January 06, 2013
My Kindle Fire is dead. It won't turn on. I think I may have broken the connector.
When I push the power button, it turns green for a moment, and the display backlight turns on, and then a couple of seconds later it turns back off again. Pushing and holding the power button has no useful effect.
I guess this is an excuse for me to buy a Fire HD, isn't it?
UPDATE: By the way, no suggestions or advice are needed.
UPDATE: Actually, this is how it acts when the battery is run down. I had it plugged in to recharge overnight but the light was still amber, not green, when I looked at it this morning. I was using a USB cable, and it doesn't seem to have worked.
I just plugged it into its power brick, and we'll see if that does any better.
UPDATE: And so I walked to Fred Meyers and bought an 8.9" HD. The display is gorgeous, and for my old eyes it's a lot easier to read the text, though I wish there were other sans choices besides Helvetica and Lucida.
It didn't come with a brick. The only charging cable is a USB connection.
They've made some changes to the UI; I had to hunt a bit to find functions I needed to use.
The photo viewing app is still disappointing. I copied a couple of pictures which were 4000*3000, and it won't let me zoom all the way in.
By the way, this is the longest walk yet. My legs were sore when I got back, but I made it!
UPDATE: I just did some searching, and apparently Adobe has abandoned Flash support for all mobile devices.
I still think it would have been nice for Amazon to give us the last version that did exist for Android.
Posted by: sqa at January 06, 2013 09:49 AM (iCuS2)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 06, 2013 05:36 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at January 06, 2013 06:31 PM (RqRa5)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 06, 2013 06:37 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: pgfraering at January 07, 2013 08:59 AM (BIJKO)
I'm not surprised the new Kindle is charged with a micro-USB; the EU forced that as a standard on cell-phone makers, and a lot of other electronic devices followed suit. It's wonderful, because it means that one power brick and one cable can charge any new device I own.
(Caveat- I don't think the EU forced that specific choice, so much as said "come up with a standard or we'll come up with one for you.")
Posted by: Boviate at January 07, 2013 10:39 AM (v5nUi)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 07, 2013 10:47 AM (+rSRq)
USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connection to a PC or Macintosh computer or to connect to the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory. Micro-HDMI (micro-D connector) port for high definition video output to televisions or A/V receivers
I made sure it's on the page for the big 8.9" unit.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at January 07, 2013 10:57 AM (RqRa5)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
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Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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