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Amazon Fire Stick not turning on: Quick Fix

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Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is a handy little streaming device that can turn any ordinary TV or any other display with an HDMI port into a smart TV capable of streaming content from your favourite platforms like Netflix or Youtube.

However, just like everything else tech, it also suffers from occasional bugs and glitches. In this article, we’re talking about the Fire TV Stick not turning on and how you can fix the situation.

Why is Amazon Fire Stick not turning on?

The error can happen due to several reasons, the most common ones being:

  • Router or internet errors.
  • Compatibility issues with the display.
  • Broken connections.
  • Outdated software on the Fire TV Stick.
  • Dead or weak batteries in the remote.

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How to fix the issue?

Here are a few simple solutions you can try out to see if they solve the Amazon Fire Stick not turning on issue.

Power cycle your router

Restarting your router can fix a bunch of seemingly random issues with your network, which could, in turn, be causing problems with the device. If you don’t have internet connectivity or an active connection, you will get such issues.

So try restarting your router to rule out any network issues that may be causing problems.

Check Amazon Servers

There’s a possibility that the device isn’t booting properly because of an issue with Amazon’s servers. Check to see if there are any updates about the servers being down and if there are, all you can do is wait. 

Use the original accessories

Your Firestick comes with a USB cable and power adaptor. While, in theory, it should work with any USB cable and power adaptor that supplies the required voltage, using the original accessories is always a good idea because you never know when what goes wrong. 

Replace the USB cable

On the contrary, the original USB cable that came with the product might be broken, and it’s time you consider replacing it with another, similar quality one. Try swapping cables to see if that resolves the Amazon Fire Stick not turning on issue.

Replace the adaptor

Similarly, the power adaptor can also be facing issues. Try swapping it with phone chargers or any other 5v power adaptors lying around to see if that works. 

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Remove any HDMI devices

Remove any other HDMI devices that may be connected to your display. On TVs with lower power output, having simultaneous HDMI connections can cause interference, which can cause the Amazon Fire Stick not turning on issue.

Check the input source

TV’s with multiple HDMI inputs can decide between input sources. Check to ensure you’ve got the right input source active in your TV corresponding to the HDMI port your Fire TV Stick is plugged into. 

Avoid interference

Other electronic appliances, including your TV itself, can sometimes interfere with the connection between the Fire TV Stick and the remote. Ensure that the Firestick isn’t in contact with any other appliances and there is some space between the TV and the stick and try again.

Check the batteries

Low battery levels can also cause an orange light on your remote. Try replacing them with new AAA batteries to see if that resolves the Amazon Fire Stick not turning on issue.

Try a different HDMI port

There’s also a possibility that the HDMI port you’re using on your TV is broken. Try switching to a different HDMI port and changing the corresponding input source to see if that solves your problem.

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Check TV Compatibility

In theory, any display with an HDMI port should run the Fire TV Stick just fine, but if you’re using an older display with something like a VGA to HDMI converter, chances are your TV isn’t compatible with the device. 

Check for updates

Outdated or buggy software can also cause issues with the Firestick. Check if you’ve got any updates and install them to see if that resolves the error.

Check out this detailed guide on how to update Fire TV Stick

Restart the Fire TV Stick

Restarting your Fire TV Stick can also help resolve the issue.

 Check out this detailed guide on how to restart the device

Reset the Fire TV stick

If nothing else works, resetting the Fire TV stick as a last resort might work to fix the Amazon Fire Stick not turning on issue. Do keep in mind that this will delete any settings or configurations you might’ve saved on your device.

Check out this detailed guide on how to reset the device


Although this is a rare one, it can happen to you if you’ve been streaming non-stop for longer durations. If your Fire TV Stick is extremely hot to the touch, wait for it to cool down for several hours and then try again, 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: