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MY KINDLE FIRE WON'T OPEN, Several years old. It does not

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MY KINDLE FIRE WON'T OPEN
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: Several years old. It does not have a model number on it that I can see
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: The first time this has happened. All I did was put it back in the charger for a couple of hours but it still didn't open
JA: Anything else you want the eReader expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: E-Readers
Expert:  Nathan replied 12 days ago.

Hi, I'm Nathan.
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble, but I'll do my best to help you. Please give me a few moments to review your details here.

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. Note that you may need to repeat this process 4-5 times for the reset to take effect. Let me know if the problem persists, we can then try some further steps.

Thanks,

Nathan

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I have tried that several times to no avail
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I do not prefer to talk on the phone
Expert:  Nathan replied 12 days ago.

Please make sure you try the full process (the timing is critical and must be exact) a minimum of 5 times.

Expert:  Nathan replied 12 days ago.

If the kindle still isn’t working properly, the next step will be a deeper level reset. If you have not charged the kindle recently or know that it is at least half full, then you should charge the battery for at least a few hours before proceeding further. Then plug the kindle into computer via usb cable, then 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.

Expert:  Nathan replied 5 days ago.

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Nathan