tommo90: "gunzip", but that doesn't come with a GUI. I suggest 7zip - handles almost all relevant compression formats.
bigtj: Yep, I think it might be the battery. I would suggest to give it a lot of hours with a charger. But I did not quite understand what you meant with this:
I know this because when I go through the steps to put it in bootstrap it will allow it to start up again but then it fails shortly after
It should at least stay into USB downloader mode, I think. In the worst case, it might be hardware failure, nothing software could fix...
Pixelpille: Hm, you did put the kindle into Downloader mode, right? Does it still show the boy under the tree? Does power cycling or bringing the Kindle into Downloader mode change anything on screen, does the power LED change? Again, this also could be hardware failure.