Ok, update here: I installed a new battery, which stays on the orange light for 3-4 hours before the light goes out completely. The Kindle reliably connects to the computer and appears as 'Jungo' with MX35 and WinDriver in the tree for this device. I tried repeating the flash process, and noticed that when I press Program the computer beeps as if it is disconnecting. It does not however, disappear from the device list.
In the other forum I saw Hawhills post discussing a similar problem, and downloaded this file partitiontable-header-uboot.img.gz (51.6 KB, 109 views) (message 144), but am unsure what to type in the address box for this.
Reading after this post does confuse me, I have no experience of what flashing devices is or anything, so any guided help would be appreciated.
Is there a way to move this thread to the correct place?
many thanks for any help.