Tip & How-To about Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Kindle not charging

If your Kindle (any version) is not charging because the USB port has gotten loose, try this...wrap a small piece of aluminum foil around your USB connector - the end that plugs into the device. Be careful not to extend the foil past the end of the connector, you don't want to damage your device. Plug the cable in to the outlet and into the Kindle port as usual, then watch the orange light come on!

Kindle charging ports get worn out over time, the foil is a great conductor and makes a solid connection. Obviously, you'll want to try a different cable first, but if that doesn't work, this is free and easy!

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my kindle wont charge

internal battery probably needs replaced .take to a place that sells them and ask how to do it or have it done .

Feb 15, 2015 | Amazon Kindle Fire HD

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kindle won't turn non

Try these:
Reset the Kindle
Hold down the power button, or hold the power slider to the right, for at least 20 seconds. Then release the power button or switch, and push it again to turn on the device. If that doesn't work, hold the power button or slider for up to a minute, then release it and try to turn on the device.

Is there a power issue?
When you plug your charger into the Kindle, the LED should turn yellow if the device is charging and green when the device is fully charged. If the light doesn't turn on at all, it definitely signals some kind of power issue. Replace the charging cord if possible.

The Kindle uses a micro-USB connector, the same as most mobile phones. Try changing the cord or if that doesn't help, try another power source - a different charger, or connect it to a USB port on your computer. Finally, gently wriggle the adapter where it enters the Kindle. If the charging port has come loose, this movement may cause the port to realign and the LED to illuminate.

Aug 04, 2014 | Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device

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what do ido to make my kindleD00901 operational SCRREN showing critical battery

The nice thing is, that the Kindle/Amazon charger (Ac adapter) is clearly marked as being an Amazon/Kindle charger.

So, here's what you do, perform the hard reset of the Kindle (slide and hold the power switch over to 20+seconds; count slowly; release, then connect to your Amazon/Kindle AC adapter. Then leave it connected for 30+minutes; and should the battery charge, the Kindle screen will return to normal.

Alternate step to try is; if you don't have the actual Kindle AC adapter, you will need to try to charge via the USB port from your computer.

The trick here is, that the Kindle takes longer to charge direct from a computer USB port, and the computer has to be left on the whole time and CANNOT go to sleep, as the power to the USB ports might be turned off.
Also, it's best if you connect to a "powered" USB hub, or the USB ports found at the back of a computer tower (not the front USB ports as most of the time, the front ports do not supply enough power for Kindle charging).

May 25, 2014 | Amazon Kindle 3G

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kindle wont charge

Not all computer USB ports put out enough current to charge batteries. Try another port on the computer, if there is one. If you're going through a USB hub, remove it and connect the Kindle directly to the computer. If you have access to an AC-USB charger (one that plugs into a wall outlet instead of a computer), try using that.

Dec 24, 2013 | Amazon Kindle Fire HD

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