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Initial post: Jun 3, 2011 11:21:35 AM PDT
D. Maughan says:
I have had my Kindle 2 for about 3 years. I use it all the time. I can't seem to keep the battery charged. Has anyone bought and replaced a battery themselves? Don't know if I should do this or buy a new Kindle. Help!

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 11:23:14 AM PDT
Virgoddess says:
How long is it keeping a charge? Have you searched for indexing items? Do you have an extended warranty on it?

If you're sure it's the battery (as opposed to the charger), I'd call CS and see how much they charge to replace it. If you're tech inclined, I might give it a try - I believe there are instructions on google.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2011 11:28:55 AM PDT
D. Maughan says:
not clear on what you mean by "indexing items"

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 11:32:37 AM PDT
Virgoddess says:
Have you added a lot of books lately?

Indexing means that it's making the text available for search purposes. Sometimes books get stuck indexing and drain the heck out of a battery.

To check if this is happening, go home, menu, search. Type in some nonsense term like b55ks - and hit "my items".

If it comes up with nothing, you're good. If it comes up with a list of books it was unable to search, delete those titles from your Kindle and add them again.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2011 11:37:04 AM PDT
D. Maughan says:
Thanks, I tried and it says no items are indexing.

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 11:42:31 AM PDT
Virgoddess says:
Boo! I'd give Kindle CS a call - I've heard of them offering discounts to existing Kindle owners (might not happen, but worth a shot, right?).

Good luck!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2011 12:05:42 PM PDT
D. Maughan says:
thank you, I might just give it a try!

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 2:03:21 PM PDT
E. Ahlgren says:
My battery life was short lived so I let the battery drain completely and then charged it until the green light came on. It helped a lot.

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 2:04:12 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 3, 2011 2:56:28 PM PDT
GoldDove says:
I just bought a replacement battery online. One company had it for $25 that included a tool used to pry off the back. The other was $16 with no tool. I chose the cheaper one (I took after my dad) and I wish I had paid the extra for the tool.

The first company and YouTube both have videos of how to change it. I read here that Amazon charges $89, and they don't actually change it, they send you a different, refurbished K2. I've had other K2s with text that was too light to read and I don't want to risk it.

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 3:06:05 PM PDT
Is your 3G on or off? My battery lasts 10 times longer when the wireless is off.

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 12:33:28 PM PDT
NurseDebi says:
I have had my Kindle for a little over 2 years and use it for several hours a day. I do not leave the wireless on. However, it started to need daily recharging a few months ago. I checked out replacement batteries and the do it yourself video. Replaced it over the weekend and have used it for 3 days with very little battery drain at all. Don't be afraid - it's not that hard to change out the battery. For $25 (and it came with the 2 tools needed for the job) I saved myself the cost of buying a new Kindle.

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 10:03:24 AM PDT
janice399 says:
I took your advice NurseDebi. It was easy to replace the battery with the new one. Unfortunately I somehow damaged the screen of my Kindle in the process and now it has lines and shows the screen save over my list of books. My Kindle was not holding a charge for even 8 hours. It was not indexing

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 10:06:11 AM PST
I replaced the battery on my K2 at Christmas. I have had mine for 2 3/4 years. I only got the battery without the tool and used a nail file to open the case using the instructions on a YouTube video. It was easy although having the tool probably would have made it even easier. The battery was about $18.
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