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My kindle just went...

My kindle just went blank. I tried to restart it by pressing the start button, but nothing happened no matter how many times I tried. Maybe it's dead.

Technician's Assistant: When did you last charge your Kindle?

I've charged it overnight and all yesterday.

Technician's Assistant: Have you tried a force reboot (pressing and holding the power button for a minute)?

Yep, I've done that several times

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the E-reader Expert to know before I connect you?

I have three Kindles. This is the first one.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: E-Readers
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Electronics Technician: Aric, Technician replied 3 months ago
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Electronics Technician: Aric, Technician replied 3 months ago

The problem you're having is often due to the software in the Kindle locking up and it needing to be rebooted. To do this, simply press and hold the power button on the Kindle for 40 FULL seconds, then release and wait a full minute for it to reboot (do no press anything else within that minute).

If this does not cure the issue, try that reset up to THREE TIMES and wait the full minute to see if it reboots.

If you're still running into problems, then try plugging the Kindle into the charger for 15 minutes, then eject it and try the reboot a couple of more times. Let me know what happens once you try those steps.

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