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how do I make the screen brighter???


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Initial post: Feb 25, 2012 4:26:24 PM PST
just got a kindle touch. I can't see anything on it and can't for the life of me figure out how to make it brighter. Does it get brighter??

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 4:27:44 PM PST
Miss Carol says:
It's eInk - you have to add external light to it to make it brighter. EInk reacts just like the page of a book.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 4:35:36 PM PST
AmeliaAT says:
E-ink on e-paper. Use whatever light source you would normally use when reading a book.

I have to say that it's great to read in bright sunlight, but given the weather we've been having where I am, I've almost forgotten what that's like! But in good weather, it's nice to sit outdoors and read on my Kindle. Unlike with a backlit device (such as a laptop, phone, or tablet), which I have found near impossible to read even in the shade, and completely impossible to read in direct bright sunlight.

When I read in bed at night, I turn off my bedside lamp and use a book light.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 8:22:09 PM PST
do you mean a light on the out side? The whole thing is so grey and there is no contrast. I can't even read it in daylight. Is there no way ot change the contrast on the tablet?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 8:40:55 PM PST
AmeliaAT says:
The e-ink Kindle is not a tablet. If you want a tablet -- which is a very different device, and which is not a dedicated ereader -- then you need to get the Kindle Fire or another similar tablet.

If there is significantly less contrast than you see in your newspaper and you can't read it with the same lighting that you would read a paper book by, then you should return it -- it may be defective. If it's just that reading something that looks like paper & not a computer screen isn't to your taste, then you should return it and get a completely different type of device that suits you better. (All e-ink readers have approximately the same contrast -- you can go to Target or another retailer and compare some, if you like.)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 8:45:54 PM PST
 Ann says:
@candice - If you can't read your Kindle even in daylight, I wonder if you have a defective screen. If there's a store nearby that sells Kindles, you might take yours in and compare it with the display models. If yours looks different, contact CS for a replacement.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 1:32:35 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 26, 2012 1:33:19 AM PST
Return the Kindle. Then, see a doctor about your eye problems.

Posted on Feb 26, 2012 2:58:36 AM PST
SeaLevel274 says:
Have you tried increasing the font size?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 7:44:10 AM PST
thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 7:44:31 AM PST
thanks!

Posted on Feb 26, 2012 8:07:33 AM PST
The contrast should be about as newsprint. That is what it looks like to me on my Touch.

The pictures here are a pretty good representation of the e-ink screen as it looks like in room lighting.
Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers

If it isn't, then you need to contact kindle customer support.

Posted on Feb 26, 2012 8:30:36 AM PST
Anyone else want to call troll on this one? Because I'm getting that feeling...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 8:32:11 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
candice, did you look at the product or the product page at all before buying? Did you see the pictures that showed it in gray scale?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 8:34:55 AM PST
Her review shows the Kindle is a verified purchase.

Candice, you have 30 days to send it back. I suggest you do that.

Posted on Feb 26, 2012 8:41:37 AM PST
Please be clear with us, candice, have you worked with Kindle Customer Support to resolve your issue?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 8:49:38 AM PST
Alright, wasn't sure, because of the 'can't even read it in daylight' comment.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 8:50:49 AM PST
It could be that her Kindle is simply turned off and there is nothing to see.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 8:52:34 AM PST
That too

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 9:40:47 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Roy, love your comment on her review.

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 11:28:45 AM PST
Sue100 says:
Ok it's Christmas Day the kids have given me a kindle, very sweet of them. But please tell me that I don't have to have a bright light on just to read it. It's very grey.
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