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Old 11-29-2017, 01:44 PM   #4
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Device: No K1, PW2, KV, KOA
It MIGHT just need a new battery.

But I have a stack of them that never get past turning off the orange light.

One thing to try (this has worked for me on a couple of them) - freeze it.

Wrap lightly in a micro-fiber cloth, put in freezer.
When good and cold, all the way through (leave in for a few hours) -
Remove from freezer, leave in the wrapping (protects against condensation) -
Put on wall charger -
Wait.

Sometimes they will "recover" enough to get past the "orange light" stage.
(Also known to work for PW1, PW3, KT3 - all of which I have recovered by freezing)
Which reminds me, I have a couple of K5 devices that need a good chilling.

The Kindles that did not have 3G from the factory do not have the connector on the board for the modem and the sim card nor the antenna in the case for the 3G module.
But the same module was used in most Kindle models.
PS: It is 60USD new.

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