Why is my Kindle Fire screen black?
I have a Kindle Fire. Today, I was playing a game (Doodle Jump) and turned off my kindle after I had finished without going back to the home screen. When I turned it back on, it was frozen on the scoreboard for Doodle Jump. The screen was not responding. Then a message box popped up, saying it was not responding and "Would you like to wait or Force close?" I clicked wait, because that usually works, but it didn't. The message box popped up again, asking me the same question. I forced close, and the screen slid to the right, as if it were going back to the home screen. Strangely, it didn't. Where the home screen usually would be was a black screen. I waited awhile, but it did not change. Finally, I pressed the power button. The opening screen popped up and I slid the bar to the right and typed in my password. The screen only revealed blackness, again. I waited a few seconds, but when nothing happened, I pressed the power button. Nothing. I held down the power button, and pressed it several times, but nothing happened. Now the screen is glowing but its blacked out. What do I do?
You should press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.It will change for what type of kindle fire you have. For kindle fire 1st generation press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.To be on the safe side you should hold it for a extra five minutes. I will stay on this so if you have any more questions just fire away!
Not sure if it helps, but there's quite a lot of people having similar problem on the Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD. A user has gathered solutions on fixing similar problem, and put them up in a discussion here, see if it helps:
Have you tried to reset the device, as mentioned in the discussion?
Hope that helps a bit.