Troubleshooting Tips for Resolving FireStick Restart Loop Issue

If you are experiencing issues with your Amazon Firestick device constantly restarting, it can be a frustrating problem to deal with. However, there are a few potential solutions that you can try in order to fix the issue and get your device back up and running smoothly.

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One potential cause of this problem is that your Firestick device may be running low on storage space. This can be caused by having too many apps or files stored on the device, or by having the device set to automatically download updates for apps and other software. To fix this issue, you can try uninstalling any apps or files that you no longer need, or disabling automatic updates for apps and software.

Let’s explore the causes further.

Why Does My FireStick Keep Restarting?

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Although FireStick has numerous reasons to restart, a power issue is the commonest.

Let’s take a look at the reasons why FireStick keeps restarting:

  • Inadequate power supply.
  • Poor or faulty cable connections.
  • Wrong video resolution.
  • Incompatible device.
  • Outdated TV software.
  • Hardware problem.

Don’t freak out! We’ve compiled a few DIY troubleshooting steps to help you fix it from the comfort of your home.

What Do I Do if My FireStick Keeps Restarting?

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Test these troubleshooting methods to help you restart your original fire TV stick and keep it connected for a whole viewing experience.

Method 1

Check your Power Source

Ensure you’re pairing your FireStick with the correct power block because using the wrong one will keep seizing the power supply to the FireStick. A 5.25v, 5W power block is the manufacturer’s choice (recommended by Amazon). You can also replace or change your power adapter.

Method 2

Disconnect and Reconnect FireStick

Disconnect all cables to your FirstStick from the TV, and form the power source. Wait for one minute and reconnect them. As easy as this step is, it works and can save you time trying out other methods.

Method 3

Check your Cable Connections, and Remove Other Hardware Extensions

Check for faulty, loosely connected, or worn-out cables and replace them. Get new cables, but make sure they’re compatible with your TV. Although USB and TV cables make connections more leisurely, you should consider plugging your Fire Stick directly into a power supply.

Likewise, if other hardware extensions are connected to your FireStick, disconnect them and see if restarting stops.

Note: If the TV your Fire Stick is connected to doesn’t support an HDCP-compatible display feature, it may cause your Fire Stick to keep rebooting.

Method 4

Update your FireStick

An outdated version of your Fire Stick or TV may plunge it into a reboot loop. You don’t have to wait for your TV to develop an issue. Make sure you constantly check for updates.

Here’s how to update your Fire Stick:

  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Select My Fire TV, click on About.
  • Select Check for a system update.

Method 5

Restart your Fire Stick 

A ‘soft reset’ with your TV remote can clear out corrupted cache data or glitches that may cause restarting.

You can perform a soft reset by holding the Play and Select buttons on your remote simultaneously until a restart message comes up on the screen.

Method 6

Factory reset your FireStick

A factory reset will return your FireStick to default settings, just as it was when you bought it. The Reset erases all customized and personalized settings, including saved accounts, downloaded apps, usernames, and passwords.

If your FireStick gets corrupted, a hard reset helps solve the problem. Here’s how to factory reset your Fire Stick:

  • Got to Settings.
  • Select My Fire TV.
  • Navigate to Factory Reset, and click the reset option.

This short process will help you adjust your FireStick video resolution:

  • Go to Settings.
  •  Select Display and Sounds.
  • Choose Display.
  • Select Video Resolution. Tweak the settings till they’re compatible with your TV.

The steps below will help you turn off HDMI CEC on your TV:

  • Go to Settings.
  •  Select Display and Sounds.
  • Choose Display.
  • Switch off the HDMI CEC device control.

Related article: 14 Fixes for Firestick Won’t Turn On.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prevent my FireStick from going off?

Employ the fixes below to troubleshoot your Fire Stick:

  • Replace your HDMI cables.
  • Adjust your video resolution.
  • Restart your Fire Stick.
  • Factory reset.

How do I stop Hulu from restarting on my Firestick?

Hulu can crash on your Fire Stick when streaming; you should restart the First Stick or clear the cache. Follow the outlined steps to restart it and get it fixed:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select Applications.
  • Select Manage Installed Applications.
  • Choose Hulu.
  • Click Restart.

Why is my Firestick starting and stopping?

This phenomenon is called “Buffering,” caused by various reasons: Cable connections, Firestick hardware, poor internet connection, router issues, or server malfunctions.

How do I hard reset my Firestick?

A hard reset is a factory reset that resets your TV to factory settings. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Punch the Home button on your remote.
  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Choose My Fire TV.
  • Select Reset to Factory Defaults.
  • Click Reset when the on-screen reset message appears.

Why is my Fire Stick blinking on and off non-stop?

It’s not the same as a Fire Stick stuck in a restart hitch, and the blinking could be a result of:

  • HDMI connection.
  • The poor video signal, which you can quickly fix.
  • Resolution or slow refresh rate.
  • Setup mode (light stop flashing when you’re done with the setup process).