You know, it’s one thing to write only good things about a product, but if you’re being honest, you’ve also got to write any negatives that you find. So far, the only problem I have had with my Amazon Kindle was actually pretty simple to solve.
My Kindle Won’t Wake Up!
The other night, I wanted to read for a bit before I went to sleep, and so I slid the little button on my Kindle to the right to “wake” it up…and nothing happened. Now, I knew that it was fully charged because I had just charged it the day before, and a charge lasts a couple of weeks with the wireless on and about a month if you turn off the wireless connection. Needless to say, I flipped that little switch a number of times, pushed literally every button on the face of it…and still nothing happened. Being the OCD individual that I am, I retrieved the little quick start guide that came with my Kindle and started looking for an answer to why my Kindle won’t wake up. No such luck.
So I Googled My Kindle Won’t Wake Up!
So, I did what most people do these days…I googled my Kindle won’t wake up! A second later, I had my answer – reset the Kindle! Simply hold the little slider to the right for 15 seconds and boom, the Kindle reboots, and all is right with your world.
If your Kindle won’t wake up, and you have to reset your Kindle, the only thing that you might “lose” is your place in whatever you were last reading. Other than that, it’s a breeze.
My Recommendation for Kindle Won’t Wake Up!
The only recommendation that I have might be that Amazon should consider adding, Kindle won’t wake up, and this tip to the Quick Start pamphlet. It’s much easier to read this while you’re soaking up the details when you open your Kindle the first time than to panic if for some reason your Kindle won’t wake up a few weeks or months later.
If you’ve been waiting to buy your eReader because you don’t want to miss the next best thing, and you’re afraid of “losing” all the books you download, don’t wait! Amazon automatically keeps an archival copy of your Kindle books, and you can download them again, anytime, for FREE. That’s right, for free.
Amazon even backs up your last page read and your annotations, so when you download your book again, it picks up right where you left off.
So, go ahead, buy that eReader now, and if you want the latest, greatest Kindle when it comes out…well, you won’t have to buy your books all over again! (And, it sure beats having hundreds of books lying around the house!)
Wondering what to get your parents this Christmas?
Perhaps your Mom or Dad is an avid reader, and you’ve been thinking about getting him or her (or both) an eReader for Christmas? If so, there are a few very good reasons why an Amazon Kindle, or Kindle DX, might just fit the bill:
- The Amazon Kindle boasts a brand new, High Contrast E Ink Screen that provides 50% better contrast, enabling your parent(s) to read in bright sunlight, with no glare.
- New and improved, crisper, darker fonts make reading much easier. And, the font size is adjustable…no more reading glasses!
- The Amazon Kindle or Kindle DX holds up to 3,500 books, and your Mom or Dad can download them anytime, anywhere, with NO monthly payment and no annual contract. And, the books are usually far less than the cost of old-fashioned printed books.
- The Kindle features a sleek design that’s 21% smaller than previous versions…easy to carry wherever you want to go!
- And, finally, if your parents are like mine, they’ll love the new, free 3G experimental web browser!
Both the Kindle and the Kindle DX are so reasonably priced, you can easy buy one or even both of your parents one this Christmas!
(You might even get one of those “Wow” moments we all look for when we give our parents gifts!)
Just a reminder….if you haven’t ordered your Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device yet, they ship tomorrow!