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Initial post: Jun 12, 2014 10:18:08 AM PDT
Sadie says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 10:26:56 AM PDT
The only Fire that had a charging problem was the original Fire. Amazon did EXTEND the warranty by a number of months which it didn't have to do so I'm not sure how you can say "Amazon chose not to stand by the product for the customers who bought it."

A one year warranty lasts for one year no matter how much you do or do not use the device. If you expect the warranty to last longer than a year, I suggest you purchase an extended warranty.

Many people still have their original Kindles (over 5 years old). My Kindles are up to 3 years old and still working. Other people seen to have to have their Kindles replaced every few months. A lot seems to depend upon environment. No one can guarantee how long anything will last. That's why there are warranties for the units that fail.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 10:34:20 AM PDT
Enjoy your iPad.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 10:36:21 AM PDT
But seriously. I had/have the original Fire 7"; the first one's port failed at the 5 week mark. They sent me a replacement. Number 2 lasted 9 weeks. They sent me a replacement. Number 3, which I still have, lasted 14 more months before developing the charging issue.

The device was warranted for one year. I GOT one year of use out of it. That's all that's guaranteed with a one year warranty.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 10:36:26 AM PDT
Your first generation Fire is now almost 3 years old. Many of those, mine included, are still working perfectly.

Some had a charging port issue, which Amazon took care of for those owner's who called. But at this date, they are well out of even the extended warranty.

You can probably find a local cell phone repair shop that can fix that port. Or, Amazon may offer you a discount on a new one, if you talk to them. But then can't do anything if you don't talk to them.

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 10:36:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 12, 2014 10:37:10 AM PDT
In my extensive experience with almost every model of Kindle, the Li Ion batteries they use hold up very well for many years if you keep them charged, even when not using them.

If you set them aside and don't discharge and recharge the battery at least every couple of months, the batteries are likely to go bad. It's the nature of Li Ion batteries, not specific to Kindle.

Battery University has a great deal of info about how to maintain and prolong the life of Li Ion batteries: http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 10:40:40 AM PDT
I think attitude has a lot to due with how successful you will be with a new Kindle. With a negative attitude it's highly likely that you will subconsciously do things that will make the Kindle a failure in your eyes. A positive attitude goes a long way towards success.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 10:42:35 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Pretty much any tablet or e-reader you purchase is considered disposable. Most do not have user replaceable batteries and most cost more to repair than to replace.

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 10:43:05 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
OP left a review on April 26, 2014 about the 1st Generation Fire. Got it as a gift and didn't use it for "months".
Still complaining after 6 weeks of that review for a product sold almost 3 years ago?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 10:44:25 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 12, 2014 10:44:49 AM PDT
"Someon-n-ne ple-e-ease va-a-alidate me-e-e-e!"

[bleating goat]

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 10:47:57 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Sounds like the OP killed the battery then. That will teach them to ignore their Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 10:48:45 AM PDT
Hey!
Don't be dissing the goats.
Goats are very independent.

Sounds more like sheep.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 10:50:52 AM PDT
I didn't read the review.

Yes, Jamie, twas dormancy that killed the Fire. Any modern device with these batteries would do the same thing.

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 10:57:07 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
Her review (notice she has another kindle to read on --- despite what her posts above says)

People need to understand that this product is defective, Amazon knew about the defect and hasn't done anything about it. Normally, when a company knows it has put out a defective product, they alert the public, issue a recall and fix the problem. Amazon chose to follow GM's lead and simply deny the problem exists. Except they did quickly come out with other products with better charging ports.
I received one as a gift, but didn't use it at all for months on end. I had the regular Kindle so it was turned on, looked over, then placed in a box on a shelf. After months went buy, I got it out and began to use it. I enjoyed it for nighttime reading. Sadly, before too long, I noticed it wasn't charging correctly. Not knowing it was a product defect, I ordered a different charger thinking that was the problem. That worked for a while, then it started again. I ordered another charge and the same thing: it worked for awhile, then started having problems. At that point I started researching and found there was indeed a product defect. Amazon told me that my warranty has expired and suggested I buy a new one. Why would I buy another product? The trust is gone.

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 10:58:29 AM PDT
Please excuse my ignorance. I don't come on the forums much. What is an OP? Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 11:01:26 AM PDT
OP = Original Poster - the person who started the thread, or it can also stand for Original Post, the first one in the discussion.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 11:01:44 AM PDT
Original Post or Original Poster.

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 12:38:12 PM PDT
Surveyah says:
looks at op and does best imitation of a wastebasket...arms in a circle....

'throw it HERE.....you KNOW you want to.......TOSS it here......THROW IT.......THROW IT......THROWWWWWWWW IT!!!"""

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 12:44:13 PM PDT
Nothing anywhere is made to last past the warranty, but even so some things do...IF you treat them right. As far as I know all Kindles are warranted for 12 months. Such is life. I treat mine gently, and so have one that is still working after more than three years. Amazon stands behind it's products a lot better than most other companies do. Everything is disposable. The only differences between anything-a whiffle ball, and an atomic reactor, even-is in how long it is supposed to last before becoming disposable. Welcome to The Real World. Buy a new Kindle, and register it to your current account, and you will be able to read everything in your archives.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 1:19:12 PM PDT
Sadie says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 1:21:29 PM PDT
Enjoy your iPad.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 1:23:01 PM PDT
Sadie says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 1:24:07 PM PDT
No one here works for Amazon, and none of us owe you anything, including an answer.

Hello, iggy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 1:24:32 PM PDT
King Al says:
Not the same thing. Car manufacturers do NOT do this unless it is a safety issue, in which case they are subject to class action lawsuits and recalls if they do not do so.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 1:25:00 PM PDT
Sadie says:
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