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Old 02-03-2011, 09:00 AM   #1
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Did I get my kindle stuck in USB Drive Mode?

So I had a problem with my previous kindle and had to return it to Amazon and I got my replacement recently. Monday morning I plugged it in via the USB chord to fully charge it. I saw an indicator light by the power switch and even heard the odd windows "external storage media connected" sound.

I left it plugged in all Monday and into Tuesday (there was no time to read Monday night so I just sort of forgot about it). Some time Tuesday day I lost power - this may or may not be relevant.

Now, the Kindle is stuck displaying the "USB Drive Mode" screen. Powering it up does nothing - no lights flash or anything. Attempting to power it down or do a hard reset does nothing. Plugging it in via USB or to a power outlet does nothing. My computer doesn't show the kindle as being attached, so there is nothing to eject.

Does anybody have any suggestions or ideas as to what happened? I am thinking I'm going to have to call Amazon again and try to get another replacement. But I thought I would ask here first.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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Uplug the Kindle
Push the Power Button All The Way Over and Hold It
Slowly Count to at Least 15
Let Go of the Button
DON'T TOUCH IT
Wait a Couple of Minutes and See if It Resets

Sometimes it will take awhile before it starts the reboot process so don't touch the Kindle for at least a minute

If that doesn't work call Kindle Customer Support and see if they can help you get it rebooted
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I have also read that you should hold the switch for 30-40 seconds to force a full reboot?

Now a power failure could also mean there was a surge? But your computer is working correctly? Also, try another usb port.

Good luck
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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I Tried all available USB ports, and verified all the ports are working (with other USB devices).

I actually tried numerous hard resets and just did another. So far, no good.
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I have also read that you should hold the switch for 30-40 seconds to force a full reboot?
This is what I would try. My K3 has been "stuck" before and I had to hold the on switch over for a very long time - probably 30 seconds. Then I let it sit for another very long time - probably 2-3 minutes before it did anything.

If it still doesn't work, I would say a call to Amazon CS is in order.
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Try a full charge of twelve hours. That cures plenty of problems.
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I just had that happen to me today as a matter of fact. I was using Calibre and when I ejected the Kindle it stayed in the USB mode and wouldn't do anything. I held the power button all the way for about 20-30 seconds and nothing. I plugged it back into the socket plug, held the button again and after about a minute or so it rebooted and it is fine now. scared that I would have to call customer service and get a new one. Hope that the tips that other users gave you worked for you
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