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Kindle Fire start up instructions?

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Initial post: Nov 18, 2011 1:24:08 PM PST
DRB says:
Just got my Kindle Fire in the mail. Am charging it now. But... absolutely no instructions came with it. Any suggestions on what next steps are once I get it charged? Are there downloadable instructions anywhere? I called Amazon customer service and they had no clue!!! Really disappointed right now.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 1:25:53 PM PST
There is a little brown pull out piece of paper in the top of the box lid. Once you get into the Fire, the use guide is on the device.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2011 2:05:19 PM PST
C. Scilley says:
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Posted on Nov 19, 2011 12:18:09 PM PST
RET/Teacher says:
I do not know how to find instructions either. What a disappointment. Been waiting for its arrival and cannot download wifi. What is up with that?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2011 12:19:44 PM PST
CLS10 says:
The fire comes with the guide preloaded. Plus, you can find it online on the amazon site.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2011 12:21:36 PM PST
 nospin  says:
Check out all the Amazon pages -

New to Fire -
Fire Owners Manual -

Kindle Fire Support -

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2011 2:25:14 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2011 6:48:24 AM PST
DRB says:
I finally found the little start up instruction card that was mentioned by another contributor to this site. I had to rip apart the mailing box the get it out. It gives you enough instructions to get started and the user guide is already installed on the Kindle Fire. Thanks to all that responded and helped me.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2011 6:14:54 PM PST
I keep getting obtaining IP address for about 20 minutes now. What is it I am doing wrong?

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 6:16:51 PM PST
Rosario you need to restart your internet

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 6:19:38 PM PST
I've been unable to download WiFi too.
Ditto for downloading electricity, or sparkling mineral water.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2011 6:22:12 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2011 1:36:51 PM PST
John Rhein says:
Having trouble getting a Wi Fi connection. Nobody seems to have any helpful guidance. Do you?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2011 1:39:25 PM PST
John, do you have a WiFi network set up in your home? Do you use other wireless devices such as laptops?

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 3:00:36 PM PST
Bruce Pearl says:
Totally agree that there should be printed instructions with the unit. It would be easier to follow with a printed piece in front of you. Amazon you have created a great product BUT some people are not computer smart.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 3:15:04 PM PST
You are typing in the code wrong!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011 7:04:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 6, 2011 11:26:04 AM PST
I absolutley agree.Paying out 200.00 for a non instructive item leaves one with the feeling of discuss.The Kindle people would do everyone a great service by making instructions so that beginners like myself would be able to follow these instructions like a beginner.Not like someone who grew up with computers.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011 7:10:31 PM PST
 nospin  says:
Mr. Spellman-
Copy and paste each of these links into a computer browser and you will be well versed in the Kindle Fire.
New to Fire -
Fire Owners Manual -

Kindle Fire Support -

As an easier alternative, I would recommend the book by Bufo Calvin
Love Your First Generation Kindle Fire: The ILMK Guide to Amazon's 1st Entertablet
It will save you a lot of time.

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 7:11:30 PM PST
I thought that plug it in, press the button, slide to unlock were all pretty simple instructions. Hardly any new products come with printed manuals anymore. I'm fine with that. I just think it's ironic that people buying a device to read ebooks want a printed manual to come with the device! If you follow the instruction card you can pull up the manual on the Kindle itself and then learn how to set everything else up - no problem! Of course you have to actually read the instruction card first and follow said instructions in order to do that.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 1:07:41 AM PST
Where on the fire is the user guide?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 1:16:21 AM PST
musicmomma says:
You can access the instructions for the Kindle Fire and print them. Just go to the product page for the Kindle Fire. scroll down the page until you find the link to print the instructions and there you are. You can print them.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 1:17:02 AM PST
musicmomma says:
Look on the product page and you can print the instructions and look at them

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 3:43:19 AM PST
Arieswoman says:
Try looking under "documents". I found it.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 9:42:09 AM PST
rosi says:
I bought a book on Amazon and instructed it to go to my Kindle, and i have not being able to see it in my Kindle Fire. How do i do this??????????????????????????????

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 5:17:47 PM PST
DRB says:
Clicking on books and then on cloud. Sort by most recent. You should see your books there.
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