How do I fix my Kindle Fire it wont turn on?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

If your Kindle Fire won’t turn on, there are several troubleshooting steps you can try to fix the issue. Here are some detailed instructions:

1. Hold Power Button: Firstly, make sure you are holding down the “Power” button for at least 5 seconds to power it on normally. Sometimes, a quick press may not register, so holding it down is important.

2. Charge Using AC Adapter: If your Kindle Fire has a low battery, it may not turn on. Connect it to a wall outlet using the AC adapter and let it charge for at least 15 minutes. Ensure that the charging cable is securely connected to both the device and the power source.

3. Hold “Volume Down” While Powering On: If the previous steps didn’t work, try holding down the “Volume Down” button while pressing and holding the “Power” button for about 10 seconds. This combination can sometimes trigger a restart.

4. Restore Latest Software: If none of the above steps work, your Kindle Fire’s software may be causing the issue. To fix this, you can try restoring the latest software version manually. Here’s how:

A. Visit the Amazon Fire & Kindle Software Updates page on your computer.
B. Find your specific Kindle Fire model and download the appropriate software update file.
C. Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer using a USB cable.
D. Transfer the downloaded software update file to the root directory of your Kindle Fire (not in any folder).
E. Safely eject your Kindle Fire from your computer.
F. On your Kindle Fire, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap “Settings”.
G. Tap “Device Options” (or “Device”) and then tap “System Updates”.
H. Tap “Check Now” to check for the software update. If the update file is detected, follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

These steps should help you resolve the issue of your Kindle Fire not turning on. If the problem persists, it may indicate a hardware issue, and it’s recommended to contact Amazon customer support for further assistance.

Remember to always follow the instructions provided by Amazon or refer to their official support pages for the most up-to-date information.