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- Replacement Battery for Amazon Kindle 1 (1st Generation)
- Compatible Part Numbers: A00100, BA1001, 170-1001-00
- Li-ion, 3.7V, 1530mAh
- Brand new, 1 year warranty!
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I decided to return it and reinsert my original battery. Trying to remove the battery "plug" was an ordeal. I ued very gentle pliars and tweezers (after my fingers could not dislodge it), but it was really tightly seated. I finally managed to wiggle it out and noticed one of the black wires was broken. Not sure if this has anything to do with its inability to hold a charge or whether it happened as I was trying to dislodge it, but I doubt I broke it.
In any case, Amazon offered me a full refund.
Suggestions: 1. Spend more and get Amazon Kindle Replacement Battery (for 1st Generation Kindle) which was not available when I orginally ordered the other. 2. Go to Batteries-Plus locally, as I did, and for the same price as the Amazon battery get a Ray-o-Vac brand. I installed and charged it two weeks ago, have read two long books (and downloaded another) and the battery still shows more than 3/4 charge.
I have had this battery for a week and the charge is still holding well. I have turned the wireless on 3 times to update blogs, mags, etc. Even from the beginning with my original battery, if I turned on the wireless, as it connected I would lose one half my battery strength. With this battery, the battery strength holds well I turn the wireless on.
It is true that this battery is not the exaxt same size, so there is a little extra room in the battery compartment. So what though? It's not like it rattles. Better too small than to big.
Installing it was easy enough, no problems there.
It charged up just fine, an so far is holding up well. I will update if this battery also dies after just a couple months.
The biggest negative I have with this battery is no where on its label is the date of manufacture. That's a biggie with Lithium Ion batteries, they only last on average 2 years before they start to loose their ability to hold a charge. That two years starts when the battery is manufactured, not when it is first used. With no date on the battery I have no idea if this particular one has been sitting in a warehouse for a year or more so I have no idea how long I can expect this battery to last before I need yet another replacement.
I give this battery 3 out of 5 stars which means average. There are probably better batteries out there, and there are certainly worse out there.
EDIT (December 2010):
Battery is already dead and fails to hold a charge for even a single day, without being used. Terrible lifetime. I'm going to try and claim the 1-year warranty ... but I'm doubtful to be honest. They'll probably charge return shipping, and that combined with shipping it to them in the first place will cost as much as this did. That's if they even respond to my e-mail. They don't list any contact information on their website.
When I first installed it, end of March 2010, it did great. It charged fast and held a charge. However, here it is only June 17, 2010 and I am awaiting a new battery because this one needs to be charged everyday and it takes roughly 4 hours to fully recharge (only takes 2 hours to drop power by 1/4). It lasted less than 3 months!
Basically, I'd say its not better or worse than the replacement battery that Amazon offers. I guess it is cheaper but it still sucks. :)
Hurry up with the K3 Amazon...we're waiting!
UPDATE: On June 17th, the same day I wrote the initial review, I also contacted the maker of this battery via email to ask about their 1-year warranty - I never got anything with the battery on what to do if you needed to use the warranty. Just thought I would let people know that I still have not heard anything from the company, Dekcell. If I ever do hear back from them, which I seriously doubt at this point, I'll do another update. It's looking like the 1-year warranty, much like the battery, is nothing to count on.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
just what I needed to keep my first gen kindle workingPublished 19 days ago by Dorothy E. Yarrington
Just what I needed. We have two old (first generation Kindles) and I got a second battery just in case the other one fails. These have been wonderful machines. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kathi M.
Reading other reviews, I don't understand the difficulty installing the battery. I guess the more college you have the more difficult it will be. Kindle fired right up. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joe Campese