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Initial post: Oct 9, 2012, 12:42:15 PM PDT
R. Curran says:
About once a day my Fire HD freezes. That is, the screen is not responsive. The power button has no effect. Sometimes the screen slowly fades to black. This happens both reading books and the Wall Street Journal. After some period I sometimes get a message asking if I want to wait for the app or to close it.

Has anyone else seen this?


In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2012, 12:50:33 PM PDT
♥ Ann says:
Do you have the 7.1.5 update?

Have you tried rebooting? With the Kindle charged and unplugged, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, release, then press power once again to restart.

If neither of those things help, you should contact support. Click the "Help" link at the top or bottom of any Amazon page, then press the "Contact Us" button.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013, 5:54:22 AM PST
I am having the same problem at level 8.1.5. What are the remedies?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013, 5:55:18 AM PST
Make sure some app isn't running in the background. Use an app killer, if necessary.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013, 6:00:14 AM PST
The freezes happen after a hard reset mostly noticed while using the web browser.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013, 7:18:33 AM PST
Have you cleared the cache and the history?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013, 7:26:07 AM PST
I have not tried that but I will.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013, 7:47:16 AM PST
If it's related to the browser, clearing the cache, history, and sometimes even the cookies is your first line of defense.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013, 5:51:49 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 15, 2013, 5:52:06 AM PST
After clearing the cache, history and cookies, the browser appears to be working properly over the last several days.

Thanks for the guidance.

Posted on Jul 25, 2013, 7:43:29 PM PDT
E. Drake says:
My screen has froze again - only seeing a black screen when I tap Web. How can I clear history, cache etc if I cannot get to the Web screens? Will appreciate any suggestions.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2013, 10:25:30 AM PDT
R. Parker says:
I think there is a memory leak in the browser. The more I use it the slower the device becomes and more frequent the freezing occurs. I had a similar problem with a browser in Windows a long time ago. When they fixed the memory leak in the browser the freezing went away.

If your WiFi isn't stable in terms of speed it exacerbates the problem.

Posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:02:14 AM PST
AndreaScouse says:
My kindle fire hd is freezing, it is also hard to turn off, everything has a yellow box around it (never noticed this before)

Posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:07:22 AM PST
AndreaScouse says:
Can not get the lock to open so can add my password

Posted on Jul 5, 2015, 1:50:05 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 8, 2015, 5:39:39 AM PDT
I am having the same problem with freezing and hard turning off and on. but I have no idea how to clear the cache or history, and what is a app killer?
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