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My Kindle Fire has been frozen for 3 hours - it is on, but

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My Kindle Fire has been frozen for 3 hours - it is on, but will not respond to any touches (I use a soft tipped stylus). It will not even turn off! Help! (I miss my reading before bed)
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Please plug in your Kindle for 5 minutes and hold down the power button for 45 seconds until the Kindle reboots. It can take 2-3 minutes for the complete reboot process.

If that does not work then please let me know when you purchased the Kindle

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I will go to plug it in right now for 5 minutes and then hold the power button for 45 seconds and wait 2-3 mins for it to reboot. be backatcha in about 8 mins.
OK sounds great!
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
so, while we are waiting, why did this happen? is this a common problem?
Hi Wanda,

Very common issue and it is usually caused by a glitch in the software similar to a computer having a frozen program.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
well! it finally turned off, now just waiting for reboot. Will it turn on automatically?
Yes, it should if it is rebooting.

If after 5 minutes it does nothing then please attempt to power it back on
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
good night, Josh.
Did it work?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

You didn't get my previous message :(

Yes!! it worked and I am very happy. If this happens again, can I use the same procedure?

I will give you an excellent rating :)



Yes, you can use that same procedure again!

Thanks in advance for the excellent rating!
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