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Posted on Apr 25, 2014 7:31:50 AM PDT
mary g says:
i too have trouble with my kindle fire charging. amazon sent me a new charger but that did not solve the problem. one would think that this company would make changes so this problem doesn't continue. it usually takes me thirty minutes to prop the charger up or otherwise arrange maryit so it will charge. waste of time.

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 10:52:39 AM PDT
What and let people like you continue to be rude. I'll go where I please and don't need the likes of you telling me where I should or shouldn't be. I assume by your childish remark you consider yourself to be something important around here. To yourself only pal, only to yourself. In future kindly mind your own business, there's a good little boy.

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 10:13:17 AM PDT
Mary says:
Well friends sent it and got it back fixed fine. The seller they used had excellent feedback for the repair. Mary

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2014 8:44:26 AM PDT
So why don't you go hang out on a nook forum?

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 8:41:05 AM PDT
I'd be thinking twice about sending anything to an Ebay Mr. Fixit. There's little you can do should it go missing. I've seen the work done by the self proclaimed "Technicians" a six year old with a blowtorch could have done a better job. I have well over 40 years experience with soldering but I would steer clear of those particular sockets. If iy'd been completely removed from the circuit board a brand new replacement is needed, the old one is impossible to solder back in place. A reflow unit is needed not the standard soldering iron because it needs soldering under the socket and it can't be reached with n iron. Due to layout of tablet type boards, there's plenty of SMDs in the vicinity and extreme care is needed to avoid heating them up as well. It took a robot to put it all together originally and not too many Ebay "Techs" have one sitting around to do such jobs. I'm not saying it can't be done but I'd love to see someone do it and have it work afterwards. But then that's if it's off the board. If it's simply a broken connection then it's a simple job for someone who's repaired one previously.
Good luck either way. Every day I'm glad I bought a Nook.

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2014 7:34:59 AM PDT
jen says:
They told me there was nothing they could do and offered me a refurbished one for $159.00. I bought a brand new tablet for $149.00

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 7:06:47 AM PDT
Mary says:
There are ebay sellers fixing them for a reasonable free. Ask around your area and see if any one does soldering like that. I would think someone that solders circuit boards and stuff could do it. Why not call amazon and let them know. You never know what they might do for you. Mary

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 6:57:55 AM PDT
jen says:
I am on my second kindle fire, and of course this one has charging issues too and it did not start until after the warranty ran out. (just my luck) I am done with the kindle fire, I now have a tablet. I am looking to sell it. can the charging issue be fixed by a local retailer who does fix them?

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 6:20:44 PM PST
A trick I use on both my Asus and Nook is to purchase a few leads with the input plug for charging connected to a normal every day USB2 female socket. The input plug doesn' just of the side of the unit because it's a 90 degree type plug and the USB socket is stuck to the underside of the leather or vinyl cover. This way the unit's socket isn't subjected to undue strain so never losses the connection. Plus if and when the USB socket gets worn I simply replace it with a new one costing $1.50. A hunt through Ebays pages found mine. A number of people sell them for anything from $$1.50 to $3.99. Something I bought yesterday which I haven't fitted yet is a tiny (very tiny) USB HUB. It can be either powered should you wish to use a number of addons it will accept a number of different Memory cards. Whilst recently in hospital I took my Nook with me along with headphone earbuds, a card reader and 6 SD cards no bigger than 32gb. All up I had roughly 80 magazines, 120 movies, around 200 music albums and 1,000 books. Plus I had games installed on the Nook. Even a cheap $69.00 tablet would be suitable to do the same. Owing to the fact I was flown to hospital via Air Ambulance I was restricted on weight. This little package including a charger weighed little and took up very little space in my bag. Packing everything in between clothing gave it excellent protection.

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 6:05:41 PM PST
Mary says:
For game apps if you log into them with facebook then your progress is saved. Mary

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2014 5:51:32 PM PST
Mrs Z says:
All your apps will be stored in the cloud but, you will have start over on them like they were brand new.

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 10:55:38 AM PST
Second charger ordered and still can't make it charge.I wiggle it and try taping it in place- nothing works.Very frustrates.I have ten books on it that I can't even read.Uggh

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2013 6:44:39 AM PST
dasymae says:
I have been doing the same thing with my kindle fire.I lay it down flat plug the charger in and put a folded piece of newspaper under the cord where it connects to the kindle. Then I very carefully push the button in till the shut down light comes up. I touch shut down and then pray it will charge. Sometimes I get full charge but it doesn't last as long as it did when I first got it.

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 9:34:34 AM PST
J Ulvestad says:
My 1st Kindle Fire lasted about 7 months, same problem and Amazon quickly replaced with a refurbished model. Worked for another 10 months or so (very careful with plug) but now having same problems. Cust Service now only offering small credit against second generation Fire, nothing for latest gen HDX. Family has purchased 7 Kindles over the year - mostly great experiences but KF 1st gen power problem and their unwillingness to step up and own the problem has us looking elsewhere for next tablet. My expectation from Amazon isn't that these devices are a 8-12 month service life, dispose/replace, and get next model.

Like reading our kindle books from growing library and prime services including movies. Are there comparable kindle prime (video)
and reader clients for iPad or Windows 8 (RT or Pro)?

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 10:08:58 AM PDT
Mary says:
As far as I know its the 1st generation kindle fire that has the charging port issues and not the 2nd generation ones. Mary

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2013 9:18:47 AM PDT
J. A. Buxton says:
My Kindle Fire lasted less than two years before it stopped charging completely. At first it charged if I wiggled the cord, then nothing. After that I tried another cord with the same lack of success. After the charge went down to 87% without my ability to increase that, I put this Kindle aside and bought a Kindle Fire HD. I'm keeping my fingers crossed this Kindle doesn't have the same problem.

I would like to buy a regular Kindle Fire later this year as a Christmas gift, but after reading all these posts, I'm hesitant to give a present that might have a faulty charger.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2013 9:02:42 AM PDT
Amanda says:
Yes you will have to start all over on your games.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2013 8:04:08 AM PDT
francesca says:
No, the kindle they send you should have your old info on it; mine did. They will send you a new one if you are within the year. However, my second one went, and although it is within the year of when they sent it to me, they would not send me third one because it has been a year since my originial purchase. They did give me $100 off on a Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2013 9:16:22 AM PDT
Carol McGee says:
Same issue here. On third kindle, they keep replacing with known defective model. Now this one went bad and the best they are offering is a generation 2 Kindle fire for 139.00. I told them keep it, will spend a little extra and buy a better tablet by a different manufacurer. If your thinking of buying a kindle, don't do it, spend a little extra and get something better built

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2013 5:22:29 PM PDT
Fay Durocher says:
I have return fires there times now after six or seven months,not charging again. Wilbert buy another kindle.
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