Fire TV / Firestick Keeps Restarting

Users of the Amazon Fire TV or Firestick may experience a common problem with their devices where it keeps turning off and restarting itself. Try the following steps to troubleshoot this problem and free it from being stuck in a bootloop.

Use Proper Power Block

Ensure the Fire TV / Firestick is getting enough power. If you have the USB wire connected to the TV or other device, it may not be getting enough power.

Use a power brick that will supply an ample amount of power and plug it into a wall outlet.

Recommended Power Supplies for Fire TV

  • Firestick (All Generations) – 5.25V, 1A, 5W
  • Fire TV Cube – 12V, 1.25A, 15W
  • Fire TV Box (1st Gen) – 6.25V, 2.5A, 16W
  • Fire TV Box (2nd Gen) – 15V, 1.4A, 21W
  • Fire TV (Pendant) – 5.2V, 1.8A, 9W

If you have tried a multiple power blocks and you still experience problems, try replacing the power cable.

Reseat Cables

Unplug the Fire TV / Firestick from its power source and the HDMI port for 20 seconds, then plug it back in. This will reset the hardware, and hopefully be a quick solution to get your Fire TV / Firestick working again.

Replace Remote Batteries

Sometimes low batteries in the Fire TV / Firestick remote can cause the device to restart constantly. Be sure the remote has fresh batteries. Check for other remote controls used around the device that might have low batteries and replace them as well.

Also ensure there are no buttons stuck on the remote, as that can cause problems as well.

Replace Power Cable

I have seen many instances where the power cord being used with the Fire TV / Firestick is not the proper cable. I have also seen many that have been damaged by being scraped up against sharp tables or electronic equipment. If a different power source doesn’t work for you, try replacing the cable.

Ensure Fire TV is Cool

The Fire TV is designed to shut down whenever it reaches extreme hot temperatures. This prevents the hardware from being damaged.

With all of the different electronics you may have around your TV, it’s easy for things to get a little warm. Try moving the Fire TV to a cooler area with proper ventilation.

Factory Reset

If you have tried replacing the power block and cable, but still have problems, a factory reset might help.

Try pressing and holding both the “BackFire TV Remote Back Button and “RightFire TV Remote Right ¬†on the Direction Pad simultaneously for 15 seconds. This can be difficult to pull off if the Fire TV / Firestick keeps restarting, but see if holding these buttons down will let you get to the Factory Reset option.

Replace Hardware

If the above steps haven’t helped you, you’re at a point where you should probably seek a hardware replacement. If you have recently purchased the Fire TV / Firestick, return it to the store. Otherwise, you can go to Amazon for a warranty repair if the Fire TV / Firestick is less than a year old.

I hope these troubleshooting steps have assisted you with solving why your Amazon Fire TV or Firestick keeps rebooting. Do you have any other suggestions on how to fix this issue? Please share them in the comments.

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