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Why Is the Amazon Fire TV Light Slowly Blinking? Error Fixed!

Why Is the Amazon Fire TV Light Slowly Blinking? Error Fixed!

If your Amazon Fire TV light is slowly blinking then don’t panic. We’ll tell you how to fix this common issue quickly and easily.

Amazon Firesticks display a series of lights and their meaning can change depending on their color and activity. For instance, an Amazon Firestick with a slow blinking light indicates something different from a solid light or a light that’s not on at all.

Unfortunately, as with any technology, the Amazon Fire TV sometimes encounters errors, which, for customers, can be frustrating to fix.

Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to get your Amazon Fire TV working again.

Amazon Fire TV Lights: What Do They Mean?

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Amazon Fire TV uses an LED light to communicate various information to you surrounding the device status, setup and errors.

Understanding what each of these lights means will make using your Amazon Fire TV easier.

Let’s take a look at what each of them means:

  • Red Scan Light – this means the barcode button is being pressed on the remote control.
  • Amber LED light blinking eight times – this means the Wi-Fi setup has failed.
  • Red LED light – the battery is low or empty.
  • Amber LED light blinking 30-40 seconds – the device is updating.
  • Orange LED light – Wi-Fi password is incorrect.
  • Amber LED light – device memory is full.
  • White pulsing LED light – the device is in setup mode.

You will probably encounter each of these lights at some point whilst using your Amazon Fire TV.

However, the most common light Amazon Fire TV users are encountering is the white pulsing LED. This is often coupled with a blank TV or an unresponsive screen.

Let’s look at how to fix this common issue.

How to Fix Amazon Fire TV Light Slowly Blinking

If your Amazon Fire TV light is slowly blinking, it can indicate the device is in setup mode. This can happen for many reasons but often includes issues with your HDMI port or power source.

To fix this issue, you can try to:

  • Unplug the Amazon Fire TV unit from the power source, wait a few seconds, then plug it back in.
  • Press input or source on your remote control and make sure that your TV input matches the number of the HDMI port you have plugged your Amazon Fire TV into.
  • If you’re using an HDMI hub, try plugging your Amazon Fire TV directly into your TV HMDI port.

It is also worth checking that you are using a fast-speed HDMI cable with your Amazon Fire TV as this can also impair the speed in which your device boots up when turned on.

How to Avoid Issues with Amazon Fire TV

If you want to avoid issues with your Amazon Fire TV, including the LED light blinking slowly, there are several things you can do.

The first is to make sure you are using a high-speed HDMI cable with your device. This will ensure your device functions at high-speed and reduces delay when booting up.

Secondly, always make sure you are using the connection equipment that comes with your device. These are Amazon branded and are compatible with your Amazon Fire TV device.

If you happen to lose your Amazon power cable or adapter, try to use Amazon-branded replacements where possible, to reduce the chance of errors occurring when using your Amazon Fire TV device.


  • Michael Stokes

    Over 10 years of experience working as a technical support engineer. Highly skilled in fixing any technical issue, including app configuration and account setup, gaming errors, television problems, and any other electronics-related issue. You can find out more about him at

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