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Old 12-27-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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24 hours to fail

i only had my Kindle 4 NT SO for 24 hours when it decided to stop working. the screen went dark and it would not present as a USB drive - the Kindle would be recognized by the computer but it would not show the contents of the drive.

ran to the retailer, exchanged it, and now i'm back to having a smile


this was a fluke, right?
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:32 PM   #2
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i only had my Kindle 4 NT SO for 24 hours when it decided to stop working. the screen went dark and it would not present as a USB drive - the Kindle would be recognized by the computer but it would not show the contents of the drive.

ran to the retailer, exchanged it, and now i'm back to having a smile


this was a fluke, right?
Yep, but I have seen people report two flukes in a row. Of course that's not a normal happening.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:47 PM   #3
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Sounds like you got a defective unit. My first one had screen issues but Amazon sent an overnight replacement and I've had that one since October and it's still going strong.

No worries though because Amazon will make it right. They have the best customer service.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:56 PM   #4
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One thing to watch out for with new Kindles is BATTERY. Make SURE you give your brand new Kindle a full charge before you do much with it. And don't let the charge get below 30-40% at any time. Now, even with the wireless on, that's still a couple of days of use, but things can get iffy when the battery gets depleted.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:08 PM   #5
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Yes, fluke. There's going to be lemons no matter what...but they're few and far between. If you manage to land a second dud, I suggest you avoid casino games.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:46 PM   #6
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i'm not a betting person, but i think odds are good it was just a fluke. the replacement is sitting here consuming a stream of ones and zeros from Amazon preparing for my evening's reading.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:36 AM   #7
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i'm not a betting person, but i think odds are good it was just a fluke. the replacement is sitting here consuming a stream of ones and zeros from Amazon preparing for my evening's reading.
Awesome! I just finished reading for the night on mine.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:21 AM   #8
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i only had my Kindle 4 NT SO for 24 hours when it decided to stop working. the screen went dark and it would not present as a USB drive - the Kindle would be recognized by the computer but it would not show the contents of the drive.

ran to the retailer, exchanged it, and now i'm back to having a smile


this was a fluke, right?
Definitely a fluke. I have sold tons of these units at my store, and I have yet to see one of them returned. I figure that a bad Kindle is bound to appear eventually.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:29 PM   #9
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a ton of these would be a huge number - they weigh next to nothing, much lighter than my iPhone 4
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they weigh next to nothing, much lighter than my iPhone 4
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