same thing here.
This is a discussion on Carousel Icons Blank within the Amazon Kindle Fire Help forums, part of the Amazon Kindle Fire Forum category; same thing here....
Sounds like a wifi signal problem. I have had this happen on and off; but it is not consistant. It does not happen when my wifi signal is strong as I think the data throughput is strong enough to transmit the full picture. When it is weak some of the icons are grey; but change as the signal gets stronger. Don't think its a Kindle hardware problem however. fdalbor
I have solved this. Go to settings, applications, home screen, select show/hide recommendations to hide