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Troubleshooting Coby Kyros Problems

Updated on April 11, 2012
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Max holds a B.S. in mass communications from SIU, an M.A. in communications from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Introduction

Problems encountered by Coby Kyros tablet users include the device freezing, issues with an AppsLib error appearing, Wi-Fi problems and a host of other issues. Before going to the trouble of exchanging the device or attempting to get in touch with Coby support to work through your issue, try troubleshooting your problem to see if you can save yourself the hassle, and maybe even a few dollars.

Coby Kyros tablets offer a light version of the Android operating system and are available in a variety of sizes.
Coby Kyros tablets offer a light version of the Android operating system and are available in a variety of sizes. | Source

Coby Kyros Frozen

A Coby Kyros tablet can become frozen or unresponsive for a number of reasons: the tablet may be experiencing a temporary operating system glitch, the problem may be the result of an app that was not properly installed or not working properly, or the problem may be the result a third-party piece of hardware connected to your device that isn't certified by Coby to work with your device. Try the following solutions to try resolving your problem:

  • Straighten out a paper clip and use it to press the "Reset" button on your Coby Kyros tablet. Pressing this button forces all of the applications and processes currently running on the tablet to shut down. Press the "Power" button to turn on the device, and attempt to use it as you normally would.
  • Uninstall any apps that were recently installed on your Coby Kyros tablet from the device after forcing the device to restart if you're still experiencing the problem. The problem may stem from apps that were not correctly installed on your tablet.
  • Try resetting your Coby Kyros to its factory settings if the problem is recurring and you can't resolve it through other means. You can read more about restoring your Coby Kyros to its factory settings here.

Coby Kyros Touchscreen Problems

Your device may not be frozen but rather not responding properly. Work through the following solutions to try resolving your issue:

  • Cases or protective screens can sometimes protect your device so well that you can't even use it. Try taking off the protective screen cover or case, and then try using your device. If the Coby Kyros suddenly works, consider replacing that case or screen cover with a different one, or not using a case or screen cover at all. Always try testing the case or screen cover with your device before you purchase it.
  • Make sure your hands are dry. If your hands are wet, the tablet will either inconsistently or not at all.
  • Make sure that your hands are free of dirt and that the tablet's screen is clean. Dirt and debris on your hands on the screen can cause the same types of problems you see when you try using the device with wet hands.
  • Try restarting the Coby Kyros. Your problem may just be a temporary software glitch. If you begin to experience this problem on a regular basis, follow the link in the Coby Kyros Frozen section to restore your Coby Kyros to its original factory settings.

Coby Kyros Wi-Fi Problems

There are a few different common problems that Coby Kyros users encounter when trying to use Wi-Fi on their tablet. First, make sure the network security that your wireless network has actually matches the network security that you've associated with the wireless network on the tablet. You can check and change the type of network security associated with the wireless network on your Coby Kyros by doing the following:

  1. Navigate to the Settings menu on your tablet.
  2. Tap "Wireless and Network Settings."
  3. Select "Wi-Fi Settings."
  4. Hold your finger against the name of the wireless network you want to check the network security settings for.
  5. Enter the wireless network password if prompted. At the next screen you'll be able to check, and if necessary change, the network security associated with the wireless network.

If you're able to successfully connect to a Wi-Fi network but your connection vanishes suddenly in the middle of a browsing session, try restarting your device; the problem may just be a network or system glitch. Alternatively, try resetting the wireless router by disconnecting its power cable for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in and powering the wireless router back on. Finally, try restoring your device to its factory settings, as outlined through the link in the Coby Kyros Frozen section.

Coby Kyros YouTube Video Problem

If the settings on your Coby Kyros aren't ideal, you will hear audio when you play a YouTube video but you won't be able to see any video. Do the following to resolve this problem:

  1. Open the tablet's Settings menu and then tap "Sound and Display."
  2. Tap "Output" and then tap "None."
  3. Restart your Coby Kyros tablet. This problem should now be resolved.

AppsLib, Server Error

If a message appears on your Coby Kyros screen that says "AppsLib, Server Error," you haven't set the date up on the device yet. You can set up the date on the device by doing the following:

  1. Navigate to the tablet's Settings menu.
  2. Tap "Date and Time."
  3. Tap "Set Date." Enter the current date and then save your changes. This error should no longer appear.

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      Jeffy 

      23 months ago

      I have a Coby Kyros MID1084 and i can't get it to charge, nor will it power up when connected to the charger. I have replaced the charger 2 times now and still nothing. also when the charger is connected the battery shows like its charging for 2 seconds and it abruptly cuts out. I also tried to connect a usb to it to see if that would work but again nothing. any ideas? any help would be greatly appreciated!

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      Frank B. 

      2 years ago

      Not sure if you'll see this but......

      I have a Coby Kyros mid7125 and the display output is out of alignment, which makes using the touchscreen rather difficult, at best. Any suggestions on how I can realign it with the screen??

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      Max Dalton 

      2 years ago from Greater St. Louis, Missouri

      Is it connected to a wireless network? Have you changed the password on your network recently? If so, you'll need to update that on your tablet.

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      Tamara welch-mccartney 

      3 years ago

      My coby kyros tablet won't load internet

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      Dianna 

      4 years ago

      I left my Coby Kryos on when I came back it was off. I tried to start it by turning it on. it will not turn on plugged in or not. Is it time for a new tablet it is 1 1/2 years old.

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      dave 

      5 years ago

      Coby kyros won't power down and shut off and stay off. It turns right back on. Say unit is always charging. Otherwise works fine.

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      thomas 

      5 years ago

      My. Coby. Tablet. Keeps. Pulling. Brower. Not responding. What's that mean please. Help. Me.

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      Valerie 

      5 years ago

      I rooted my device to get google play. Now my wifi doesn't work.Any help out there.

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      ROBERTO 

      6 years ago

      I have a frozen screen Kyros. I have tried to reset it but no use.

      When I turn it of and then on again, it only shows the word Coby and wont do anything else. Any hint?

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      Patti 

      6 years ago

      I have tried resetting it but it still won't come on.

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