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My kindle is charged but won't turn on, It's a kindle and I

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my kindle is charged but won't turn on
JA: What's the make and model of your tv, and has turning it on been a problem in the past?
Customer: It's a kindle and I don't know the model
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: 2 days, just charging it
JA: Anything else you want the ereader expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: E-Readers
Expert:  Nathan replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Nathan.
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.

Expert:  Nathan replied 10 months ago.

This symptom can indicate several possible issues: an internal hardware failure, a low/faulty battery, or just a simple memory/firmware glitch.

The first step here will be to attempt to reboot the kindle. This is done by pressing/sliding and holding the power button for 20+ seconds, or until the screen flashes (usually with an image of a tree), then release. Give the kindle about a minute to start back up, and let me know if the problem persists, we can then try some further steps.



Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Nothing is happening. The little green light isn't even going on
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the green light does go on then flickers then goes off. Usually when I turn it on it says swipe to turn on
Expert:  Nathan replied 10 months ago.

You may need to repeat the process 4-5 times to take effect

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  Nathan replied 10 months ago.

Yes, I'm here. Please allow me time to respond, every time you send another message I lose what I'm working on and have to start all over, which causes further delays.

Expert:  Nathan replied 10 months ago.

Okay if that does not help, it indicates that it either hasn't been charging, or that there is a deeper hardware issue.

Plug the kindle into computer via usb cable, and leave it plugged in there for at least an hour (to charge from the computer). Then, still plugged to computer press and hold power button for 60+ seconds, and release. The kindle will take 3-5 minutes to reload it's internal firmware. If it doesn't turn back on by itself, press power once to turn it on.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Your last suggestion did not work
Expert:  Nathan replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for trying,

that unfortunately confirms an internal hardware failure, and the kindle will need to be replaced.

They are not designed to be repaired economically and for most models it costs less to buy new than to repair:

In that event, your best recourse will be to contact Amazon kindle service directly, at 866\321\8851. Even if past the warranty, Amazon usually has very good customer service, and will often offer a credit/trade in toward a new or refurbished kindle model.

When you receive your replacement kindle, once it is registered and connected to wifi, all of your existing books/purchases will sync to the new kindle, so you won’t lose any of the content you’ve previously purchased.

My apologies for the news.

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