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My Kindle Freshly Washed (in the washing machine)


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Initial post: Dec 3, 2012 12:25:46 PM PST
Cindy says:
Now that I have accidentally destroyed my much-loved Kindle 2 in the washing machine this morning (sigh) I have gone shopping for a Paperwhite. Of course, the only people who actually have these in STOCK...are the sharks on eBay, who somehow seem to have dozens (or hundreds) of them, whereas I can't even buy ONE on Amazon. I guess I won't be doing any reading for about six weeks...my actual question is...does anyone know offhand if I order a paperwhite now, and it ships in January...does my cc get billed NOW, or in January?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:26:58 PM PST
**Meya** says:
Cindy, Amazon will charge your card when it ships, not before.

Sorry about your K2.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:27:19 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
Your credit card will not be billed until the item ships.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:29:05 PM PST
You can read on the Kindle-for-PC app or any of the apps for smart phones until your new Kindle arrives.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:29:07 PM PST
Cindy says:
Thank you so much, those of you who have already answered my question. I appreciate you! I guess I can get my name in the queue now!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:30:07 PM PST
Lynne says:
Hi, credit card will not be charged until it ships but, having dropped electrical devices in water - and washing machine - you might try two things
1. put hair dryer on low and try letting the hair dryer blow on the unit for a bit.
2. I have had electronic units that were not working upon being removed from the washing machine take a day or two to dry out and then they started working again (cell phone)

Haven't had any experience with a wet kindle but, if it is a loss at this point - what harm is there in trying?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:30:19 PM PST
Cindy says:
I know, thanks. Not fond of squinting at my bb to read, maybe I can get them somehow on my blackberry playbook...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:31:09 PM PST
Cindy says:
That is an excellent idea, I will try it, thanks! I kind of have just assumed it was permanently dead, but I haven't actually buried it yet :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:32:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 12:37:30 PM PST
SeaLevel274 says:
Do you have a Staples or Best Buy near you? They might possibly have one in stock.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:33:35 PM PST
Cindy says:
We have no Staples, but Best Buy has none...apparently in any store in the USA :-).

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 12:39:40 PM PST
Another thing to try is placing the device in a bag of uncooked rice to draw out the moisture. I know it sounds weird, but its a tried and true method, but certainly does not work in all instances. Don't try to turn on the Kindle until its been in the bag for a few days because any water inside might short out the circuits.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:40:25 PM PST
Could we please have a moment of silence for the unfortunate drowning victim?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:40:37 PM PST
Cindy says:
Thanks. I tried this with my blackberry when IT when through the wash (lol I try not to make a habit of such things) but it remained quite dead.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:41:18 PM PST
Cindy says:
As soon as I am finished weeping, wailing and whining :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:42:33 PM PST
I have saved more than one cell phone this way.

Also, more than one walkie-talkie at my workplace where people would forget they were clipped to their back pockets, go to use the *facilities*, drop trou, and ~plunk~. Swimmy-talkie.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 12:44:48 PM PST
Willow3X3 says:
Cindy, I am truly sorry for your loss. *moment of silence observed*

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:44:57 PM PST
Cindy says:
My friend recently knocked her cellphone into a very large soda...and drank out of it for half an hour before she even noticed her phone had fallen....she was fine, but her phone perished from diabetic shock....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:46:05 PM PST
Cindy says:
Thank you for your sympathy. If you care to do so, you can donate to my "new kindle fund." (kidding)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:46:59 PM PST
HAHahahahaah! Lids. Lids are good!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:48:40 PM PST
Cindy says:
Yeah, I don't know why the lid wasn't on that soda! When you are driving, you should have a lid and a straw, it should be the law :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:50:24 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
Can we get the story of how the Kindle ended up in the wash?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:51:43 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
My ex had some hangup about the lid on a soda. Every time he got a soft drink at a fast food place, he removed the lid. Every single time.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 12:58:34 PM PST
Cluny says:
Thought my GPS went blind when he got wet (wouldn't shut up tho and kept barking out directions, getting more p.o ' because we weren't going to where he was programmed to go and couldn't shut the "man " up or off until his battery viagra ran out) . Let him sit in the car and tried him again a few days later and he got his mojo back.

Sorry for your loss.

"Moment of silence for unfortunate drowning victim " ROTFLMAO

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:58:45 PM PST
Now see, my ex-h was the opposite. He was sort of paranoid that a bug or dust or debris would fall into his beverage, so he was always putting lids ON cups, or covering them with a napkin, etc...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:59:15 PM PST
"Battery Viagra"

Rock band.
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