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my kindle fire just stop working

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Initial post: Jan 1, 2012 12:07:19 PM PST
Corey says:
I was just watching streaming a video, when all of a sudden the wifi on my kindle cut out and my kindle froze. whenever i try to turn it on, the screen would turn on but it would stay blank.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2012 12:09:32 PM PST
 nospin  says:
How is your battery charge?

Charge it and hold the power button down for a full 25 seconds.

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 2:34:17 PM PST
I tried to turn back on my Kindle Fire, but it wont turn on. I have tried recharging and holding down the power button for 25 seconds

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 2:39:27 PM PST
FranB says:
Well, its under warranty...

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 6:31:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2012 7:12:57 AM PST
L. Powell says:
I received my Kindle Fire eleven days ago. I have recharged it successfully atleast 6-8 times. This morning, I checked the weather and returned twenty minutes later to a dead Kindle. It will not power on, even tried holding the power button for 25 seconds. I have plugged into the charger but the light on the charger does not turn green nor does the Kindle appear to be charging. I have tried multiple plugs and removed/replaced the charger from the Kindle. The Kindle Fire appears to be completely dead. Any suggestions?

Resolved by another forum:
To reboot, you must unplug the charger from the Kindle and press power button for 25 seconds. If the Kindle is plugged into the charger it will not reboot.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2012 6:44:39 AM PST
SeaLevel274 says:
Call Kindle customer support.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2012 9:27:41 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 7, 2012 4:44:51 PM PST
Seeker says:
The 25 second thing worked for us. Thanks. You saved my 9 y.o. daughter some grief. Had to hold button down for 25 secs (we did 35 just to be sure), release it and then press it again and then it rebooted.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012 10:09:41 AM PST
Robert Lyle says:
the 25 seconds thing just worked for me thanks

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 9:45:05 PM PST
worked for me...hope this doesnt happen again.

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 3:09:05 PM PST
The 25 second thing worked for me too. Thanks.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 6:23:17 PM PST
Sandy Abbott says:
The 25 second reset worked, but I am wondering if this will be an ongoing problem . . . and what causes it? Does anyone know?

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 7:46:22 AM PST
Brent Hanifl says:
25 second deal just worked for me too!

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 5:36:13 PM PST
KRP says:
OMG!!! It just worked for me too! I was sad and skeptical about "hold the power button for 25 seconds". It sounded too easy. Anyway, thank you all sooooooo much!

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 8:35:20 AM PST
S. Leslie says:
I had the issue as well, but did not hold the power button for 25 seconds. I assumed that maybe the battery was dead and needed recharging (even though I pretty much knew that wasn't the problem). After a few hours of charging, it still did not work. After about 9 hours, it finally came back on.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 3:02:15 PM PST
R. Pittenger says:
DOA at my desk, 25 secs later, rebooted! Hmmm...

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 9:59:26 AM PST
25 sec thing worked for me too, but I am nervous that I already had to reboot it. I am thinking this should not happen?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 10:04:29 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
ALL computers have to be rebooted fron time to time.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 10:19:00 AM PST
Mieko* says:
I have used this method to reboot my Kindle Fire at least 5 times. I DL a lot of books, and read a great deal.
I have had to reboot my husband's KF twice but he uses his a bit less than mine.
Rebooting won't hurt just resets the system.
We used to call a reboot 'taking out the garbage' LOL

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 5:33:52 AM PST
Same thing with me.. was watching a movie on break at work. Light press on the power button to put in it sleep mode.. come back to it like 2 hours later and it not doing anything. Thought the battery died (though it was full at start of night) so tried to charge it and nothing. The hold for 25sec thing got it to reboot and wake thou. Scary stuff.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 11:27:31 PM PDT
My kindle fire stopped working while I was using google maps, I plugged it in and unplugged it but nothing worked until I pressed the power button for a long time. Hope they fix this bug.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2012 6:23:15 AM PDT
Donna says:
thank you, it worked here also.

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 8:59:37 PM PDT
25 seconds worked for me too !! thanx alot :)

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 8:59:37 PM PDT
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Posted on Mar 18, 2012 9:10:42 PM PDT
Are you all charging w the cord it came with?
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