How to Restart Firestick Black Screen: Steps to Get You Up and Running

Restart your Fire Stick. A Fire Stick doesn't have a power button, so you will need to disconnect your Fire Stick from power, wait 30 seconds, and then reconnect it to power . This will power cycle your device and can resolve temporary issues.

If you’re an owner of an Amazon Firestick and you’re experiencing a black screen, don’t panic. There are several options you can try to get your Firestick up and running again, and we’ll walk you through them below.

First, unplug your Firestick from the power source and wait for five seconds before plugging it back in. Then, make sure you’re on the correct HDMI port on your TV. Give it a little bit of time to boot back up, and hopefully, the black screen will disappear.

If it doesn’t, try unplugging the HDMI cable from your TV and plugging it into a different HDMI port. Again, give it time to boot up, and hopefully, this will resolve the issue.

If you’re still experiencing a black screen, it’s possible that the HDMI extender is causing the issue. To test this, remove the HDMI extender and plug the Firestick directly into your TV. Again, wait for the Firestick to boot up, and hopefully, this will solve the problem.

It’s important to note that this isn’t an exact science, and what works for one person might not work for another. However, by following these steps, you increase your chances of getting your Firestick up and running again.

If you’re still struggling to get your Firestick working after trying these steps, it might be time to seek additional support or contact Amazon for assistance. Good luck!


Why is my Amazon Firestick screen black?
Disconnect the Fire TV device from the HDMI port then plug it back in. Try replacing your HDMI cable or HDMI hub (not included) with a new one. Use a High-Speed HDMI cable (not included) for streaming titles in 4K Ultra HD. Match your remote's source or input button to the HDMI port that your Fire TV is plugged into.