I do not have the Kindle to hand or a connecting USB cable but will try your suggestions when I do.
So how can I reconnect to you - say tomorrow - to let you know if successfull ?
Hi Todd, pleased to says that the 2nd suggestion worked, when connected to power although it took half an hour before its did switch on. Also after using it for 15 minutes it went down again but was ok later and working ok since. Just hope it continues.