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Control screen blank.

RichardGH

Member
Nov 21, 2020
15
4
North Yorkshire
Help! Got in the car (Tesla 3) this morning. Tried to unlock the charge port but couldn’t and then the screen went totally blank and black. Unlocked the port via my iPhone app and car is driving ok but obviously I’m not happy as I can’t control anything.
Any suggestions what to do next?
 

Dilly

Active Member
Feb 24, 2020
1,593
1,212
Norfolk
Just got back in and miraculously now seems ok. But worrying. Does this suggest something fundamentally wrong?
I wouldn’t be concerned unless it happened frequently. It might not have responded because it was re-booting itself.
I’ve had similar a couple of times.
 

Alistairuk

Member
Jun 25, 2020
402
261
Scotland
I’ve had it happen once (maybe twice) in 5 months - on both occasions no idea what caused it, once was after it had been sitting for a few days, the other was after I had been driving it earlier in the day. Like you reset didn’t seem to have any affect but getting out the car and back in again miraculously caused it to come alive.
 

GeorgeSymonds

Member
Mar 16, 2018
984
587
UK
If the car is powered down fully and asleep it can take a while to wake up. Tesla seem to battle minimising vampire drain by making the car sleep deeper when it can (ie turn off more computers) and being responsive when you want it. Its why sometimes from the app it can also take a long time for the car to respond as its in deep sleep. The car also just gets confused from time to time.
 

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