Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Links -- volume 56

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!
ChemistKen


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How To Be A Good Critique Partner

Kindleboards

4 comments:

  1. A lot of people seem to have problems with their Kindles. Maybe Amazon is getting cheap with their products.

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  2. I have a regular Kindle with the keyboard that I bought 3 years ago. Works just fine and haven't needed anything else. Hope you figure out what to do about your daughter's Kindle Fire.

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  3. Same as Cathy, I've never had any problems with my regular Kindle in two and a half years. Sorry to hear you had problems, hope they can fix it for good!

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  4. So far my Kindle's up and running, but there's nothing like the old paperback. The only thing that can go wrong is the reader falls asleep.

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