Kindle is the brand name for the e-reader sold by Amazon.com. To use your Kindle e-reader, you first need to know how to operate it, which includes learning how to charge and connect the device correctly. Amazon offers users accurate troubleshooting tips for anyone who cannot Kindle the Kindle.
To connect the Kindle, you must first understand the layout of the e-reader. The front of the Kindle includes the reading screen; this is the dominant feature in front of the Kindle. Directly below the screen is a QWERTY keyboard. To the left of the screen, you will find the volume control, button, and buttons that allow you to move to the next page in your eBook, or go back to the previous page of the Kindle menu. The power switch is located on top of the Kindle on the left side.
Turn On Kindle
While the Kindle is working properly, turning the reader on is a one-step process. Locate the on/off switch on the top of the Kindle. Slide the style selector switch to the position, and then release. This will not only turn on the device but will also wake you up from your “sleep mode”
Solution Tip # 1: Kindle Charging
If your Kindle does not turn on by sliding and releasing the switch on the top of the unit, make sure the device is charged. Amazon recommends charging your Kindle by connecting it to a working computer. Plug the USB cable that came with the Kindle into the e-reader and into your computer, make sure the computer is on and not go to sleep or hibernate during the charging process. You will know your Kindle is charging when you see the words “USB Drive Mode” displayed on the screen and a charging light lies next to the USB port on the bottom of the e-reader is illuminated.
Solution Tip # 2: Turn Off Wi-Fi
When the Wi-Fi connection of your Kindle is turned on, the device consumes more power. If your Kindle powers down shortly after you turn it on, try turning off the free Wi-Fi. Press the “Menu” button on the left side of your Kindle, and select “Turn off the wireless connection.” This should increase the battery life for the unit
Solution Tip # 3: Reset Drive
If the problem persists, try restarting the device. First, remove the Kindle from any external power source. Then slide the power switch and hold it for at least 15 seconds. Finally, release the switch. This completes the redefinition process; try turning your Kindle back on by sliding the power switch.