Kindle Reset Instructions

As most of the people who read this and my other blogs read them on their Kindles, I am sending this out to each of my blogs. I am going to set this message up to go out monthly: if you’ve seen it before and know what I’m talking about, or if you’re just plain ‘ole tired of seeing it don’t worry – I’ll be back with a new post soon.

Don’t have a Kindle? Well, you should get one! They range in price from $114 – $379 depending upon the number of bells and whistles you get. You can click here to give the kind of Kindle I use a look.

There seems to be a Kindle problem for a lot of folks – that is, what do you need to do if (a) this or any other blog or newspaper all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see the blog or newspaper post in the to be downloaded list of the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon website and for some unexplained reason it doesn’t show up on your Kindle..

You will need to write this down, or try to memorize it, because if it happens to you I’m willing to bet you won’t remember unless you’ve reset your Kindle a few times!

If you would like to print this out, click here to read my post on the Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips blog to how to capture screen shots on your Kindle.

If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle. Here is how you do it:

  1. Click the “Home” button to get back to your home screen.
  2. Click the “Menu” button, and select “Settings.”
  3. You will see several options, but “reboot” is not one of those options. Press the “Menu” button again.
  4. You will have several options, but choose and click the “Restart” button.

Once you do that, it will take about 1-2 minutes to reboot. Make sure your wireless is on, and the Kindle will go look in the Amazon store to see what is pending to be downloaded and viola! You should be back in business. If you ever need to restart your Kindle, I hope this helps!

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3 responses to “Kindle Reset Instructions

  1. Hi,

    I love your free Kindle Books Blog which I started reading on my Kindle. But it’s rather to navigate and read the Amazon website on the Kindle, so I was delighted to find the website for your blog. Now I read it on my PC. I know you get some $ for your 99 cent blog, but I won’t subscribe for the reasons given above. Will you ever give us the web address of the 99 cent blog so we can visit it from our PCs? Thanks for all your work to keep us informed about free books and special Amazon deals. I don’t read as much as you do, but it’s so cool to have now about 120 books in my to-be-read catalog with most of them being free. So many have been great reads and I have been delighted to see when the cost goes up after I got it for free!

  2. R David Francis

    You might want to add the directions to reset your Kindle if you can’t get to Home -> Menu -> Setting -> Menu -> Restart. I had a problem (the night I signed up for this blog, in fact) where I couldn’t get any books to open, and pressing the “Menu” button on the Settings screen did nothing.

    Hold the power switch like you do to turn it off, but keep holding it for 20 seconds (or maybe a bit longer).

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