Fire tablets are becoming very popular. They are relatively inexpensive but they still provide some of the benefits that you will have in some of the higher-priced options. What can you do if your fire tablet is no longer charging?
1. Disconnect and Restart
According to the official Amazon website, one of the first things you should do is disconnect your Fire tablet and restart. This may be enough to get it charging again.
The first step in the process is to disconnect the Fire tablet. Completely unplug the charging port from the tablet and set it aside. If you are charging your Fire tablet with a wireless charging option, take it off of the wireless charger and completely put it in a different location.
After waiting a few minutes, you will need to restart the device manually. This is done by pushing the power button and holding it for 40 seconds. The real key is to push the power button until the device restarts. It may be longer or shorter than 40 seconds.
Once the fire tablet has fully restarted, you can plug it into the cable again or put it on the wireless charging adapter. You should see an orange light come on that indicates the tablet is charging.
2. Check the Chargers
Fire tablets require specific types of chargers and it is best if you don’t purchase an aftermarket charger for this or any other tablet. They require specific amounts of charge to take care of the tablet individually.
If you’re using the charger that came with your Fire tablet, you can try replacing it with an authentic charger. Otherwise, you may be able to plug it into a phone charger temporarily to see if the orange light comes on to indicate that it is charging.
Don’t try charging your Fire tablet with aftermarket chargers or chargers that were meant for another device. It’s a good way to test the charger and see if it is still working but it is not a long-term option.
3. Warranty Replacement
One other option that is offered on the Amazon website is a warranty replacement. You will have to contact Amazon and give them the details of your Fire tablet to see if you are able to have yours replaced for free or at a discount.
Fire Tablet Not Charging (How To Fix)
When you have any type of electronic device, there are likely to be problems that happen from time to time. One of those can occur with a tablet if it is not charging. What can you do to fix this problem?
The most common reason why a tablet isn’t charging is that the charger is broken. You can test this by trying another charger or USB cable to see if the tablet begins charging. Otherwise, it may be a blocked charging port.
One of the things you can do when you are having a problem with your tablet is to force it to restart. If it seems as if your tablet is not charging but you still have some charge left, try the following.
Press and hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time. Continue to hold them for about 10 seconds until the tablet eventually restarts.
If the tablet doesn’t restart, press the power button on its own and hold it in for 10 seconds. This may be necessary on certain models.
One other option is to remove the battery. This is only possible on units that open so that the battery is accessible.
Finally, you can allow the battery to run down to nothing and see if it begins charging. If it doesn’t charge using any charger, you may need to return the tablet for a replacement. See if you are still covered under a warranty.
Top 6 Reasons Why Fire Tablet Is Not Charging
If your tablet is not charging properly, you can try one of the following six options to see if it fixes the issue.
1. You Have A Broken Charger
If the charger is broken, then it will not transmit the power from the receptacle. Some chargers are in two pieces (cable and brick) and it may be possible to try different options but in this case, we are talking about a one-piece charger.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to check the charger unless you have another charger that is exactly the same. Some tablets require the same charger that came with the unit, and you will have to purchase a new charger that is identical.
Otherwise, you can try plugging it into another charger to see if it works. In most cases, a phone charger will carry enough power to charge a tablet. It may charge it slowly but if it charges, then you know that the problem is with the charger.
2. The USB Cable Is Damaged
Sometimes, you may notice that the USB cable for the charger is physically damaged. Perhaps it got cut or it may begin fraying, typically where the cable meets the charging end.
Aside from replacing the USB cable, which is the best choice, you can try to fix the cable by using some electrical tape. Wrap the electrical tape tightly around the area where the cord is frayed and then restart the device.
If you are using a charger that has a charging brick and USB cable, you can separate the two and try using another cable. As long as you are not using a cheap cable, it should carry the charge necessary.
3. The Charge Port Is Dirty Or Blocked
There may be times when the charge port gets dirty or has debris stuck in it and it won’t allow the unit to charge. This is an easy problem to fix.
First of all, it isn’t always obvious that the port is blocked because it could be a build-up and not visible. The first thing to do when you think that the port is blocked is to power down the tablet and blow some compressed air into the port.
You can also use a Q-tip with a little rubbing alcohol on it to clean the contacts inside the port. You need to be careful that you don’t damage the port and don’t try to use anything abrasive, as it could stop it from working altogether.
4. Third-Party App Blocking Charge
If you think that a third-party app is keeping the tablet from charging, there are a few things you can do. The most important, however, is to determine which app is causing the problem.
Go to the settings on your device and access the battery details. You can then click on the link to open battery usage and see which app is taking up the most power at the time. This is usually the culprit.
If you’re still having problems charging, you can try removing the apps one by one until you find the one that is blocking the charging ability.
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5. The Tablet Is Frozen
Is your tablet frozen? In some cases, it may actually be taking a charge but you can’t see it on the display. At other times, it may be frozen to the point where it is totally unresponsive and not charging.
Restarting a frozen tablet is the only way to fix this problem. Push the power button at the same time that you are holding the volume down button and hold them for 10 seconds until it reboots.
Another way to restart a frozen tablet is to remove the battery. Once you remove the battery, leave it out of the device for a minute before putting it back in again. This is only possible if you can access the battery.
6. The Tablet Is Damaged
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Unfortunately, there are times when the tablet may be completely damaged to the point where it is not going to accept the charge. This is sometimes internal when the charging port has disconnected.
Aside from soldering the charging port in place, you can check the warranty to see if you are still covered. Some tablets have a one-year warranty and others may cover certain parts of the tablet for longer than one year.
If you aren’t sure whether your tablet is covered or not, contact the manufacturer for assistance.
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