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Firestick keeps restarting: Quick Fix

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Amazon’s Firestick is a rather popular product that can turn any TV or even a display with an HDMI port, for that matter, into a smart TV. However, just like everything tech, the product also isn’t bulletproof.

In this article, we’re taking a look at what to do when your FIrestick keeps restarting. 

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. 

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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 solves the Firestick keeps restarting 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. 

Use the power outlet

If you’re plugging the Firestick in your TV’s USB outlet, try using a power outlet instead. Most TVs USB ports aren’t powerful enough to power the Firestick, and that power fluctuation can cause the Firestick to reboot. 

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Similarly, if you’re plugging the Firestick into a power extension or USB hub, try removing it and connecting the device straight into a power outlet. 

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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 in turn can cause the Firestick keeps restarting error.

Disable HDMI CEC

The HDMI CEC feature lets you control multiple HDMI devices using a single remote. Most modern TVs now come with this feature, and if it’s enabled for your Firestick, it can interfere with the device’s functionality. Try disabling CEC to see if that helps. 

Update the Firestick 

The issue can also be caused by outdated firmware on the Firestick. Try updating it to see if that solves your problem. To update your device, head over to Fire TV Settings > My Fire TV > About > Check for System update

You can check out this guide for more information on how to update the Fire TV Stick.

Reset the Firestick

Lastly, if nothing else works, try resetting your Firestick. Head over to Fire TV Settings > My Fire TV > My Fire TV > Reset to Factory Defaults. 

You can check out the complete guide to reset Amazon Fire Stick here

Once you’re done with these fixes, you can restart the Firestick to ensure that all of the changes you made are applied to fix the Firestick keeps restarting issue.

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Yadullah Abidi

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: