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Old 09-28-2021, 05:01 PM   #1
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Kindle paperwhite battery replacement

I don't use my Kindle very often, but I have noticed that my Paperwhite battery would drain faster than it used to. A fully charged Kindle, sitting, unused would drain to dead in less than a week.

I ordered a replacement battery from Amazon, watched a video on how to swap the battery and swapped it out.

And it made no difference.

I charged my Kindle to 100%, and let it sit, unplugged and unusued for 48 hours, and my battery drained to 50%.

With the infrequent use of my Kincle, I could easily get a month on a charge.

Has anyone seen anything like this?
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Old 09-28-2021, 10:11 PM   #2
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Did your replacement battery have a manufacturing date stamped on it? At one time, I purchased a replacement battery that was close to a year older than the original battery. The battery transplant was a success but the patient was worse off.
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Old 09-28-2021, 10:45 PM   #3
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Did your replacement battery have a manufacturing date stamped on it? At one time, I purchased a replacement battery that was close to a year older than the original battery. The battery transplant was a success but the patient was worse off.
I didn't look. Sounds like I am taking my Kindle apart again. Sigh...
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Old 09-29-2021, 03:55 AM   #4
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sounds like a faulty charging voltage regulator on the Kindle. This is a common problem especially today when people use cheap usb charging bricks and dodgy usb cables.

You might find you get the same behaviour no matter how many times you change the battery.

How long does it take for the Green light to come on? Rapid charging can often be a sign of this.
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Old 09-29-2021, 04:28 AM   #5
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Do make sure it's finished indexing. That runs down the battery.
I think if the charging circuit was damaged it might not charge at all, or not stop charging and set the battery on fire. One KK3 behaved strangely and needed a reset a couple of times after replacing the battery.

If it does charge at all and run for a day it's most likely that either the SW needs reset or the battery (really a cell) is too old or been stored too warm. I was pleased than the DXG battery I ordered was only about 18 months old and one of the KK3 batteries was only a month old before shipping (which took 6 weeks!).
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Old 09-30-2021, 01:27 AM   #6
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Just an idea: my PW was stuck indexing books for a few days, thus battery would train faster. If you want to check just go to the homescreen and type nonsensical text into the search box and hit enter. From the search results page, if "text in books" is highlighted, tap it, and it will show how many ebooks are not yet indexed.
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Old 10-02-2021, 05:52 AM   #7
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Just an idea: my PW was stuck indexing books for a few days, thus battery would train faster. If you want to check just go to the homescreen and type nonsensical text into the search box and hit enter. From the search results page, if "text in books" is highlighted, tap it, and it will show how many ebooks are not yet indexed.
Whoa.. I have so many books .. huge one's.. does this mean I'm unnecessarily draining the battery by holding so many books on my kindle..

Should I keep holding small numbers.. to sustain battery. and keep adding as I move on.
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Old 10-02-2021, 07:39 AM   #8
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No, it's only needed on USB power for indexing when you initially add the ebooks. After that it doesn't matter.
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