Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How to give life back to a frozen Kindle

More improved version of this one is available at


Kindle 1 :

This is some what tough to do. the first thing to try is press
ALT +SHIFT+R in your kindle. This should do a soft reset on the device and kindle should reboot now
if that doesn’t work, then we should go for a hard reset. following are the steps to do a hard reset.
Remove back cover of Kindle
you can do it by gently pressing and holding the back cover and slide it to the right side.
Look for the Reset button
You can see a reset button on top of the battery compartment.See it in the above figure
Now using  a paper clip or small object , press on the reset button. after some minutes the kindle should restart and turn on.
There’s always a final note:
if both the above reset didn’t work, then try this also
  • Remove the battery from your kindle
  • Directly connect to the AC adapter with out the battery
  • Put back the battery and let it charge for some time.

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  1. kindle 2 frozen. soft reset did not work. Any other suggestions?

  2. kindle 2 frozen, soft reset did not work.The power indicator was on when plugged in(amber). Called amazon. They sent a relacement the next day.

  3. kindle 3G screen says critical battery & screen looks like an etch a sketch how do I fix this?