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Initial post: Sep 13, 2010 7:24:30 AM PDT
This morning while reading my Kindle which was set on the off mode, it beeped two times....I went ahead and set up wireless on as I thought it might mean I had a download, but didnt see anything....does anyone know about a beep???

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 7:30:51 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Sylvia, that's odd!

I haven't ever heard one of my Kindles beep. When you say it was off, there was no picture on the screen?

It might make sense if they beeped when the battery was getting low, to avoid a complete cellphone beeps loudly when it's running out.

I'll be interested to see if anybody else has heard a Kindle beep...thanks for posting that!

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Posted on Sep 13, 2010 7:40:00 AM PDT
actually I was reading when it message about the battery I think its quite full...I can never tell until the message comes I said it beeped two times...

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 7:44:32 AM PDT
Which Kindle? My K2i has never beeped at me.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 7:45:21 AM PDT
you know, i swear my new K3 beeped at me also, the first day or two that i had it. i can't remember what i had been doing, but i think it was just lying on my coffee table when it happened. i remember kinda looking around to see what could have beeped, because i never heard my K2 do that. i haven't heard anything from it since.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 7:46:16 AM PDT
Tnafbrat says:
beeped??? wow, that's a new one on me ... post when you find out what it is/was.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 7:55:20 AM PDT
I am so glad that it has happened to someone to get certified so early..mine is a K2 ...

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 8:17:44 AM PDT
Alyson D says:
Hmmm...sure you don't have Stephen King's kindle? (Did you read UR?)

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 8:20:40 AM PDT
I believe that if you're reading a book that contains any of the words the FCC prohibits, the Kindle beeps when you read that word. It's the digital equivalent of bleeping.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 8:24:25 AM PDT
Krazy4Katz says:
See, this is what happens when you get too engrossed in technology. I never, EVER allow my electronic devices to speak! Clearly I will have to set some boundaries with my K3.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 8:25:33 AM PDT
Patrick youre a hoot!!! digital bleeping....??? I love it!!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2010 9:34:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 13, 2010 9:34:55 AM PDT
LOL Good suggestion, but it would have beeped more than once over the last week if that had been the case. Gawd, can you imagine how annoying that would be?

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 10:02:57 AM PDT
C. Parker says:
Oddly enough, I just heard a couple of beeps at my house, that I have never heard before (not my phone, microwave, smoke detectors, etc) and I am home alone right now. I was just sitting there thinking "WTH was that beep?" when I saw this thread. Maybe my K3 just beeped.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 10:03:44 AM PDT
is it possible the beep is telling you that it updated the software?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2010 10:09:59 AM PDT
I don't think so, Stoneheart, because I keep my wireless off unless i am actively shopping or downloading and that wasn't the case when I heard it. I thought maybe it was that it finished indexing but if that were the case, it would do it everytime a book is downloaded, so I don't think that is it either...

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 11:17:30 AM PDT
OhEmGee! says:
I'm not turning my back on my K anymore! I'm skeerd of it now.

I...I h..hope she like the I put on her.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 11:19:18 AM PDT
Maybe it beeps when you read UNCHRISTIAN LITERATURE

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2010 11:41:29 AM PDT
Again, mine would be beeping constantly then because I don't ever read CHRISTIAN LITERATURE (especially not if it is in all caps). Haha

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2010 11:49:41 AM PDT
hmmm, well if you find out why it beeped please let us know, thanks

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 12:01:16 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
Wireless doesn't have to be on to be updated. I keep my wireless off to and mine just updated the software. It did not beep though.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 1:26:12 PM PST
Veronica says:
I have the same problem... I just turn on my KFire and it starts beeping constantly with no stop.... I had to put it off... Does anyone knows why?.... and have an answer? It´s terrible! I did try turning the wi-fi off but nothing happens... I also tried charging battery and nothing happens either... so I may have to go to the store and bring it back.....too bad!

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 1:45:24 PM PST
M.V. says:
Mine only beeps when I get a new email, but it must be on at the time. My husband did tell me that one night he heard it beeping quite a few times, and it was not on. I did not hear it, so I think he was

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 2:46:43 AM PST
I keep hearing the word "beep". My Fire HD 7" makes kind of a "scratchy" (sort of like a burst of static) sound occassionally while I'm using the reader. Last night I was playing solitaire and heard the scratchy sound twice. The other night I was reading a magazine and heard the same sound.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 5:17:20 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
You are getting some type of notification - new email, app wants to update, something....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 5:46:29 AM PST
It's just coughing up a spark.
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