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Cannot wake up kindle even after sliding power switch

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Try to slide and hold the power switch for about five seconds, until after the power LED behind the power switch blinks three times.

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SOURCE: my kindle won't wake up when i slide the power

Welcome to FixYa.

1. Make sure that your Kindle is charged properly.
2. Unplug it from the power source if it is plugged in.
3. Slide and hold the Power switch for 15 secs. then release.
4. Note that the Kindle screen will go blank for about 30 secs. while it restarts.

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