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kindle fire a piece of junk???

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Initial post: Dec 27, 2011 6:27:47 AM PST
OK, I am on my 2nd Kindle Fire.. Same problems as the first one. Is anyone else having this??? When I turn on the device I can't access the last book I was reading. In fact it says that the book isn't even on the device. But it is. Please tell me that I don't HAVE to be on a Wi-Fi connection for this thing to work. Anyway, I do a hard re-boot and the book comes back. This is the 2nd device with the same issues.. One more and I think I'm DONE... I have had the Kindle fist edition and still have the Kindle2 and have never had ANY issues with ether..

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 6:31:35 AM PST
D. Cole says:
No, you dont have to be on a wifi for you to read a book, but you do for practically every other thing it does. This isn't just an ebook reader. This is a multimedia device. I honestly cant tell you why you are having this problem. Have you actually called into tech support about the issue? Maybe they know of an issue or even a workaround for the problem your having.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 6:33:24 AM PST
No. My Kindle fire is perfect! A truely amazing piece of electronics.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 6:34:04 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2011 6:35:54 AM PST
Is it on the cloud and needs to be DOWNLOADED? You have to bring the book down from the cloud (where it would be on a newly registered to your account Kindle Fire). If you click device instead of cloud it should show and that means it is a local copy (actually on the Kindle Fire and requires no connection). If it shows as local and you can't read then can't help you , also my two Kindle Fires don't have this issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 6:35:04 AM PST
David, This e-book is free today.

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Posted on Dec 27, 2011 6:36:44 AM PST
Heidi Wills says:
Call support. My little Kindle for PC was somehow logging me out of my account and I was having problems accessing the books I was reading on that device. Kindle Support was able to trouble shoot with me until we figure out what was wrong and it was an easy fix.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 6:37:24 AM PST
Their solution was to send me a replacement for the first one that I was having the same issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 6:39:13 AM PST
The books are on the device not on the cloud.. After I shut the device off and come back to it and try to read the book I was reading it's not there.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 6:41:34 AM PST

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 6:45:15 AM PST
David, the books will either be on Cloud or in your archives. Go to Digital content on your Account page, to to Manage your Kindle, find the books. On the far right side is a drop down. Click on whichever device you want to send the books to, then re-load them.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 6:54:14 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2011 6:57:03 AM PST
my wife got kindle for christmas and now wants case with booklight like daughter in laws hers pulls out of case to turn it on and uses thr kindle battery any idea where to find

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 6:57:33 AM PST
Been there, done that... I shouldn't have to Re-download every book after every time I shut the device off. Plus I don't have access to Wi-Fi unless I go somewhere like the library or cafe..

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 7:00:12 AM PST
That is so strange. What kind of wi-fi are you running? Do you know the brand and encryption type?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 7:00:17 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Which Kindle does she have? Just search Amazon for that particular kindle model and the words "lighted case"

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 7:01:25 AM PST
dawnsong says:
David, sorry to hear you are having this issue.
My Fire works great and has become almost an extension of my hand... I find more uses for it every day.

Yes, I can turn off my Fire, turn it back on, and resume reading a book even with wifi off.
It is very strange that you've has the same odd problem with two different Fires. Wonder if there is some license-related issue with your account. Have you tried deregistering/reregistering the device?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 7:13:09 AM PST
That's my next move... heading to the library later today and going to do the de-register/re-register thing later today.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 7:13:58 AM PST
Then Re-load everything that was on the device already... :(

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 7:20:11 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 27, 2011 7:21:24 AM PST
If it is re-registered to your account your stuff should be there to load by just clicking on the book or app in the cloud.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 5:10:57 PM PST
WELL.... I have now de-registered and Re-registered my fire and reset to factory defaults. I have RE-Loaded all the books I want onto the device (Fire) So far it is working but we will see. This being the second fire (Replacement for the first defective one) It worked fine when I first got it then started to act up..

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 3:43:50 AM PST
Heidi Wills says:
I'm having wi-fi issues as well. My wireless is through Verizon. My Kindle will not acknowledge it at all. I blame Verizon, though.

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 4:38:12 AM PST
AC says:
My kindle Fire is wonderful, no issues.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 4:43:35 AM PST
Sue says:
I have had my Kindle Fire since 11-16 and have had no problems. It is weird that some people are having so many problems and some do not have any. That is too bad because it is a great piece of equipment.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 4:43:44 AM PST
TexasNancy says:
My kindle Fire is not a piece of junk. I've had mine since mid November and I've not had any issues. SS you are having problems but CS will help you sort it out.

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 4:52:38 AM PST
Bill says:
If it happens again, I'd send it back and get an e ink Kindle with 3G. Using a wifi only Kindle device with no wifi in your home has to be a pain in the neck.
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