How to reset a frozen Kindle 3

Jan 3rd, 2011 by Jared Schwager , ,

The Kindle 3 is a great device although there have been some reports of freezing or crashing issues in certain versions of the firmware. If your Kindle 3 has become frozen and you’re at wit’s end here’s a quick guide on how to get your Kindle back up and running:

  1. Plug in your Kindle and charge it for at least 2 minutes (to ensure the battery isn’t dead)
  2. Unplug your charging cable
  3. Slide the power switch to the right and hold it there for 15 seconds
  4. Release the power switch
  5. The Kindle will now reset (keep in mind the screen may go blank for up to 30 seconds during this process)

In addition to resetting your Kindle you might want to consider updating to the latest Kindle 3 firmware release.

If these steps did not solve the issue you may refer to Amazon’s Kindle troubleshooting page.