Flash! My Kindle 3′s screen fails…again
Well, I’m glad this wasn’t my first experience with the Kindle…or this blog might not exist.
Tuesday of this week, I got a replacement for my Kindle 3, on which the screen had failed.
The screen on my new Kindle just failed.
It’s a different type of failure, so at least that’s interesting.
On the last one, part of one of the sleep mode pictures just stayed on there.
With this one, it was stuck on a page of text. Then, the entire screen turned about the same color as the graphite case. I can still see those words of text, but only because they are a bit blacker.
I went through all the trouble-shooting…nothing.
Since I couldn’t apparently change the screen at all, I couldn’t restart, except a hard restart, which didn’t work. Fortunately, it was still recognized by my laptop, so I could do one more backup. I’d synced earlier today, so I think I’ll be okay on that…might not have the “last page read” information is all.
I should have my third K3 on Tuesday.
I know the drill…and I still have the box.
The one irritating thing is that I’d already put the TrackItBack* sticker on this one…the one I’d ordered for the first Kindle 3, of course. That means I’m out twenty dollars for that.
I was also planning to use it in a meeting tomorrow (I keep notes on it), but maybe I can borrow back my Significant Other’s K2 again.
I’ll have to figure out what good I am going to get out of this experience…don’t think I really learned a whole lot new. Oh, and now I’ll have to think of another name to go with six…I feel like Janet Evanovich. Oh, I’ve got it! Drake! Um…fifty trivia points if you know why (without looking it up).
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.