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Does your kindle "reset" itself?

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Initial post: Jun 7, 2010 10:34:19 AM PDT
This is the third time this has happened to me and I wanted to see if this is normal behavior or if I need to get it fixed.
I turn off the kindle and instead of staying turned off it starts flashing for a second, the kindle front page comes on and it resets itself. This loses my place in what ever book I am reading and that is incredibly frustrating. (The whole turning of 50 or more pages one by one gets irritating)
So... Has your kindle reset itself before?

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 10:41:00 AM PDT
CLB77 says:
Perhaps you're unintentionally holding the off switch for too long.... that's how you manually reset the device, by holding the off switch for 15 seconds.

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 10:41:24 AM PDT
Carbonbased says:
You're holding the off button for too long.
Slide and release for sleep mode (recommended over off)
Slide and hold for 5-6 seconds to turn off
Slide and hold for 20-30 seconds for forced restart/reboot (necessary when other buttons are frozen)
When Home and Menu still work but Kindle is misbehaving, press Home; Menu; select 'settings' press Menu again and select 'restart'

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 10:44:45 AM PDT
OH!!! That totally explains it then. Thank you for your answers.

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 10:47:18 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 7, 2010 10:47:52 AM PDT
I don't normally turn off my Kindle - I just let it go to sleep on it's own. It's better for it that way, anyway.

When you are turning it off - how long are you holding the button to the right? Sounds like you are holding it too long and are restarting it and not turning it off.

To put it to sleep - slide to the right and immediately let go - the sleep image should appear.
To shut off - slide to the right and hold for 5- 10 seconds - it should show a blank screen.
To (hard) restart - slide to the right and hold for 15 - 30 seconds - in about a minute it should show the boy sitting under the tree on a hill with the indicator bar underneath.

Otherwise, spontaneous restarts while reading my Kindle have happened now and again. Seemingly random and nothing that ever caused a problem. But if your Kindle is restarting instead of going into sleep or off mode (and you aren't holding the button that long), it could be a problem.

Edited: Took too long to type all that! LOL :)
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