How to Manually Reset a Kindle DX

by Julius Vandersteen

You may need to reset your Kindle DX e-book reader if it experiences a problem. At the first sign of trouble, try restarting the device. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you have two options for resetting: a power switch reset, which retains all of your data, or a factory defaults reset, which erases any e-books, audiobooks and other data you have stored on the device.

Restart

1

Press the Kindle DX’s “Home” button.

2

Press the “Menu” button.

3

Press the device’s 5-Way controller to highlight “Settings,” and then press the controller’s center to select this option.

4

Press the “Menu” button once more and select the “Restart” option. The Kindle DX restarts.

Power Switch Reset

1

Unplug the Kindle DX’s power cord.

2

Slide and hold the “Power” switch for 15 seconds.

3

Let go of the “Power” switch. The Kindle resets itself and restarts. If you are still having a problem with the device, go to the next section.

Factory Defaults Reset

1

Press the Kindle DX’s “Home” button.

2

Press the “Menu” button. Press the device’s 5-Way controller to highlight “Settings,” and then press the controller’s center to select the option.

3

Press the “Menu” button once more, press the controller to highlight “Reset to Factory Defaults,” and then press the controller’s center to select it. The Kindle DX resets itself to the factory default settings.

Tip

  • check If you reset your Kindle DX to the factory default settings, you can transfer previously purchased items to it by downloading them once again for free from Amazon or by copying them back from your computer.

About the Author

Julius Vandersteen has been a freelance writer since 1999. His work has appeared in “The Los Angeles Times,” “Wired” and “S.F. Weekly.” Vandersteen has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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