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Kindle Voyage update problem
#1  Pulver 02-27-2021, 04:41 AM
Hello, my Kindle Voyage was auto updated but is stuck at the following screen:

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If I hold the power button for 40 seconds the only thing that happens is that the update restarts and get stuck at the same screen again.

I have been searching for "Update Error: 5" but I can only find "there is not enough storage space for the update" - however since I cant access the Kindle in any way I cant clear space.

And there was a lot of space free before the update.

Any hints or suggestions ?
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#2  Pulver 02-27-2021, 05:29 AM
At Amazon support they were not able to help me since I cant access the device if I connect with a micro-usb to a computer
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#3  rcentros 02-27-2021, 06:02 AM
Quote Pulver
At Amazon support they were not able to help me since I cant access the device if I connect with a micro-usb to a computer
I "love it" when automatic updates screw up your working e-Reader and you're told that "you're on your own."
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#4  Almamida 02-27-2021, 11:36 AM
This is definitely unacceptable. I would insist they fix what they messed up.
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#5  scotrick 02-27-2021, 04:35 PM
So, they would help you if you could get the device recognized?
I have one stuck in a loop, but the computer will see it...
Meanwhile, I can recommend checking on iFixit for their guides about how to remove the battery, perhaps that would shock it out of the loop?
And allow a replacement BIN I dunno..
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#6  rcentros 02-27-2021, 06:24 PM
Quote Pulver
Any hints or suggestions ?
I assume you've done the 40 second power button hold and the 30(?) second "hold the power button" after connecting to your computer "reset." I read about that somewhere. Not sure if it works if your computer doesn't recognize the Voyage.
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#7  eddie.t.h 02-28-2021, 04:58 AM
Probably, if the reboots do not change anything, you will have to connect to the serial port and reinstall the software.
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#8  John F 02-28-2021, 06:22 AM
Quote Pulver
Hello, my Kindle Voyage was auto updated but is stuck at the following screen:


If I hold the power button for 40 seconds the only thing that happens is that the update restarts and get stuck at the same screen again.

I have been searching for "Update Error: 5" but I can only find "there is not enough storage space for the update" - however since I cant access the Kindle in any way I cant clear space.

And there was a lot of space free before the update.

Any hints or suggestions ?
Are you sure you can't connect because it is in the process of updating? There are reports of problems with connecting (a read a lot of them in the Kobo section), maybe try different ports, cables, or a hub, device manager?

Good luck.
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#9  Dr. Drib 03-12-2021, 08:05 AM
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Error 5

Also, error 5 is caused by Problems with the tmp temporary folder, for example, there is not enough free space or the update program cannot create a folder there. When your device doesn’t have enough space to temporary [sic] store your update file for your device to update, you experience such error.

How to fix kindle update error 5.

Kindle support recommends that you eliminate specific, less relevant files to make room for the update files. Delete some old unwanted files from your kindle device if you need kindle help contact kindle support for further diagnostics.

END QUOTE


I think a monkey wrote the above sentences, so please ignore the run-on sentence, etc.*

* Not that there's anything wrong with owning a monkey, but I wouldn't trust one to write my obituary.
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#10  JSWolf 03-12-2021, 11:14 AM
Quote Dr. Drib
* Not that there's anything wrong with owning a monkey, but I wouldn't trust one to write my obituary.
Too late. It's already been written by a monkey. It was the cheapest we could get the obituary for.
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