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Initial post: Jan 31, 2012 10:33:52 AM PST
Hello,
I have 2 questions please. (1) Can someone tell me exactly what the battery icon looks like when it fully charged? I have spoken to 3 reps on chat and I don't want to make it 4. I was given the Kindle Keyboard as a gift a couple of days ago. It has taken almost that time to charge it. When I initially charged it the amber light turned green in about 3 hours however the battery icon looked empty and had a lightning bolt across it. Now after 18 hours the light indicator went green and the battery icon doesn't have the lightning bolt across it but instead appear clear in color (I'm guess I was expecting the appearance to something like your cellphone batter icon would look anyway...)

(2) If the battery icon is clear/light gray in color how am I supposed to know for instance when I'm nearing low battery charge?

(3) Has anybody having received a Kindle as a gift had trouble getting a replacement?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2012 10:37:21 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 31, 2012 10:40:46 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
It is really hard to explain the difference in the battery indicator between charged and not charged.

Look on this page for a user guide you can download to your PC
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_kindle_nav_ts_guide?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200317150

Page 24 shows how the battery symbols you might see.

Have you tried restarting the Kindle?
You can hold the power button for about 20 seconds OR Menu>Settings>Menu>Restart

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2012 1:01:07 PM PST
Pat,

Thank you for replying back to me and you are absolutely correct it is hard to tell the difference between charged and not charged. I am going to do the restart by holding the power button for about 20 seconds. You also gave me directions which were also in the user manual about choosing the restart option from the setting screen. Would you know why when I go there on the menu options I don't have the option of choosing restart? I see Turn wireless on, shop in kindle store view archived items, search, create new collection, sync & check for items, settings and experimental
Cheryl

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2012 1:05:49 PM PST
 Ann says:
"I see Turn wireless on, shop in kindle store view archived items, search, create new collection, sync & check for items, settings and experimental"

That's the menu you see on the Home page, click on 'Settings' from that menu to get to the Settings page. Then select 'Menu' again from there, and you should get a different menu with a 'Restart' option.

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 2:00:02 PM PST
Hi Ann,
Thank for replying back to me. When I hit the home que it shows me the books I just purchased. From there I hit the menu key. From there I choose setting I my options shown are registration, device name Wi-Fi setting, device info, voice guide, device email, device password, social network, popular highlights, public notes, annotations backup and personal info---no restart option. What am I missing?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2012 2:29:34 PM PST
S. Prewitt says:
Evangeline,
Please read more carefully.
Home button, Menu button, Settings, Menu button, Restart.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2012 2:42:34 PM PST
 Ann says:
On that Settings page, press 'Menu'.

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 2:46:06 PM PST
Thanks guys! I got it, wasn't aware I had to hit the menu button a second time. Again thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2012 3:38:06 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
The Menu is different for different screens.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2012 3:55:55 PM PST
It does look something like your cellphone battery icon only not in color. The battery icon will drain from right to left. It's probably best to look at the icon when you know it hasn't just finished charging. That way you can see the difference in the charged part vs. the uncharged part. Also, when you get down close to the end, the Kindle will pop up a message telling you to charge the battery.

Posted on Nov 3, 2013 5:32:22 PM PST
James Doran says:
My kindle has not charged and when I turn it on there is a battery icon with red on bottom of batttery. It has been charging for a day and nothing. It was working well before this
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