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my kindle won't stay on.

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Initial post: Dec 25, 2011 7:28:14 PM PST
I have charged it for an entire day and it still turns off after five seconds. Ant ideas?
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 7:30:05 PM PST
 nospin  says:
Are you reading on it when it shuts off?
What is happening?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2012 1:07:48 PM PST
K. abner says:
When I'm reading it, It just goes to sleep and then I have where I'm at in the book because it does'nt always hold bookmarks.

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 3:51:41 PM PST
R. Miller says:
I am having the same problem with the same kindle model. Did you figure out what was wrong?

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 3:55:49 PM PST
Any chance the two of you are bumping the power button while you're reading? They will go to sleep on their own after 10 minutes of inactivity, but shouldn't do it while you're actively reading.

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 4:10:22 PM PST
R. Miller says:
I have an advertisement up and it says I should turn wireless on to download new special offers. However it is a frozen screen. Then the light goes off. I tried plugging in the charger again to see if I could get the menu and now it won't turn off.

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 4:12:40 PM PST
I would like to remove the special offers as I feel that is using up the battery and they are of no interest to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2012 4:13:02 PM PST
Hold the power button for 30 seconds to reboot it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2012 4:14:09 PM PST
Jean, the special offers take no battery life. You would still have sleep mode pictures when the device goes to sleep, and they don't use up the battery. You can buy out of the special offers...I believe it is $30 or $40 to do so.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2012 9:30:54 PM PST
Thank you so far that seemed to work.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2012 9:33:59 PM PST
Thanks Americus for the info. I may look further into removing the ads.

Posted on Jan 15, 2012 11:41:39 PM PST
R. Miller says:
Thanks, I've been out of town this weekend but holding and rebooting the power button has fixed my problem.

Posted on May 22, 2014 6:25:36 PM PDT
Charger says:
Thank you Meya. I had no idea what to do to get my Kindle to stay on. The 30 second hold did the trick.

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 1:59:31 PM PDT
jimmie says:
it shuts off while i'm holding the button. what now?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2014 10:36:48 AM PDT
Pattekat says:
Thanks, it worked.

Posted on Nov 29, 2014 9:10:11 PM PST
Peanutchell says:
I charge my Kindle fire hd 7 for over 24 hours shuts down and shows a low battery when It is on for only five seconds, this is rare, I try to open anything and everything but it opens, white screen for 2 seconds, closes. I have tried the 30 seconds hold down and still no use, I basically don't have a kindle I have tried everything, I am always on my mom kindle now save me!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2014 10:49:19 PM PST
ReeCo says:
I have same problems. It seems it may have come with the most recent update. (Just in time for a holiday shopping replacement? Or am I too cynical?)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2014 4:04:40 PM PST
Peanutchell says:
I have had the for about since before September, would this happen because I have dropped it quite a bit and now there is a crack in the corner of the screen, but I don't think this is just from the holidays, reply whenever!

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 6:30:18 PM PST
reader daily says:
I have been having the same issues with my kindle fire hd and its not even a year old!!!

Posted on Jun 21, 2015 3:51:28 PM PDT
Donna S. says:
I've got a Kindle Fire 7" that we bought back in 2011. I'm having problems with it even turning on. I've tried the hold the button down for 30 seconds and give it time before starting it back up but nothing happens. I know the battery is charged. If I do get the thing on, it stays on for a few minutes then shuts off. Also been having problems charging it.. have to have the charger in just right for it to show it's charging. Anyone have any ideas/suggestions or could it be that it's time to get a new Kindle?
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