Earlier this month the Toshiba Thrive tablet landed for fans of the Honeycomb device to grab up at Newegg, Best Buy and several other retailers. Things seemed fine with the tablet at the start and now there is a bunch of users having a bothersome issue with the tablet. Over on the Toshiba Forums there are multiple pages of users reporting that the tablet won’t wake from sleep mode and that a reboot is required.

The first user to report the problem says that when the tablet is in standby mode and the button is pushed to wake the tablet nothing happens. The tablet requires a reboot to get it to come on. A fix having to do with a battery swap is reported by one user to bring the tablet out of sleep mode, but the same user reports that he can’t login after that and still has to reboot. Several other users have also reported that the battery removal work around doesn’t fix the issue.

Another user also reports that factory reset doesn’t fix the issue either. The issue seems to be happening on all versions of the Thrive. Toshiba is gathering information from the users that are having the issue and says that it is working on the problem. Are any of you using the Thrive having this same issue?

[via Toshiba Forums]


  1. Was so frustrated by this issue. For those that have this tablet and use a sdcard with it be sure to back up your card as this problem caused me a good deal of heart ache when the tab failed to wake up and the reboot caused the sdcard to get corrupted.

  2. I returned mine today and decided to stick with the Xoom wi-fi. To me the Xoom has a more solid build and hasn’t given me the problems as the Thrive. I can do without the add ons that attracted me to the Thrive.
    Sorry, Toshiba but LIFO. (last in, first out)  

  3. I am having an issue with the tablet refusing to allow an unlock. This is so incredibly frustrating! Of course it is one year and one week old so now I’m stuck with junk I would otherwise return! Any ideas on how to fix this?


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