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Initial post: 12 Dec 2012 21:37:51 GMT
Mark B says:
I have a kindle keyboard. It has suddenly gone flat and when I plug it in the yellow light comes on for about 15 seconds then goes off. I left it on over night anyway. It is still flat as a pancake.

I can't hard reset because it won't charge. It stops charging after 10 - 15 seconds.

Any ideas? Or do kindles just break after 2 or 3 years - in which case, I'll go back to books - they don't break!


Posted on 12 Dec 2012 21:39:05 GMT
willie wit says:
maybe your charger is faulty - try a laptop charge?


Posted on 12 Dec 2012 21:48:54 GMT
Could also be the lead, if you have another micro USB lead try that if Willie's tip is unsuccessful

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 21:53:03 GMT
There have been a few similar problems popping up on the forum recently. A very helpful post from Combat Wombat suggested a book stuck in indexing could be draining a battery (and in that case it turned out that was the reason), I know that's not what you are experiencing, but the main fix would be the same - as suggested above by willie wit, try charging via a pc sometimes that shocks a kindle into working enough to reboot it (hold the off switch off for a slow count to 20). Check this thread for more helpful tips.

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 22:00:08 GMT
Mark B says:
I don't think it can be the lead as I have used it to charge other items and the yellow light comes on and then goes off after the same time every time - so it's not a loose connection. I'll take a look at the link. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2013 21:43:35 GMT
Paul says:
Brill thank you.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013 23:53:08 GMT
Mark B says:
Actually it was just a bust kindle - amazon replaced gratis - thanks.

Posted on 25 Jul 2013 09:35:35 BDT
The reboot option, pressing the start button for 20 sec., worked for me.

Thank you.

- Lars Henrik

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2014 16:22:03 GMT
purdog says:
mine has done the same, tried a different charger which I know works but to no avail

Posted on 27 Jan 2014 17:06:09 GMT
My 3 month old Paperwhite has the same problem. Plugged in (tried 3 different cables) and it just isn't charging. Have done a reset without success. The battery has always been greedy - I can't read a whole book without a recharge and it's supposed to last 4 weeks!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2014 18:59:13 GMT
DaveyH says:
In that case talk to Customer Services. They will replace it if faulty.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2014 18:31:24 GMT
Mrs. T. Kirk says:
Thanks very much for your advice Lars. Pressing the start button for 20 secs sorted mine out!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2014 10:44:09 GMT
M. Dixon says:
Hi Mark
I have the same problem with my kindle but my husband says it's now out of warranty by about 8 months. It appears from what you wrote that your kindle was also out of warranty but Amazon replaced it? I only use it when on holiday hence only just found out as about to go. Would appreciate your advice.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2014 12:32:14 BDT
Bob says:
Like other suggestions here, I discovered that by changing charger, problem solved. These small charge plugs are consumable with limited life

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2014 13:19:24 BDT
sydney says:
Should I buys new charger?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2014 13:21:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jul 2014 13:27:33 BDT
sydney says:
Same problem!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2014 13:25:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jul 2014 13:30:31 BDT
sydney says: has the same problem. Should I buy a new charger?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2014 13:50:37 BDT
Try any charger that already fits - like the ones for your mobile phone. If not, sure - go into town and buy a cheap micro usb charger - they should be about £3 / local currency. It's worth trying.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2014 00:52:22 GMT
Thanks! Your solution works for me.

Posted on 13 Dec 2014 23:09:05 GMT
Helen Slade says:
Thank you so much for the tip on hard re - booting. It worked for my Kindle immediately and so I then tried it on an old one that I thought had died 18 months ago. It had been through the washing machine in a rucksack I had to wash. To my amazement it has come back to life and is as good as new. And to think i had just decided that i really ought to throw it away. It was actually in the bin ready to go. Thank you.

Posted on 8 Jan 2015 16:32:14 GMT
jamie lousie says:
Hi my kindle is doing the same tried so many different chargers but the yellow light is coming on for a few seconds then going straight off my last kindle broke my little girl stood on it and I was looking for a new 1 so I brought this 1 now of a family friend worked great for ages then I went back to it and now it won't turn on or charge the screen just says empty battery connect to power source should I just bin it and buy I new 1 really loved this one it's a keyboard 1 thank you

Posted on 8 Feb 2015 09:01:24 GMT
j a lewis says:
I have had my battery on charge for the last 24hours and although the light stays on it still says battery is low.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2015 10:39:29 GMT
Mark B says:
Hi - sorry didnt get this question. Im sure its all sorted now, but I just pushed amazon and eventually they replaced the kindle. I do almost all my shopping with them, so I guess it makes sense business-wise.

Posted on 14 May 2015 09:50:57 BDT
John Dolding says:
my kindle doesnt seem to want to except a charge the light remains on but its not taking a charge. Tried pushing the power button for 20 sec but it trys to turn on but then goes straight to the battery flay screen

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2015 10:07:41 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Plug it into a working PC for a couple of hours and then try the restart.
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