My kindle did this for months and I got for Christmas. All my family has android chargers ( i have iphone ) and that will work for kindle. Because my kindle charger wouldn't work. Sometimes when it was on it wouldn't charge, but when it wasn't active it would. Try that.
Call those nice people at Kindle and explain the issue. the toll free number is 1-866-321-8851. Often if they can't fix it they will replace it.
It seems to be pretty common bud. Here is the only advice I can give ya.<br />
Step 1: Hard Reset: Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds and then release.<br />
Step 2: Power it back on: Wait until the device has completely turned off, then press the power button to restart your Kindle Fire. <br />
Still giving you problems? U.S. and Canada: 1-866-216-1072 Kindle Support: 1-866-321-8851 International: 1-206-266-2992
It's a female
What the hell? Are you being sexist? Yup you are.
Call the company the kindle fire is from
You either haven't charged it long enough, the charger jack on the kindle is broken, the power outlet has no power to it, or most likely you have a "Ghost Charge" Rechargeable batteries Need to be drained every now and then to keep them from becoming regular batteries. Most commonly this happens when you leave your device plugged in when you are not using it.
yeah don't bother reading the rest of the post obvously it all has to do with charging the battery.....
Sounds you have a ghost charge, rechargable batteries need to be completely drained every now and then or they turn into useless cylinders that can't even hold a charge. If it works when plugged in that is the issue, if that's not the problem chances are the battery needs to be replaced. If that doesn't help it might be internal problem that you can't fix.
So how do I fix a "ghost charge"? That sounds a lot like what my kindle fire is doing.
For the THIRD TIME. YOU CAN'T Fix the ghost charge. you can ONLY REPLACE THE BATTERY.
Why do people respond with stupid answers like "Call the company you bought it from."? Real advice might be nice.
Neverendingquestions, same problem here, frustrating. Done resets and all kinds of things. I was checking here to see if it might be a battery issue, like maybe it needs to be replaced. Mine was bought in Oct. 2012 and going strong.
Speakers are a problem... they waste a lot of power. Connect headphones or an external speaker/s. Trust me it will help.
this isnt permanent but it wrks until you lock your kindle
first: you power on the kindle
second: immediately unlock your kindle
third: go to the amazon store
fourth: type in a random product and then w8 a few minutes and u can go back to the home page
We have the same problem with my wife's device. It just sits there on the startup screen and then goes off, or it shuts down the first time you tap something. It also shows poor wireless connectivity on the little icon at the top of the screen and won't load pages, even when the settings show strong wireless and other devices (including my Nexus and both our laptops) do fine. When we try to turn it on, the button lights for a few second, and then goes out. Eventually, it comes on, and after several episodes of this, it begins to work. I wish I had a command prompt.