Hello Folks, I had to replace the battery in a family member's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. The unit appears to be stuck on the "Kindle Fire" opening screen and only turns off after holding the power button down for twenty or so seconds. During the time that the "Kindle Fire" message was on the screen, the connector plugged into the charging port was warm to the touch.
Do I just need to chill out and let the new battery charge or is there something else I may need to do to get the unit to function again? Of course, I could have bricked it but I am certainly hoping not.
Maybe not your bad. When we were trying to figure out a couple days ago if threads really were being moved, I saw a couple others like that. So if you posted that and then the thread was moved, your admonition went with it. Not really anybody's "fault" and I expect there's nothing to be done about it.
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Did you use proper anti-static procedures when opening the Fire? I.e wear a grounding strap and make sure your work surface was conductive and grounded? If not you probably fried it as soon as you touched the insides. Devices that are not designed to be user-serviced do not protect themselves against static discharge, and a zap that you would never feel is more than enough to fry delicate electronics when they are not protected.