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My bastard kindle and seized up and died

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Shirl, May 23, 2012.

  1. Shirl

    Shirl Three good things

    How annoying is this. I'm half way through a book and have two more on there ready for reading. Tried everything that's recommended but nothing works. It's 18 months old so out of it's one year guarantee :mad:
  2. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Another reason why I favour the real thing. They even still work if dropped. Even if dropped in the bath, although they'll never look as nice.
    no-no, keybored, moomoo and 8 others like this.
  3. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    There are many reasons I don't like kindles but the worst thing about them is that I can no longer nosy at what books people are ridding on the train and make spurious moral judgments about them from that fact alone.
  4. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Also, in a really tight spot (like civilisation collapsing or something) you could use Barbara Cartland for kindling. Unless she's on a kindle.
    bigbry, yardbird, Roadkill and 2 others like this.
  5. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    I like kindles because I can finally read all about Rose West on the tube without people making spurious moral judgements about me on that fact alone.
  6. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    It's really their only use.
  7. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Yeah, there is that. I was once accused of being a Nazi sympathiser because I have a lot of books about WWII. Stuff like Martin Gilbert, Berndt Engelmann, William L Shirer etc etc :facepalm:
  8. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Partial to ale and pie.

    Contact kindle support, they're not all bad! Chances are they'll still offer to replace it even though it's beyond warranty.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200506470
    And click on 'Contact Us'
  9. Kidda

    Kidda Z is for stripey oss

    Mine did that after 2 months of having it, thankfully they sent a new one pretty sharpish and the customer service was quite good.

    I lost lots of books that i had ''found'' on the internet and so fell out of love with it a bit.
    I do love being able to carry it around easier than a bulky book.
  10. stuff_it

    stuff_it Nerd burglar

    A fine traditional hobby, it is going the way of porno in hedges though. :(
    imposs1904 likes this.
  11. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet ammonia snooker balls

    Yeah - it's always worth remembering that Kindles are a loss leader for Amazon, in the hope that you will buy overpriced ebooks on them. If you don't have a working Kindle you can't buy books for it. So it's in their interests to keep yours working.
    Vintage Paw and BoxRoom like this.
  12. Shirl

    Shirl Three good things

    Thanks, I just emailed them.

    If it means I have to buy another I'll be really fed up. Until it seized I really loved it, now I feel let down :( bastard.
  13. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    Have you tried all the reset functions then? Tried plugging it into USB/power and then doing them all again? If it's completely dead then maybe the battery has died or a connector has gone, it's flash memory I think, which is about as sturdy as you can get.

    I would be amazed if they didn't offer to repair/replace it (you might have to pay a bit?), for the reasons outlined above. Kick up a fuss if not....
  14. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Surrender your women and your intellectuals!

    You'd think, but (based on no evidence at all) I actually doubt whether they'll be keen on helping out when it's older than 12 months. I'll be interested in the outcome.
  15. Roadkill

    Roadkill selling postcards of the hanging

    I'd quite like an e-book reader of some kind, for reading the out-of-copyright books that've been digitised by people like Project Gutenberg without having to fork out huge sums for original copies or give them back to the library. It'd definitely be an adjunct to hard copy, though: nothing on earth* will part me from my precious books, especially not something that's going to go wrong and lose them all!

    *except perhaps the house burning down.
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  16. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Plus, my living room in my boxy 70s terraced house is wonderfully soundproof thanks to floor to ceiling bookshelves. Can't do that with a kindle.
  17. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Partial to ale and pie.

    Buying a kindle doesn't mean you legally have to stop buying books. :hmm:
    Hasn't stopped us even though we haven't got room for any more of the damn things.
  18. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    It's OK, eventually the kids leave home leaving more walls to erect shelving on.
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  19. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Partial to ale and pie.

    That reminds me, I've still got shed loads of books at my parents house. Bugger. Really must go and liberate them and begin worrying about the crap I was reading when I was young...
  20. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix μεθαύριο

    I bought a kindle for my big trip and it broke in my bag just before a 24hr flight home. Luckily I had real books as back up.
  21. Roadkill

    Roadkill selling postcards of the hanging

    I'm still envious of those bookshelves. :oops: :)
  22. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    First thing I had done when we moved in. We'd still be edging our way around boxes of books otherwise.
  23. Blagsta

    Blagsta Minimum cage, maximum cage

    Forget the guarantee, they're worthless. Sale of Goods Act is your friend. It's obviously not fit for purpose, the retailer who sold it you has a legal duty to replace or repair. Provided you haven't dropped it/knocked it/dropped in the toilet etc.
    Pickman's model and BigTom like this.
  24. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Surrender your women and your intellectuals!

    Wrong forum, btw.
  25. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    In the meantime, download the app to your PC or phone if you want to carry on reading the book till it's replaced.
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  26. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    Although the biggest problem with real books if you move round a bit, the things are a nightmare. I've managed to prune mine down to a few shelves full of guidebooks. The rest fit on a USB stick.
  27. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    TBF quimmy, they were making moral judgements because you were reading that, panting and getting red-faced. Let's face it, they thought that you were getting off on reading about a mass murderer. They were probably just glad to get off the train alive. :)
  28. dylanredefined

    dylanredefined Not a house elf a tiger

    Dropped mine :(.
  29. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    Stood on mine, although I paid the £20 numpty tax, so hopefully I can change it when I get to a Curries to chance it.
  30. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Thankfully my moving around days are over. I will die in this house :)

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