Here's one I never saw mentioned anywhere.
Plug my Kindle in to the computer via USB, intending to drag and drop the manuscript of a novel that I'm editing to check the formatting on the Kindle.
The orange charging light on the Kindle comes on, so there's a connection, and current flowing. But the Kindle doesn't mount on the computer, nor at the Kindle end go into the "battery mode".
Thinking that the rather thin, vulnerable USB cable Amazon supplies has been damaged, I try a few other USB cables with appropriate plugs. No change.
Next likelihood, the multiple chained USB stacks behind my computer are at fault; some devices demand to be close to the computer in the chain, some demand to be right next to the computer, a few demand to be directly on a computer USB port. But the Kindle never gave that sort of trouble before. Even plugged directly into the computer, the Kindle still won't mount.
I start wondering if there's maybe a wire damaged where the Kindle's USB socket meets its PCB because there's a bit of wiggle there. I really, really don't want the bother of sending my Kindle back to be fixed or replaced.
One more thing to try: it's maybe not be a hardware error at all, but an OS glitch.
Perform the initial level of reset by holding the on-off switch for twenty seconds. The Kindle restarts. Plug it in again. The Kindle mounts onto my Mac's Desktop. Problem solved.
Problem not explained, of course. Probably too rare to bust my brains about. What do you reckon?
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