My Kindle Fire won't shut down when it runs out of battery and I plug it in. It continually beeps and holding the power button 20 seconds only stops it as long as I hold the button. It has done this ever since I got it and I am usually very careful not to let it run out of battery. But sometimes I do run it all the way down, and every time I have the same problem. Why is this happening and what can be done to fix it?
To reset the Kindle Fire (Do not do this while charging) hold the power button on for a *minimum* of 20 seconds. *After the device has completely turned off, press the power button to restart your Kindle Fire*.
When I first got my Kindle it happen to me. Make sure it is charged, then hold the power button for a good 20 seconds. That is a long time, then wait 10 seconds and try to turn back on. I had to do it a couple of times because I didn't hold the button in long enough.
When you plug it in, it is supposed to "turn on." Simply press the power button again to turn off the screen and LEAVE IT ALONE for four hours or more. Pay NO ATTENTION to whether the power button "lights." It is either unreliable or if you have a KFHD, it doesn't exist. Ideally, you should be charging from a wall outlet, not a PC. Not only is the latter approach extremely slow, it may not work at all if the PC is not turned on, in sleep mode, or the usb port you're using is unpowered.
After at least four hours, disconnect the charger, press and hold the power button for at least 30 seconds until the device powers off on its own. (Pay no attention to the question about shutting down the KF.) Then press the power button again briefly. Wait at least 60 seconds to see if the boot sequence begins. (The "Kindle Fire" logo will appear.) If it doesn't, press the power button again briefly. Still no luck? Do it again. If, after at least four attempts to boot the device it still will not boot, call Kindle Customer Support.
P.S. The "30 second" recommendation rather than the standard "20 second" recommendation from Amazon is the result of the fact that there is no absolutely reliable period of time necessary to shut down the system. It all depends on the amount of "crap" that the Operating System must clear in order to shut down gracefully. Thirty seconds is a safer choice but in extreme cases it may take 40 seconds or more.