You’ll have to set up the device after a reboot.
  • Monitor the performance and check whether the display goes black or if the Poco F5 and F5 Pro stop turning on.

Flash the firmware

This is where you will re-flash the firmware onto your device. If at the Poco F5 and F5 Pro not turning on was a software issue, this method should work. You’d need an ADB tool that you can download from Google’s developer’s website and the firmware from Google or your OEM for the model you use. Download the required tools and use ADB on your computer to re-flash the firmware. If you can’t or don’t know how to do it, take your Poco F5 and F5 Pro to someone who knows how. You could end up in a reboot logo or other issues if the flash isn’t done properly.

The final resort

Considering that no amount of work (in case you followed several methods mentioned above before failing) was able to retrieve the device, and it is still unable to turn on, it is likely that the device has a hardware issue. Several components could go wrong, and you need a technician to fix the issue by repairing or replacing the affected component to restore the phone to a perfect working state.

You have options such as either going for a local service center (cheaper and speedier) or an authorized service center (which can be expensive but slower), where the former voids the warranty. If possible, you can walk into any service center you prefer and get the Xiaomi Poco F5 and F5 Pro working.

Get Replaced By New Phone

Of course, there’s an option even after you go through the final resort mentioned above. If the Poco F5 and F5 Pro not turning on is a serious issue due to faulty hardware, you will need a new Xiaomi Poco F5 and F5 Pro. If you have recently bought the phone, you can still get a replacement if contacted within ten days after the purchase. Note that some devices have a replacement period of 7 days, so you must hurry.

If your phone is 7 or 10 days old and out of the replacement period, check whether your phone’s warranty covers the issue. You can get a replacement unit if the warranty covers such defects. Another option is to buy a new phone in case there’s nothing you can’t do with the existing phone facing a dire phone not turning on, often because of fried or defective hardware issues.

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