Why is My Kindle Won’t Charge?- (8 Causes & Fixes)

I’m very thankful to Amazon for designing Kindle. It’s my daily driver for reading e-books while traveling.

Thanks to its e-ink display, that is easily readable in direct sunlight. I have been using my Kindle for over two years, and I love it.

However, recently I faced an issue with my Kindle where it stopped charging. I did a quick Google search and learned that I’m not alone.

Thankfully, after researching online, I found a few solutions that fixed the issue for me.

Why is Amazon Kindle Won’t Charge?

Amazon Kindle Won't Charge

The most common reason is depleted battery and defective charging cable. Some other reasons, like faulty adapters, defective wall outlets, or connectivity issues with changing cables and ports, also stop Kindle from charging.

How To Fix Amazon Kindle Charging Issue?

If your Kindle is not charging, you can try the following solutions.

Solution #1: Check The Power Connection

The first thing you should check is the power connection. Ensure that the power adapter is plugged into a working outlet and that the micro-USB cable is firmly connected to the power adapter and your Kindle.

If your Kindle is connected to a computer via USB, make sure that the computer is turned on and that it recognizes the Kindle.

To do this, unplug the USB cable from your Kindle and then plug it back in. If the computer doesn’t recognize the Kindle, restart the computer and try again.

Solution #2: Use A Different Power Adapter And Cable

If the power adapter and cable that came with your Kindle are not working, try using a different micro-USB cable and a different power adapter.

If you’re using a computer to charge your Kindle, try using a different USB port on the computer.

If you’re using a power bank to charge the Kindle, ensure that the USB power output is less than 2A.

Solution #3: Restart Kindle

If your Kindle is plugged in and still not charging, try restarting it. To do this, press and hold the power button for seven seconds or until the power dialog box appears. Tap “Restart” and wait for the device to restart.

Solution #4: Check The Battery Level

The battery level might be too low if you haven’t charged for a long. In this case, it may take a few minutes to respond.

If your Kindle battery is completely drained, plug it into the power adapter and leave for at least 20 minutes. After that, try restarting your Kindle.

Solution #5: Force A Shut Down

You can try a force shutdown if your Kindle is unresponsive and won’t charge. To do this, press and hold the power button for 40 seconds or until the screen goes blank. Then, press the power button to turn on your Kindle.

Solution #6: Clean the Charging Port

If your Kindle is still not charging, something might be blocking the charging port. Check the port for any dirt or debris, and carefully clean the charging port if it’s clogged.

You can also try using a toothpick to remove any buildup in the port. Insert it gently into the port and twist it around to loosen any dirt.

After removing debris or dirt buildup, clean the charging port with a cotton swab and isopropyl alcohol.

Solution #7: Reset The Device

If none of the above solutions work, you can try resetting your Kindle. This will not delete any of your data or personal information.

To reset your Kindle, press and hold the power button for seven seconds or until the power dialog box appears. Tap “Restart” and wait for the device to restart.

Solution #8: Replace the Battery

If your Kindle still won’t charge, the battery might be damaged and needs to be replaced. You can contact Amazon customer support for assistance with this.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my Kindle battery needs replacing?

If your Kindle is not holding a charge or the battery life is significantly shorter than it used to be, the battery might need to be replaced. You can contact Amazon customer support for assistance with this.

How long do Kindle batteries last?

In general, Kindle batteries can last up to six weeks on a single charge. However, if you use your Kindle regularly or have a Wi-Fi connection turned on, the battery life will be shorter.
The battery life of a Kindle depends on several factors, such as the display settings, Wi-Fi connection, and type of content being downloaded or viewed.

How do I check my Kindle battery health?

To check your Kindle battery health, go to the “Settings” menu and select “Device Options.” Select “Battery Health” for information about your current battery charge and estimated battery life.

Conclusion

If your Kindle is not charging, there are several things you can try to fix the issue. Check the power connection, use a different power adapter and cable, restart your Kindle, or clean the charging port. If all else fails, you can reset the device or replace the battery.

Daniel is a tech enthusiast and repair technician who loves experimenting with various gadgets and home appliances. On this blog, he shares a troubleshooting guide for software and hardware faults.

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