Originally Posted by ProfCrash
If your Kindle is within the one year warranty period you should be able to return it and get a replacement.
It's an original model (meaning 2.5 years old), and... why would I return it?
It's 100% functional in all respects, so I plan to put it to great use.
The tiny hairline crack is actually much thinner than a hair to be honest, it's entire cosmetic and not even noticeable (I care about function, not form) and it has no bearing on the functionality of the unit. After doing even more research into the 1st gen model, and so many of the useful keyboard shortcuts you don't find out about in the manual/user guide, it's far more useful now even as an audio device too.
But this is the Nook subforum so... that's enough about this Kindle.