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Old 10-09-2012, 11:52 PM   #31
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:58 PM   #32
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xendula, which PW is the one in the middle (last picture)? It actually looks pretty good to me, although I've never really seen a PW in person yet so I wouldn't really know what to look for.

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:02 AM   #33
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Xtine, it's one of the two PW replacements I got on Monday (the other one did not even turn on), but tonight the middle one started showing pink and blue bloches all over the screen that I can't capture with my camera. I feel like they are getting darker, too.

The left one is the first one I received.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #34
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I'm sorry to hear about the replacement developing problems too. I ordered 2 PW's for myself and my mom and am worried we might get defective ones as well. It's going to be hard to request replacements as they'll have to be sent overseas, and we've already disposed of our old Kindles (a Touch for me and a KK for her).

Did you order replacements for the replacements again? I hope you finally get good ones. No matter how good Amazon is about replacements, the process of requesting for them must be so time-consuming, not to mention frustrating.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:17 AM   #35
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I'm fine with my replacement paperwhite (only a few blotches), but I'm assuming we have a year to get a replacement if things get worse?
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:27 AM   #36
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #37
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I'm sorry to hear about the replacement developing problems too. I ordered 2 PW's for myself and my mom and am worried we might get defective ones as well. It's going to be hard to request replacements as they'll have to be sent overseas, and we've already disposed of our old Kindles (a Touch for me and a KK for her).

Did you order replacements for the replacements again? I hope you finally get good ones. No matter how good Amazon is about replacements, the process of requesting for them must be so time-consuming, not to mention frustrating.
I hope your two units will be OK. It must be horrible to get them delivered overseas and have to deal with this!
Yes, I have two replacements coming tomorrow, but I had to talk to no less than 10 different customer service reps who were contradicting each other. I spent hours on the phone. Worst customer service ever.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:40 AM   #38
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I'm fine with my replacement paperwhite (only a few blotches), but I'm assuming we have a year to get a replacement if things get worse?
I thought 30 days?
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:41 AM   #39
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:58 AM   #40
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I hope your two units will be OK. It must be horrible to get them delivered overseas and have to deal with this!
Yes, I have two replacements coming tomorrow, but I had to talk to no less than 10 different customer service reps who were contradicting each other. I spent hours on the phone. Worst customer service ever.
Thank you, I hope so too. Good luck with your replacements as well, I hope you won't have to talk to Amazon CS anytime soon after this!
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:10 AM   #41
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I never thought I'd say this without a loaded gun to my head, but I prefer my Nook Glowlight to my Kindle Paperwhite. My Nook has always had an evenly lit screen and looks good at every light level in any room lighting. My Paperwhite...not so much. In a dark room the blobs of color pretty much go away only at the maximum light setting, which is the exact opposite of what Amazon recommends. I'm still debating sending it back and just waiting to see if next year's Kindle has the blobs worked out.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:19 AM   #42
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Although it probably will be a while before the Kindle Paperwhite will be available in Europe I've decided that when Amazon opens their Dutch store (which should be this month) I'm going to get the new Kindle 4. My KK is working great, however I would like a reader that is smaller and since I'm not using the keyboard that much I've decided to get the K4B.

If Amazon gets their act together and has solved all the problems of the PW I might get it when it's available in Europe but I'll probably wait until the generation.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:00 AM   #43
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Although it probably will be a while before the Kindle Paperwhite will be available in Europe I've decided that when Amazon opens their Dutch store (which should be this month) I'm going to get the new Kindle 4. My KK is working great, however I would like a reader that is smaller and since I'm not using the keyboard that much I've decided to get the K4B.

If Amazon gets their act together and has solved all the problems of the PW I might get it when it's available in Europe but I'll probably wait until the generation.
They may need to hold off on selling it in the EU, since over there, you have 2 years of warranty by law (or was it 3?), with the option to get your money back or a discount on the purchase price after the third replacement during the two years. We are seeing issues appear that were not there originally, so if they sell it in Europe before they fix these issues, they may be in trouble.

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Old 10-10-2012, 08:39 AM   #44
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Xtine, it's one of the two PW replacements I got on Monday (the other one did not even turn on), but tonight the middle one started showing pink and blue bloches all over the screen that I can't capture with my camera.
Xendula, the best way I've found to capture the blobs (heh, quick, someone write an iOS game!) is to crank the PW light all the way up in a well-lighted room (well, that may be a misnomer, for me it's crappy office florescents), and take a picture with my iphone.
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... However on the nook you can completely turn the light off. ...
You can turn the light off on the Paperwhite too -- just not with the slider.

Using a launcher of root shell, the commands to read or change the screen brightness (including completely off) are shown here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho....php?p=2252313


The screen brightness values are 0 to 255, but the slider only goes form 1 to 254. I am not sure if that was by design, or a coding error in the firmware.
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