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Old 02-28-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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Sleep mode vs. power off

I understand that in sleep mode the Kindle2 uses less battery power but will still receive whispernet content as it is ready. Does the Kindle 2 use the same amount of power in sleep and power-off mode when the wireless is turned off? I like the e-ink "screensaver" pictures (yes, I know it's not actually a screensaver.
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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When the power is off it doesn't make any difference if the whispernet is on. Leaving the whispernet on will really drain your battery when the unit is on. I only turn mine on every few days for about 10 minutes.

Usually I leave my Kindle in sleep mode with me reading anywhere from 1 to 6 hours a day and the battery lasts about 5 days. I've been down with strep and done a great deal more reading and my battery lasted a little less. This makes sense as it is the actual page turns which drain the battery.
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Is there even a third mode on the K2? I thought it was in sleep mode or in use mode?

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You mean K2 can't be turned completely off? I would think that might be an airline issue!?
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:52 PM   #5
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You mean K2 can't be turned completely off? I would think that might be an airline issue!?
Opps.. I guess I am wrong. From the User Guide:

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If you are done reading, you can put your Kindle to sleep by sliding and
releasing the power button located at the top of your Kindle (you wake up Kindle the same way).
Sleeping your Kindle will extend battery life and also lock all of the keys and buttons so you
don't inadvertently press one while not using your Kindle. When your Kindle is asleep, you will
see an image on the screen. To turn off your Kindle completely, slide and hold the power switch
for four seconds, then release.

So, I am going to extrapolate from this info, if you turn the kindle "off" it will not use any power nor will it download via whispernet while it is off. That is assuming "off" means off.

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Old 02-28-2009, 07:00 PM   #6
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Is there even a third mode on the K2? I thought it was in sleep mode or in use mode?

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It took me a while to succesfully turn off the power. I held the switch for a count of four and thought it was off, but it wasn't. If you can see the "screensaver, it is still in sleep mode. Try holding the switch to the right for LONGER than the count of four - perhaps more like 6-8. It should turn off and the screen will go blank.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:58 PM   #7
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Try holding the switch to the right for LONGER than the count of four - perhaps more like 6-8. It should turn off and the screen will go blank.
Of course, if you hold it to the right too long (14 seconds?) it will do a reset. I don't know what all that implies, but I assume you will lose at least some information with a rest.

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Old 02-28-2009, 09:55 PM   #8
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A reset doesn't cause you to lose information. It's really more of a reboot. There is an option via the menus for a factory reset which does cause you to lose information.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:18 PM   #9
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can you read your kindle while it is charging?
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can you read your kindle while it is charging?
Yes you can.

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Old 03-06-2009, 03:54 PM   #11
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You can't read your Kindle while it's in "USB drive" mode with your PC, but after you're done copying files you can umount the drive and read your Kindle while it's still attached (and charging) from the PC's USB port.
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You can't read your Kindle while it's in "USB drive" mode with your PC, but after you're done copying files you can umount the drive and read your Kindle while it's still attached (and charging) from the PC's USB port.
Or you can use the A/C mains charger connect to the USB cable. Then it doesn't got into USB drive mode.

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Right, just trying to be thorough.
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Right, just trying to be thorough.
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:45 AM   #15
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so does it lose battery power when its on the sleep mode ?
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