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Hi, my Kindle Paperwhite has stopped functioning. The green

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Hi, my Kindle Paperwhite has stopped functioning. The green 'on' light doesn't come on and I have no access to my books
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Kriptokrit replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for your question.
I'm Todd and I will be the expert working with you today to help resolve your problem.

Please note that electronics troubleshooting is not always easy and sometimes I will not be able to find solution for your problem immediately, so if my first answer does not resolve your problem or you need more information please do not rate my answer negative BAD SERVICE or POOR SERVICE (that will result in a permanent negative feedback on my record - very damaging for me). Please use "Reply to Expert" button instead.
Sometimes your Kindle can be unresponsive and keep you from using the device properly (the most important reason for this issue can be glitch in the software). If there is no hardware issue on the device, some of the solutions below should resolve this issue.
Please follow the steps below to reset your device:
1. Press and hold (or slide and hold) the power button for exactly 35 seconds.
2. After 35 seconds, release the power button.
3. Wait 2 minute, then turn on your Kindle.
Please try this procedure at least 3 times (if you have leather cover or any other cover remove it).
If the previous procedure doesn't work, perform the procedure below:
1. Plug the Kindle into the charger for 5 minutes.
2. After 5 minutes (while still plugged in) press and hold power (slide and hold) button for 35 seconds.
3. Allow up to 3 minutes for the Kindle to reboot.
Another solution for this kind of issue:
1. Connect the USB cable to computer (do not connect Kindle).
2. Hold the Power button for 20 seconds.
3. After 20 seconds while still holding Power button, plug the other part of the USB cable in the Kindle.
4. Leave the Kindle for 2 minutes and try to turn it on (hold the Power button for exactly 45 seconds).
Please try all solutions (step by step) and let me know if that works. I'll be waiting for your reply.
If none of those solutions works or you need more information please do not rate my answer negative BAD service or POOR service. Reply to me using "Reply to Expert" button and I'll provide you with the next step.
Kind Regards,
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It seems to be working now but I had to reset the whole thing which means I've lost my complete library, really annoyed

Expert:  Kriptokrit replied 3 years ago.
Hi Maureen,
Thank you for your reply.
That's strange, solutions I have provided you with are soft and force reset (none of those solutions should delete data from your Kindle).
Don't worry, your books are safe. All books are stored on your Amazon account. All you need to do is to register your Kindle again using the same Amazon account you had before. Before registration procedure be sure that your Kindle is connected to wifi.
From Home, tap the Menu icon (3 lines icon), and then tap Settings. Tap Registration and enter your Amazon account information.
When done, sync your Kindle. From Home, tap the Menu icon (3 lines icon), and then tap Sync & Check for Items.
Let me know the result. I'll be waiting for your reply.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

This advice hasn't worked, it just says no new items and my existing books are not to be found

Expert:  Kriptokrit replied 3 years ago.
Really strange, I'm Kindle Expert for over 7 years and this is the first time this issue occur.
Can you please log into your Amazon account using the link below - click here
Enter your Amazon email registered and password. On "Your Content" page check if you can see all your books listed.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Right, that all seems fine now, thank you

Expert:  Kriptokrit replied 3 years ago.
You're welcome Maureen. I'm glad that I could help.
Don't worry your Kindle is perfectly fine. That was a glitch in the software that prevented device to work properly (the same situation you have sometimes on your computer or cell phone).
Please don't hesitate to ask if you need more information.
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Best Regards,
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