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Initial post: 24 Aug 2014 16:44:52 BDT
Bizgen says:
You helped me so much when we were all new users, wonder if you have any ideas for this little problem that's arisen.

I still have my original keyboard kindle and so does my husband. For some reason, the charger will no longer go into husband's kindle easily so I can't charge it for him. Still works with mine absolutely fine.

I suspect him of trying to force the charger in the wrong way round, but he swears he hasn't. Any suggestions? I've had a good look with a magnifying glass, can't really see what is causing the tightness. Doesn't appear to be much wrong with it, but I've tried two chargers and it won't work.


In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2014 18:18:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Aug 2014 18:21:08 BDT
@BG: I believe there is a micro switch type thing in the actual micro-USB connection within the KK - there is also a multi-connector. Sadly either one of these are (relatively) fragile and will eventually fail no matter how gentle and lucky you are.

It is perfectly possible to change the Micro-USB connector. Sadly it's not a "cheap" process since it takes time to do and to ensure that the work is done properly. I think the charge is about £45.
There is a company that pops up here now and again that does the service and has good reviews for their work - i'll try and find it. There may well be a local phone shop that can do it - it's not terribly difficult with the KK but they do need to know what they are doing :)

It's a coin flip - a brand new "basic" is not much more, but the KK is a jolly lovely beast. The PW is an upgrade to a sharper font and the light - but it seems a lot (to me).

{The same thing happened to mates Playbook - luckily they also have a magnetic power socket - but that's really just to say that even £500 machines have the same susceptibility.)

Hope the above is useful - and hope you find a good solution that works for you :)

Edit: You may want to look at their website to see if it's of interest:

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2014 19:37:23 BDT
Bizgen says:
Thanks, for the quick response. The damn thing has frozen now and no rest working. Have had it about 3 years, mine is still working fine.

Shall bite the bullet and buy the basic one, which seems to work OK and is cheap enough. If it lasts a couple of years, it will be fine. Nice to talk to you again, glad you aren't too jaded to look in occasionally. I am involved on Twitter these days, that is time consuming enough :))

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