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Initial post: Jun 20, 2011 6:00:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2011 6:03:22 AM PDT
I am home today because my babysitter had to call off, and thought I'd get some good reading in, but my Kindle is running extremely, and I do mean extremely slow. I am at about 1/2 way on the percentage of what it can hold, and I don't have any stuff on there that is not from the Kindle website. I do have some PDF files on there but had Amazon convert them for me. There are some MP3's on there, also. Has anyone else had this problem with their Kindle running slow? Is there something that can be done to solve it?

ETA, I saw a post about someone else's Kindle crashing and thought possibly that may be what is going to happen. Like a computer can slow down before it crashes.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 6:03:43 AM PDT
Did you recently add a lot of books to your Kindle? Some people have reported a slow down during indexing. When you add new books, the Kindle indexes the files for the search feature to work. If you recently added books, this slow down may just be a temporary thing.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 6:05:47 AM PDT
The last time I added a large amount of books was last week. I did look to see if it was stuck on indexing, but when I put in a nonsense word, it show "0", so I assume it was done indexing everything. I have only shut it down once, and wondered if maybe it should be shut down every so often.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 6:40:03 AM PDT
TravelingGal says:
How many books do you have on there? And is it slow when you are reading or in other places?

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 8:33:45 AM PDT
cassiesue says:
In response to Julie's questions, where does one go to find out the percentage of what one's Kindle can hold? I hate to admit it, but I am technologically illiterate.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 11:21:02 AM PDT
@ Traveling gal it was slow loading pages and loading the book when I want to read one, but I did a soft reset and it seemed to help.

@ cassiesue when in home screen press the menu button. It is at the left top of the screen. It says x MB free.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2011 12:12:13 PM PDT
cassiesue says:
Julie, thank you for helping me. I tried it and it was there! Cassiesue

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 12:13:57 PM PDT
You are very welcome, cassiesue. I believe there are a total of like 4,000 MB total on the Kindle. I could be wrong, but at least you can get a rough estimate on how much space you have used.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 12:23:48 PM PDT
quilt lover says:
Julie, you tried a re-boot, right?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2011 12:25:22 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 20, 2011 12:41:42 PM PDT
@quilt lover-yes, the soft reboot seemed to help. I am also deleting stuff off as I had about 35 percent space available after going in and looking at my space.

@Phil-LOL. But what is Prince Albert???

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2011 12:50:31 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 20, 2011 12:54:02 PM PDT
OH, Ok! LOL. Like Bart Simpson prank calling! Got it!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2011 1:16:39 PM PDT
quilt lover says:
Phillip? Sardines?
Julie it is actually a tobacco brand. (sheesh, sardines!)

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Posted on Jun 20, 2011 1:37:38 PM PDT
Oh, like chewing tobacco. Phillip, were you pulling my leg about the sardines???

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Posted on Jun 20, 2011 2:35:00 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 20, 2011 2:39:16 PM PDT
TravelingGal says:
Julie, back on topic - I'm curious as to when/if you see better performance after deleting books. I have about 1400 books on mine with about 1750 MB of memory left. Reading is still fine and I haven't seen any performance problems there but I do see them on maneuvering around on the main pages and starting up from sleep. Also, searches, even within a book, are just painful. I can literally put it down, walk away, and come back ten minutes later and it's still not finished - even on really short books.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 3:04:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2011 3:05:32 PM PDT
@ TravelingGal, I was at around 1300 MB. I deleted out what I had already read and got my space back up to over 2,000. It did seem to help, but I don't know if it is just a coincidence. If you do delete off, let me know, so I know if it was a coincidence or whether I had just over loaded my Kindle. I also noticed restarting did help, also. Let me know your findings.

ETA: I also had music and pod casts in my audible folder I removed the music and just left it in the music folder on the kindle. I also don't know if that has anything to do with the performance.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2011 3:12:24 PM PDT
S. Knox says:
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Posted on Jun 20, 2011 3:17:19 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2011 3:20:40 PM PDT
If you do google it, and you are at work, perhaps don't click on the wikipedia link....

and back on topic...does the amount of memory held affect speed?

My Kindle is rather slow going to home, back etc and occasionally hangs (requiring reset) during highlights and bookmarking. It's annoying. I kind of like having all my ebooks on the K3, but it's hardly necessary. Heck I even have one collection called 'utter crap' and another called 'why don't I delete this??' (things I downloaded for free and have no intention of reading...) so it's not like I don't have stuff to delete! I've just been to lazy and kind of like seeing what my mistakes have been.

JTG

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2011 3:50:08 PM PDT
TravelingGal says:
LOL. Some of the Wikipedia images are surprisingly graphic and NSW (Not Suitable for Work).

I agree; I like having all of my books on my Kindle. I have a Just Bad collection and I could see removing them. However, if I remove other books as well, how do I remember which ones are the bad ones?
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