Kindle screen gone funny

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  1. gordoncbrown

    gordoncbrown Funster

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    My Kindle screen has gone funny. The top inch or so seems to have drained of the electronic ink. Any remedies? If not can anyone reccomend where to get a cheap used one. It's the Kindle 2 , with keyboard and wifi but no 3g. Reason for wanting the same model is that the case for it was quite expensive and doesn't fit the newer ones.

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  2. Chris

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    I started a thread on this last month. Both mine and my wife's kindle broke on holiday. Same sort of thing as you.

    I think ours was caused by pressure on the screen.

    My wife bought a new one but I am not sure I will bother.
     
  3. motorhomer

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    Don't suppose its less than 12 months old is it?
    My daughter's screen went funny, Amazon instantly replaced it under warranty with the same type of kindle.

    I rate amazon very highly, worth a try if it is still covered.
     
  4. Terry

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    Hi not really anything to do with screen except you can get the screens replaced --would you be better getting a tablet? or can you not see screen in sunlight? when reading books ? Education needed please:Smile:
    Terry
     
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    You cant see an ipad in the sun Terry.

    Can't speak for other tablets.
     
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    I don't think any of the tablets can match Kindle for battery life. Thats because they are lit, whereas a Kindle is not. Kindle only uses juice when you are changing pages. It also uses juice when on the network so this needs to be switched off when not in use.
     
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    Our screen died
    We contacted Amazon, they replaced it FOC with no problems-------GOLD STAR for Amazon's customer service.
    The one they sent was suppused to be a repaired one----looks brand new to me:thumb::thumb:
    I am now much more carefull with it.
    We read on Amazon's forum that if it's out of warranty period they will charge £50-------still reasonable IMHO
    Give it a try------you can't lose anything
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    They said they would replaced mine for £40.00 but I updated to the touch.....mistake!:Sad:
     
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    Hi mine did the same i think the fact i stood on it didnt help, i phoned amazon and as it was out of warranty they replace it with a brand new one for £40 and had to return the broken one.
     
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