What to Do When Your Kindle Won’t Turn On?

When your Kindle won’t turn on, it can be a frustrating and confusing experience. You may think that the Kindle battery dead or that you need to charge it, but there could be different reasons why this might happen.

The most common cause of this is the battery. If you have charged your device for an adequate amount of time but are still unable to power it on, then the battery may need replacing. Read on, and we will explore some popular reasons why your Kindle not turning on and what to do about them. We have also added some steps that might help you get your Kindle up and running again!

What are the reasons why your Kindle won’t turn on?

You might not know what’s wrong with it, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for an expensive repair fee. There are different things you can do before reaching out for help.

1) Due to Screen Locked Up

If your Kindle doesn’t turn on, don’t panic. Most of the time, this is not a sign that it’s broken or has issues—most electronic devices have problems where they essentially become “locked up” and are unable to function normally because they’re stuck in one spot.

2) Battery Issues or Charging Issues

There are several reasons why your Kindle device won’t turn on. The most common is that the battery ran out of power. You’ll need to plug in the device and give it 30 minutes before trying again. If the device continues to shut down, reset it again.

If your Kindle isn’t still turning on, try using a different cable. These cables are known for not lasting long, and maybe the issue with why it’s still dead after being plugged in. If you have another cord that has a Micro USB connection (like from an Android device), see if charging works then. This is usually what most people use to charge their devices anyways.

Another option is that you simply need to replace your battery on your Kindle. If it’s broken, you’ll need to get a new one.

If the reset option doesn’t work, try going through the manufacturer’s support page for more help or visiting a retail store near you with an experienced staff who can get this issue resolved ASAP.

3) Damaged Unit

If you can’t resolve the problem by recharging or resetting it, there’s something wrong with the gadget’s hardware. It will need to be either fixed or replaced. Unless you’re a hands-on expert, you can have it repaired, but it’s hard to open and repair a Kindle for sure. If you don’t have the appropriate equipment, contact your preferred retailer about getting them repaired instead of attempting it yourself.

What to do if your Kindle’s battery is dead?

If your Amazon Kindle battery is dead, you have a few options. For one, you can purchase a new battery from the Amazon website or put in a request for a replacement device under warranty. You can also use another device to charge your Kindle and get the most juice out of it before it completely dies.

If you have a dead battery in your Kindle that will no longer hold a charge, the easiest approach to get rid of it is to trade it in for another. Amazon provides a $5 credit and 20% off towards the purchase of new ones if your old device is deemed broken.

If you decide on replacing the battery yourself, just know that most replacements aren’t very reliable. It’s possible that repairing a broken Kindle battery will be more expensive than buying a new one since they are so inexpensive on sale or refurbished these days.

What’s the best care for Kindle’s battery?

If you would like to extend the battery life of your Kindle, then a few things you can do are reducing the backlight brightness and only charging your Kindle when the battery is low. If you don’t press anything on your Kindle for 10 minutes, it goes into sleep mode. It’s also a good way to turn off wi-fi, Bluetooth, and cellular connections when they’re not needed.

Do not leave your Kindle in your drawer where it may go forgotten about for weeks, months, or even years. If you leave your Kindle unused for an extended period of time, the battery will slowly lose its charge. If this continues on long enough, eventually, it’ll hit a point where it won’t hold any more power at all!


If you have a dead Kindle battery, don’t fret. There are some simple steps that can help your Kindle turn on and last as long as possible for when it’s time to recharge. However, the best care for your Kindle is still proper charging practices by plugging in every night so that you avoid any unnecessary power loss throughout the day. If you’re not sure what might be wrong with it, try resetting or turning it off/on before reaching out for more information from the team of experts who would love to assist and get your device up and running again without breaking the bank.

The Kindle is an excellent investment, but it does require some care and attention to keep the battery running. If you notice that your Kindle is showing early signs of a battery issue, try the steps above to see if you can revive it. If not, don’t hesitate to reach out for help before your Kindle becomes unusable and needs professional attention from one of the experts in this field.

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.