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Old 09-13-2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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I just got a Kindle 3 today. I am very disappointed in its performance when "turning" pages. The screen goes black with white type between pages. Is this normal or a glitch? This is not the level of performance I was expecting. I suppose if it is as far as they have come technologically, I am stuck with it, If it is a glitch, I will return the thing.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:21 PM   #2
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I just got a Kindle 3 today. I am very disappointed in its performance when "turning" pages. The screen goes black with white type between pages. Is this normal or a glitch? This is not the level of performance I was expecting. I suppose if it is as far as they have come technologically, I am stuck with it, If it is a glitch, I will return the thing.
Thats normal for an eInk display. They all do that.
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If you're that unhappy then return it. But, as Tiersten says, all e-ink does that. Personally, after a little while it stopped bothering me at all. It doesn't break the flow of reading any more than a page turn with a paper book.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:55 PM   #4
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Welcome to MobileRead, andrewatlanta.

I don't even notice the page turning.....its like turn a paper book page......gives your eyes a chance to refocus.

However, as mentioned, if you really can't deal with it, luckily Amazon has a 30 day return policy.

How long have you been reading with it? Give it at least a few days and see if your eyes don't adjust.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:21 PM   #5
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:34 PM   #6
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If your K3 is running 3.0 version of software, you may need to upgrade the Kindle software to 3.0.1. When I got my K3, the page turns were very slow, but after I updated 3.0.1, it made a huge difference in page turns. There still is black between page turns, but only for a split second.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:34 PM   #7
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The black is how the e-ink refreshes. You'll get used to it, honest.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:37 PM   #8
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I just got a Kindle 3 today. I am very disappointed in its performance when "turning" pages. The screen goes black with white type between pages. Is this normal or a glitch? This is not the level of performance I was expecting. I suppose if it is as far as they have come technologically, I am stuck with it, If it is a glitch, I will return the thing.
I had a K1, which was slower, and it took me about 4-5 days to get used to the black page turns. Now I don't notice them, especially on the k3.
I agree -- give yourself a couple of weeks to get used to it. It even took me a few days to get used to the K3. There are lots of free books you can try out with it. If you don't like it after that, perhaps e-ink devices are not for you.

Happy reading!

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Old 09-13-2010, 08:51 PM   #9
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I dunno about the firmware upgrade (I've read that it actually makes it slower). But it definitely is slower and more noticeable when you add a book to it and it's still indexing it.

Why the screen refresh is linked to the CPU load is beyond me, but...when you just get a K3 and put a bunch of books on it's slower than it will end up being once it's finishing indexing them. Though it still always does it, it gets to be pretty quick.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:27 PM   #10
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Split second black when page turning.

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If you're that unhappy then return it. But, as Tiersten says, all e-ink does that. Personally, after a little while it stopped bothering me at all. It doesn't break the flow of reading any more than a page turn with a paper book.
Hi all, I'm new here and I know this strring is a bit old, but I just pruchased a Kindle 3G and I loved it...for the first 4 hours.

There was NO black between page turns, now there is.

If this really is supposed to be normal with the black, why did I get pure white page after page turn for 4 hours and then it went to black ??

Any explanations??
Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:45 PM   #11
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If this really is supposed to be normal with the black, why did I get pure white page after page turn for 4 hours and then it went to black ??

Any explanations??
Thanks!
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You may have not noticed it. But also, some newer device, starting with the Nook STR, IIRC, only do the anti-ghosting wipe every so often (something like every 6 pages or so I think). Older devices did it every page.

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You'll get used to it, honest.
Agreed. When I got my first Kindle in January 2010, the page turns were distracting at first. But after using the Kindle a few times I really didn't notice it anymore.
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