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Old 04-07-2012, 11:42 AM   #46
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Hmm. I hate the short cord and cheap feel of the Fire charger, and never use it. I keep my long K2 cord attached to my LG wall plug, and use it to charge my Fire, my phone, and whatever else microusb thing I have in my hands. Works fast and well. This is the first I've heard of it being "not recommended" but I'll take my chances.
Unless your LG charger produces at least 1.8 amps (labeled on the charger), your Fire will never charge "fast" and may not top off the battery correctly. There is a reason why there are chargers with different amp ratings and manufacturers' recommendations. Almost all cell phone chargers (and e-ink readers) are only 1 amp.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #47
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Unless your LG charger produces at least 1.8 amps (labeled on the charger), your Fire will never charge "fast" and may not top off the battery correctly. There is a reason why there are chargers with different amp ratings and manufacturers' recommendations. Almost all cell phone chargers (and e-ink readers) are only 1 amp.
I guess fast is relative. . However, it charges in the same amount of time as it does when plugged into the original Fire charger. Holds a charge well, too.
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I guess fast is relative. . However, it charges in the same amount of time as it does when plugged into the original Fire charger. Holds a charge well, too.
My guess is that your charger is 1.8 - 2 amps , or your Fire charger is defective, as you would most definitely notice the difference.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:11 PM   #49
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Ah, my apologies, Blossom; I didn't know that and of course it makes my suggestion meaningless.
My understanding it's the same charger that the Playbook has. That's why it's so cheap. It was a huge complaint when the KF came out how the charger was too bulky to carry around. That's said it is compatible according to Amazon to charge the Kindle 4 and Kindle Touch with it.
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I had issues charging the fire the other day and had to hold the on off button for 30 seconds. I prefer using a USB charger and micro cord or charging by laptop.
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Just called AZ support

1-866-321-8851

Within 5 mins they added the charger to my cart and applied the 19.99 credit so I didnt have to pay anything

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Will be here in 2 days thanks to Prime

Will let you know how it goes once I get the replacement

AZ rocks!
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:32 PM   #52
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Me too-Exact Same Kindle Fire Charging Issue

Kindle Fire support is sending me a new Kindle today because I had the exact same experience with the charger port. About 2 months ago I reported that the Fire was not charging. A new charger was sent and the problem was resolved. Last night I noticed that the battery was only at 30% even though the Fire had been plugged in for hours. I could only get the charging to work if I fiddled with the connection and moved it to the exact "right" spot and held it there. I reported the problem to Kindle Fire support and explained that the charger had been replaced once already.
I should get my new Fire in a day or two.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #53
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Slightly off topic. My Kf has the loose USB connector and the batt. is completely dead. wiggling or holding my tongue the right way doesn't make any diff = no charge.
My question, is there any way to get the stuff on the old KF onto the new one(coming soon from Amazon)? Old one Nothing fancy fully stock.
With dead batt is it at all possible to do this into PC or directly from old to new KF?

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If your old KF is fully stock virtually everything on it should be backed up in the Amazon cloud. Registering the new device to the same account should make it available.
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Thanks, jsh1120, for the quick reply, that's gonna work out just fine.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #56
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I didn't like it when they switched most devices from mini USB to micro USB. Maybe it's my imagination, but in general, it seems as though there's more 'play' in micro usb connections than there was in mini USB. The plugs just seemed to fit tighter before.
I agree. The micro-USB seems to be problematic.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:04 PM   #57
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Actually it's exactly the opposite. MicroUSB is specifically designed to survive many more plug/unplug cycles than MiniUSB.
Perhaps, but eyeballing the two, you would never surmise that. The mini-USB looks so much sturdier. Also, google "micro-USB problems."
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Here is a good video that shows the repair process of a kindle fire charging port that I found on YouTube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxFs54Wxt5o
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