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1.0 out of 5 stars The cover is defective, September 11, 2011
This review is from: Kindle Leather Cover, Black, Updated Design (Fits Kindle Keyboard) (Accessory)
Your cover is defective if you have the following problems:
- Frozen screen - where the only fix is to perform a hard reboot
- Kindle inexplicably reboots itself
- Unusual, and rapid, battery drain
- Kindle loses track of what page you are on
- Kindle resorts your books, or forgets your folders

The problem is that the covers WITHOUT the built-in light short out the kindle 3 by the metal prong's paint coating wearing off and shorting out the wire designed to draw power for the cover WITH a light.

Horrible purchase and as a Peace Corps volunteer a problem with my Kindle is nothing short of catastrophic.
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Initial post: Nov 1, 2011 8:47:15 AM PDT
C. Brown says:
Catastrophic? I didn't realize that problems with Kindles were "extremely harmful or brought physical or financial ruin." (definition according to the dictionary) But then again, being a former Peace Corps volunteer, I guess things are a bit different now days. I would think that a device that malfunctioned and needed to be replaced or fixed would cause discomfort for a few weeks, but catastrophic? That last line caused to me to consider ignoring everything you said before.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2011 12:13:03 PM PDT
As an RPCV you of all people should know what loss of reading material really means in the field... Granted there was a splash of hyperbole but getting it 'replaced or fixed' takes considerably longer than a few weeks here in Kyrgyzstan. Amazon ships here at crazy high premiums and packages take about a month if not longer... While I live in a more developed part of Kyrgyzstan (hence a usb cell phone internet dongle works in my village being in the same province as the capital) my friends way out in the sticks were/arehaving the same problem and for them packages are even harder to get. Having your kindle die after a day when your village loses power and water for a week or longer is pretty tedious and in the cocoon of village life, well, catastrophic.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2011 10:18:45 PM PDT
C.Brown, for many of us in challenging situations, an e-reader is the only daily dose of peace and sanity. If it's not the same to you, OK whatever. You may have your own favorite fixes that will look ridiculous to me. But, I wouldn't discount your obviously intimate knowledge of them, should you share it for the benefit of others. Ryan C., your review was VERY helpful to me. Thank you!

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Posted on Jan 14, 2012 9:57:49 AM PST
A. Edwards says:
This is the most informative post on this terrible cover. It list all the symptoms we were getting before taking the Kindle out of the cover. These covers work great at first, are a very nice design, except that they render the Kindle useless after a while. Most of these comments are trashing this wonderful post for the choice of one word. Give the guy a break.

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Posted on May 28, 2012 2:21:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 28, 2012 2:22:23 PM PDT
I have the same problem like Ryan with this cover. And it is really problem of cover. We have two Kindles at home with two different covers - one with light and one without light. If I put any Kindle in the cover without light - I can be in one hour out of battery power - without having Kindle switched on.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2012 3:43:20 PM PDT
L. Orton says:
At Brown,

I live in Istanbul. This is a country that slaps heavy import duties on any electronics brought into the country - Yes even if you order them and have them shipped here by a friend and not from a company.

So, getting service or God forbid, parts, is next to impossible unless you know somebody who's coming your way from the USA or Europe and you happen to know them well enough that they'll have something shipped to them and will bring it to you.

So, given all of that, I completely understand his statement that it sucks to be in a place for a long time - not returning to the USA/Europe - and not have access to your reading material.
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