Make sure it's fully charged. Unplug the Fire. Hold the power button in for 30 seconds (count them). It should then reboot. The "kindle fire" screen will appear for a couple of minutes while it's coming back on.
I'm having the same problem. I used it this morning and put it to sleep and when I went to turn it on nothing happens. I have it plugged in right now but the orange charging light will not turn on. I will try to reboot it after I have had it plugged in for a bit and see how this works. Thanks Pineapple
My new Kindle did the same exact thing. I was really getting upset because it is new. My son bought it for a birthday present and I had only had it for a few days. After rebooting it, it seems to be fine for now. How often will this problem occur?
Angelina - After it's finished charging, reboot it. But unfortunately, it sounds like your e-ink is broken and you'll need to contact customer support.
For 2nd, 3rd and 4th Generation, Touch and DX Kindles: Make sure it's fully charged. Unplug the Kindle. Slide the power switch over (or press the power button) for 30 seconds (count them). PUT IT DOWN AND DON'T TOUCH IT. It may take a few minutes to reboot. Then turn on wireless and your books and Collections will repopulate.
@weidemann: Charge it for a few hours and then read on.
Try performing a hard reset on your Kindle Fire. Unplug the Fire from all power sources and then press and hold the power button for 20 seconds (count them slowly) and then release. Ignore any shutdown messages. After the device has completely turned off, press the power button to restart your Kindle Fire.
If that does not help, Use the large orange Contact Us button to the right to contact Amazon Kindle CS and talk with them about it - use the live chat or the call back feature if you can, not email. If you can't see a Contact Us button on this page, then go to https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/kindle-help.html and contact CS. I advise using Live Chat or the Call Me Back feature and not email, as they will have your account details available to them immediately when you talk with them.