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Richard, Computer Support Specialist
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the on/off button only stays on 8 seconds when pressed.

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the on/off button only stays on for about 8 seconds when pressed. the picture on the kindle is a battery with charge symbol but when I try to charge it , the orange light comes on but only for seconds before the green light comes on, when I remove it from the charger the green light goes out
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This is usually an issue with the Firmware, so I would first like you to do this please.
Remove the charger from the Kindle and hold the power button to off for 35 seconds.
Release, then connect the charger and try to turn on the Kindle.
Let me know the results please
Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

when disconnected from the charger the power button only stays on for about 8 seconds even when I am still pressing it

Thats ok, still hold it for 35 seconds as this drains residue power Barbara.
Then connect the charger and turn it on.
Let me know the results please
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you very much. It worked

Your most welcome Barbara
If you need anything else, please let me know