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replacing kindle battery

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Initial post: 18 Feb 2014, 21:19:44 GMT
nanajanice says:
Hi doe anyone know how long the battery in a kindle 3 (not 3g) should last. I don't mean between charging, but before it dies and you need to replace it?

Posted on 18 Feb 2014, 21:37:12 GMT
ChrisJ says:
Depends on how you have treated the battery in its life...
But somewhere between 2 and 10 years would be about right.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2014, 18:27:01 GMT
nanajanice says:
okay Chris thank you, wide range then! It seems I may have sorted the problem I had anyway, think I had a dodgy charger. When I spoke to CS webchat, all they seem to want to do is sell me another device as they seem to think my kindle is faulty. I am sure this is not the case, it was just that I couldn't appear to fully charge it, the amber light was staying on even after hours of charging. However, as I said it appears the charger is duff. Thanks again for taking the time to reply.

Posted on 4 Jan 2015, 20:09:39 GMT
ZT says:
I have been looking up about Kindle battery as mine is useless & found this.

I've had my Kindle Fire over 1yr now but have never been impressed with the battery life! I've always had to charge everyday but I only use for approx 4hrs playing games & having a read.
I looked up ways to try help the battery & have always had screen brightness & volume as low as possible but that has never helped.
Getting fed up of this now as battery terrible & now if I go to look something up the keyboard comes up, I add 1 letter & the keyboard goes away again!

Mine was a gift, brand new but think I got the rubbish really.

If anyone has tips to help battery I may be missing or ways to keep the keyboard to write a whole word right from the start please let me know.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2015, 20:40:44 GMT
ChrisJ says:
Its a tablet. Charging every day is expected!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2015, 21:57:13 GMT
Denis Powell says:
How long a charge lasts very much depends on how you use the Device. A full charge, on my Fire can last from around 2 hours to over 20. Some games are very power hungry.

Posted on 5 Jan 2015, 07:32:02 GMT
ZT says:
OK, thanks both.
I just think this is bad as I miss reading or a game unless its power connected. My husband got one the same time and he charges his every 2 or 3 days playing the same amount as me and I have a Blackberry Playbook which I only play games on so no reading, had that 2 years and still that only needs a charge every 3 or 4 days. The games I play instead of read are only the simple Candy Crush type so I wouldn't think that is too power hunger.

Posted on 5 Jan 2015, 12:24:52 GMT
Lucy Lou says:
No it isn't bad at all. ALL games use power. Just because it is Candy Crush does not meant it is not power intensive.

I think a realistic management of your expectations is required rather than think there is an issue with the Fire. 4 hours of playing games and reading is pretty good TBH.

Posted on 5 Jan 2015, 17:03:04 GMT
Kelp Bed says:
Hi nana. Just in case...:)
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