A Soft Reset Revives a Dead Kindle FireJanuary 12, 2012
For some reason or another, the Kindle Fire will sometimes get into a state where it appears to be dead. Sometimes the screen will display information, but it just won’t turn on at all. Other times, the screen might not turn on at all. The first reaction when this happens is panic. Don’t! In almost all cases, a simple soft reset is all that’s needed to bring your Kindle Fire back to life.
To soft reset your Kindle Fire, press the power button on the bottom of the device and hold it for 20-30 seconds. (I’m from the South, so I count to 20. You may need to count to 30.) After the required time elapses, your Kindle Fire should reboot and spring back to life.
I suspect that this problem is caused by a bug in the Kindle Fire’s operating system, and I hope we’ll see a fix from Amazon for it at some point. In the meantime, I hope this quick tip will reduce your stress and get you back to enjoying your Kindle Fire!