How to Reset a Kindle 3G

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How to Reset a Kindle 3G
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Amazon.com's Kindle is a device used for reading ebooks. The Amazon website touts the product as their best seller and as the most-wished-for and most-gifted item. It also has the most five-star ratings of any product available on the website. The Kindle 3G stores up to 3,500 books and has a battery life of up to one month. In addition, it has built-in Wi-Fi, which allows users to download new material in less than a minute.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    Frozen Screen or Unresponsive Kindle

  1. 1

    Unplug the Kindle.

  2. 2

    Move the power button to the right and release. You should see a green LED light for two seconds.

  3. 3

    Move the power button to the right and hold for five seconds. The green light should blink three times and then the screen will go blank. Release the power button after it does.

  4. 4

    Turn the device back on by sliding the power button to the right and releasing it.

    Perform a Hard Reset

  1. 1

    Perform a hard reset if the previous steps are unsuccessful or if the Kindle screen is showing lines.

  2. 2

    Slide the power button to the right.

  3. 3

    Hold for 15 seconds.

  4. 4

    Recharge the battery if the device continues to be unresponsive.

  5. 5

    Restart the Kindle after charging.

    Restart a Kindle

  1. 1

    Press the "Home" button.

  2. 2

    Select "Menu."

  3. 3

    Choose "Settings."

  4. 4

    Pick "Menu."

  5. 5

    Opt for "Restart."

    Reset the Password

  1. 1

    Turn the Kindle on.

  2. 2

    Place the cursor in the password field and type "resetmykindle."

  3. 3

    Press "Enter."

  4. 4

    Wait for the device to restart.

Tips and warnings

  • If you reset your password, all content will be deleted and you'll need to register your Kindle from the "Settings" screen in order to download items from your Kindle library.

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