How do you know when Kendle fire battery is dead
If this is a first generation Kindle Fire, then you are in good company, and the problem may not be the battery itself (which is good, b/c the battery is not user replaceable, at least for non-techies). Refusal to charge is apparently a very common problem, which seems to have multiple contributing factors. The charging port sometimes gets 'loose' or dirty, so I would suggest trying that first. Vacuum or blow out any dust/dirt, then look at it under a bright light and perhaps with a magnifying glass to see whether any portion is bent or twisted. If all looks OK, then I would try plugging it in and gently moving the cable around a bit to see whether the charge light goes on and off. If so, you might be able to still charge it by 'propping' the cable to gently nudge it in the direction that causes it to connect. This is a relatively short-term solution, as it will eventually stop working. Another problem seems to be in the 'programming' inside the Kindle, such that, under certain conditions, even with a good charger and cable, it will not take a charge. A common trick, when this seems to be the case, is to ensure that it has fully shut down before trying to charge. For some reason, if it is fully shut down, it is more likely to 'accept' a charge. Push the power button (with the charge cable unplugged) and hold it for at least 20 seconds. After that, it should be fully shut down. Then connect the cable and look for the orange light. If you get it, then leave it alone (verify it stays on when you lay it down, and 'prop' as needed) and preferably leave it to charge all day or all night, or until you see the charge light has turned green. If none of that is successful, and especially if you cannot get the charging light to come on no matter what you do, then try a new cable (cheap ones won't do) and/or a new charger. Borrow from a good friend for a cheap test. We just gave up on ours, after several months of nursing it along using various methods. It is a shame, because the device (except for weight and thickness) has been fantastic for my wife and then my daughter. I hope you manage to get a lot more time from yours!
on Jul 18, 2014