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Kindle Accessories / Battery Replacement - Kindle 2 - Did it myself
« on: March 21, 2011, 05:51:33 AM »
After a little more than 2 years my Kindle 2 battery needed replacement.  I made this decision after I had to charge it about every 3rd day.  I knew Amazon charged $60 for a replacement and I thought that was a little steep.  I also knew you could do it yourself so I did a Google search.  I found a company called newpower99.com. They actually had a video on youtube that showed how to replace the battery. (See below). It looked easy so I ordered the kit.  The kit consisted of the battery, a small phillips screwdriver, and a plastic tool. The kit was $24.95 and $6.73 bringing a grand total of $31.68, just about half of Amazon. I received the kit promptly and it literally took me about 5 minutes to change the battery.  The only problem I had was temporarily removing my skin from the back portion that has to be removed.  I did get it loose but when I put it back afterwards it was wrinkled. No biggy because it's in an M-Edge case anyway. I had to charge the battery initially for only about an hour.  It's working great and I've had it on 3 days now and the battery still looks full. I'm sure you could buy just the battery for cheaper but the little plastic tool came in handy. Oh, and I have no connection whatsoever with Newpower99, I just found then on the net and it looked like a good solution. Just thought I'd pass on my experience with my buddies here at Kindleboards.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymli5IbOtSo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymli5IbOtSo</a>

Let's Talk Kindle! / Kindle 3 on it's way!
« on: September 18, 2010, 08:13:10 AM »
I finally talked my wife into purchasing a Kindle, it helped that the WiFi version is only $139.  We both figured the WiFi was good enough for her needs.  The K3 is on it's way and due to arrive Tuesday!! I'll have her create an account on Kindleboards so she can join the FUN!!! :)

Other reviews / M-Edge Excellent customer service
« on: March 06, 2010, 05:53:21 AM »
I was one of the first to get my M-Edge eLuminator2 booklight in July 2009.  I anxiously waited for the item to be in stock.  It arrived and I loved it.  I actually wrote a very nice review about the light and it was published in the KindleBoards Handbook.  I noticed over the last few weeks the light started flickering.  I could tap it and would go on or off.  I checked the battery connectinon and it was good.  I believe the problem was in the switch.  I wrote an email to M-Edge customer service.  I told them when I bought the light and the symptoms I was having. I asked if I could get it replaced.  I got an email back, the same day, apologizing for the problem and telling me they would ship a new one out immediately.  They also sent a .pdf file that contained a shipping label to ship the defective booklight back.  I just received an email this morning with a tracking number from Fedex, it's on it's way.  I am extremely pleased with the customer service with this company.  I will be a customer for a long time.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Battery Life decreasing on Kindle2
« on: October 17, 2009, 09:52:32 AM »
I received Max, my Kindle2 on February 28 of this year.  I read on him daily. A couple of weeks ago I noticed I had to charge more often so I did a test.  First of all I did not turn on the wireless at all during the test.  I never turn Max off, just put him to sleep. I read about 2 to 3 hours a day.  I charged him up to a full charge at 4:00pm on October 12.  Last night as I was reading I noticed I just had a sliver of battery left so I charged it again this morning.  My calculations make that only 4 1/2 days on a full charge and no Whispernet.  I know I used to get better than that.  Has anyone noticed this on their "older" K2's?  I'm not sure CS would but that excuse to have the battery replaced, I haven't called and I'm not sure I will.  I know they sell battery replacements that you can do yourself but I'd never do that until after the Warranty is expired.  I guess I'm just wondering if anyone has noticed this.

Other reviews / My first impressions on the M-Edge e-luminator2
« on: July 31, 2009, 11:40:48 AM »
These are my first impressions of the new M-Edge e-Luminator 2 Kindle light. I want to preface this review by saying I've been using the Mighty Bright prior to the M-Edge.

The e_Liminator 2 is a very compact reading light that is designed for the M-Edge covers.  The light fits snugly into my Executive case and folds neatly along the spine of the cover.  The cover closes easily with very little notice of the extra weight.  The light requires 1 AAA battery.  I have been using a rechargeable battery, but I did try an Alkaline battery initially.

At first I thought the light would be too dim, I was used to the Mighty Bright with 3 AAA batteries and two LEDS.  The Mighty Bright was very bright so I did have concerns, until I actually used the new light. I also stated in an earlier post that I could see very little difference between the two positions on the light, high and low.  I have now used the light for two days, I use it when I read at night in bed.  I found the light to be efficient to light up my Kindle even on the Low setting. I did notice when the room was darker that there is a very subtle difference between the High and Low settings.  As I stated earlier I found the low setting worked fine. I don't think you need a lot of light on the face of the Kindle, just enough to make reading comfortable.

I like that it was easy to control the reflection on the face by either moving the arm or adjusting the gooseneck.  I like that it folds neatly and I always have the light nearby.  Since I have only had it for two days I can't speak for battery life but I'll get back to you on that later.

