I've had it happen on my K1 before. All you need to do is take off the battery cover on the back of the Kindle. There is a little hole that says reset. Use a paperclip and push it in for a second. The Kindle will restart. You will be able to tell by the silver bar above the scroll wheel. It will slowly move up until it has finished resetting the Kindle.
Yeah I've reset it before, but I've never had to do it because it wouldn't wake up. Before it just wouldn't turn on, but that was months ago. I thought maybe it was out of battery but I guess that isn't it since it wouldn't wake when I plugged it in.
This has happened to my K1 a couple of times. I've always been able to "fix" it with a hard reset. The soft reset never worked. And when it happens with my K, it'll happen two or three times in a row and then not again for a couple of months.
Yeah I hope it doesn't become a habit too. I think the first time it did it a few months ago was because of overload from indexing as I'd added a lot of content at once. Had to hard reset it 2x. That had me panicked.
Mine refused to wake up recently too. No idea why. The silver dot next to the bottom right of the screen kept cycling for half an hour before I gave up and did the hard reset. I have never been able to get the soft reset to work, either.
Alright I'm starting to get worried. I set it down and was gone longer than expected and instead of putting itself onto the screensaver it was just a blank screen like it was turned off. It has done this 2x in the last 24 hours and both times I couldn't get it up without a hard reset, the most recent time it took 2 hard resets and it kept flipping to a all black screen and then to no screen like it was off. The battery should have been fine because it had at least 1/2 a battery both times when I got it up.
I'm afraid it's dying or something? I haven't added anything to it so it can't be an indexing memory issue.
They do say best practice is to have it plugged in when doing a reset. . . especially if the battery is half or below. Did you add a lot of content recently -- might be busy working on indexing in the background.
That's good to know, because I couldn't get it to boot up without having it plugged in this morning. I bought 1 book a few days ago directly on my K and it downloaded fine. I don't think that could cause an indexing issue like this though. One book shouldn't cause this to happen.
I don't know. I had a K1 until I got my DX, and that sounds like it's version of a crash (which I experienced a few times, mostly when trying to use the browser). Sounds like it's crashing/locking up when trying to go to sleep.
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