Sunday, March 3, 2013

Kindle e-book Reader white screen of death [Fixed]

Recently, while using my kindle reader, out of nowhere, the screen just turned white displaying nothing. I tried some troubleshooting like pressing the power key, connecting it to USB and etc, but the screen didn't change. Hoping that i didn't brick it, i searched some forums for this issue and luckily i got the fix.

This is a known issue in kindle readers and is commonly referred as "White Screen of Death". Below are the steps to fix this issue. 

Steps to resolve
  1. Press the power button for 20-30 seconds until the screen flashes i.e. it turns black and then white.
  2. Release the power button.
  3. The Kindle will then reboot ( while rebooting, a tree will be shown along with a progress bar.
  4. Once the boot is complete, Voila, the screen is back to normal.
     
Hope this helps and happy reading. :)