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Old 01-27-2019, 03:48 PM   #166
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I have a Kindle 2nd Gen and wanted to replace the battery since the original battery is not lasting very long on a charge.

I ordered a new battery, one made by a company called Cameron-Sino, and it will not charge. The charge light goes on for a few seconds and goes off. Thinking I had a dud, I got a refund and ordered another battery from a different vendor. It turned out to be from the same manufacturer, Cameron-Sino, and also will not charge.

The original battery still charges fine with the yellow LED turning green when it is up to full charge.

Has anyone else had the problem with replacement batteries? I don't know what to do.
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:12 PM   #167
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I replaced the battery on one of my Paperwhite's a year ago and the replacement battery wasn't any better than the old one. It had to be charged every day. I got a cheap battery from Ebay instead of getting what I've been told is a reliable battery from Newpower99. I've never actually used one of their batteries but I've been told they're good.

Here's a link to the battery for the 2nd generation Kindle:
https://www.newpower99.com/SearchRes...x=0&Search.y=0

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Old 02-01-2019, 03:22 AM   #168
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Thanks for the info Barry. One of the "new" batteries I ordered was from newpower99 and it's on its way back for a refund, as my experience was the same as you described. I can't believe they are simply shipping out old batteries since nobody would be satisfied with them and they'd all come back for refunds...but you never know!

Others advised me to buy a new $99 Kindle that is the current version of my old one. It's crazy to have to buy a new unit for the lack of the darn battery for an old one, but that might be Amazon's thinking in not supplying replacement batteries. I didn't see any alternative...so a new Kindle is on order.
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Old 10-04-2019, 04:19 PM   #169
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:20 AM   #170
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Oasis v Voyage

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Considering replacing wife's Voyage with current Oasis. Appart from the screen size are there any differences to screen quality/readability/image quality of the text.

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Old 07-24-2020, 09:56 PM   #171
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Serial ¿ Serials doesn't follow any chronological order ??

I have 2 PW now the serial of my new device precedes the serial number of old device :; does this mean my new PW is old stock? Or Serials have no chronological order just some last random alphanumerics?
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Old 07-24-2020, 11:37 PM   #172
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Serial ¿ Serials doesn't follow any chronological order ??

I have 2 PW now the serial of my new device precedes the serial number of old device :; does this mean my new PW is old stock? Or Serials have no chronological order just some last random alphanumerics?
Digits 9-12 correspond to the manufacture date:

9: year
10-11: week
12: day of the week

And yep, absolutely possible to receive older stock.
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Digits 9-12 correspond to the manufacture date:

9: year
10-11: week
12: day of the week

And yep, absolutely possible to receive older stock.
For this Info

Now I don't think its bad as its same model though I don't see it as gud either

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Now I don't think its bad as its same model though I don't see it as gud either
Old stock can actually be good if you jailbreak.

For example, the PW3 needed 5.8.7 or lower.

The KT4 (basic Kindle 10th gen) only the early batches with 5.11.0 is jailbreakable.

Early days of the PW4, getting stock 5.10.0.1/2 was desirable until we got factory 5.10.1.3. When PW4s started shipping with 5.10.3, there was no jailbreak for those unlucky enough to get that version for months. The existing PW4 JB method came from stock with 5.10.1.3. Without that, there would be no JB available for the PW4 now.

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Yes, old stock is good

There something else came into my attention as in matter of fact hard to differentiate unless you compare both side by side

New PW - Has a little yellow hue (glow warm light) mfg DEC 2019

Old PW - is more like pure paperwhite (gives more cold light) mfg OCT 2018

I don't know is it quality issue or recent development in hardware

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