Users of the Amazon Fire TV or Firestick may find a common problem with their devices where it keeps crashing and restarting itself over and over again when you plug it in.
When the Fire TV keeps restarting, it is often caused by a lack of power being supplied to the device. Try the following steps.
Fix 1 – Use Proper Power Brick
Ensure the Fire TV Stick is getting enough power. If you have the USB wire connected to the TV or other device, it may not be getting enough power to fully start up.
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
Fix 2 – Replace Power Cable
I have seen many instances where the power cord being used with the Fire TV Stick 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.
Fix 3 – Ensure Fire TV is Cool
The Fire TV is designed to shut down whenever it reaches extreme hot temperatures. This keeps the hardware from being damaged.
With all of the different devices 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.
If these steps don’t get your Fire TV to stop constantly restarting, you may have a problem with the Fire TV hardware.