How to Fix a Kindle Fire That Won’t Turn On

How to Fix a Kindle Fire That Won’t Turn On

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

Do you have a Kindle Fire that won’t turn on? If so, you’re not alone. It seems that this is a common problem with the device, and there’s a whole lot of information available to help you fix the issue.

If you’re reading this guide you should be able to fix your Kindle Fire that won’t turn on.

Why isn’t my Kindle Fire turning on or charging?

It’s possible that your gadget won’t power on or charge because of one of the following issues:

Kindle Fire That Won't Turn On

  • Limited power.
  • There is an issue with the charger or the outlet.
  • Internal hardware has been harmed.
  • Files on the device are damaged or corrupt.

What to Do If Your Kindle Fire Won’t Turn On

Until you can switch on your Fire tablet, try the following repairs in order:

  • Allow it to charge for a while:  Wait a few minutes and try again if your Kindle Fire is charging slowly.
  • Examine the charger:  Make sure you’re charging your gadget with the charger that comes with it. Repair the broken charger or discover another cord and adaptor that is suitable with Fire tablets if it is damaged.

Note: Connecting a Fire tablet to a PC USB port may increase charging time or block it entirely.

  • Change the outlet where the adaptor is plugged in:  Charge the gadget in a different location. If you suspect a problem with the outlet, test it by plugging in a different device or appliance. If feasible, plug the charger into another device to ensure that the cord and adaptor are working properly.

Note: To avoid damaging the battery, avoid charging a Fire tablet in extremely hot or cold environments.

  • Do a soft reset: Many common difficulties can be resolved with a soft reset without damaging any data on the device. Hold down the Power button for 40 seconds before releasing it. After a few seconds, the charge indicator light should turn on, and the Kindle Fire should reset.
  • Replace the battery in the tablet: Although Amazon does not sell replacement batteries for their devices, third-party manufacturers provide replacement batteries for Fire tablets.


Please contact Amazon if your Fire tablet is still under warranty. You may be eligible for a free repair or replacement.