Do not skip that even if it is already charged, it is important.
It sounds like the firmware may be frozen try this and let me know the results hold the power switch for at least 60 seconds.
Try this at least 6 times.
The firmware can sometimes get frozen the same way that a computer will occasionally.
If this did not work please come back and let me know by clicking on reply to expert so we can continue.If it did work please don’t forget to leave a positive rating it is greatly appreciated..
On the 3rd try at holding the button the Kindle came on. Huh! Thanks. i am LOST without it. vel