Firestick Won’t Turn On? Use these fixes

Fire Stick is really easy to use when it comes down to streaming something to your TV. One of the issues that users face when using Fire TV Stick is when it does not turn on. As it turns out, in some cases, when you try to power on firestick, it will display a no signal message. You might not always get this message on the screen as there are cases where the TV won’t display anything when you have plugged it in.

Amazon Fire Stick

Any issue like this usually doesn’t have an obvious cause since different factors come into play here. In some cases, the issue can be due to something wrong with your power adapter, while in other cases, the power cord may not be plugged in properly. More than often, the power cord or the power adapter is the culprit in such cases because it isn’t able to supply power to your device properly which is why it doesn’t turn on. However, there are also chances of the issue being caused by your TV in which case you simply will have to perform a hard reboot on your device. With that said, let us go through the various possible workarounds that you can implement to get your Fire Stick back working. So, without further ado, let us get into it.

Restart Fire TV

The first thing that you should do when you face the issue in question is to make sure that everything is plugged in properly. It often happens that the device is unable to power on properly because the power cord is loose from the backside. Checking something this simple is always the best way to approach an issue because if the issue was actually being caused by it, it saves you the hassle of going through all the trouble first just to find out that the power cord is loose.

Therefore, to restart your TV and have it establish a connection again, unplug the power cord from the back of the device as well as unplugging it from the power outlet. Then, replug the power cord from the back and plug it in the outlet as well. See if that resolves the issue.

Unplugging from the Outlet

Hard Reboot Fire TV

As it turns out, in some cases if a simple restart of the device does not work out for you, you can perform a hard reboot to get it back up and running. This will clear out any cache files stored by the TV and you will be good to go. Follow the instructions down below to perform this:

  1. First of all, make sure that the TV is powered on.
  2. Then, unplug the TV from the outlet. Follow this up by unplugging the Firestick from the HDMI port of your TV as well.
    Unplugging Fire Stick
  3. Once you have done that, hold down the power button of your TV for about 30 to 40 seconds.
    TV Power Button
  4. Then, plug in the Firestick through the HDMI port again and follow it up by plugging your TV into the outlet.
  5. At this point, you can turn on your TV and make sure to switch to the appropriate HDMI input channel for Firestick.
  6. See if the issue persists.

Check Power Adapter and HDMI Cable

If the above solutions do not work out for you, it could be that the TV isn’t getting proper at all. This is where the power adapter or the power cords that you are using come into play. Power adapters can usually go wrong or the cable can get damaged pretty easily due to which it stops functioning properly. As this happens, the device will naturally stop working as well. Therefore, you will have to check your power adapter or the power cord that you are using and make sure it’s fixed. You could even get a working power adapter and try it on to see if that resolves the issue.

Fire Strick HDMI Cable

In addition, the HDMI cable that is used to connect the fire stick to your TV could also potentially cause any issue as such. If the cable is loose or damaged, you won’t be getting any input source and as a result, Firestick won’t turn on. Thus, make sure to check that along with the power adapter as well to really narrow down the root cause of the issue.


Muhammad Zubyan

Muhammad Zubyan is a certified Google IT Support Professional with over 7 years of extensive experience. He has worked on more than 1500 computers, gaining valuable insights that enable him to detect and troubleshoot any complicated root cause of Windows-related issues and errors. In addition to managing Appuals as a Senior Editor, he is currently developing his own Game Optimization program that caters to both gamers and casual users alike.