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Initial post: Sep 22, 2013 3:40:02 PM PDT
Lunar Day says:
My Kindle 1 seems to have died. I have replaced the battery, charged it for 24 hours but it is not charged and I cannot get "Sorry, you can only change the size of the text while reading content" off the screen. any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2013 3:46:58 PM PDT
A K1 is fairly old, but have you tried rebooting? Hold the power button in the ON position for 30 seconds (time it, don't guess) then let it restart and repopulate the home screen. It will take a few minutes.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2013 3:51:33 PM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Actually, if this really a Kindle 1 (the kind first sold in 2007...and might be, since you've discussed changing the battery), you restart it differently.

Slide the plastic back off, and you'll see a small hole. You'll put something like a paperclip in there to push a button which is inside the body.

With a Kindle 1 (unlike all later models), it should be plugged in when you do the restart.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2013 4:11:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 22, 2013 4:12:35 PM PDT
K1's don't work that way. You have to use the reset button, which is underneath the back plate, which slides off, as Bufo said. K1's don't have a powere switch that works that way. It's either on or off, no holding it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2013 4:19:10 PM PDT
My mistake. Sorry about that.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2013 7:33:16 AM PDT
Lunar Day says:
I don't have an on off button. I've got a switch on the back of the machine that is either on or off. I turn it on but nothing happens. I can press the <atl .. A (button not really an "A" but on the far right lower side) but nothing happens. Is my kindle really dead?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2013 7:36:12 AM PDT
Lunar Day says:
Okay, yes this is the 2007 version where I don't have an on and off button. I've tried the paper clip in the hole routine, tried the <alt ... A> thing and it has a brand new battery that I put on charge. Now, there isn't even an orange light indicating that there is a charge going into the machine. I'd hate to have to get another Kindle because this was built in obsolescence.

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 7:40:02 AM PDT
Lunar Day says:
Is it possible that my Kindle Charger is no longer working? The wire that goes from my Kindle to the wall outlet? This actually happened to me with my camera. I'm going to try to plug it into my computer and charge it that way.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2013 7:54:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 23, 2013 8:01:21 AM PDT
Miss Carol says:
It's 6 years old - it's also possible it's just gone.

Edit: You think that 6 years before dying is planned obsolescence on this type of equipment? I think that's a decent amount of time for something that had a 1 year guarantee to start with!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2013 7:57:49 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
I don't think it is built in obsolescence. I don't know of anything that will last forever. My microwave died last week. It was almost 8 years old. I didn't think the manufacturer planned for it to die after 7 years. It just happens. Thinks wear out and break.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2013 8:17:01 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Lunar, yes, it's possible it's the charger.

Your Kindle 1 will not charge by being plugged into your computer...as I recall, that was one of the improvements that came with the Kindle 2. You could get another charger, or see if someone else has one that you can borrow. However, five years after the end of the warranty, you may not easily find someone who has that charger.

It might be time to consider a newer model, which are considerably cheaper than what you paid for the Kindle 1. All* of the Kindle Store e-books you have bought will be available to the new device at no additional cost, as long as you register it to the same account.

* In very rare cases, a book may have been removed from the Kindle Store for legal reasons, such as violating someone's copyright. In that case, I believe it will not be stored in your archives at Amazon either. Again, that's very rare

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 8:43:56 AM PDT
Judith Kent says:
Have you considered the possibility that there is something wrong with the battery you just installed? Is it from Amazon or an after market supplier? Is it in your Kindle properly? All connections solid?
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