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my kindle won't turn on

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Initial post: Jun 12, 2014 2:05:14 AM PDT
I can't get my kindle to turn on after downloading more books

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 2:17:48 AM PDT
Try rebooting it.

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

Make sure it has at least a 50% charge. Unplug the Fire.
Hold the power button in for a full 30 seconds (count them). Disregard any messages to shut it down.
If it doesn't turn back on at the end of holding the button, press it once to turn it on.
The "kindle fire" screen will appear for a couple of minutes while it's coming back on.

For 2nd Generation, Keyboard Kindle, Basic $69 Kindle, Kindle Touch, Paperwhite
and Kindle DX:
Make sure it has at least a 50% charge. Unplug the Kindle.
Slide the power switch over (or press the power button) for a full 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.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 2:32:24 AM PDT
Thanks for your help, have done so & so far so good, 4got to say it was a kindle fire

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 2:59:52 AM PDT
have had trouble turning my kindle touch on - read your instructions and its now working. Phew..... was getting worried it was broken. Thank you so much.

Posted on Jul 9, 2014 2:56:43 AM PDT
Liz G. Marx says:
i tried holding down the power button and it still wouldn't reboot

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2014 6:31:16 AM PDT
Thank you so much. I was ready to panic when I tried your solution with my Kindle Fire. It worked perfectly! :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2014 6:55:12 PM PDT
Andrea Lyons says:
Thank you so much Pineapple Kindle Forum Pro!!! I was so worried... your instructions worked like a charm!!

Posted on Jul 11, 2014 6:57:34 PM PDT
You're welcome, all!

Liz - I'd suggest that you contact Kindle Customer Service.

Click on this link:
You may have to sign in. I recommend you use the PHONE or CHAT options.
Do *NOT* use e-Mail.
CALL ME under the PHONE tab is great if available.
They will call you within minutes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2014 7:19:57 PM PDT
Thank you. This worked! Question is, why did it happen? Did I do something to cause it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2014 2:11:43 PM PDT
Thanks so much - I just took your advice and thankfully my Kindle is back up and running! Phew!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2014 10:05:54 AM PDT
OK thanks. This works for a Kindle Touch.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2014 8:21:24 AM PDT
Thank you so much, it worked!!

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 8:18:13 AM PDT
thank you! I also wonder if there was a way to avoid this. Did I do something that I can avoid in the future?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2014 3:59:49 PM PDT
thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2014 11:56:23 PM PDT
You're the best - many, many thanks!

Posted on Aug 17, 2014 11:19:34 AM PDT
It worked on mine! so happy!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2014 7:00:42 AM PDT
GP says:
Thanks so much!!! It worked and now I am back in business.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2014 7:49:33 AM PDT
stormie says:
My kindle fire hd 8.9" is almost new and this morning while I was viewing facebook, the shutdown screen came on and it shut down immedaitely. It will not come back on, even with following your instructions. A couple of times a picture that sort of looks like a battery comes on then goes off fast. My battery is full charge...just charged it this morning. I've hardly used this kindle and it is under warranty but I was hoping to find out what is wrong on here. Guess I need to contact Amazon and use that warranty.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2014 7:24:00 AM PDT
it is a kindle cloud

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2014 6:47:51 AM PDT
Brilliant thank you so much, I had tried everything I thought. Did the above and it's working. Thank you so much

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2014 5:38:43 PM PST
Kay Cooksey says:
Thanks a ton! I thought I had lost everything. You're a life saver!!

Posted on Nov 3, 2014 1:19:03 PM PST
Jill Greene says:
I have a Kindle readere ($79.00) have had it for about three years. Charged it recently for about 3 days, forgot it was plugged in and green light comes on, but no pics or anything? Help please.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2014 1:22:59 PM PST
Jill Greene says:
Thanks, My kndle now works. I did the 30 sec reboot.

Posted on Nov 3, 2014 2:13:18 PM PST
my kindle fire wont charge. i had to reboot and now it wont charge. the charge is suddenly loose and wont stay in position. this is the 2nd kindle i have because this same thing happened to the first one and because it was still under warranty Amazon replaced it. Ive had this about 2 years now. Is this a problem with the kindles. if it werent for all the money ive spent on books i would drop kindle and go back to good old paperback. How do i fix this. Ive tried other charger and either it doesnt charge or its wiggly too. Help!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2014 2:15:07 PM PST
Jill Greene says:
I held down the on button for a count of 30 sec. let go and DID NOT touch it, it came on. It is fine now. Good luck
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