What Do I Do if My Amazon Fire Tablet Wont Charge?

If your Amazon Fire tablet won’t charge, it can be frustrating and cause you to feel helpless. Don’t worry, though — there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take to get your tablet back up and running.

Check the Charger and Cable

The first thing you should do is make sure that the charger and cable you have are compatible with your device. The most common type of charger used with Amazon Fire tablets is a USB Type-A to USB Micro-B cable. Make sure the cords are in good condition; if they have any fraying, cuts, or other visible damage, they may not be able to properly send power to your device.

Check Your Outlet

The next step is to check your outlet. If the outlet does not provide power, it could be the reason why your device won’t charge. Try plugging it into a different outlet or using a different power source such as a laptop or wall adapter.

Clean Your Device’s Charging Port

Your device’s charging port may be clogged with dirt or lint, preventing it from getting enough power. Take a look at the port and use compressed air or a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean it out.

Try Resetting Your Device

If none of the previous steps have worked, try resetting your device. This will help clear any software issues that may be causing problems with charging. To do this, press and hold the Power button for 20 seconds until you see that the device has restarted.


If your Amazon Fire tablet won’t charge, don’t panic — there are several troubleshooting steps you can take to get it back up and running again. Check the cable and charger for compatibility and visible damage, try different outlets or power sources, clean out any debris from the charging port, and reset your device if necessary.