|09-20-2008, 10:30 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Device: Amazon Kindle
So I am back in the US. I have my new replacement Kindle. Life is good.
But for the last day or two, my battery has been dying after a couple of hours. I think I have figured that one out. I had no bars on the WhisperNet thing, so my Kindle was wasting power looking for a signal.
1. Why would WhisperNet be out for the last 24 hours in Western Maryland?
So I turned off wireless and downloaded the Times by the Amazon web site. No problems. But while reading the Times, I noticed the battery life bar moving. I mean after a night's charge it ought to be solid for several hours. What the heck?
So I turned the machine off and and on. No problems, but no improvement.
I went back to my newspaper, and all the controls are frozen, page forward, page back, back, even the power switch seems to do nothing.
2. Any obvious diagnosis? I suppose I need to do a hard reset with a paperclip?
|09-20-2008, 12:22 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Device: Kindle Touch
|09-20-2008, 01:01 PM||#3|
I'm Super Kindle-icious
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Drive, Calinadia Candafornia
Device: KDXG, KT, Oasis
As far as your issues with Whispernet, I'm a little confused. Are you just leaving the Whispernet on all of the time? If so, it won't matter if you have a good or bad signal, your battery will drain much faster with it on. If I plan to use Whispernet for longer than a few minutes, I plug my Kindle into a power source.
If you're suddenly having issues with Whispernet itself, you may want to put in a call to Amazon to see if there are any outage issues. I tired to Google for outage info for Sprint EVDO but haven't been successful.
Welcome back stateside!