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Re: From original Kindle Fire to Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2013, 04:48:24 AM »
The problem with the Silk browser on mine got to where it was only displaying a black screen.  It was actually accessing the various sites (this happened even with amazon.com) so it would show in the icon on the carousel but if you tapped that it was just black.

and tonight it went into that mode where you couldn't wake it up, or only get the Kindle Fire screen after pressing the on/off switch for a long time, but then it would go black.  At the time this started I had at least 40% battery and had it on the older kindle charger.  So, before calling Amazon, I brought the high speed charger from upstairs and put it on that and whew.. it came back to life after what seemed like a long reset.   Oddly there was the icon for a game I haven't played in many weeks, on the carousel.

But, the browser is now functioning again. 



The new icon is probably an indication that an update to that game was downloading.  Which also might explain the apparent freezing when you tried to use the browser.

In my experience, when either Fire goes wonky like this the thing to do is put it down for about 15 minutes -- on a charger if it's under 25% or so -- and then check it again.  And maybe then do a restart just to let it clear out any stray bits and bytes.

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Re: From original Kindle Fire to Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2013, 05:45:36 AM »
Oddly there was the icon for a game I haven't played in many weeks, on the carousel.


Yes, unfortunately since the update the carousel bug with wrong icons and wrong order has returned.  :'(

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Re: From original Kindle Fire to Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2013, 08:39:57 AM »
Yes, I also have learned to handle wonkiness by trying to reset (and putting it on a charger) and waiting it out.  Never have called (except when it was choking while being re-instated after they de registered while it was missing.  It took two CSRs some time to get that one unclogged.

The game was one that was already on the device and had been played on the device, but not recently.  I do know for sure I re-downloaded it after the de-register effort.

Interesting that a game that did not show was the one I purchased last night that was the Free App of the Day.

And the browser had been dark for maybe a week, so this was a slow wonkiness..

I'm just pleased that when it came back from refusing to turn on, the browser was also fixed.  Why the game was downloading, if it was, who knows?

The new icon is probably an indication that an update to that game was downloading.  Which also might explain the apparent freezing when you tried to use the browser.

In my experience, when either Fire goes wonky like this the thing to do is put it down for about 15 minutes -- on a charger if it's under 25% or so -- and then check it again.  And maybe then do a restart just to let it clear out any stray bits and bytes.

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Re: From original Kindle Fire to Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2013, 09:31:39 AM »
 Why the game was downloading, if it was, who knows?

I would bet that the game had an update.  That happens with apps every once in a while.
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Re: From original Kindle Fire to Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2013, 03:18:31 PM »
I had 2 things on my status area (when you pull it down from the top) that said "Cubistry - Downloading 137%" and
Fraction Calculator Plus - Downloading 433%", so I guess those had updates (even though I didn't think any were allowed to auto-download), which would explain the calculator popping up on the carousel (Cubistry is usually there anyway since I play it a lot-relaxing!). But downloads 137% and 433% complete? Weird. They wouldn't go away and I had to reboot to get rid of them. 

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Re: From original Kindle Fire to Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2013, 08:09:17 PM »
I also had the calculator apps as well as a few others show up on my carousal without me tapping on them to update them.

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Re: From original Kindle Fire to Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2013, 08:25:26 PM »
AHA!!  It WAS Cubistry!!  And I hadn't played it lately (I've been on my first jag of Words with Friends.. or in my case, Words with Total Strangers, but we keep playing again) but yes, it was updating, per the notification, I saw later.  And no I didn't ask it to update.  hmm

The calculator apps hadn't been downloaded or re-downloaded since the de-register/re-register.

So. Cubistry seems to be the culprit!

However, the browser was displaying solid black for DAYS, even though the icon on the carousel would show a miniature of the page/site that was blacked out.  I was peeved because I like to be able to use GasBuddy, or click on links to caringbridge from email, .. on the Fire.  No Smart Phone. 

Anyway, mystery solved, at least for the total freeze.   

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Re: From original Kindle Fire to Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2013, 12:31:42 PM »
I just got my Kindle Fire 8.9 right after Christmas and love it. I'm glad I didn't pay the money for an iPad!
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Re: From original Kindle Fire to Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2013, 11:17:24 PM »
I was debating trading in my original fire for credits for the KFHD 8.9 when Gamestop was doing that promo around Christmas.  We ended up keeping it, and I'm really glad I did.  Even though I LOVE the 8.9, I don't seem to get the same battery life as with the original (nice having a backup), and there's a huge difference in weight when trying to hold it one-handed, (which I had to do a lot of when walking back and forth wearing my son in a Moby wrap while he napped).  I'm really glad to have both, but if I had to choose one, I'd definitely pick the 8.9 for the screen :D   
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