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Offline elaine7b

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Charging Kindle 4 (basic) possible without USB?
« on: March 03, 2020, 04:22:09 am »
The USB port on my Kindle basic gen 4 is damaged (and unusable, I think). I noticed there are two metal contacts on the back -- can I charge it with some sort of docking station? 

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    Re: Charging Kindle 4 (basic) possible without USB?
    « Reply #1 on: March 03, 2020, 04:48:54 am »
    As far as I am aware you must plug it in to charge it. If the port is damaged, you may be out of luck. But you could contact Amazon -- perhaps they'll give you something on a trade in for a new device.
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    Re: Charging Kindle 4 (basic) possible without USB?
    « Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 04:59:25 am »
    The USB port on my Kindle basic gen 4 is damaged (and unusable, I think). I noticed there are two metal contacts on the back -- can I charge it with some sort of docking station?
    The metal contacts are for providing power to the lighted Kindle case that was only available with that model.

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    Re: Charging Kindle 4 (basic) possible without USB?
    « Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 06:51:40 am »
    Thanks, both of you, for good info and the idea.

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    Re: Charging Kindle 4 (basic) possible without USB?
    « Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 07:01:33 am »
    PS. I think it would be amazing if there WAS the option to charge wirelessly. (But not exclusively wireless, since I'm sure that can go bad too.)

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