Fire Stick Won’t Turn On? Here’s How to Fix It

July 9, 2023 0 By tech

Fire Stick may not turn on commonly caused by Power connection issues, Remote control problems, and HDMI connection problems. There are a few troubleshooting steps you can try to resolve the issue. First, check if the power cord is securely connected to both the Fire Stick device and the power outlet. If it is, try using a different power outlet or USB port to rule out any power supply problems. Also, ensure that the remote batteries are fresh and properly inserted. If all else fails, you can perform a reset by holding the Fire Stick’s remote play/pause button and the select button simultaneously for about 5 seconds. This should restart the device and hopefully resolve the issue.

How to Fix Fire Stick Won’t Turn On

1. Power Reset Your TV

Power resetting your TV is the easiest and most effective way that can help fix many issues, including your Fire Stick not turning on. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Keep your TV on.
  2. Unplug it from the wall.
  3. Hold the power button on your remote for 30 seconds.
  4. Plug your TV back in and turn it on.
  5. Go to the Fire Stick input channel.

Important Note: “It should be working now.”

2. Unplug Your Fire Stick

If the first method didn’t work, try this one. It’s also very effective. Here are the steps:

  1. Unplug your Fire Stick from the HDMI port and remove the USB cable.
  2. Turn the TV off.
  3. Unplug it from the wall.
  4. Wait for about five minutes.
  5. Plug everything back in.
  6. Follow the usual optimization process.

Remember: “Don’t forget to check that you have selected the right source.”

3. Restart Your Fire Stick

Restarting your Fire Stick can also fix temporary system errors and configuration problems. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Disconnect the Fire Stick power cord from the power outlet or the device’s back.
  2. Plug it back in after 60 seconds.
  3. Or, long press the ‘Select’ and ‘Play/Pause’ buttons concurrently for at least five seconds.

4. Fix the Power Port

Sometimes, the power port on your Fire Stick might be the problem. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Inspect the power port on your Fire Stick. It has a metal plate around it and a black charging element inside.
  2. If the black element is touching the metal plate, your device won’t charge properly.
  3. Take a pin or a kitchen knife and very gently move the black element up so it doesn’t touch the metal plate.

Important Note: “This should help a lot with the not turning on issue.”

5. Use Amazon Original Adapter and Power Cable

If you’re using an old or not-very-good cable or power adapter, your Fire Stick might not turn on. It’s best to use the ones provided by Amazon. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Get a new original adapter and charging cable.
  2. If that doesn’t work, try changing the adapter to a different one, not necessarily the Amazon one.

Remember: “If that does not work, try getting the original Amazon adapter.”

6. Check the HDMI connection

Check Your HDMI Port

  1. Make sure the Firestick is properly connected to your TV’s HDMI port.
  2. Try using a different HDMI cable or plugging the Firestick directly

Check Your HDMI Extender

If you’re using an HDMI extender, try connecting the Fire Stick directly to the TV. The extender might be causing the problem. This can often fix the problem of firestick not showing up on HDMI.

Important Note: “Avoid using power strips.”

7. Check the power source

  1. The Fire Stick’s power cord should be plugged into a power outlet, not the TV’s USB port.
  2. Try using a different power outlet or power adapter to see if that solves the problem.
  3. Make sure they are properly plugged in, not damaged, or dirty.
  4. Unplug the power cord.
  5. Hold the power button on your remote for 30 seconds.
  6. Then plug the cable back in.

Important Note: Your Fire Stick needs more power than a TV’s USB port can provide, so always use a power outlet.

If you just bought Fire Stick and it won’t turn on, you can read how to setup Fire Stick guide firest.

If after all these steps, your Fire Stick turns on but you can’t access the home screen or settings, don’t worry! We have a solution for that too. You can follow this guide on how to fix Amazon Fire Stick that won’t load settings.

8. Turning on Amazon Fire Stick without Remote

If you have lost or damaged your Amazon Fire Stick remote, there are several ways to turn it on without a remote. Here are some methods:

Use the Fire TV app on your smartphone

The easiest way to control your Fire Stick without a remote is by using the Amazon Fire TV app on your smartphone. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices and gives you access to all the controls usually available with the Fire TV remote. To use the app, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Fire TV app on your smartphone.
  2. Connect your smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network as your Fire Stick.
  3. Open the Fire TV app on your smartphone.
  4. Select your Fire Stick from the list of available devices on the app.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to control your Fire Stick.

Use a compatible universal remote control

If you have a compatible universal remote control, you can use it to control your Fire Stick. To do this, you need to pair your universal remote with your Fire Stick. Follow the instructions that came with your universal remote to pair it with your Fire Stick.

Use voice control from an Amazon Echo device

If you have an Amazon Echo device, you can use voice control to turn on your Fire Stick. To do this, make sure your Fire Stick and Echo device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then, say “Alexa, turn on Fire TV” to turn on your Fire Stick.

Use HDMI-CEC and your TV remote

If your TV supports HDMI-CEC, you can use your TV remote to control your Fire Stick. HDMI-CEC allows multiple HDMI-connected devices to communicate with each other. To use this method, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your Fire Stick to the HDMI port on your TV.
  2. Turn on your TV and press the input button until you see the Fire Stick home screen.
  3. Use your TV remote to navigate the Fire Stick interface.

9. Fixing Software Glitches

Finally, if a software bug is stopping your Fire Stick from turning on, you might need to reset the system. But be careful, this will erase all your settings and downloaded apps.

To reset your Fire Stick, hold the “Right” and the “Back” buttons on your Fire Stick remote for 10 seconds. If you’re having trouble with Firestick not working after reset, try the reset process again.

Important: If none of these solutions work, your Fire Stick might have a big problem. In this case, it’s best to contact Amazon’s customer service for help.

Fire Stick Warranty Information

The Amazon Firestick comes with a one-year limited warranty and 90-day limited warranty depending on your device type. This warranty covers any defects in materials and workmanship under ordinary consumer use. This warranty lasts for one year from the date of purchase and covers the device and the included accessories that came with it.

Fire Stick Warranty

The warranty covers the repair or replacement of the device if it’s proven to be defective in materials or workmanship under ordinary consumer use.


“The warranty does not cover damage caused by accidents, misuse, or unauthorized modifications.”

If your Fire Stick still has a valid warranty, you might be able to get it repaired or replaced by Amazon at no additional cost.

To claim a Fire Stick warranty you need to return your Fire Stick to Amazon.

Contacting Fire Stick Support

If you’ve tried all the steps and your Fire Stick still won’t turn on or if you’re facing issues like the fire tv won’t turn on with the remote, it’s time to contact Fire Stick support.

You can reach out to Fire Stick support on their Support Page.