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Kindle Fire - Screen View Won't Rotate

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By Michael L. Courtright, 30-Nov-2011 15:07 PST Permalink Report abuse

[[ASIN:B0051VVOB2 Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi]]

Just my kindle in the mail yesterday. Everything wonrked great at first, but now when I rotate the screen 90 degrees, it won't change the view like it did before. Any else experience the same issue or know of an easy fix?

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By Amazon Customer, 30-Nov-2011 15:12 PST Permalink Report abuse

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30-Nov-2011 15:07 PST

[[ASIN:B0051VVOB2 Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi]]

Just my kindle in the mail yesterday. Everything wonrked great at first, but now when I rotate the screen 90 degrees, it won't change the view like it did before. Any else experience the same issue or know of an easy fix?

When on the home screen click on the upper right hand corner, make sure the orientation lock in not turned on.

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By Michael L. Courtright, 30-Nov-2011 15:15 PST Permalink Report abuse

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When on the home screen click on the upper right hand corner, make sure the orientation lock in not turned on.

That fixed it...Thanks Joel!

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By KT, 10-Dec-2011 06:38 PST Permalink Report abuse

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When on the home screen click on the upper right hand corner, make sure the orientation lock in not turned on.

Thank you sooo much! I was ready to start crying because it wouldn't rotate and I love my fire!

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By Elijah Grey Sprague, 12-Dec-2011 06:29 PST Permalink Report abuse

Me too! :s

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By Nikki Riley, 15-Dec-2011 22:43 PST Permalink Report abuse

Thanks Joel life saver

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By Azul Morgans, 18-Dec-2011 06:17 PST Permalink Report abuse

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When on the home screen click on the upper right hand corner, make sure the orientation lock in not turned on.

thank you I made the same mistake

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By SYLVIA HALL, 21-Dec-2011 17:31 PST Permalink Report abuse

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When on the home screen click on the upper right hand corner, make sure the orientation lock in not turned on.

FAAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS...THANKS FOR THE INFO...made my day!!!!

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By E. Sampson, 25-Dec-2011 12:36 PST Permalink Report abuse

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30-Nov-2011 15:07 PST

[[ASIN:B0051VVOB2 Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi]]

Just my kindle in the mail yesterday. Everything wonrked great at first, but now when I rotate the screen 90 degrees, it won't change the view like it did before. Any else experience the same issue or know of an easy fix?

Worked like a charmed. Thanks Joel

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By Kacey, 26-Dec-2011 16:07 PST Permalink Report abuse

Me too! Thanks!

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By Jessica Bodkin, 27-Dec-2011 18:03 PST Permalink Report abuse

HA HA HA! I feel so stupid right now! i was seriously dialing amazon! thanks Joe!

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By Adrianna Hoeg, 28-Dec-2011 12:28 PST Permalink Report abuse

Worked. For me too! I was having an anxiety attack .... thought it was busted! Thanks!

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By josh harrison, 29-Dec-2011 01:01 PST Permalink Report abuse

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30-Nov-2011 15:12 PST

When on the home screen click on the upper right hand corner, make sure the orientation lock in not turned on.

Thanks helped alot I didn't even know what that button did

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By Kelli Hall, 31-Dec-2011 12:32 PST Permalink Report abuse

Thanks so much, I thought the little slip my fire had from the couch to the carpet broke it. But luckily that wasnt the case, THANKS :D

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By Amazon Customer, 07-Jan-2012 08:38 PST Permalink Report abuse

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Thanks helped alot I didn't even know what that button did

I am with ya Josh.... LOL! Thanks Michael for being the 1st to blush!

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By Amazon Customer, 13-Jan-2012 21:51 PST Permalink Report abuse

Thank you so much for the info on this problem. I was freaking out when it didn't rotate. I love my kindle. I will just have to watch my sister when ever she uses it again lmao..... thank you Again

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By Smiley, 14-Jan-2012 16:14 PST Permalink Report abuse

I was woneringwhat that was for! Thanks a million....easy fix.

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By Robert J. Caron, 17-Jan-2012 16:50 PST Permalink Report abuse

hahaha. I agree with everyone who posted above......i was going crazy for several hours before I thought to go online and ask. Thank God for the interent.

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By Jessica Williams, 18-Jan-2012 17:41 PST Permalink Report abuse

Thank GOD someone else had the same problem. I was going insane thinking my three year old broke it. Whew!

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By fire lover, 21-Jan-2012 01:13 PST Permalink Report abuse

yep thank god for the internet - i had just started devising a theory around the impact cabin pressure had on this feature - what a goose i am.

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By Nappapikey, 27-Jan-2012 21:48 PST Permalink Report abuse

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25-Dec-2011 12:36 PST

Worked like a charmed. Thanks Joel

Joel you are my hero!

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By C. Cozzi, 31-Jan-2012 10:20 PST Permalink Report abuse

Same problem here. Thank you so much! I just knew something had locked up just didn't know how to find it.

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By Rebecca Shambley, 31-Jan-2012 20:32 PST Permalink Report abuse

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30-Nov-2011 15:12 PST

When on the home screen click on the upper right hand corner, make sure the orientation lock in not turned on.

Thank thank thank you Joel! Dang shame it doesn't answer that in kindle's troubleshoot. I am disabled and live through my fire, so thank you more than you ever will know:)

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By TuxGirl, 31-Jan-2012 21:07 PST Permalink Report abuse

I highly recommend that everyone read the user guide that came preinstalled on your fire. There are lots of useful tips and tricks like this in there!

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By wanda, 09-Feb-2012 19:54 PST Permalink Report abuse

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30-Nov-2011 15:12 PST

When on the home screen click on the upper right hand corner, make sure the orientation lock in not turned on.

Thanks! I just got my kindle and thought I broke it. :).

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