Kindle would not charge

To fix the issue KIndle would not charge let take a look on crisp step by step instructions to be followed:

Kindle would not charge

  • In the first step to resolving Kindle would not charge, plug the Kindle device into the AC adaptor. Please be noted that don’t charge the Kindle via plugging it into your computer. This would not fix the issue. Also, verify when you plug the Kindle device into the AC adaptor that the charging light is lit on Kindle. If you find that the Light is not lit on Kindle then Unplug and replug until the light stays on steadily, then leave it alone. It happens when a drained Kindle will stop charging a few seconds after you plug it in. After a few moments when you will check the Kindle, it will be restored.
  • If in the case still you are facing the issue of Kindle would not charge and above mention measure would not work for you then try this method: First remove the USB cord and after that hold the power slide to the right for at least 20 seconds. Now the power slide and after that immediately press and hold the Home key for another 30 – 45 seconds. When you see that the Kindle’s screen begins to flash, release the Home key. The eReader will boot to recovery mode. Now to move further press and hold the R key until the screen flashes again. When the Kindle device is done with the rebooting you may see the Critical Battery screen once more. If so, plug in the USB cord and wait for the Kindle to return to the Home screen.

Proactive action to prevent Kindle would not charge

  1. turn the Kindle off completely if you’re taking a break from reading.
  2. Or you can keep your Kindle into sleep mode by pressing and releasing the power button when you are done using it. For Kindle Keyboard (3rd Generation), slide and release the power button.

Diagnosing the Kindle would not charge issue and ways to fix it

Kindle Screen stuck on empty battery 

When you had already plugged your Kindle device to the power outlet and your Kindle screen is struck and continuously showing empty battery status.

To fix this please remove the Kindle from the Power outlet and then press and release the power button. If that useless you also can Restart Kindle. you restart your Kindle when you face firmware or software problems of Kindle charging.

For Kindle Elink version press and hold the power button for 30 seconds(maybe press longer) until Kindle restart. Don’t plug it in any power supply and leave it alone. Be patient for this process.

But for the Kindle Fire version remove the power source supply and then press and hold power button enough 20 seconds and release. Don’t mind any information appeared on the screen. Restart your Kindle Fire after your device entirely closed. In the newer generation of Kindle, you will find Restart” option in setting option. Tap this option and Kindle will reboot. If in case Kindle doesn’t have enough power to complete rebooting then plug it in power source to few hours until Kindle can restart.

Empty battery keep the Kindle to power on

Most of the usage or rare use results in Kindle battery too low to power on. When Kindle display very low battery information or power is empty also causes Kindle not open. And you must charge Kindle a few hours then later you can open it.

To fix the issue Empty battery keep the Kindle to power on, press and hold power button 30 seconds then release and plug in a computer or a charger immediately. Leave it alone and a few hours later you will discover Kindle is charging again. When Kindle has enough power it will restart. And you can allow it to charge full power. It is possible that you would not succeed in the first attempt, you must try another three to four times and you will succeed after another few attempts.

Kindle showing critical battery status

Most of the usage or rare use results in Kindle showing message“Critical Battery. Your battery is empty. To continue using your Kindle, connect it to a power source.” When you will connect your Kindle with power supply source it would not react with charging.

To fix the critical battery issue you must try several times and hours to charge. plug the Kindle device into the AC adaptor. Please be noted that don’t charge the Kindle via plugging it into your computer. This would not fix the issue. Also, verify when you plug the Kindle device into the AC adaptor that the charging light is lit on Kindle. If you find that the Light is not lit on Kindle then Unplug and replug until the light stays on steadily, then leave it alone. It happens when a drained Kindle will stop charging a few seconds after you plug it in. After a few moments when you will check the Kindle, it will be restored.

Kindle battery dead and has no reaction to charging

Rare use of Kindle makes battery dead. When you got remember your Kindle and want to charge it then you will find Kindle has no reaction even though plugged in. Even when you are not using your Kindle always take a few moments and charge it in between.

To fix the Kindle battery dead issue connect the Kindle to charging port and leave it there. When it is charging don’t use it or turn it on. Charging a few hours later Kindle may be live.

Kindle battery indicator out of sync

When you see that the battery may show to discharge very slowly and later rest of battery indicator decrease quickly but no change in using your Kindle device usage. This means there is a problem with synchronization.

To fix the Kindle battery synchronization, first off the Kindle and then plug the Kindle into the power supply. Leave the Kindle to charger more than 4 hours or overnight. While charging please don’t touch any button or using it. Unplug the power supply and open Kindle. After this use your Kindle device until the battery status shows left 15% power and close it. Now again charge the Kindle. After this, you will see the Kindle battery shows steady and no abnormity.

Kindle would not charge as charging cable has an issue

Always make sure to pick the charging cable matching with your Kindle charging port. Also, check the charging cable of our Kindle with other devices if the cable is fine or defective. This will also warm the USB jack which helps to charge Kindle.

Sometimes the USB jack of the cable is loose, this could be easily fixed as you can give the jack a little pressure, then charging indicator light be on. If you find it troublesome then you can also repair the cable or just replace another one or buy a new cable. Also, the broken cable could be fixed with a repairing shop or you can replace it with a newer one.

Kindle charging adaptor issue

Always use the power adaptor matched with your Kindle device. It is always advised to buy a power adaptor from Amazon.

If in case you want to use another power adaptor but not from Amazon then please check back of your Kindle, then you will see relevant information about voltage and electric current. Change the power adaptor as per the Kindle device.

Kindle would not charge, adjust the brightness and volume

Sometimes when you adjust the brightness and /volume level can get Kindle to charge. Well, no one knows why this method works but surely it is effective. To do this locate the brightness setting. If Kindle has the automatic brightness button then turn it off. Adjust the brightness to the lowest level. Then open automatic brightness again.

By doing so you will find that the Kindle is charging. When Kindle is fully charged you can turn brightness level to which you want. If there has a volume button of your Kindle such as Kindle Fire, then you can turn the voice down then Kindle may charge normally.

Kindle would not charge, reset Kindle to factory default settings

If None of the above methods works for you then you can reset KIndle to factory default settings. To do this go into the Kindle setting options, enter device information option, then you can see reset device option. Select it your Kindle will be reset. Please remember that the setting the Kindle to its factory default setting will change your Kindle to be brand new. After this, there will be no saved data and you will lose saved files of your device. And you must have to re-download previous apps, books or personality customization. Register your Amazon account and your books still be there.

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