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Offline Jim77
20 Sep 2018, 01:55 PM | Post: #1

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Sad Fire suddenly loses charge and freezes

Help!  My Kindle Fire 7 HD was working fine until yesterday evening.  Yesterday as I was reading a downloaded book and the Fire was on airplane mode, suddenly noted that the battery indicator was plunging. Early in the day it was at 80% and suddenly it dropped to critical at 20%.  So I did a shut down and restart. When it restarted it, the screen was frozen and the control symbols on the bottom edge of device and below screen were no where to be seen and power was down to 16%..  Since have tried charging it up again and even reached 25% and control seemed restored. Kept it on charge and when I checked again an  hour or 2 later, the indicator was at 18% and the device frozen again.    Is this the death of my Kindle Fire or is there something else I need to try?  Many thanks 
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Online jobo
22 Sep 2018, 01:37 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Fire suddenly loses charge and freezes

(20 Sep 2018 01:55 PM)Jim77 Wrote: Wrote:  Help!  My Kindle Fire 7 HD was working fine until yesterday evening.  Yesterday as I was reading a downloaded book and the Fire was on airplane mode, suddenly noted that the battery indicator was plunging. Early in the day it was at 80% and suddenly it dropped to critical at 20%.  So I did a shut down and restart. When it restarted it, the screen was frozen and the control symbols on the bottom edge of device and below screen were no where to be seen and power was down to 16%..  Since have tried charging it up again and even reached 25% and control seemed restored. Kept it on charge and when I checked again an  hour or 2 later, the indicator was at 18% and the device frozen again.    Is this the death of my Kindle Fire or is there something else I need to try?  Many thanks 
It sounds like the death of the battery to be honest, if thats the death if the kibdle depends on if your upto fitting a new battery ?  Personally i wouldnt bother, they are being heavily discounted at the moment at argos amonst others, peNding the new model,  go and treat yourself to a new one, it isnt much more exspensive than a new battery..

Before you get that far, turn it off, get a charger and lead you know to be working and charge it at leSt for 12 hours, then see if uts sprung into life,
Offline Jim77
23 Sep 2018, 12:05 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Fire suddenly loses charge and freezes

(22 Sep 2018 01:37 PM)jobo Wrote:  
(20 Sep 2018 01:55 PM)Jim77 Wrote: Wrote:  Help!  My Kindle Fire 7 HD was working fine until yesterday evening.  Yesterday as I was reading a downloaded book and the Fire was on airplane mode, suddenly noted that the battery indicator was plunging. Early in the day it was at 80% and suddenly it dropped to critical at 20%.  So I did a shut down and restart. When it restarted it, the screen was frozen and the control symbols on the bottom edge of device and below screen were no where to be seen and power was down to 16%..  Since have tried charging it up again and even reached 25% and control seemed restored. Kept it on charge and when I checked again an  hour or 2 later, the indicator was at 18% and the device frozen again.    Is this the death of my Kindle Fire or is there something else I need to try?  Many thanks 
It sounds like the death of the battery to be honest, if thats the death if the kibdle depends on if your upto fitting a new battery ?  Personally i wouldnt bother, they are being heavily discounted at the moment at argos amonst others, peNding the new model,  go and treat yourself to a new one, it isnt much more exspensive than a new battery..

Before you get that far, turn it off, get a charger and lead you know to be working and charge it at leSt for 12 hours, then see if uts sprung into life,
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