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Old 01-12-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy Amazon Lit (Lighted?) Case is now broken

I use my launch K3 about 4-5 times a week.

Since I don't like the weight of the case when I don't need the light I'd take the K3 out of the case. But then I'm putting it back in the case before the night is over. So on average I'm probably taking the K3 out of the case once every other reading.

Last night the light stopped working

Off to contact Amazon CSR for a replacement.

-edit, Purchased September 10th 2010 so it was still under warranty. CSR is shipping me out a new one. Woot!

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Old 01-12-2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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I must also confess I was reading the K3 in the bath tub and I reached for my K3 w/ my wet hand and got a tiny bit of water around the keyboard area. I would think there's a rubber membrane to protect the circuitry below the keyboard for just this issue though. My K3 has been working fine after the 'water hand' incident.

So, I'm assuming the problem is either:

1) Just defective
2) Didn't like the attachment mechanism being used constantly
3) Water damage

Guess I'll narrow it down to case vs k3 once the new case arrives.

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try putting your kindle into a ziploc bag the next time without the case
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She's not kidding about protecting it from water using a ziplock or similar plastic bag for protection. But if yours can endure a lot of scuba diving without a mask - well, okay, then.
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I am totally serious. I read in the bath all of the time with my Kindle in a ziploc. I also have taken it to the beach in a ziploc, both as defense against sand and water
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Really???

Was it a pleasurable experience? I would think the extra "layer" and air pockets would make it a PITA to read.

Hmmmmmm
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I use a gallon size Ziploc in the tub until someone buys me this from my Amazon wish list.
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Really???

Was it a pleasurable experience? I would think the extra "layer" and air pockets would make it a PITA to read.

Hmmmmmm
it's very easy to use. when you have the kindle inside the bag, fold the empty part of the bag over the side, gently squeeze it around your kindle and you will gradually get the air out of it. pushing any of the buttons through the bag is very easy, there is no distortion through the bag, and you have the security of knowing it is protected. I had knee surgery last year so taking a bath was a huge deal after my scar closed up. I was also very heavily medicated. I fell asleep in the tub and woke up when my Kindle hit my tummy. I was SO glad it was in the ziploc!
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it's very easy to use. when you have the kindle inside the bag, fold the empty part of the bag over the side, gently squeeze it around your kindle and you will gradually get the air out of it. pushing any of the buttons through the bag is very easy, there is no distortion through the bag, and you have the security of knowing it is protected. I had knee surgery last year so taking a bath was a huge deal after my scar closed up. I was also very heavily medicated. I fell asleep in the tub and woke up when my Kindle hit my tummy. I was SO glad it was in the ziploc!

I'm so gonna try that this weekend. I could use a bath. Wait, that sounded wrong. What I mean is, I could use 30 minutes or so in a locked room by myself with a book, as opposed to ten minutes of constant movement under a spray of hot water. Showering is a daily activity, but a nice bath is an experience.

I see a bubble bath and a trashy novel in my near future. Now I'm just wishing I had one of those waterproof iPod thingies.
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