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Initial post: Aug 15, 2012 8:39:04 AM PDT
I power my kindle fire off and plug it in to charge, leave it on all day
battery light still says its not done and I check it and when I open it its like it never went off and stayed on the whole time which might be why I can't get it to take the charge.
Any ideas?

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 9:58:53 AM PDT
Mary says:
Contact amazon. They replaced my fire because of the faulty charging port. Had a new one in 2 days and a prepaid mailer to ship the old one back.

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 2:11:46 PM PDT
Cyanne says:
I have had my Kindle Fire since November, my Grandson his since December and we both have problems with charging. The kindle will not charge at all, the yellow light stays on, but never turns green and doesn't cbarge except for a couple of percentage pts. (it has been charging since 8 am, it is now 210 and have charged 3 pts.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 9:18:26 AM PDT
It seems as if my Kindle Fire takes an extremely long time to charge. It does charge but it can take
6-8 hours to do so. I have tried to find info from Amazon as to what is standard charging time but have had no luck. I don't like to use it because I end up with it plugged in to charge so much.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 6:11:50 PM PDT
J. R. Scinto says:
I also had a problem charging my device. I was able to provide a charge with my Samsung phone charger, but not with the charger provided our purchase. Just spoke with the Amazon call center, and they were very helpful. He suggested that I charge my samsung device with the kindle charger and of course it did charge my phone, leading a diagnosis of a faulty charging port on our Kindle device. Thankfully the device is still under warranty and new device will be mailed to me, including a prepaid mailer to ship the faulty device. Very happy with the customer service. Now my daughter is wondering if all of her downloads can be transferred to her new device, guess that means another call to the support line...

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 6:17:19 PM PDT
Mary says:
When my charging port went phone charger or kindle charger wouldn't work for me so lucky you can use your phone charger until new device comes in a few days. All your stuff is stored in your amazon account to reload. Anything out side of that you would have to save to the computer and put back on. Mary

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 3:00:33 PM PDT
Just received my Kindle Fire HD day after UK release,Really disappointed to find that unit will not charge with new and my old Kindle canle.Really annoyed to find on forium that there is an ongoing issue over the USB port.Have e-mailed Amazon for response bur by the looks of things expect to be sending back

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 3:22:46 PM PDT
Mary says:
I didn't think the new hd had charging port issues I thought it was just the original kindle fire. That is what we were talking about the original fire. Mary

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 3:58:30 PM PDT
R. Rowe says:
Can you charge kindle Fire HD on 240v. I travel a lot to Australia and will buy a kindle if I can charge it there.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 12:25:20 PM PDT
J. Barnes says:
Received my kindle fire yesterday - left it on charge in aeroplane mode after setting it up. Battery power % went down instead of up! Contacted amazon by IM and chatted with 3 people who all told me different things (like is the light on? there is no light!). Eventually a 4th employee rang me and after going through the power off/power on scenario (again) she said it was charging..... I pointed out that whilst we were chatting the % had dropped again and that there was nothing on battery icon to show that the unit was indeed charging. The % dropped from 48 to 32. Employee #4 told me to leave unit on charge for 8 hours and I pointed out that by that time it would be as flat as a pancake and, anyway, I would be asleep. Eventually, after pointing out that I am no techo geek, that surely if the kindle was showing on my pc's "my computer" screen then the usb cable must be ok she said there was OBVIOUSLY a problem with the battery. Replacement arrived today - charged without problems, faulty unit to be collected in the week. Well done amazon on sorting out problem, eventually

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 12:34:50 PM PDT
Mary says:
Oh so it seems the newer ones are having the charging issues too or one person did anyway. Mary

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 8:13:07 PM PST
Chuck Hager says:
how does one contact amazon??? My kindle fire has a problems like yours did???

