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Old 10-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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Kindle 3 "White" Ghost

I have used my Kindle 3G for 2 years, but I just notice that it have some ghosting issues today. When I turn the page, some text from previous page will be displayed in white color (a color lighter than the background).

I have tried to updated to the latest 3.4 firmware, but the "white" ghost still exists. Is it normal ? Or it's time for me to get a Kindle Paper White~

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
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I get the same thing on my K3. Its normal, I like it, it adds character to the book and makes it feel more alive lol.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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It does happen on every eInk device but usually isn't that noticeable. Most people find it annoying when it gets bad, but usually it isn't too bad.

You can refresh the page. On a K3 that is easy. I think you press Alt + G, but Google to make sure I remembered correctly.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #4
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Get it up to temperature. It's probably cold.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:40 PM   #5
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Get it up to temperature. It's probably cold.
The eink colored particles are suspended in oil, and not only does the viscosity increase (thicker oil) when cold (below 25C/78F), but the particles can also stick to the bead surfaces (also causing ghosting). A few full-flash updates can dislodge most of those stuck particles, and help warm up the oil in the eink. It can take more than three full-flash updates to get a clean display when it has been sitting for awhile.
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