Can my Kindle Be Saved? If not what do I buy?
September 22, 2012 4:54 PM Subscribe
Can my Kindle second generation be resuscitated? If not, do I take the offer of a discounted discontinued Kindle or wait and buy the Kindle Paperwhite on October 1?
posted by Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My beloved gen 2 Kindle will only open to one screen - "manage collections." None of the menus or buttons work (turn on, settings, home, back, next page etc.). The cursor moves around, but selecting options doesn't have any effect. I can't connect through 3G. It's fully charged. So I see just that one page, taunting me with the 90 books in my urban fantasy collection.
The very nice, but useless, tech support (including the "specialist") at Kindle had me reboot about five times and declared it unsalvagable.
It's no longer under warranty, so they offered me a Kindle Touch (with wifi and 3G) for $104. The new paperwhite will sell for $184 with wifi and 3G starting October 1. The price differential is not a big issue for me.
Thoughts on saving the kindle?
Thoughts on the replacement