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how do u turn off the kindle ?


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Initial post: 11 Oct 2010 14:01:48 BDT
how do u turn off the kindle ?

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 14:06:19 BDT
C. Winter says:
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Posted on 11 Oct 2010 14:07:47 BDT
Martin Swain says:
You will find it in the manual which you should download as soon as possible !

You need the "AZW" format if you have a Kindle already.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_k2land_rec_kug?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200487900

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 14:08:00 BDT
Kborom says:
Don't. Just leave it to go into standby mode - that is what Amazon recommend.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 14:12:20 BDT
Damaskcat says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2010 14:13:22 BDT
FrankG says:
It's a sensible question. I still don't understand why it isn't turn-offable. Doesn't strike me as particularly carbon friendly.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 14:18:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Oct 2010 14:19:32 BDT
C. Winter says:
it is turnoffable just most people dont tend to do that as it doesnt seem to use any more battery to leave in standby mode. In answer to original question (athough this is in the manual) you hold the standby slide (on the bottom of the kindle on the right) over to the right for a few seconds and it will turn off

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2010 14:28:12 BDT
FrankG says:
Thanks C. I take your point, it's probably not loads of battery saved. But you could make the same argument about any kind of "standby" mode. Add together the standby energy wasted every month/year across millions of these devices and it all adds up. Having just turned mine off, it is clearly not designed to be turned off - I personally would prefer if it was.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 14:33:34 BDT
Mr. A. Neil says:
@ MT, but this isn't standby like a TV would be. It uses more energy for the Kindle to start up from being switched off than it does to "wake up" from sleep mode.

However if you leave the WiFi on then that will continue to consume energy in sleep mode.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 14:33:57 BDT
Damaskcat says:
However you need to bear in mind that it may use MORE than the power you're saved by going through the restart process.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 14:36:24 BDT
Nookiebear says:
why is there one who always thinks they know best. (MT) leave it in standby mode. It does not use any power at all unless you have left wifi enabled. Or maybe Amazon are wrong?

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2010 15:11:51 BDT
FrankG says:
Nookie - not sure who thinks they know best, you or me. I was simply asking the question. If you don't like people asking questions and responding to those questions, you probably should avoid "discussion" boards. ;-)

Does it really use "no power at all" if turned on, but in sleep mode? Really? That would be a major technological advance if true.

A Neil - yes, I can see it is not the same as a TV on standby. I've also tried to be diligent in turning off the wi-fi when necessary. Seems sensible.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 15:19:18 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Oct 2010 15:23:25 BDT
Wifi actually switches off too in standby mode. OK, lets work through this logically.

Screen savers are designed to keep your screen in good condition.
The screen changes at a very slow rate in standby mode.
E-Ink only uses power during the changes.

So, in other words...

During standby mode the kindle uses just enough power to keep the screen in good condition.

Keep in mind the kindle only has a very small battery, it uses such a small amount of power that any benefits from switching off the screen saver would be lost due to the cost and energy of replacing a faulty screen. Maybe in a future generation they can add a small solar panel, although to be honest that would use more power to create than it would ever save. Be a nice gimmick though I guess, the kindle that never runs out of power. They probably do not need a battery at all, they could run it off a capacitor like they have in some digital watches its power consumption is so low.

Ironically your post in this thread has probably consumed more world power than your kindle ever will.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 15:22:27 BDT
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Posted on 11 Oct 2010 15:25:37 BDT
Ignore Coma and the other "use search" folk, they seem intent on the forum dying unless they have something to post.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2010 15:27:34 BDT
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Posted on 11 Oct 2010 15:59:31 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2010 16:00:45 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2010 16:24:46 BDT
Mundo says:
Dropping it from about 6 feet onto concrete should do the trick

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 16:46:13 BDT
What a hilarious thread.

Are people clear on this yet? The Kindle uses LESS power being left to go in standby mode than if you switch it off and restart it each time. If you do the latter, you will need to recharge the Kindle MORE often, and use MORE energy.

It's nothing like a tv at all.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 17:21:01 BDT
This thread demonstrates that the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics is taking place - Increasing entropy i.e. increasing disorder.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 18:19:54 BDT
It's not a matter of power. Airline rules still say ALL electronic devices must be turned off during takeoff and landing. It's a lot easier to just turn the thing off than it is to argue.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 18:29:58 BDT
erm, unless I missed something most of this thread seemed to be about saving power - this is first mention of airlines?

But yes, on a plane for take off and landing would be a time when you WOULD want to turn it off. Otherwise, automatic sleep mode is recommended

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2010 19:54:19 BDT
Yes, it was the first mention of airlines, it's just that the OP asked how to turn off the kindle and then the consensus of the thread was "you should never turn it off". I thought I'd just add that there are occasions where you do need to turn it off, even though for normal day to day usage sleep mode is recommended, so everyone should know how to do it (yes it's in the manual!).

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 20:02:33 BDT
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