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Initial post: Jan 12, 2012 11:31:04 AM PST
S. Allen says:
Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi

My son started to download a couple of games, they would not download. He got a couple of free ones loaded and about 30 minutes later it just turned completely off. We tried charging it, the orange light would not come on. I put it charging in the truck, that did not work either. When you hold the power button, the green light comes on for about 2 seconds then goes right back off. It does nothing at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2012 11:32:41 AM PST
A. Blair says:
Try re-boot....holding the power button down for at least 20 seconds (to be safe, go for 30 seconds). Release it, then press it again once.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 9:28:27 AM PST
RLCaron says: worked after following instructions above.

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 9:46:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 28, 2012 9:48:50 PM PST
Kari Wempe says:
OK I will do that just did the same thing to me when loading an app for netflix....

and it worked like a charm!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2012 4:06:30 AM PST
Worked for me too!!

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 8:49:34 AM PST
S. Leslie says:
Mine did this and was off for about 9 hours. I didn't know about pressing the button for 30 seconds or would have tried it.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 6:20:54 PM PST
Jeff says:
Yup, I thought "great, I got a lemon" and just about had my jacket on to take it back to Best Buy. This is the way to fix it.

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 8:16:19 AM PST
Dang it, didn't work for me. I hope Walmart will take it back.

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 8:32:01 AM PST
P. Edelman says:
call kindle support. I had same problem and they sent me a new kindle - received it in 2 days.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2012 5:40:14 AM PST
Thank you SO much! It worked like a charm. :)

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 3:46:55 PM PST
tgreen says:
Worked like a charm!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2012 5:01:39 AM PST
Spock says:
Just worked for mine too, holding the button down for 20 (+) seconds and then turned it on. Perfect. Thanks!

Posted on Mar 4, 2012 5:58:41 AM PST
Thanks for the suggestion. It solved my problem, too.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 2:16:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2012 2:17:53 PM PST
OMG thank you! I was so worried it was totally dead!! It totally worked for me holding down the button.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 2:18:15 PM PST
unfortunately, Kindle Fires are being destroyed by the new iPad--it says so in another thread!

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 8:21:24 PM PDT
omg thank u so much... very happy that i can play my angry birds seasons..... lol thank you

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 6:51:45 PM PDT
M Lynch says:
plugged it in as usual it was on and working when i went back nothing.. it will not charge or turn on I have only had it less then 90 days...

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 6:21:20 AM PDT
jsh1120 says:

For a long term solution to the problems noted in this thread, try the procedure outlined in the following thread.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 9:17:31 AM PST
S. Kasa says:
My Kindle Fire suddenly stopped working, and wouldn't turn on. I took your advice, and it now works. Thanks:)

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 4:17:24 AM PDT
It worked!!! Thank God!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2013 2:32:40 PM PDT
Janet Gagnon says:

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 6:43:14 AM PDT
Thank you so much! I was in tears at the thought that my less-than-a-year-old Kindle Fire was dead. I could find nothing on the website under Support. What a huge relief!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2013 10:06:31 AM PDT
Worked, Thanks. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2014 8:33:36 AM PST
Thanks! Worked for me...I thought my Kindle was fried!

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 4:27:29 PM PST
WUN says:
Worked for me also. just as I was ready to exchange it for an Ipad. Good enough!
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