What to Do When Kindle Fire Won’t Turn On

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Have you ever pulled out your Kindle Fire to check your emails or read that new book you bought from Amazon, only to discover that your precious Kindle Fire won’t turn on? This happened to me just a month after I purchased mine, so my first thought was that I had gotten a defective device and would have to return it. After a bit of checking around, I discovered that this is a common problem and fortunately, it can usually be fixed pretty quickly. Here are a few tricks to try.

Reset the Device

If your Kindle Fire won’t turn on, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s “broken” or has a major problem. The Kindle Fire has a tendency to become “stuck,” meaning that it looks like it’s “off” when it’s actually “on” but it will not work properly because it’s locked up. To unlock the Kindle Fire, do a reset by holding down the power button for 20 seconds or more. Then turn the device back on by hitting the power button again. If this doesn’t work the first time, try holding the button down for 30 seconds or more. Most of the time, this will be all you have to do to get the Kindle Fire up and working again.

Charge It

If resetting doesn’t work, it’s possible that your battery is dead. Try plugging the Kindle Fire into the charger and wait about 15 minutes before trying to turn it on again. If the device refuses to start up, try resetting it again.

If it still won’t turn on, it’s possible that you have a dead charging cable. Alas, the cables that come with the Kindle Fire are not known for their longevity. Try charging the tablet with another cord that has a Micro USB connection and see if the device responds. There’s no guarantee that the charging cord from your smartphone will work with the Kindle Fire, but it’s worth a try. If you get a bit of a charge, then you’ll know that your Kindle Fire needs a new charging cable.

Try a Different Power Source

If the charging cable appears to be working but the tablet still won’t turn on, try plugging it into a different power outlet or the USB port on your computer.

When Kindle Fire Won’t Turn On Still

If all of these troubleshooting tips fail, your Kindle Fire may have a hardware problem that requires professional help. Amazon offers a one-year limited warranty on Kindle devices, but if your tablet is more than a year old, you’ll want to find the most reliable service for the best price. You need iResQ.

The skilled technicians at iResQ can examine your device and get you a quote on repairs within one day. Their Kindle Fire repair shop offers speedy service at a reasonable price. All repairs come with a 90-day warranty and 30-day refund policy, so your satisfaction is guaranteed.

For more information, go to www.iResQ.com or call 888-447-3728 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. Try the iResQ Kindle Fire repair shop for service you can depend on!

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