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Initial post: 8 May 2012 11:54:28 BDT
Dear all,

A terrible fate has befallen my Kindle... half a bottle of diet Coke was spilled over it. After a few days drying out, almost everything works OK - enough so that I can read on it fine, select books etc - but there are a couple of crucial things I can't do, as the up button and left and right buttons on the square navigation button don't work.

Does anyone know if there is a keyboard shortcut for:
1. Turning the wifi on and off?
2. Increasing and decreasing the text size?

I know it's a long shot and I intend to buy a new kindle soon, but in the meantime, it would help immensely!!!

Thanks in advance!

Posted on 8 May 2012 11:59:37 BDT
Daphne says:
unfortunately not, as far as I know

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 14:10:54 BDT
I downloaded this book when it was free and it had some helpful shortcut features. Mind you, everytime I tried to action one - my KK froze up. I just do things the long way now.

The Complete User's Guide To the Amazing Amazon Kindle 2: Tips, Tricks, & Links To Unlock Cool Features & Save You Hundreds on Kindle Content (#1 Guide to the Kindle US & Global)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 14:13:45 BDT
CBRetriever says:
isn't there a text size button on the Keyboard? There is on the KK2i.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 14:15:10 BDT
Hippocratia says:
Yes there is! It is the Aa button to the left of the Home button. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 14:24:07 BDT
CBRetriever says:
whew, I didn't think there was that big a difference between the K3 and K2s

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 14:27:31 BDT
pixie says:
Would house insurance not cover your kindle? Might be worth an ask if it happened in doors.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 15:25:17 BDT
Torrie says:
try putting your kindle in a bag of rice overnight, it might absorb any moisture left in it.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 15:33:55 BDT
Willber G says:
Yes, but you have to use the navigation buttons to change the text size.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 15:40:22 BDT
CBRetriever says:
oops, forgot that

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 15:54:21 BDT
Willber G says:
Worth a try, but the problem with sweet drinks is that the sugar doesn't evaporate and then clogs up the contacts.

Posted on 8 May 2012 16:37:29 BDT
This is NOT a recommended course of action but I'm told by a friend that it did work on their mobile phone after spilling cocacola all over it.

Wash your electrical item (after unplugging it off course) in distilled water (available from all good automotive shops) give it a good shake to get rid of suger on contacts. Then dry using paper towels and place on/near a radiator over night, or for as long as you think it needs to dry out. I suppose you could even put in the airing cupboard for a few days just to be sure.

It worked for my friend but I MAKE NO GUARANTEES that it will work for your kindle, however if it is just going in the bin when you get your new one, then you have nothing to loose :D)

Posted on 8 May 2012 16:44:55 BDT
CBRetriever says:
the OP said diet coke, so sugar isn't gonna be a problem

mine took a bath in Coca Light (french version of Diet Coke), survived, and after the rice thing lasted for 7-9 more months before I started having keyboard problems

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 16:46:22 BDT
Suze says:
pixie, my house insurance excess is nearly as much as a new kindle and they would probably put the policy up next year, so it's not always worth claiming.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 16:57:37 BDT
pixie says:
just a thought suze.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 16:58:41 BDT
Suze says:
I think it's a good one, unfortunately insurance companies don't like paying out unless we suffer for it later.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 17:00:46 BDT
pixie says:
I'd hate my kindle to give up the ghost...love it more than I thought I would!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 17:04:43 BDT
Suze says:
Did you take the extra warranty out when you bought your kindle.

Going back to paper books doesn't bear thinking about does it. Imagine, book clutter everywhere and having to keep them all dusted.

I've discovered a down side to having a kindle though. My 6 year old niece made me a special book mark for Easter and isn't happy because she hasn't seen me use it.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 17:09:14 BDT
Suze - I have a bookmark from my little one as well. It sits between the KK and the case - problem solved :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 17:11:00 BDT
pixie says:
oh bless her! you'll have to pretend! My friend has a kindle she's had her's quite a while and when she showed me it I wasn't that impressed to be truthful. My hubby has an ipad and I was used to that. Thing is both have their place and I use the ipad quite a bit but for reading it's the kindle, great for the eyes. I find I don't get so tired and I can pop it in my bag, the ipad ( we have the old one ) is quite heavy. Was great on holiday.
Didn't get the insurance as it was a present but it is in a really good case.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 17:20:24 BDT
Suze says:
Never thought of that, did I. I'll do it now though.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 17:21:46 BDT
Suze says:
My iPads one of the original ones and far too heavy to hold while reading for long periods. I didn't get the insurance for my Kindle 3G, but have taken it out for my Touch.
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