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I posted this on the discussions on the amazon page, but didn't hear much, so I thought I would try here.
I have had my kindle since March, and was able to read for days on end without losing too much of the battery life. Recently I installed an sd card (only 1g) and downloaded a few books directly from feedbooks onto the kindle. After that I noticed that my kindle hasn't been seeing a lot of life with the battery. For example, I charged my kindle at work yesterday, and then read for about 3 hours last night - I didn't go on wireless at all, and I noticed my battery had lost 1/4 its life.
I tried a reset yesterday while it was charging, and it didn't seem to help. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
When you put new books on the Kindle, each book is methodically scanned and indexed, this takes some time and a good bit of battery power. It shouldn't be causing problems days after loading them however.
Is it still doing it? Has anything else changed? I.E. you put it in a cover which you hadn't done before, etc.
How can I tell if it is still indexing? Nothing else has changed. I don't actually use a cover (gasp), so nothing has been pressing on any buttons. It was just weird when it started.
I should think it would be through indexing after a few hours at most. Beyond that, I'm not sure. Try doing a reset. I've also heard of corrupt books that won't index correctly, so the Kindle keeps trying forever.
I actually did a reset yesterday, while it was charging, and then when it was done that is when I was reading. I think I might have to call customer service about it, and see what they say.
thanks for your help garry
If you do a search, it will tell you if there are still items that are "indexing" - it even allows you to change the order of the queue if you are anxious to search a particular title.
If you still have an item being indexed after a couple of hours (actually, probably even 10 minutes) that would likely indicate a problem with the book.
what kind of search is it? Generally I am tech-savvy, but for some reason it just isn't sticking. I guess I just need an example of how to search for an indexed book and how it would tell me if it isn't indexed.
(and man this board has been quiet - it must be summer reading) :)
While you are on the home page, just push the search key at the bottom of the keyboard and type in a search term that you think should be in one of your books. I think that should do it, if I am understanding this correctly.
If I am clueless, which does happen, I apologize. ;-)
Yes, krazy4katz, that's exactly right. If a book hasn't finished indexing, you'll see that fact listed on the search results page.
I did a search and apparently there were 99 books that didn't index, a bunch of them being from Amazon, so I am not sure why that happened or how to fix that.
Wow, that's a lot. It might be that indexing got hung-up on the first book (of the 99) and didn't go on to the next 98. Did you try changing the book that was currently indexing? Or removing it?
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