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RIP my Kindle- should I give up on it?

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Initial post: 30 Jul 2014 13:35:07 BDT
V. Pritchard says:
My 3 yo Kindle is unresponsive to anything, including charging for a day, hard/soft reboots and any clicking etc. Before it came to this, it began frequently switching off and reloading. Should I buy a replacement, or will a battery change do anything? Thank you for your comments!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2014 13:56:16 BDT
If you have lots of books on it it will grind to a halt.

Try plugging it into a computer USB 2 port for a few hours. This has been known to give the poor thing a good kick to get it moving again. Nobody knows why this may work!

If it revives, see about reducing the number of books on the device. Periodically it will index everything onthe device. If you interrupt this process it is quite wilful and will likely start from the beginning again. During this process your device can become unusable whilst it sorts itself out. With alot of books this can take days.
A quick way to sort it out will be to do a factory reset whihc will return the device to a "as new" state from where you can re-register the device and download your books again.

Posted on 30 Jul 2014 13:57:41 BDT
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Posted on 30 Jul 2014 13:58:37 BDT
If you use it, replace it.
If you don't use it, don't replace it.
You decide the merits of the various costs of repairs/replacement/alternative devices.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jul 2014 09:37:52 BDT
DC says:
Might be worth removing all the content and resetting the device. I had a similar problem with a K3 and eventually found a corrupted ebook was to blame.
Put a single ebook back and give it a some time to index properly and see how it behaves. You can usually find a corruption problem by performing a search using random letters (e.g.asdfasfjoi). The Kindle will tell you if something has not yet been indexed.

Of course a 3 year old Kindle might just be getting a bit tired.
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