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Kindle light is orange when I charge but even after of hours of charging continuous efforts to turn on Kindle, it won't turn on.

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

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Try to slide and hold the on switch until after the power light blinks three times (should happen after a little more than 5 seconds). Release the switch after the blinks and the Kindle should start up.

This is only necessary if the Kindle was switched off by the same method before, or if the battery was completely drained. A short nudge of the power switch merely puts it in and out of a power-saving sleep mode, the prolonged hold really cuts / reinstates power.

Posted on Jul 23, 2011

Testimonial: "Nope, nothing. I tried plugging the usb into my laptop. The Kindle doesn't show up or it says no data/driver found."

  • MiB8888 Jul 25, 2011

    If the device is not powered on, USB connectivity wont work, too. Do you get the flashing power lights on the slide-and-hold action or no reaction at all? Note also, the boot process of kindle takes roughly one minute. If you get impatient and repeat the slide-and-hold routine, you may accidentally switch off the power again before the kindle had a chance to come back to life visibly.

    Another guess: do you use a lighted cover for the kindle? Older versions of the original Kindle with built-in flashlight cover sold at Amazon interfered with internal circuitry (the power connector for the light is built into the hinge mechanic).
    If so, try to remove the cover and test again.

    If still no change, your device looks dead, and you should contact Amazon Kindle support. They don't refund/replace devices suffering from rough handling, i.e. broken screens, but (especially since you seem to be a mint fresh owner) your case should be covered by their warranty policy,

  • mike
    mike Jul 08, 2014

    I was getting a blinking orange wiht no charge. Used the advice to remove from lighted cover / case and is now charging fine. Thank you

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