Kindle Reset Instructions

I am going to set this message up to go out monthly for each of my blogs: 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 $79 – $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. James G DuPuy

    All you need to do is to hold the power button for 20 seconds. That will do a harware reset. Many times the unit is crashed enough that your “soft” instructions will not work. It does the same reset either way. Holding one button is a lot easier though. This is in the kindle manuals. It works on all of them. Even the new Fire.

  2. Stephen Perry

    I still don’t know WHERE/HOW TO remark, question, ask about my Kindle content, EVEN after three years, and three Kindles I have currently registered. I have a Kindle 3 and Kindle 2 at home, and a Kindle 2 for a friend. Now my Overheard in NY blog (on all three!) is published intermittently, ONLY on Wednesdays. If that’s the new schedule, I’d like confirmation?

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