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Old 01-08-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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The first charge

I just got my Kindle 3 and need to know hoe to charge it for the first time, how long to charge it and the charging Icon turns green or does the power slide button turn green. I sent my new literate back because of charging problems and wan to get this one correct. Any help will be appreciated. Does it come charged from a best buy where I got it. I have been charging for about 3 hours now and don't want to over charge. Help
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:56 PM   #2
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You can't over-charge it; the charging circuit cuts out when it's fully charged. I'd give it perhaps 6h or so on charge; that should be sufficient.
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:07 PM   #4
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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If by the "charging icon," you mean the battery icon on the screen, there is no way that can turn green; it's E-Ink, which is black and white.

You know the Kindle is done charging when the power slider changes from orange to green. You don't have to worry about overcharging it too much since the Kindle has overcharge protection built-in. I usually have to charge my Kindle for about 6 hours (like HarryT).
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:31 PM   #6
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Thanx, It must have come pre-charged as the power button went from yellow to green in less than 30 minutes. It's new out of the box from best buy. I send back my literate by sharper image, what a piece of junk and only holds a charge for a few hours.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:11 AM   #9
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I always charge mine thru the USB port.
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There shouldn't be any difference, timewise, between a USB charge and an outlet charge -- unless you have a weak computer power supply to the USB port on your computer or you have "daisy-chained" too many peripherals on that one port.
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I always charge mine thru the USB port.
Is there any other method? The Kindle will only charge through its USB port.
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Is there any other method? The Kindle will only charge through its USB port.
Well .... yes, only through the USB port on the bottom of the Kindle. I was thinking, obviously, of the other end of the cable -- it can draw power from the computer's USB port or you can use the 110V adapter in a wall outlet.
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Well .... yes, only through the USB port on the bottom of the Kindle. I was thinking, obviously, of the other end of the cable -- it can draw power from the computer's USB port or you can use the 110V adapter in a wall outlet.
OK, yes, granted, but the wall charger is simply supplying the USB standard 1A at 5V, exactly the same as a PC's serial port should do. It really should make no difference whether you charge with a wall charger or a PC's serial port.
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