How to Reboot the Kindle DX

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How to Reboot the Kindle DX
You may need to reboot your Kindle DX if it becomes unresponsive. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

The Kindle DX is an electronic reader developed by It can store more than 3,500 books and documents directly on its internal storage drive. The Kindle DX is larger than other varieties of Kindle, with a 9.7 inch screen when measured diagonally. It is also slightly heavier than other Kindle devices, weighing in at 536gr. Occasionally, your Kindle DX may stop responding to key presses or you may feel that it is running slowly, in which case you may want to reboot your Kindle DX to correct the issue.

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Things you need

  • Kindle DX charger with wall outlet adaptor

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    If Device is Responsive

  1. 1

    Press the "Menu" key.

  2. 2

    Use the 5-way navigational key to select "Settings".

  3. 3

    Press the "Menu" key again once the Settings menu displays.

  4. 4

    Use the 5-way navigational key to select "Restart". The Kindle DX screen will display that it is resetting itself.

    If Device is Unresponsive

  1. 1

    Plug your Kindle DX into a wall outlet using the power cord. Do not use the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port of your computer as this will not allow the Kindle DX to reset. The charging light should turn on when the Kindle DX is plugged into the outlet. You will see an amber light while the device is charging.

  2. 2

    Allow the Kindle DX to charge for at least two minutes.

  3. 3

    Slide the power switch to the right and hold it in place for at least 15 seconds. The Kindle DX screen will display a message that it is restarting itself.

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