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Kindle 2 won't hold a charge

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Initial post: Aug 21, 2011 3:30:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 21, 2011 3:31:40 PM PDT
So, I've had my k2 for about 2 years. The last two nights I've fully charged it & by this afternoon it is down to 25% charge according to the battery gauge. I keep my 3G off unless I am downloading, so 3G has been off all day today.

Does this mean I am reaching the normal end of life of the battery? Does anyone know what, if anything, amazon can do to replace the battery/refurbish & how much it costs.

Most importantly -- is this a good excuse to buy myself a k3 with a lighted cover? Also, anyone have an idea of when the k4 is set to arrive & should I just limp along for a bit?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011 3:32:19 PM PDT
KessaJo says:
Have you called Kindle Customer Service & asked them?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011 3:32:32 PM PDT
Check for a book stuck indexing. Do a search for a nonsense word like "qqoiweni." It should come back with "No Items."

Try a restart. Menu/Settings/Menu again/Restart. That helped my K2i and my DXG.

Posted on Aug 21, 2011 3:51:36 PM PDT
I did check the indexing -- I have several books that aren't yet indexed, but none of them are new, so I'm wondering if that is the problem. They are all collections of public domain books (Elizabeth Gaskell, etc).

I will also try the restart. Thanks so much. If that doesn't work, I'll call CS.

Or, I'll just buy a new K3. Because I really want one.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011 3:54:39 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
That is your problem then. If books are indexing it takes a lot of juice. You may want to delete the books indexing and re download them. Keep the Kindle plugged in while indexing. I would recommend not downloading more than 10 books at a time and make sure they are indexed before adding more.

Posted on Aug 21, 2011 4:01:13 PM PDT
Darn you, Jazzy_Jeff for telling me something that will prevent me from buying a new Kindle.

My husband, however, will thank you very much. I'll give that a try.

I had no idea about the indexing thing.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 6:10:05 AM PDT
Diana D. says:
I have a similar problem--but how do I tell if books are indexing? I'm not sure where that is. (I did the search on the nonsense word, with no results.)
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