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Old 12-05-12, 09:30 AM
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Kindle won't hold a charge?

My friend's Kindle which was a gift about a year ago will not hold a charge anymore. She doesn't have a wall socket charger only USB.

Is there some easy fix to this or is it screwed?

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Old 12-05-12, 10:02 AM
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Re: Kindle won't hold a charge?

Replace the battery?

If it's been under a year, a battery replacement should be covered under warranty.

If it's been over a year, Amazon may replace the battery for a fee. Otherwise there's do-it-yourself kits for popping open the back and replacing it. Here's a video guide for replacing the battery on a Kindle 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxKqr3t35HM
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Re: Kindle won't hold a charge?

Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
Replace the battery?

If it's been under a year, a battery replacement should be covered under warranty.

If it's been over a year, Amazon may replace the battery for a fee. Otherwise there's do-it-yourself kits for popping open the back and replacing it. Here's a video guide for replacing the battery on a Kindle 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxKqr3t35HM
thanks as always Jay. i am going to tell her to do the hard reset first (hold power for 20sec.) and see if that helps. don't know if i want to fiddle with battery, but i will take a look.
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Old 12-05-12, 11:03 AM
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Re: Kindle won't hold a charge?

hmm... my wife has been complaining about the battery life in our Kindle 3 lately. I assumed it was because Wifi or 3G wasn't turned off after syncing it. I may replace the battery if it's as easy as it seems.
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Old 12-08-12, 07:46 PM
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Re: Kindle won't hold a charge?

just to let everyone know...the hard reset worked. just hold power button for 20sec. and wala back to working. odd little thing. glad i don't read
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