Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.
Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.
The original kindle uses a standard micro usb cable. Your kindle is NOT the original (1st) model, it is the 2nd gen. The cord you purchased was too big, and fits only that original model kindle.
This is the same type of cord used by most motorola and blackberry phones (older style).
This one will work for you: http://amzn.to/1fs9gsh