If you are experiencing a problem where your Amazon Fire tablet won’t start, we have some steps you can try to get it working again.
1. Hold Down Power Button
Ensure that you are holding down the “Power” button for at least 5 seconds to power it on normally. Simply tapping the button will not turn it on.
2. Charge Using AC Adapter
Ensure that the Amazon Fire has a charged battery. Plug the Fire into a wall outlet as a power supplied from another device like a computer may not be enough to get it going.
Wait for the Fire to charge from the wall outlet for about 20 minutes before trying to turn it on.
3. Reset Using Power Button
Your Fire may be stuck in limbo state. Sometimes holding the “Power” button for about 20 seconds clears this up. Attempt to hold the “Power” button for 20 seconds multiple times to see if it eventually powers on.
4. Hold “Volume Down” While Powering On
I personally have experienced a few occasions where my Fire will not turn on. I tried holding the “Volume Down” button while pressing “Power” for about 5 seconds. I have no idea why this works, but it does.
5. Restore Latest Software
- With the Fire off, press and hold the “Volume Up” button, then press “Power” for 45 seconds to turn the Fire on.
- Continue to hold “Volume Up” until you see a message that says “Installing the latest software“.
- Wait for the installation to complete, and hopefully you can enjoy using the device again.
Hopefully one of these tips above worked. If you’ve discovered something that else that helps, or are still struggling, please post a detailed story below in the comments section.
This post applies to 5th Gen Amazon Fire devices such as the HD7, HD8, and HD10.