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How do I charge the Kindle Fire HD?

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Posted on Oct 20, 2013 10:28:12 PM PDT
Drew Snowden says:
my kindle fire hd has a fast charger. recently my kindle fire hd wont charge. i found out my kindle fire hd wasnt the problem because it would charge with my sisters old phone/now kindle fire charger. i also found out my fast charger would charge her kindle fire, so that means the chargers not the problem either. whats going on. please reply soon, i am using my kindle fire hd and it has 5% battery left

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 4:28:52 PM PDT
catlou says:
I bought two Kindle Fires two years ago this Christmas coming up and one was a gift for my grand-daughter and one for myself. About 6 months into the year ours both got faulty trying to recharge and you would have to jiggle, and or prop them a special way to recharge. Amazon replaced my cord and charger for free but only one of the two Kindles will charge. Very disappointed in these products. Alot of money down the drain on something we cannot use anymore.

Posted on Jul 8, 2013 10:29:36 AM PDT
To all who've asked about how to indicate if your battery is charging on the KINDLE FIRE HD; I went to settings and turned on the percentage, so I could see if it's rising in charge. Also, make sure you have it securely into the little charge port on the kindle. (I'm using the computer to charge) This is important because I left mine on the charger for three hours and it was still dead. Yes, it did look very much like it was plugged totally in. Beware. My cord needed a little extra push and now it's working just fine and gaining in charge like 1% every 90 seconds. I'm okay with that considering my IPAD 3 took 6-8 hours to charge the first time with a power adapter and gained like 10% every hour or so.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 10:40:04 PM PDT
Nick Raine says:
my kindle fire hd shuts off randomly and is always plugged into a low-power charger

Posted on May 31, 2013 2:02:24 PM PDT
Trish of ME says:
Ma. Angelina, to do a factory reset (which fixes all sorts of glitches) hold the power button down for about 30 seconds. I think you then leave it "off" for a few minutes before powering it back on again. It will take longer than usual to start up, but may solve your problem.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2013 10:09:57 AM PDT
Sheldon says:
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap "More" and then "Device." There will be a bar going across the screen showing the charge status and whether it's charging. Use this as a definitive test of what's going on. If you get nothing try another charger, pretty much any USB charger will tell you something, and if possible try another cable. You can also try turning the unit completely off then back on again by holding the power button on the side (a reset). If still nothing contact customer service.

Posted on May 31, 2013 1:42:41 AM PDT
Instead of the battery bar turning green when i charge it, the bar shows this lightning or broken bar symbol and won' t charge. What could be wrong? I use a kindle fire powerfast charger.

Posted on May 24, 2013 10:35:45 AM PDT
Sheldon says:
Emily, Trish of Me is correct, and if you read back though all these posts you will find that there are chargers and there are chargers. Charging you Kindle using a USB port on your computer can take a very long time. Most USB phone chargers that plug into the wall, like an iPhone charger, will do a better job, and the fast charger either from Kindle or another source probably works the best. Personally, I've seen some bad cables causing problems, and if there is a real problem Amazon Customer Service will resolve the problem.

Posted on May 24, 2013 9:34:47 AM PDT
Trish of ME says:
Emily...First make sure it is not just going to sleep. The Fire will charge while it appears to be off. If you truly arent getting a charge, talk to the merchant who sold it to you and/or Amazon. They will make it right.

Posted on May 24, 2013 9:19:22 AM PDT
Emily Greene says:
I got a kindle fire. An when ever I plug it in it will not charge. Only some times it will charge for a minute then will go back to dead. It is so frustrating. Please respond

Posted on May 11, 2013 6:56:19 PM PDT
dI have the Kindle fire and just bought the new Kindle fire tablet HD 4G LTE wireless, I noticed that all my downloads on my old kindle are on my new one. Really don't want them together, how can they be seperate? I would like all my stuff on my new kindle to be new stuff. What do I do? can the old kindle keep it's downloads while I put new stuff on my new one.
thanks Lester

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2013 6:29:46 PM PDT
Trish of ME says:
Lourdes: You've probably figured it out by now, at least I hope so. I can tell you this... the best charger I've got is from a $15 pay-as- you-go LG cell phone. You just need to read the tiny TINY print on chargers and make sure you have a 5V charger with around 2.0 amps. You definitely will want to plug into a wall socket whenever possible. Using a computer to charge it takes forever.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2013 6:08:51 PM PDT
elsy says:
use the power button

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Posted on Apr 13, 2013 1:05:29 PM PDT
I am get no light when my kindle hd is charging, Also my battery indicator remains empty after I have charged. Hilary E. Miller

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 11:12:33 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2013 10:10:29 PM PST
what do i do to charge my kindle ? i put it in a plug to the electrity n is that right or do i plug it in my computer.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2013 6:02:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 18, 2013 2:58:51 PM PDT
Trish of ME says:
Thanks very much, Pete. Next time it hits 100% I will definitely try this.

UPDATE: Thanks even more, Pete. It worked fine. I'm now getting 1% charge in 90 seconds using the 5v 10w adapter.

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2013 5:49:06 PM PST
Trish of ME says:
Oh stupid stupid me. Of course. But I'm using a 9w 5v charger here:
POWERGEN Dual USB Wall Charger, 12-Watt, White

Its numbers match the Powerfast, but I'm not getting the fast charging.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2013 5:37:00 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2013 5:09:52 PM PST
Trish of ME says:
What are you people on about??? The Amazon Powerfast Charger made for Kindles clearly states "9V 1.8A"

The Kindle Fire HD 7" is supposed to charge in under 4 hours. I've used a 9V 2A charger and am not even getting 10% per hour.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 1:46:20 PM PST
I was at my wits end attempting to ascertain whether my Kindle Fire HD wa charging..until I read your post. I was beginning to think that my new purhase was defective as my first Kindle had a light on the outside of the case that was indicative of it's charging status..also, as this new HD is extremely slow in its charging notification...I thought my cable was defective. Thanks so much for your very helpful post.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2013 5:23:22 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 27, 2013 4:06:35 PM PST
Sheldon says:
The Amazon fast charger is a USB charger rated at 5v and 1.8 Amps. 9v is way too high -- the voltage must match your device, and 1.8A or 1800mA is about double what most generic USB chargers put out but does not have an advantage on nonFire Kindles. Not sure where Trish of Me got 9v from as the Kindle is made to charge off a USB charger and most if not all are 5v.
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