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View Poll Results: Has your Kindle cord disintegrated?
Yes, mine fell apart under warranty 10 14.71%
Yes, mine fell apart out of warranty 9 13.24%
No, I am within the warranty period 37 54.41%
No, I am out of the warranty period 12 17.65%
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:22 PM   #1
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Anyone here found that their USB cord is falling apart?

Amazon has three pages of people posting how their USB cords disintegrated and it appears as though this is so common that there is even a default section on the web warranty help page.

I was wondering what people here are seeing. It looks as though this has been a regular problem from Feb. though now.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:59 PM   #3
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It's been a known issue for a long time now (going back to the K2) and posted about quite a bit. Amazon was happy to replace the one for my K2 just a few months back even though it was long out of warranty.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:40 AM   #4
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Mine's over two years old and still looking spry and flexible.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:19 PM   #5
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Mine fell apart after some 10 months..I guess "moisture,humid conditions" are an important factor in this...
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:10 PM   #6
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Mine's fine. But, then again, I've got USB cables from years ago that STILL work the way they did when I purchased them. It's all about how well you take care of them.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:53 PM   #7
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It's all about how well you take care of them.
Not really. With these there have been a number of them falling apart while still in the box. There is apparently a big problem with the cord material.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:20 AM   #8
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I have a cord that I received in June 2010 and another one in August. Both are still in good condition.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:08 PM   #9
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Hmm, I'm not sure what 'falling apart' means. The cord itself looks good as new; but I find that I often have to wiggle the USB end when plugging it in to ensure the connection is made.

I haven't requested a replacement because so far it's always worked, but I'm wondering whether I should...
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:41 PM   #10
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The one that came with my K2 started shedding insulation after two or three months. I had a spare laying around, so I just started using that.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:14 AM   #11
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I got my Kindle in March of this year and have noticed no problems with the cord falling apart. Sometimes it takes a minute or two for my computer to register that the Kindle is plugged into it, but it always does in the end.
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Mine too. One day it just disintegrated. Must be the material they're using since I never had this problem with other USB cables. Luckily I got lots of micro USB cables from other devices. None as long as Amazon's though.
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Mine is almost a year old and is still perfect. It just depends if you take care of it or not I guess.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:17 AM   #15
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Mine is almost a year old and is still perfect. It just depends if you take care of it or not I guess.
This is not a problem with taking care of the cord. As mentioned above, this is defective material. Cords are disintegrating that were never used.
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