Fix: Kindle Paperwhite / Oasis Not Turning On or Starting

Amazon Kindle Whitepaper and Kindle Oasis are probably the best companions for e-book readers. You would not want the device to run into problems that can negatively impact your book reading habits or goals. But, being electronic devices, the Kindle Paper and Kindle Oasis also have their fair share of problems. Many users of Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis can’t turn on the device. If you’re one of them, keep reading this guide as we’ll tell you many ways to fix it.

Kindle Whitepaper / Oasis not turning on

How to Fix Kindle Paperwhite / Oasis Not Turning On?

There could be many reasons why you can’t turn on Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Oasis, such as a critically low battery, charging issue, or system glitches. We have mentioned a few solutions below that should fix the issue with your Kindle. You may not need to test all of them. Simply work your way down until you find the one that does the trick.

1. Charge Your Kindle

All the Kindle devices offer an amazing battery life, close to a month. Unlike smartphones, most people do not regularly charge the Kindle. So, it’s likely that your Kindle Whitepaper or Kindle Oasis does not have enough battery, which could be the reason why it is not turning on.

Charge your Kindle for at least an hour and then try powering it on by pressing the power button. Still, getting nothing on the display? No worries! we have more solutions for you to try.

2. Force Restart Your Kindle

If your Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Oasis is not turning on, the screen may be frozen. To fix it, force restart your Kindle by following these steps:

  1. Press and hold the power button for 40 seconds.
  2. Release the button.
  3. The device should now boot up.

This method is also effective when the screen becomes unresponsive or the device faces system glitches.

3. Check the Charger

You need to check if there’s anything wrong with the charger. For this, plug in the USB cable to the charging port on your Kindle. If you see an LED light near the charging port, the charger should be fine. If you do not see it, get a new charger and charge your Kindle.

While the device is charging, press and hold the power button for 40 seconds and then release the button. The device should not turn on.

4. Replace the Battery

Though Kindle batteries generally have a long life, we can’t rule out the possibility that they can have problems. The battery might need to be replaced. If your Kindle is under warranty, the company will bear the cost of battery replacement. Otherwise, you have to pay for it.

Final Thoughts

Not being able to continue our reading journey due to any issues on Kindle can be frustrating. I hope the solutions we just looked at were helpful to you. In the worst case, if your Kindle is still not turning on, try charging the device using another wall outlet. If nothing works in your favor, there could be hardware problems that require to be diagnosed by technicians.

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