What Do You Do If Your Kindle Fire Won’t Turn On?

Resetting your Kindle Fire often fixes any problems it has, such as an unresponsive screen or not turning on. Whether your Kindle Fire freezes during use or it won’t start after a shutdown, the problem can stem from a dead battery or just a glitch in the system, requiring a fresh reboot or a simple recharge.

  1. Charge the device

    Attach the charging adapter to the Kindle Fire, and plug it into the wall outlet. It can take a while to show a charging symbol if the battery has drained completely. If it still does not start while plugged into the wall, you may need to reboot the device.

  2. Reboot without charging

    Unplug the charger from the wall. Hold down the power button for 20 seconds. Tap the power button to turn on the device. If this step does not work, try rebooting the device with a charge.

  3. Reboot with charging

    Keep the charger unplugged from the device. Hold down the power button for 20 seconds, and plug in the charger. Next, tap the power button to turn on the device. Check the battery indicator on the top panel, and continue to charge the device until it has 100 percent battery life.