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I have a kindle 5. I have not used it a year, now

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I have a kindle 5. I have not used it for over a year, now the battery is flat and does not seem to be regharging and I can not access the book shop. What can i do to get my kindle back?
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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 2 years ago.
My home page has come up
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
shop in kindle is blank
ok, repeat the instructions we initially did and tell me if it then operates please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
logo of someone under a tree with the word kindle above... loading. kindle has opened showing Welome John and list of books stored already.What next
ok, now you can use the Kindle John, its back up and running.If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know. And can you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars or smiley faces at the top of the screen then submit Thank you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
How long does it take for the battery to charge? . shop in kindle store just shows blank
Usually about an hour.
You then need to reset the Kindle.
To do this, Go to Menu/Settings/Menu then Choose Factory Reset.
Complete this, setup the Kindle and tell me how it then functions please.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have done that a pressed ok. What next ?restart
yes please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
now says please wait while kindle, now loading ,says remove from devise, so have unpluged battery charger. Hope all is well now. I`ll give it a go and see what happens. Thankyou so much for your help. Can I contact you again if need be? Many thanks John
Good to hear John and yes that is no problem.
You can always message me here.
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Thank you
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