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I'm probably overreacting here, but I want to make sure whether or not this is something to worry about.

On Saturday, I deleted a bunch of documents off of my Kindle, and then loaded a lot of new ones onto it. I used Calibre to add most of these, but I also downloaded a few from my archive that was I thinking about rereading. I also used a Calibre plugin to create collections on my Kindle, so I restarted it right after I'd loaded all these books, so that it would recognize the collections. That evening I noticed the battery looked a little low, but I just assumed it was from managing the collections so I just left it alone.

On Sunday night, I left it plugged in overnight so that it could charge fully. Then I left it turned off all day yesterday. When I checked it today, the battery had gone down at least a quarter of the way. I did a search, and no books are currently indexing, although I guess it's possible that they finished indexing sometime yesterday or even earlier today, and that's what wore down the battery to that point its at now.

Is it possible that it could have taken the documents that long to index? (there were a lot of pretty long documents--I think the average length was about 100,000 words, but some were over 300,000, and I would guess there were a few hundred books added. There are over a hundred collections, and most collections have multiple books, but some books are in two collections, so I can't get an accurate number) Should the battery life go back to normal if everything is done indexing. I was getting at least a couple of weeks of battery life depending on how much I used it, so this drain just showed up after I added the new documents.
 

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Just to clarify a few things, adding and removing this many things is not something that I do on a regular basis. It is only a year end thing, and was slightly more intensive this year because I was using that plugin to create collections, and because I had renamed most of my personal documents, and then ended up with more collections than I wanted. I'm planning to fix the collections the next time I have it plugged in. Also, the majority of the items were transferred over USB, not downloaded, but I don't know if that makes a difference.

I did check yesterday, and nothing was indexed, but as far as I could tell, the battery usage seemed to have leveled off. It seems have stayed at the same level all night, so it may have just been catching up, and even could have finished that sometime on Monday. I mainly just wanted to make sure this wasn't some kind of serious problem.

And as far as the memory issue, I'll see if I can at least run an analysis on it the next time it's plugged into the computer and see if it's fragmented.

Thanks for all your help.
 

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And now I'm seeing a new issue, that once again I don't know if it's a problem. The battery drain seemed to have stabilized, and stopped at about one third of the battery being drained. I decided to plug it in tonight just to top it off so that I could check. Three hours later, the light is still orange. I unplugged it and checked the battery indicator and it was just short of full, but if it wasn't down all the way, shouldn't three hours have been enough time for it to fully charge? Could my battery indicator be inaccurate on top of everything else? Could it have been down even further than it said it was? There is nothing indexing right now, because I used the search feature on Tuesday afternoon and everything was indexed and I haven't added anything to it since Monday.

I'm so stressed about this that seeing that orange light is keeping me awake at the moment, because I can't stop thinking when hasn't it turned green already?

I know I'm probably overreacting, and it might turn green anytime now, since it has actually been charging (battery indicator did go up). I'm just really worried about it developing a serious problem because I have had it for almost two years, so is no longer under warranty, and I can't afford to replace it until March, and I'm afraid of losing the personal documents in my archive. I don't know if they'd stay there is I replaced it.
 
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