Originally Posted by wyndslash
finally got it to work! had to press on it really hard several times. i'm glad, whew.
Glad that was it.
Yeah, both my phone and Kindle have that issue where sometimes they won't power on for whatever reason. It doesn't help that the charger driver is all messed up in the Kindle whether you're on stock or a custom ROM. Hopefully that is fixed in the next updates/models. But it's definitely a general Android problem that Google needs to work on because just because your battery is low/can't read the stats, doesn't mean it should put the device in that half dead state.