|11-27-2011, 11:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Kindle crashes when highlighting or turning pages
I have an older Kindle (purchased around July 2011) and it has a tendency to freeze.
This happens most frequently when I try to highlight text. It just stops there and I have to manually restart--sometimes it will say that it's adding new data on a blank screen and the it will repopulate the whole Kindle with all my titles, collections, etc., reappearing over time. This has started happening when I try to skip pages too quickly also.
Does this happen to anyone else? Any solutions? I'd prefer not to reformat my Kindle.
Note that this happened on a previous Kindle I owned, which I got replaced, but it's happening on this one as well obviously.
|11-27-2011, 11:43 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Device: PW/K4B/K4S/K3+3G KF1/KFHD2/N7.2/SGP 4.2 SGP 5.0/LG Vortex
|11-28-2011, 07:10 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Device: iPad, K3, K4, T1
I have this problem on my K3 (and previously on my DX) and I just cannot understand why Amazon refuses to fix it. There is a work-around - I'm afraid I do not remember whom I should credit, sorry - that involves disabling the index. Unless you have a need to frequently search within books, there's no real downside.
At the home screen, press del to get a text box. You need to do this for each command.
Type ;debugOn then press enter [Capital O; the text-box will disappear, nothing will appear to have happened]
Check debug status by typing ~help. This will list the debug commands.
Enter the command ~disableIndexing [capital I] and enter
Finally, enter ;debugOff and enter. Check by typing ~help again. If you get a list of commands, then debug is still on, otherwise your k3 will search for this string.
Debug and disableIndexing do not persist across reboots. If you make a mistake or just get lost, simply do a reboot to get back to normal.
|11-28-2011, 08:51 AM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Kindle 2i, Kindle Keyboard 3G
A friend was having this problem, and it was due to 3 books indexing. To check this, from the home page type nonsense like xzc, and hit "search my items". If this takes you to a page that shows items indexing, you should note those titles and return to your home page to delete them. You can add them back one-at-a-time and see if they index properly. But a couple of problem books which cannot index overloads your tiny processor, just like on a computer.
|11-28-2011, 03:26 PM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kobo Aura / Bookeen Frontlight / Kobo Mini / Kindle 3 / Nook Color
I had the same issues, except it did not freeze but took VERY long (up to 30 minutes) to react again.
I always suspected indexing too, but when the Kindle reacted again I tried the search montalex mentioned and never found anything being not indexed.
But Scott Nielsens solution did work for me too (I disabled indexing about 6 months ago, not just now, and since then I never had this problem again).
I think the Kindle tries to index your text highlighting while you do it and gets confused doing it.
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