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my kindle has stopped working-it wont switch on. I have had

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my kindle has stopped working-it won't switch on. I have had it less than a year
Can you tell me which model this is please?
Is the on off power button a slide button or just a push button?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I think it's just the basic model. the power button is a push button

Hi Ray

Try this

Push and hold the button for 30 seconds then release it.
The screen may flash, thats ok
It should then re start.

If not wait 5 minutes and try it again

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

when i hold the button after 5 seconds it flashes and then goes off

Hi Ray

I thought it was already off, and wouldn't switch on?

Hold the button for 30 seconds again