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kindle will not start up

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kindle will not start up
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: E-Readers
Expert:  Viet - E-Reader Tech replied 2 years ago.
Viet - E-Reader Tech :

Hello! Thank you for your question. I will be assisting you today.

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

I'm sorry about the issue. Have you tried this: If you have any cover on the kindle, please remove it for now. Then press & hold the power on/off button on the kindle for about 45 seconds, then turn it back on and check. Is there any power / light? Is there anything on the screen now?

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

Please type at the small box below, then click on the Reply button at the bottom to chat with me. Thank you.

JACUSTOMER-kfvxgcjy- :

screen is a starter screen .green light came on for 4-5 secs

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

Did you recharge the kindle?

JACUSTOMER-kfvxgcjy- :

charge light will not stay on

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

OK, can you charge the kindle for about 15 minutes now?

JACUSTOMER-kfvxgcjy- :

plugged in to charger now ***** *****ght stayed on for 12 secs

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

Please charge for about 15 minutes. Also, if you have any cover on the kindle, please remove it.

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

(any cover you put on the kindle previously)

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

cover/case

JACUSTOMER-kfvxgcjy- :

case removed 2 days ago

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

okay, please wait 15 minutes for charging

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

Now, while the kindle is being charged, can you press & hold the power on/off button on the kindle for about 45 seconds?

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

While the kindle is charging, press & hold the power on/off button for about 45 seconds, then turn it back on and check.

JACUSTOMER-kfvxgcjy- :

no change charge light came on for 10 secs

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

I'm sorry; how old is the kindle?

JACUSTOMER-kfvxgcjy- :

about 5-6 yrs

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

That's very long; unfortunately, it is a hardware issue; so the kindle needs to be replaced. Usually, Amazon can give you a discount with a new kindle:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/contact-us/ref=hp_ss_comp_cu_v4?ie=UTF8&initialIssue=asin-order&nodeId=200127470

JACUSTOMER-kfvxgcjy- :

sorry april 2011

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

That's okay. It is a hardware issue. You can check for repair/replacement option at
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/contact-us/ref=hp_ss_comp_cu_v4?ie=UTF8&initialIssue=asin-order&nodeId=200127470

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

In the mean time, I can help you read your kindle books on another device

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

, such as computer, iPad, tablet, iphone, smartphone, etc.

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

Do you have any one of those devices?

JACUSTOMER-kfvxgcjy- :

ok thank you iwill check with amazon onyour suggestion again i thank you for your help

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

You're welcome. In the mean time, you can download and install the Kindle for PC program on your computer for reading books on your computer:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc/download

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

If you need help with anything else, please come back any time. Also, can you please take a moment to rate my service by clicking on a face icon / service option below, then click on Submit / OK when it shows up. Thank you very much.

JACUSTOMER-kfvxgcjy- :

will do bye

Viet - E-Reader Tech :

Thank you again

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