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Kindle Fire charging port getting loose

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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 12:53:48 PM PDT
a. hogu says:
My charger is looser and sometimes I have to take it out and put it in to get the orange light on

Posted on Jul 12, 2012, 12:56:43 PM PDT
a. hogu says:
Kindle fire get on my nerves sometimes because it freezes a lot and I have to wait till my battery dies and charge it up but then my date and time messed up some apps have to be redownloaded but soon as kindle fire 2 comes out I am hoping to trade it in

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 2:20:52 PM PDT
My daughters is so bad, I can't get it to charge. Did you get yours fixed?

Posted on Jul 12, 2012, 3:36:21 PM PDT
mommy2three says:
If it freezes up hold the power button for 20-30seconds and it does a hard reset. I have to do that every kpw and again. Talk to customer support and they should replace it. So far replacement have No trouble

Posted on Jul 12, 2012, 4:40:46 PM PDT
Ruth Parada says:
So these past couple of weeks, my charger hasn't been charging my kindle fire. The light that indicates that it is working properly wouldn't turn on or, if it did, the little battery on the upper right hand corner wouldn't be green. I had thought that it was a problem with my charger and starting using my USB port or my brother's phone charger, which also has a micro usb port, before I knew that it was bad to charge my kindle with them. But, my kindle fire charger works for his phone. I now think that it is because of a loose port. Do I just call CS and tell them about it and ask for a replacement kindle? I got my kindle for Christmas of '11 so my one-year limited warranty hasn't expired yet. I really don't know how to go about and get a replacement.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 5:48:06 PM PDT
Sue R Curtis says:
yes and they are very good about replacing it, after they replace the charger and that doesn't work. From the time I called, they sent the replacement Charger (which didn't work) and then the new Kindle Fire was about 4 days.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012, 7:44:56 PM PDT
mommy2three says:
when they replaced mine(I got it for Valentines day) battery and Fire and got it in 2 days. that was several months ago. I got both the charger and Fire together

Posted on Jul 14, 2012, 9:29:46 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2012, 1:02:45 PM PDT
S. Shaw says:
The design of this port is terrible. I am replacing a KF bought in Dec. 2011 for the second time because of this issue. Yes, Amazon Customer Service is great about this and the replacement arrives in 2 days (at least the first one did) and it's covered under the 1 year warranty, but I did not buy this product to last just 1 year. And after the warranty runs out, my guess is that I am hosed. And that doesn't take it account the inconvenience of losing access to the device while it is down, having to take time to call CS for a replacement, and having to reconfigure a replacement (which cannot be done via a sync operation like an iPad, i{hone, or iPod touch). With its features and form, the Kindle Fire is a great device for the money, but the product reliability seems sorely lacking.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2012, 2:57:59 PM PDT
Ruth Parada says:
Do you need to have any proof that the one year warranty hasn't expired, like the original receipt of when you bought it? Or would they check to see when you registered the kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2012, 5:21:35 PM PDT
No receipt.needed. They look it up by serial number on the account its registered on. Warrenty starts on first day registered. I think it restarts with each device they replace when you register the replacement. Unless I misunderstood the CSR I spoke with when I had to replace mine a second time.

Posted on Jul 18, 2012, 2:10:53 PM PDT
I've had my Kindle Fire for less than a year and within 3 months of owning it I had to go buy a new charger. I got tired of fooling around the charger until the orange light came on. New charger is a little better but my guess is the port is messed up (Not my fault). I can move the KF while charging or the orange light will go off. I can't even breathe on it or it will stop charging. KF has to be laying down or standing up against a wall for it to charge.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012, 2:15:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 18, 2012, 2:16:46 PM PDT
Rogue says:
Micah: Contact Amazon Customer Service regarding a replacement. Glenn
Edit for wrong link

Posted on Jul 18, 2012, 4:36:06 PM PDT
mommy2three says:
I put my Fire on the charger last night(this is my 2nd I'm on), the battery was at 8 percent and this morning it was on 8 percent. I contacted CS and have another Fire on the way. When I checked the Fire to see if the battery was dead, it showed it was fully charged. I will see if it charges tonight or not. Either way I'm sending the old one back. I checked and it said it was already sent and should have it tomorrow(another email showed friday). They need to figure the problem out, I am already tired of having to redownload everything. SOme [programs have passwords I have stored on the KF. arg atleast they are very helpful

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012, 5:20:13 PM PDT
I am on my 3rd Fire because of this very thing with it not charging. I am not sure why they can't seem to work out the problem. With all the other kindle products that came before the Fire you would think that this would not be an issue. This is my last try with this Kindle product.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012, 2:52:41 AM PDT
Tyler Durden says:
What is the phone number for customer service

Posted on Jul 22, 2012, 1:36:03 PM PDT
Melissa says:
My third one is on it's way to me now due to this same problem.

Tyler, follow this link, they called me back immediately:

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jul 25, 2012, 2:47:31 PM PDT
Kay says:
I got mine in December 2011 too, seems to have been a bad month. I've had intermittent charging problems for months, I thought it was the charger as we tried it on my girlfriend's charger last time it went out and it did charge after a fashion but they replaced the charger and it didn't seem to get any better. Then I started having the problem so many other people have that it would only charge if you held it in a certain way, then it was only charging up to about 75% of battery capacity before it would shut off. It finally quit a few days ago. Should be getting the new one by Friday, I have to say Amazon is pretty good about replacements though since this is apparently a known problem I guess they should be.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2012, 4:10:15 PM PDT
My charging cord was not working but I could charge on my cell phone charging so my problem wasn't in the Fire itself and customer service is replacing the charger with no debate or problem. Great customer service always from amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2012, 4:16:45 PM PDT
customer service just told me it was ok to charge my Kindle fire with my phone charger, where did you here otherwise?

Posted on Jul 25, 2012, 5:03:05 PM PDT
Sue R Curtis says:
The phone charger will eventually not work... the charger port gets loose...and then nothing works.

Posted on Aug 12, 2012, 8:48:43 PM PDT
I have had the charger port problem with my Kindle Fires. This happened on my first KF so I had to get a replacement and now my second one is having the same problem. I will be getting a replacement this week. Amazon needs to improve the faulty design of their KF charger ports!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2012, 5:33:41 PM PDT
D. Schwartz says:
I'm experiencing the same issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2012, 5:36:34 PM PDT
D. Schwartz says:
Just like you and "Amy," I got my Kindle in December '11. I noticed pretty much right away that the charging port seemed to loosen up and the cord started to wiggle while plugged in. Fast foward to August and it won't charge at all. I hope customer service is as nice about replacing mine as they have been to others.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2012, 10:30:52 PM PDT
Mark Twain says:
Customer support told me to call them even if the warranty was expired and they might be able to do something.
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