Generally this tablet works very well. Sometimes, for no apparent reason, it fails to turn on with the Power button (the small silver button about a quarter of the way down from the top on the right-hand side).
I keep forgetting how to clear this problem, so I am making a note here. The problem has happened a few times over the years.
I waved my fingers over the device and pronounced the following spell with gravity: Nil Desperandum Carborundrum! Then I held down the Volume-Down button (nearer the top on the RHS) and the Power button together for 5 seconds.
This elicits a sort of boot menu:
Select Boot Mode:
[Press VOLUME_DOWN to select item. Press VOLUME_UP to confirm.]
[Recovery Node] <<==
Normal Boot sounded good, so I clicked Volume-Down twice to select it and Volume-Up to activate it. I got the ASUS banner & then the PIN screen. I entered the PIN & it booted fine.
Then I shut the tablet down.
Holding down the Power button alone (for about 6 seconds) worked then to start the tablet.
Now I’ve shared this magic spell with you, I have to shoot you.
This reminds me of a wonderful T-shirt from tech support days. On the front it said: It should just work…