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Re: 1st gen kindle won't turn on
OK my Kindle has done that before..stick on charger and leave it there...it may pop on on its on...OK and it could be on just screen is not ..hold power button down for like forty five seconds..then release power button and as quick as u release push it in one good time and release button..that's a reset for Kindle hopefully like like with mine u will see LCD light up ..good luck
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always like to refer to Amazon help whenever possible. I copied their directions for this. Even if your's is not 5th gen it will work. You can also check specific info for your model by logging into Amazon.com Click help, then device help, click on you device and look through the info available.
Many issues with your Kindle, such as a frozen screen or issues with downloading content, can be solved by restarting your device. Help for Kindle Paperwhite (5th Generation).
Press and hold the Power button for seven seconds until the Power dialog box appears, and then tap Restart. Note: If the Power dialog box doesn't appear, press and hold the Power button for a full 40 seconds until your device restarts.
First thing to verify is that it is fully charged. You should see a green light indicating that it is charged completely. If it does not come one then, press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds. That may get it to start up.
To turn off the Kindle Fire HD completely, hold the power button down for 2-3 seconds and release. A "Shut Down" button will appear (opposite "Cancel"). Touch that button. Allow the unit to cycle off completely. Wait one minute, then power up again. Your functionality should be restored.
If your kindle are frozen and won't turn off so, firstly reboot your kindle this is done by pressing the side button minimum 20 to 40 second and screen are blinking so, give the kindle about one minute to start backup. What to do when Kindle Stuck on the Start screen
It is possible that your Kindle Fire's battery has died. If you noticed
the battery life diminishing before it wouldn't turn on at all this may
be the case. Here is a site that has replacement batteries for the
Kindle Fire: 3555A2L Battery for Amazon Kindle Fire D01400
Your husband switched the device off. If you give the power switch a short nudge only, it goes in and out of "stand-by" mode, it is not really switched off.
Try to slide and hold the power switch again, until after the power light blinks three times. Should happe after ~5 seconds of holding. The Kindle should restart now --- takes about a minute, but you will see a progress bar to keep you happy during the delay.
Make sure that the kindle is fully charged. Plug your kindle into the wall charger, a yellow light will light up. When the yellow light turns green, your kindle is fully charged. Then try turning on your device. If the device still does not turn on, hold the power switch for 15 seconds, this will reboot the device.
There is a reset button at the bottom (insert paper clip in pinhole). If all attempts trying to unfreeze it fail, you may have a logic board
issue. Are you sure the Kindle powers up? Try to power up your Kindle with a
different battery. If that fails, you can get the part at Kindle Repair and there is a guide that shows you how to open a kindle and install parts at Kindle Repair Guide.