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Old 08-06-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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K2 getting slow

I've noticed my K2 getting slow recently. It seems that the more I put on it, the slower it gets. It takes a while to go from the screen saver to the active screen or vice versa. It even takes a while now to go from one page to the next while reading a book. Today I tried to show someone how to enlarge the text, and it took probably 15 seconds or more to adjust the text size.

Anyone else had this problem? I've done the font hack and the screen saver hack. Could either of these be causing it?

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Old 08-06-2009, 10:08 PM   #2
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I haven't had this problem but maybe a reset (either the power switch hold for 20-30 seconds or the menu factory reset option) will clear up the issue.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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what exactly does the factory reset do? will it format the drive? will it remove the screensaver hack or the font hack? Just wondering what I'm getting myself into.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:24 AM   #4
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what exactly does the factory reset do? will it format the drive? will it remove the screensaver hack or the font hack? Just wondering what I'm getting myself into.
I just tried it and here's what happens.

- you get a warning that all your books will be removed but you will be able to download them again.
- once it restarts, it has become a brand new *deregistered* Kindle
- I had to enter my Amazon email address and password to re-register my Kindle to my account
- on the home page are the latest user guide, the Oxford American dictionary (I have to re-download the Websters I've been using as my default, and the link to my archived items.

I have the screensaver hack installed and it is still listed on the settings page. But I get blank screens instead of my personal images. I'll have to reinstall it.

In conclusion, for your problem, try the slider reset first. If that doesn't work, then try the factory reset.

Edit: I just re-downloaded the book I had been reading and it opened where I left off (though I did have to change the font size from the default).

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Old 08-08-2009, 11:11 AM   #5
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I just tried it and here's what happens.

- you get a warning that all your books will be removed but you will be able to download them again.
- once it restarts, it has become a brand new *deregistered* Kindle
- I had to enter my Amazon email address and password to re-register my Kindle to my account
- on the home page are the latest user guide, the Oxford American dictionary (I have to re-download the Websters I've been using as my default, and the link to my archived items.

I have the screensaver hack installed and it is still listed on the settings page. But I get blank screens instead of my personal images. I'll have to reinstall it.

In conclusion, for your problem, try the slider reset first. If that doesn't work, then try the factory reset.

Edit: I just re-downloaded the book I had been reading and it opened where I left off (though I did have to change the font size from the default).
Wow, that is a surprise. Just one more reason I'll keep my K1 as long as possible.

Ruddell, before you try this, no matter what the battery indicator shows, give it a good two-hour charge and see if that possibly helps. Then, again before reset, I'd call customer service and see if they have some magic wand that will fix it easier than the factory reset. Good luck.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:48 AM   #6
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Yeah, it's pretty extreme. One new thing. For some reason the text looks markedly darker than it did before. Could be my imagination and I wasn't expecting it but it really does look darker to me.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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Kindle 2 Font Hack

I have installed Font Hack for Kindle 2 from blogkindle.com then uninstalled it.

Would automatic Amazon updates work as long as Kindle Font Hack is not installed?

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Old 08-31-2009, 02:25 PM   #8
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I have installed Font Hack for Kindle 2 from blogkindle.com then uninstalled it.

Would automatic Amazon updates work as long as Kindle Font Hack is not installed?

Cheers,

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The K2 Screensaver Hack will prevent updates, so to be on the safe side, as long as no hacks are installed, you will get updates. You can always re-install hacks after you've received the update (and un-install the hacks when you get word of a new update).
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Wow,

I'm really confused. On my K2 a restart does not erase the existing books.

I have done a reset a couple of times (ie, I held the power switch to the right for about 30 seconds). When you let up it shows a Kindle splash screen and then it shows a progress bar for a bit before it pops to life. I have the font hack installed, but not the screensaver.

I don't have my K2 handy, but I think I removed the kernel patch files from the root after the hack was initially applied. Could it be that your patch files are still in the root? Might it be that it is re-installing the patch files with each restart, and could that be causing the file erasure?
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Wow,

I'm really confused. On my K2 a restart does not erase the existing books.

I have done a reset a couple of times (ie, I held the power switch to the right for about 30 seconds). When you let up it shows a Kindle splash screen and then it shows a progress bar for a bit before it pops to life. I have the font hack installed, but not the screensaver.

I don't have my K2 handy, but I think I removed the kernel patch files from the root after the hack was initially applied. Could it be that your patch files are still in the root? Might it be that it is re-installing the patch files with each restart, and could that be causing the file erasure?
It's the "reset to factory defaults" that erases the files (menu > settings > menu > reset to factory defaults), not the slide switch reset.
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It's the "reset to factory defaults" that erases the files (menu > settings > menu > reset to factory defaults), not the slide switch reset.
Ahhh, thanks. I can see you were talking about that. I was confused .
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