- Press and hold the Power button for 20 seconds to restart the Kindle Paperwhite.
- Plugging the Kindle into a power source can give it the extra boost it needs to get going again.
- Amazon offers a one-year warranty on all of their Kindle devices.
Ah the dreaded frozen kindle paperwhite. We’ve all experienced it – the frustration of not being able to access our favorite books or the terror of not being able to make it to the end of a gripping novel. But fear not! With the right troubleshooting steps you can get your Kindle Paperwhite up and running again in no time.
1. Troubleshooting Steps
The first step is to restart your Kindle Paperwhite. To do this press and hold the Power button for a full 20 seconds. It may be tempting to press and release the Power button quickly but this won’t give the Kindle enough time to restart. After 20 seconds the screen should go blank and your Kindle will restart.
If restarting your Kindle doesn’t work try plugging it into a power source. This will give your Kindle the extra boost it needs to get going again.
If neither restarting nor plugging in your Kindle works you may need to reset it. To do this press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button simultaneously for 20 seconds. After 20 seconds the screen should go blank and your Kindle will reset.
If resetting your Kindle doesn’t work you may need to reset your device to factory settings. To do this press and hold the Power button and the Volume Up button simultaneously for 20 seconds. After 20 seconds the screen should go blank and your Kindle will reset to factory settings.
If you’re still having trouble with your Kindle you may need to contact Amazon customer support. They can help you troubleshoot the issue and get your device back up and running.
Finally if all else fails you may need to replace your Kindle. Amazon offers a one-year warranty on all of their Kindle devices so if you’ve had your Kindle for less than a year you may be able to get a new one for free. If you’ve had your Kindle for more than a year you may be able to get a discounted replacement.
No matter what the issue is there’s a solution for your frozen Kindle Paperwhite. With the right troubleshooting steps you can get your Kindle up and running again in no time.
2. Restarting the Kindle
It’s not uncommon for a Kindle Paperwhite to become unresponsive or ‘frozen’ at some point. While it may be frustrating there are a few simple steps you can take to try and get your device up and running again.
Step 1: Soft Reset
The first thing you should try when your Kindle Paperwhite is frozen is a soft reset. This will not erase any of your data but it will restart the device. To do this simply press and hold the power button for around 15 seconds. Your Kindle should then restart and you should be able to use it again.
Step 2: Hard Reset
If a soft reset doesn’t work you may have to try a hard reset. This will erase all of your data and settings so make sure to back up your Kindle before you try this. To do a hard reset press and hold the power button for 45 seconds. Your device should then restart and you should be able to use it again.
Step 3: Check for Updates
If your Kindle Paperwhite is still frozen after trying a soft or hard reset you may need to check for updates. To do this go to the Home page and tap the Menu icon. Then tap Settings > Device Options > System Updates. If there is an update available tap Download and Install to download and install it.
Step 4: Contact Customer Service
If none of the above steps have worked you may need to contact Amazon customer service. They can help troubleshoot the issue and provide further assistance.
In conclusion if your Kindle Paperwhite is frozen don’t panic. There are a few simple steps you can take to try and get your device up and running again. Try a soft reset a hard reset check for updates and contact customer service if needed.
Resetting the Kindle
Sometimes our beloved Kindle Paperwhite can become frozen or unresponsive. Although it can be a source of frustration it is usually a relatively simple issue to fix. The most common solution is to reset the Kindle. Here are a few steps to help you reset your Kindle and get it up and running again.
The first step is to try a soft reset. To do this simply hold the power button for 15-20 seconds. This will shut down the Kindle and restart it. If the device is still unresponsive try the next step.
If a soft reset does not work you can try a hard reset. To do this you will need a paperclip or similar object to press the reset button. The reset button is located on the back of the Kindle. Gently press the button with the paperclip and hold for 15-20 seconds. This will reset the Kindle and shut it down.
Check for Updates
Once your Kindle has restarted check to see if there are any software updates available. To do this go to the settings menu and select ‘Check for Updates’. If there is an update available install it. This can help to fix any issues that may be causing your Kindle to freeze.
Contact Customer Service
If none of the above steps have worked it may be time to contact customer service. You can do this by visiting the Amazon website and selecting ‘Contact Us’. From there you can select the appropriate option and follow the instructions to contact customer service. They will be able to help you troubleshoot any issues you may be having with your Kindle.
Hopefully these steps have helped you to reset your Kindle and get it back up and running again. If you are still having issues don’t hesitate to reach out to customer service for help.
4. Contacting Customer Support
If your Kindle Paperwhite is still frozen after following all the troubleshooting steps it is time to contact customer support. Amazon has a dedicated Kindle Customer Support team that can help you with any issue you may be having with your device.
There are several ways to get in touch with Amazon’s customer support team. You can call them directly email them or use the live chat feature.
The easiest way to contact Amazon’s customer support team is to call them directly. Their customer service number is 1-866-321-8851. When you call make sure to have your Kindle model number and serial number handy as well as any other information that may be relevant to your issue.
If you prefer to contact Amazon via email you can do so by filling out their contact form. You can find the contact form on their website. Make sure to provide as much detail as possible about your issue so that the customer service representative can help you quickly and efficiently.
If you need help right away you can use Amazon’s live chat feature. This feature allows you to chat with a customer service representative in real time. You can find the live chat feature on Amazon’s website.
No matter which method you choose to contact Amazon’s customer service team they will be able to help you get your Kindle Paperwhite back up and running.
If you need additional help you can also visit Amazon’s help page. This page has a wealth of information on troubleshooting and other topics related to Kindle devices.