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Initial post: Feb 1, 2012 10:38:09 PM PST
raffy l says:
my kindle stopped charging and won't turn on even when plugged in to charger...solution anyone?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2012 10:42:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 1, 2012 10:43:27 PM PST
raffy - Sounds like you need to reboot it.

Since you do not specify which Kindle you have, here are instructions for all models:

For the Fire:
Make sure it's fully charged. Unplug the Fire.
Hold the power button in for 30 seconds (count them).
It should then reboot. The "kindle fire" screen will
appear for a couple of minutes while it's coming back on.

For e-ink Kindles:
For 2nd, 3rd and 4th Generation, Touch and DX Kindles:
Make sure it's fully charged. Unplug the Kindle.
Slide the power switch over (or press the power button) for 30 seconds (count them).
PUT IT DOWN AND DON'T TOUCH IT. It may take a few minutes to reboot.
Then turn on wireless and your books and Collections will repopulate.

For 1st Generation Kindles:
Leave it plugged in. Slide the cover off the back, and insert a paper clip or similar tool into the reset hole on the back.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 10:58:29 AM PST
Thank you so much Pineapple!

I was crying like a baby because my 4th gen Kindle wasn't turning on. You make my day... week and month.

Posted on Jul 13, 2013 7:06:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2013 7:09:17 AM PDT
cabore says:
My kindle fire HD 8.9 won't turn on, I have even plugged into compter the only thing that happens is a quick view of a battery with red line at top and a lightning bolt. The picture does not stay on the screen more than a few seconds. Just got this in March and it has been working fine till now. I almost always charge it via my compter. I have tried the 30 sec reboot - not working. Any ideas what has gone wrong or what the icon means? Not charged? overcharged? Killed battery? Help Thanks Carole

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2013 7:24:09 AM PDT
I'm pretty sure it doesn't have enough charge yet to turn on. If you have an A/C adapter, it will charge much much faster from a wall outlet than from the computer. Once it's got 50% or more charge, unplug it before you do the reboot. In the future, don't let it get so drained.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2013 5:15:00 PM PDT
I have a Kindle fire HD. I tried the 30 sec hold on the power button and it still won't turn on. Any ideas next? I tried plugging into the wall but that didn't work either and it was blow on battery either. Help please.

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 5:34:59 PM PDT
clare says:
It seems as if the battery life on my Kindle Fire is much less than on my original Kindle. I primarily use it for games and surfing the net....occasionally listen to music. Am I doing something wrong, or is this just the way KF's function?? Thanks.

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 1:28:38 PM PDT
my kindle 3rd generation will not turn on, it has the green light when i attempt it, but nothing. It also will take the charge and the light turns orange, but it will not turn on. i am in a foreign country and now i have no books. is there anything i can do, besides having to buy another one?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2013 1:38:16 PM PDT
Slide and hold the power switch for 20 seconds. Release it and then don't touch it until the progress bar fills.

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 8:33:43 AM PST
thank you so much. It worked on my HD fire. My great granddaughter is three and loves to use it. Thanks again guys

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2014 7:08:12 PM PDT
jlsmith says:
Thank You so much.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2014 10:03:55 PM PDT
ricardo says:
Thank you so much. I thought I was gonna have to send my product back.
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