Reset a Kindle in three different ways

Edited by Fabian John Andan, Lynn, Eng, Grimm

If you have any issues or problems on your Kindle device, you could try to troubleshoot the problem by resetting your device. There are three different ways to reset a Kindle, and the steps for each reset can be found below.

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Factory Data Reset

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    On your Kindle home screen, open "Device Settings"
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    Scroll down and tap "Reset to Factory Defaults"
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    Then tap "Erase Everything"
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    Your device will automatically reset and reboot.
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Standard Reset

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    On your Kindle device, press and hold the power button for 20 seconds to turn off your device and reboot.
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    If you're Kindle device is freeze during the reboot, charge your Kindle device for 20 minutes, or enough time to just fully charged your Kindle device.
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    Then, when your device is fully charged, hold press the power button again for 20 seconds, and wait until your Kindle device reboots.
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Hard Reset

  1. 1
    Turn off your Kindle device.
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  2. 2
    Open the back cover
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    You will need to use a wedge to take it off.
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    You will see a hole beneath the battery, press the hole using small pin or paperclip.
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  4. 4
    Press the hole for five to 10 seconds for a full reset of your Kindle device.
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    Hold and press the power button for 15 to 30 seconds
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    Then the screen will light up.
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    Then you're done, your Kindle device has been successfully reset.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Before you reset your Kindle device, make sure that you do a backup first, so you don't lose important files and data.
  • Fully charge your Kindle before you attempt to reset it.
  • If none of the above processes solve your problem, contact Amazon Kindle Support at 1-866-321-8851 so they can assist you.
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Questions and Answers

How do you unlock an Android Trio Kindle?

I tried the volume and the power button and they did not work. What should I do?

Your Android Trio Tablet is easy to reset. Just follow the steps below

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    Turn off your tablet
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    Wait about 10 seconds to make sure it is fully powered down.
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    Turn the tablet back on
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    Hold the Volume button up during this process.
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  3. 3
    When your tablet boots up, you will see a list of options.
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    Use the 'Volume' button to scroll through the options.
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    Select the 'Factory Reset' option.
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    Quickly Press the 'Power' button to make your selection.
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    Your device should restore itself, and then reboot.
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    Be patient, as this can take several minutes.
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    For newer Trio Tablets, use the small 'Reset' hole on the device
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    Press and hold the reset button for about 60 seconds, and the tablet should reset.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Lynn, Fabian John Andan

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