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 8:15:50 PM PST
Mary says:
At the top o this page you can click help then on the right click contact us. I opted to do an online chat both times I had to have my fire replaced but some people like to have amazon call them. Mary

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:11:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 5:47:41 PM PST
I have had two of devices now with the same issue. The charger will not make contact with the pins or whatever is inside to actually charge. First one was promptly replaced as was under warranty. Now my second one, which I got in Sept has already started doing this. I plug it in and the port is loose and unable to charge. Now what to do? Update: I have now received a replacement for my replacement due to problems with both charging and screen freezing and glitching out frequently. So in the corner it really says "Sheila's 3rd kindle". My 2nd was under a 90 day replacement warranty so it was no difficulty from Amazon. I am just wondering if someday it will say "Sheila's 49th kindle" or will they actually fix this issue? Because after 12 days of use my charging port already feels loose. I love my kf, but am considering going to another tablet brand due to this same consistent problem.....:(

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 8:31:26 PM PST
Mary says:
Contact them again. I am on my second replacement which will be here tomorrow and my friend is going on her second replacement as soon as she calls to complain. Its been a week ago that I called about mine and the other day on the boards someone said they were told it will be a month or two wait for a replacement now so good luck. Mary

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:37:08 AM PST
better hurry ppl before your warranty expires. otherwise they will just sell you another one at reduced price and cannot fix the old one. my warranty expired 2 weeks ago and im stuck with a paper weight for 200 bucks that only lasted a year. i guess they want me to cancel my prime account and look for another brand. unhappy customer

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 9:02:39 AM PST
The Kindle Power Fast I purchased does not have the right connection for my kindle fire (it seems too small) but my charger for my Amazon Kindle seems to work okay although taking longer to charge. Also my Kindle Fire does not respond to my touch very good. What can be done about this?

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 10:01:38 AM PST
Mary says:
I would contact amazon directly about your problems and see what they say. Mary?

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 6:20:47 AM PST
Bought my KIndle Fire in October, charging issues have been going on through November, will return after Xmas for exchange as it appears to have these problems. Sometimes starts to charge with yellow light and stops within thirty mins without charging and others stays on yellow light all night and only allows small omount of charge, never goes to green to complete charge. Didn`t realise this was such a big problem.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 7:51:39 AM PST
jsh1120 says:
If, in fact, you have a charging problem with a Kindle Fire with an expired warranty and Amazon refuses to replace the device free of charge, you are the first and only customers I've heard with this problem. Amazon handles replacements on a "case by case basis," but virtually every case of charging problems with the Kindle Fire I've seen has led to a replacement device. Call Kindle CS again.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 7:53:53 AM PST
jsh1120 says:

The PowerFast charger should be connected to a standard USB cable on one end while the other end of the usb cable is inserted into the charge port of the KF. The "PowerFast" charger itself has no way to connect to the Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 7:59:31 AM PST
jsh1120 says:

It appears you have a second generation Kindle Fire (non-HD). Do not try to charge the KF from your PC if that's what you're doing. And definitely do not try to use the KF while it is charging from a PC. Get a wall charger rated at least 5V/1.8 amps if you don't already have one. Leave it to charge for about four hours. If your charger is providing sufficient current, you can use it while it's charging. Otherwise, it's like trying to fill a bathtup with the drain open.

You can use the FastCharger from Amazon or one of many other chargers. The one below works quite well.

In addition, download Battery HD from the Amazon Appstore and "calibrate" your battery using the tool it includes.

PowerGen Dual Port USB 2.1A 10W AC Travel Wall Charger for Apple iPad 2, New iPad 3, Amazon Kindle, Kindle DX, Kindle Fire / Noble Nook Color / HTC Flyer / Samsung Galaxy Tab Series (USB Cable not included) - White

Battery HD

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 8:29:42 AM PST
My Kindel Fire also has charging problems when fulley charged and off battery battery discharges. why?

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 9:04:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 9:05:02 PM PST
Gerald Banks says:
I just got my Kindle Fire and charged it I never saw a yellow light so I never knew when it was charged. After turning it on I saw the green light. Shouldn't it have turned from yellow to green to signal it had finished charging or does the Kindle Fire come pre-charged?

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:41:33 PM PST
Mamalinde says:
Okay. I'm having these same issues on my just barely 1 year old Kindle. It was always a bit slow to charge, but impossible now. And I do not see the HELP link, or contact us.
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