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Old 02-26-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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Kindle 2 Screensaver or Wake From Sleep Problem

Hello - Within a few hours of having my Kindle 2 (very nice upgrade to the Kindle 1) I had an issue where the unit went to sleep and displayed the screensaver. I could not get it to wake up! Sliding the power button to the right did not work. I experimented and had to reset by sliding and holding the power button to right while I pressed the home button. After the reset (it came to life displaying my library) all appeard to be fine.

This morning I had the same issue trying to turn it on - last night I turned it off by sliding the power button to the right so a screen saver was displayed. Note that this does not happen every time I slide the power to the right - I'm wondering if it's some sort of a bug or something else is going on.

Any one else experiencing the same problem?
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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Since the power switch is a slider, make sure the sliding motion reaches to the other end.
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I understand. I tried numerous time the first time this happened since I thought the unit was frozen. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Next time you see the same problem and you are around a computer, plug in USB to see if it goes into USB mode. (Not a ideal solution, but if it works, then it sounds like a software bug to me. )
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:26 AM   #5
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Hello Steve - One thing I did not mention in my original post is that when it first happened one of the things I tried to do to unfreeze it was to put it into power by trying both AC and then USB. I could never get the power light to display that it was charging.

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Hm... If the power light didn't come on... Call customer service and leave them a report and see what they want to do in this instance. I am sure customer service will take care of you. Please let us know about your experience.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:36 AM   #7
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Will do. I did send customer service a report but I trust the great people in this forum more <g>. I'm hoping others will chime in if they experienced the same problem so I can provide that information to Amazon. Thanks again for your quick replies.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:59 AM   #8
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K2 is a somewhat new animal and it will take a little time to figure out its quirks (I still don't have mine yet). Until we get up to speed, we'll all have to depend on Amazon CS more than usual.

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It is fun to be an early adopter. I was as excited to get the new Kindle as I was to get my Nuvomedia Rocketbook "back in the old days".
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:02 PM   #10
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kindle switch to wake not working

I too am having problems with my brand new kindle 2 occasionally not working when I try to wake up kindle by sliding the power switch to the right. I have definitely tried multiple times, each time ensuring that I have pushed the slide all the way to the right. I also tried holding slide to right while holding the home button down for over a minute (hurts fingers). Nothing happens. What gives?
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:24 AM   #11
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Kindle power problems

I am having the same problem with powering on my Kindle. I returned my first Kindle because of this problenm, and am having the same problem again on the second unit. I have been gentle with the power switch on both devices, and have tried both USB and AC charging to fix the problem. In my view, this is most definitely a design defect.

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Old 03-22-2011, 09:50 PM   #12
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Amazon Customer support just solved this problem:

1. Take the Amazon case off.
2. Problem solved.

Wtf? The said this only happens with the non-lighted cover. They credited me to buy the cover with the light.
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Question UNRESPONSIVE KINDLE

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I am having the same problem with powering on my Kindle. I returned my first Kindle because of this problenm, and am having the same problem again on the second unit. I have been gentle with the power switch on both devices, and have tried both USB and AC charging to fix the problem. In my view, this is most definitely a design defect.

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JUST HAD SAME PROBLEM, KINDLE FROZEN ON SCREEN SAVER, NOT RESPONDING WITH POWER SLIDE, USB CONNECTION OR DIRECT POWER. HELD SLIDER TO RIGHT FOR 15 SECONDS THEN RELEASED. 5 SECONDS LATER GREEN LIGHT CAME ON SYSTEM POWERED ITSELF ON AND I HAVE NOT LOST ANY BOOKS AND READER HAS RESUMED ON PAGE I WAS READING. WILL POST IF PROBLEM RE-OCCURS
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JUST HAD SAME PROBLEM, KINDLE FROZEN ON SCREEN SAVER, NOT RESPONDING WITH POWER SLIDE, USB CONNECTION OR DIRECT POWER. HELD SLIDER TO RIGHT FOR 15 SECONDS THEN RELEASED. 5 SECONDS LATER GREEN LIGHT CAME ON SYSTEM POWERED ITSELF ON AND I HAVE NOT LOST ANY BOOKS AND READER HAS RESUMED ON PAGE I WAS READING. WILL POST IF PROBLEM RE-OCCURS
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