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Old 01-06-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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Kindle 2 and intermittant charging

My beloved Kindle 2 seems to be developing a charging fault. When I plug the mini-USB into the Kindle, sometimes the light comes on and sometimes it doesn't. Usually a bit of wiggling makes the connection but I'm concerned that the problem is just going to get worse until the Kindle eventually doesn't charge and dies a death.

Having been very keen and pre-ordered the Kindle in October 2009 it's now out of warranty. Boo.

I've contacted Amazon who, very kindly, offered me a new charger but I suspect the problem lies in the mini-USB port on the Kindle rather than the charger.

So, a couple question for you Kindle 2 owners (if I may):-

1. Has anyone else found their Kindle 2 develops an intermittant charging problem? If so...

2. Was it the mini-USB port on the Kindle or the charger that was the problem. And

3. If it was the mini-USB port, is there anyway of fixing it? I don't want to have to buy a new Kindle 3 unless I have to.

Thanks muchly.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:44 AM   #2
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I've noticed this periodically and am 90% certain that it is the cord. the main reason I think that may be the case is that I will have the kindle absolutely flat and notice that even the slightest pressure on the cord can interrupt the charge. I've been a telephone technician for quite awhile so I am very familiar with how erratic the finish ends of some of these cords can be. take them up on the offer of a new cord
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I do coil the cable up so it is possible that I've "kinked" it and that's what's causing the problem. Thanks kindlekitten.

I assumed that since a good wiggle fixed the problem (when doesn't it ) that it must be a loose connection in the mini-USB.

Nothing to be lost with a new cable I suppose. Amazon, wait up, I've changed my mind!
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