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Old 02-03-2011, 07:12 AM   #1
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Screen issue... again?

First of all, hello everyone on forums, being the best concerning e-readers. I need some help, if you could check does your kindle leaves white stripes where selection line passed?
Like this: http://img228.imageshack.us/i/dsc0001ms.jpg

Page scrolling or ALT+G refresh clears them however.


Similar "memory effect" preceded malfunction on my last Kindle 3 which Amazon replaced *no question asked*. They really got me as a future customer, great service.

Replaced Kindle: http://img27.imageshack.us/i/image027ef.jpg



I am worried, though. In both occasions I carried it in cold weather, some -5C, but it never operated outside, only carried inside of bag.
Firmware is 3.0.2 (5532xxxxxx) , cannot update.
Please share some thought.

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:31 AM   #2
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My understanding is that this is the fundamental nature of e-ink.

It's the reason why when reading it does the full screen flash to eliminate any ghosting, but for menu's they only "wipe" small sections to give a more responsive UI.

So, sounds like everything is operating as per the way it should.

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Old 02-03-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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Try pressing Alt G to refresh the screen.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:42 AM   #4
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The second K3 looks like the screen is broken.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:32 AM   #5
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the first picture is of normal eink behavior. as stated its an effect of "partial refresh" to make the UI operate faster. I always find it interesting that the partial refresh leaves an area whiter than the normal background- why not just make the normal background that white?

the 2nd one that was replaced was a broken display
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:31 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone, looks like Kindle's running smoothly. Anyway, first one wasn't hit or anything, that's why i was worried.
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