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Ruby, try pressing and holding on button or you will have to reset.
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Patricia, Using the power switch, you can forcibly reset your Kindle device. This reset will shut down the Kindle without accessing the shutdown command from within the Kindle's operating system, a particularly useful tool when dealing with a frozen Kindle. To initiate a hard shutdown, Kindle disconnect from its charger, slide and hold the power switch for about 20 seconds. This will force the Kindle to shut down, now it can be restarted normally.
Check links below for charging problems. "I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info." Reset Kindle Fire When it Won Turn on or Charge
Amazon.com, Inc.If you have a newer Fire you swipe down from the top of the home screen to open it. ...I can't get the settings bar to show up, because swiping doesn't work. .... Does anyone out there have any ideas on this problem? .... have erased ALL of them) still no status bars/times/access to anything. oh and mine is the kindle fire hd.
Amazon.com, Inc.Kindle Fire 2nd Generation: Fully charges in 3.3 hours; Kindle Fire HD 7": Fully ... The battery indicator at the top of your screen should also have a lightning ... You can showthe percentage of the battery charge in the Status Bar at the ... Your Kindle Fire will not charge as efficiently when connected to a computer and in use.
To reset/reboot your Kindle Fire:
-With the Fire charged but unplugged from the charger, press and hold the power button for a full 20 seconds.
-When the Fire cycles off completely, press the power button once to turn it back on.