Nothing much to mention this week, other than the fact that my daughter's Kindle Fire stopped working... again. My guess is that it's the battery, and I think it probably broke open. A weird fog has developed under the screen, which moves about depending upon the temperature. It's not water, and the only chemical I know inside the Kindle that could do this should be locked inside the battery.
The first malfunction occurred six months after we purchased the unit. Amazon happily sent us a free replacement (which we've subsequently discovered was actually a refurbished unit). And now, one and a half years later, the replacement stopped working, showing exactly the same weird symptoms. Unfortunately, this time Amazon wants us to pay for a refurbished unit. :(
The Kindle Fire (1st generation) that I bought for myself three years ago hasn't had any problems at all.
I suspect Amazon is having some quality control issues with later models.
Anyway, enjoy the links and have a great weekend!
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