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Old 04-21-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Kindle fire HD 8.9 time to read

I don't quite know what happened but my time to read just stopped working. I'm a little more than half way through a book and it started displaying just the location. This is a side loaded mobile book. It was working for the first half of the book. I have done a complete power down and restart.

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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Did you tap it on that spot? If the table of contents is correctly done, you should be able to get Loc, time left in chapter, time left in book, by tapping that spot.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:39 PM   #3
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I've tapped it multiple times and it still just shows the location. It's odd that it was working for over half of the book.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
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Mines has done the same thing, others have reported it happening to them as well. Some have even reported that it never worked right for them since the update. So I believe it's hit or miss.
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I wonder if it is the book, with an improperly formatted table of contents. I would check it on the computer and see, and fix it if needed, then reload it. (that involves it having no DRM and converting to epub to fix it).
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I just pulled up one of my Amazon purchased books from the cloud and the time to read works. For some reason the side loaded book still doesn't. Very odd. Why would it have worked for over half of the book?
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It has to do with the table of contents. It doesn't "work" for the second half. Though I would think it would show time left in book, if time left in chapter isn't working. That is strange.
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No one may ever read this topic but I have created my own solution.
1. Remove book from the carousel.
2. Use a file explorer to move the side loaded book from document folder to a temp directory.
3. Remove the additional Kindle created files (mine contained a complete folder with associated files) This is likely where the corrupt file is located.
4. Restart your kindle.
5. Move book back to your documents folder.
6. Open your book and synchronize to furthest page read.

Voila the TtR is working again.
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That is great, Mike. Glad to see you solved it. I, too, am very attached to the time-to-read feature. I think it is one of the best things Amazon programmers have done.
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