I liked the Mighty Bright but it really didn't sit right on the top of my cover.  It would slide around and I'd have to adjust it.  It was a good light and provided lots of light to the surface of the kindle.  I will keep it around for a spare or for DTB reading (If I ever do that again).

So far I am very pleased with my e-Luminator 2 light. I'm anxious to hear what the other owners think.

Kindle Accessories / Pictures of my new M-Edge e-iluminator2
« on: July 27, 2009, 04:37:04 PM »
I got my light today, I've attached 3 pictures.  The first picture has the light over the top so you can see it.  The second has the light located over the Kindle, and the third shows it in the store position. Oh, haven't tried it yet, just got it...


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Not Quite Kindle / Favorite Job
« on: June 01, 2009, 12:39:18 PM »
We have a thread going on first jobs and it made me think about all the jobs I've had. So I decided to ask "What was your Favorite job".  I have to admit I really enjoyed the work I did right before I retired but I think my favorite job was as a Movie Projectionist.  I was a freshman in college and needed a job.  I applied to the theater and got a projectionist job.  For you youngsters this was back in the day when a movie was made up of several 15-20 minute reels.  There were two projectors that used carbon rods to make and "arc" which was a very bright light. It was my job to constantly switch the projectors back and forth until the movie was over.  I saw TONS of free movies, made some money, could turn off the sound and do my homework, and the boss let us bring our girlfriends in the booth.  A job made in Heaven.....

Not Quite Kindle / Q7 the Kindle Killer?
« on: May 30, 2009, 05:43:48 AM »
I just saw This article on Mobileread.com.  The Q7 is a color eReader with WiFi for $189.00.  There are a few videos showing it.  It isn't e-ink so I'm not sure how comfortable it would be to read.  Here's the link, what do you think??


I've had my Kindle2 for almost 2 months now, I consider myself an expert.  For the life of me I don't remember how, when you're reading a book, you go to a specific page.  I thought you entered the page number and pushed the 5-way to the right.  I thought I read this somewhere but I CAN'T FIND IT NOW!!! >:(  Can you jump from page 501 to 875 in a book??  Did I really read it somewhere?  Thanks in advance.

The KBoards Photo Gallery / A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« on: April 13, 2009, 10:52:48 AM »
Hi all,
My hobby is digital photography. I must have 30,000 pictures on my computer that I have taken.  I bet at least 100 are good. ;D I thought it would be a good idea to have a place to post our pictures.  I know all you "Kindlers" out there are talented. I thought that this would be a good place to post that occasional picture that you really liked.  It could be your pet, your wonderful garden, that beautiful snow (northern laititudes only) or anything else you find interesting.  If possible I'd like to have the pictures be taken by you or a family member. This is not a place to show all your pictures just those special ones.  I hope there isn't another thread like this because I couldn't find it.  Instructions to insert a picture can be found at this URL:


I'll start by showing a few pictures I took yesterday.  The flowers are justing starting to come up north so I took a few shots.  Have fun and I'm looking forward to seeing your talent.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Whispernet Browser Oddities..
« on: March 16, 2009, 02:18:53 PM »
I read something about this in another thread but thought I'd start a new dedicated thread.  Anyone notice when they're on the Web and trying to log into a site it keeps returning to the log-in screen?  Someone mentioned to clear cache.  I cleared cache, I cleared history, I cleared cookies and I even did a hard reset of the Kindle.  I still couldn't log in.  It pulls up other pages fine.  Sometimes it works during log-in and sometimes not.  Anyone experience this or is it just me?

Let's Talk Kindle! / 100th Post, I must be talking too much
« on: March 14, 2009, 09:49:56 AM »
I just noticed I posted my 100th post, this is actually 101.  No one ever said I was quiet.  I'm glad I'm here and have so much to talk about, and such nice people too.. ;D ;D ;D

Kindle Accessories / M-Edge Executive cover with Mighty Bright Light
« on: March 13, 2009, 07:57:51 AM »
I've had my Kindle2 now for a couple of weeks but just used my Mighty Bright Light for the first time last night. I have the M-Edge Executive cover and the Mighty Bright clipped very nicely on the wide spine of the Executive.  The Mighty Bright has two light settings which actually controls either one or two very bright white LEDs.  I found the the second setting, just one LED is plenty bright enough for me.  I wasn't sure how much I'd use the light but I think I'll be using it a lot.  Since I've only used it once I really can't speak about battery life. I may end up using rechargeable AAA batteries if the Alkaline don't seem to last long enough. So I give the Mighty Bright two thumbs up!!  It matches well with my M-Edge Executive Case...

Kindle Accessories / Decalgirl - Stand Alone
« on: March 08, 2009, 11:50:35 AM »
Here are the pictures of Max and his new Skin.  <Link to DecalGirl>

Kindle Accessories / M-Edge Executive for Kindle 2
« on: March 05, 2009, 02:34:33 PM »
I received my M-Edge Executive for my Kindle2 Max.  I purchased the leather one.  I've attached 3 pictures to show you the Front, Back, and Open.  Max likes it....


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