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Old 09-01-2011, 02:54 AM   #1
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Post A stupid question probably!

My new Kindle just arrived. The instructions tell me how to power on, wake, and sleep. Nowhere does it say how to power off. Am I to assume that when not using it, the Kindle is just asleep and not swtiched off?

I have never had a device that you couldn't actually switch OFF.

Any answers gratefully received!
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:51 AM   #2
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You don't power it off; in sleep mode it's using a neglible amount of power. I've left mine asleep for weeks at a time and it's made no appreciable difference to the battery level when I turn it on again.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:00 AM   #3
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I think it is possible to switch it fully off, by holding the power button for several seconds. Normally, though, it isn't switched fully off. When in sleep mode, it will consume very little power (since the screen only takes power when it changes - displaying a static picture doesn't take power)
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:08 AM   #4
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yes,switch it and hold for seconds till the screen turns white
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:55 AM   #5
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yes,switch it and hold for seconds till the screen turns white
That will only restart it.
The only way to turn it off as in *OFF* is to remove the battery.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:18 AM   #6
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That will only restart it.
The only way to turn it off as in *OFF* is to remove the battery.
holding it for 7 seconds turns it off, holding it for 15 seconds restarts it.

http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/201...dden-features/
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:20 AM   #7
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There's really no reason to want to turn it off, though, unless you plan to leave it unused for months.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:31 AM   #8
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holding it for 7 seconds turns it off, holding it for 15 seconds restarts it.

http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/201...dden-features/
Ok, never tried that. Only once I did a restart on a now returned Kindle (Battery issue)

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There's really no reason to want to turn it off, though, unless you plan to leave it unused for months.
True. Mine have had a one sitting of 6 weeks where the battery bar only came down to abt 20%.
(I was busy reading comics (the complete Calvin and Hobbes) )
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:35 AM   #9
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Yeah,you needn't to turn it off.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:00 AM   #10
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Holding the power switch for several seconds will definitely turn the screen off, but the Kindle is never "off." Sleep and deep sleep.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:25 AM   #11
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You don't power it off; in sleep mode it's using a neglible amount of power. I've left mine asleep for weeks at a time and it's made no appreciable difference to the battery level when I turn it on again.
Will the screen burn out (some pixels) because the same picture is displayed for a long time?

Holding the slide key for seven seconds is dicey because if the finger slips, screen saver is displayed.

And seven seconds is really a long time!
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Will the screen burn out (some pixels) because the same picture is displayed for a long time?
No.
It is not possible for a eInk screen to "burn". It's all about plastic balls being present or not (very simply told).
Although I guess that a "pixel" can "stick" if the electric circuit to that particular "pixel" stop working for any or no reason.
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This is lovely. Thank you for this.
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Turning it off is not exactly a hidden feature. The instructions are in the user manual.
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Really? The Kindle doesn't completely turn off? Not that I'm trying to counter everyone's comments, but I'm confused as the Kindle User's Guide, 3rd Ed. says you can "turn off" (and "turn on") the Kindle versus "sleep."

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Will the screen burn out (some pixels) because the same picture is displayed for a long time?
Just hold ALT + G to refresh the screen if you experience any "ghosting."
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