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Kindle Not Charging (How To Fix)

A kindle is a great companion for book lovers. You can bring your favorite books when traveling and access a collection of free ebooks. You can create an online library that you can access anytime. What do you do when your kindle doesn’t charge?

Kindle not charging can be due to a faulty battery, defective charger, faulty charging cable, kindle in the wrong charging mode, faulty power source, or a loose charger. Replace the defective components and use a different power source—clean dust and debris from the charging port to solve the issue.

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The rest of the article details the various reasons for kindle not charging and how to fix the issues.

Kindle Not Charging To 100

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Depending on the model, a fully charged kindle can last 4-10 weeks. But what does it mean when kindle won’t charge to 100?

Kindle not charging to 100 means a faulty battery, wrong power management settings, or software malfunctions. Replace the bad battery and input the right power management settings. Restart your Kindle to solve the issue.

A Kindle has a lithium battery that charges rapidly up to 80% and switches to trickling mode. However, it may charge up to 80% when the battery temperatures rise above the recommended temperatures.

The kindle power management system may be limiting charging above a certain level. Likewise, the kindle software may malfunction and affect the device’s functions.

Replace the battery and input the right settings. Reboot your kindle to solve the issue.

Kindle Not Charging When Plugged In

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If you love e-books, you know how important having a charged kindle is. You can buy thousands of these books from Amazon and save them in your library. But what do you do when it doesn’t charge when plugged in?

Kindle not charging when plugged in means a depleted battery, faulty charger, bad charging port, faulty power source, or loose charger. Charge from a different power source and allow 30-40 minutes to revive the battery. Replace the broken hardware to resolve the issue.

A Kindle will not charge immediately when you plug it in when the battery is completely depleted. In this case, allow 30-40 minutes to revive the battery and check if it’s charging. Likewise, a faulty charger or USB cable won’t charge your kindle.

A bad kindle battery won’t charge when you plug it in. Similarly, a faulty power source won’t charge your device when you plug it in. Hence, try charging from a different power source and replace the faulty battery to solve the issue.

Kindle Not Charging and Yellow Light Is On

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Kindle produces a yellow light that indicates charging when you plug it into a power source. However, sometimes it will not charge when the yellow light is on. The section below explains what it means and how you can resolve the issue.

Kindle is not charging, but the yellow light on means a drained battery, dirty charging port, faulty charger, damaged cable, or a faulty charger. Let the kindle charge for 30-40 minutes to revive the battery. Replace the damaged components to resolve the issue.

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When a kindle battery is on, the power will only increase once you allow 30-40 minutes of charging. Likewise, a dirty charging port may cause charging malfunction. Besides, a faulty charging cable or charger will not charge a kindle, even with the yellow light. Hence, replace the damaged parts to resolve the issue.

Kindle Not Charging But Orange Light Is On

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A kindle will produce an orange light indicating its charging normally. So, what does it mean when it doesn’t charge with an orange light on?

The kindle not charging, but the orange light is on, means a faulty battery, a broken charging port, a faulty charging cable or charger, or a faulty power source. Charge from a different power source and replace the bad components to fix the issue.

A faulty battery will not charge even when the orange light indicates its charging normally. Similarly, a faulty charger or charging cable may not transmit enough power to charge a kindle battery. Hence, the power level will remain low after charging for several hours. Therefore, charge the kindle with a different charger to see if it works.

Kindle Not Charging, But Green Light Is On

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A kindle will produce a green light indicating it’s fully charged. So, what does it mean when the kindle is not charging yet the green light is on?

A Kindle not charging but the green light is on means a loose charger, faulty battery, broken charging port, or software malfunction. Unplug the kindle and plug it back. Replace the broken components and reset your kindle to resolve the issue.

A loose charger may not charge your kindle, yet the device will indicate a green light. Additionally, a broken charging port may cause charging malfunction, and the device will not charge. Unplug the device and plug it back and test if it charges.

Software malfunctions may affect the kindle power system and cause charging problems. In this case, replace the charging pot and reset your kindle to resolve the issue.

Kindle Not Charging Exclamation Mark

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A kindle will display an exclamation mark when it runs into problems. So, what does this mean?

Kindle not charging exclamation marks means an extremely low battery, software error, or dead battery. Plug in the kindle and replace the dead battery. Hard reset your device to clear the error and resolve the issue.

A kindle exclamation mark is a warning that you need to charge your device before it shuts down. Therefore, plugging it in for a few hours will clear the error. It may also display this error when the battery is dead. It would be best to replace it to clear the error.

A kindle can experience software errors and display a battery exclamation mark. In this case, hard resetting your device will resolve the issue.

Kindle Not Charging Orange Light Goes Out

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A kindle orange light will go out, indicating a fully charged device. But what does it mean when this happens, yet the kindle is not fully charged?

Kindle not charging, orange light goes out means the charger is unplugged, the USB cable or charger is faulty, the battery is dead, or there is a software malfunction. Plug the charger and replace the damaged components. Hard reset your device to resolve the issue.

Kindle Not Holding Charge

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Long battery life is one of the perks of an Amazon kindle. Hence, a device that won’t hold charge can be inconvenient, especially when looking forward to reading your favorite book. The section below identifies why this happens and how to resolve the issue.

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Kindle not holding charge means it has too much brightness, the internet is always turned on, its underground hardware updates, a faulty battery, and it downloads several books at a time. Reduce brightness and put it on airplane mode when not in use.

Also charge your device when updating software or downloading books.

Your kindle won’t hold a charge if the screen is too bright or you leave the internet on all the time. Likewise, a faulty kindle battery won’t hold charge. Hence, reduce the device brightness and put it in airplane mode whenever you’re not using it.

Kindle will lose power when undergoing software updates or downloading several books simultaneously. Hence, plug your kindle when downloading books or updating software to prevent your device from shutting down.

How To Reset Kindle Charger

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Your kindle will experience charging problems due to software and hardware malfunctions. Although you can replace the damaged hardware, you can resolve software issues by resetting your device.

You can reset the kindle charger by pressing the power button and holding it until the screen goes blank or the power dial box appears. Release the power button after 40 seconds. A charger indicator light turning on means you have successfully reset your device.     

You can reset your kindle in two steps.

Step 1: Press the power button until the screen goes blank or the power dialog box appears.

Step 2: Hold the power button for 40 seconds before releasing it.

You will see the charger indicator light turn on, meaning you have successfully reset your kindle.

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If your Kindle doesn’t charge, it may be because of a bad battery, a bad charger, a bad charging cable, a bad power source, a bad charging mode, or a loose charger. To fix the problem, swap out the damaged parts, switch to a new power source and clear the dust and debris out of the charging port.