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Old 12-28-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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The wife's brand new Christmas present, a Kindle Fire, is not charging even when powered down and plugged in for hours.

Any ideas?

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Assuming it is not already fully charged, that sounds like an RMA to me.

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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Plugged into the wall or a USB port? Some USB ports are high power, some are low (e.g., the port on your keyboard won't produce enough power to charge a device). Make sure you use a wall charger, or a main USB port on the computer, or a powered USB hub.

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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Had same problem with mine. Had to use only the wall cord that came with it. Nothing else would work.

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #5
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My Ipad is the same way. If its plugged into the PC it says "Not Charging" although it will charge VERY slowly. If its plugged into the wall it works fine.

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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bought one of those wall charging things from amazon. sigh. it works now. thanks guys!

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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It didn't come with a charger?

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:40 PM   #8
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Is this the Fire HD?!?!? I have the original Fire and I think a wall charger was included in the package...maybe I'm remembering wrong?!?

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Old 12-29-2012, 06:32 PM   #9
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Is this the Fire HD?!?!? I have the original Fire and I think a wall charger was included in the package...maybe I'm remembering wrong?!?
Mine did - it was actually a combo wall/usb charger.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:49 PM   #10
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Yeah, chargers are touchy. The one I got with my phone (GS3) will only charge if it is plugged in just the right way. Plugged my old kindle keyboard charger into it and presto. stupid cheap ass charger is now the plug for my stirplate.

I have had a couple friends send their FireHDs back for replacement due to qc issues just after getting. I may wait a touch before i upgrade from my kindle keyboard.

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