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On the first day I got MK, I subscribed to the "blog" New York Times-Latest Headlines along with some books.

Currently the "blog" is stuck on Wednesday, Dec 3, 2008 and I don't know how to get it refreshed. It worked fine until that date :(

I've thoroughly charged my batteries and have done a soft reset. My Whispernet signal strength is a full 3-4 bars.

I have noticed that when I leave Whispernet on, the signal strength seems to zero when I return to the Kindle after 30 minutes or longer. I've been trying to see if having it on for a long period would help & it does not seem to. I haven't actually sat down and watched the signal strength bars....

Any suggestions I could try before calling Amazon CS Monday when I have some time?

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Marci, I had trouble with my whispernet and had to do the paperclip reset and make sure I had a full charge on the battery. I was in the middle of downloading a file from feedbooks when things got weird. It only took the one reset, but before I tried again I did plug the charger in. Don't know if this will help you, but it did it for me.
 

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Here's what I've found.  If my expected automatic downloads have not arrived when I first wake up my Kindle in the morning, I first use "Check for New Items".  You have to be on the home page; click Menu and it's the second option from the bottom.  Give it a minute to do it's thing.

Occassionally, this hasn't worked.  Next thing I try is a 'soft reset'.  Press ALT SHIFT (the Up arrow) and letter R at the same time.  Takes a couple of minutes to reset.. .leave Whispernet switch ON while doing this.  Usually that does it. 

Over the last couple of days they've been, I gather, moving the conversion/download functions to different servers at Amazon so that could be part of the problem.

Good luck!
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Ann-

That is excellent advice!  I did everything you recommended except a "hard" reset.

Finally decided to look on the computer at my Kindle account and discovered that is was simply....

that the trial period had stopped.  I reactivated it and am so happy it was operator error and not the Kindle!  ::)

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Marci said:
Ann-

That is excellent advice! I did everything you recommended except a "hard" reset.

Finally decided to look on the computer at my Kindle account and discovered that is was simply....

that the trial period had stopped. I reactivated it and am so happy it was operator error and not the Kindle! ::)

Marci
That's interesting. I don't subscribe to any blogs (Well, the Amazon Daily but that's free) but do subscribe to 1 magazine and 1 newspaper. When I signed up for them they just kept coming even after the 2 week trial. . .I didn't have to reactivate it. I had a couple of other magazines I tried and I had to stop them when I decided I didn't want to continue to pay for a subscription.

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