does using the sd card in the kindle 1 drain the battery? And I bought my kindle 1 used so is there any way to know if its one-year warranty is still available?
The SD card can drain the battery if you have a lot of books on it that need to be indexed. That happened with mine - I started noticing that the battery was draining much more quickly than it had been previously. I poked around a couple of message boards & saw a few people mention that their batteries had drained quickly while the Kindle was indexing the SD card, so I checked & sure enough, there were quite a few books it was working on indexing. Turned it off, pulled the SD card, and battery life was back to normal. So now I only put in the SD card if I want to transfer something over to the Kindle. You'll notice it happening, though, so you can leave it in for awhile unless you start to notice an increased battery drain.libros_lego said:does using the sd card in the kindle 1 drain the battery? And I bought my kindle 1 used so is there any way to know if its one-year warranty is still available?
I did leave my SD card in for a long time - until I had enough books that the indexing took so long. I suppose I could've just let it stay plugged in until the indexing was completed, or plugged it in overnight every night, but I was lazy & just left it out, and keep it in the pocket of the cover. I actually transferred some books from SD to my Kindle last night, and considered leaving it in to see what would happen - but since I noticed the battery go down a bit just in the 20-30 minutes I had the card in, I took it out again. It's not a big card, it's just that there's probably 10-12 pages worth of books on it, and it just takes awhile for that indexing to happen.libros_lego said:I'd like to leave my sd card in my kindle so when the kindle is done indexing, the battery life will go back to normal, right? How many of you leave your sd card in your kindle?
Somebody smarter about tech stuff than me can explain it better than I can, but essentially the Kindle goes through the books & indexes them so that when you do a search it can find what you're searching for. I know that's a pretty lame explanation but that's the gist of it. You can tell how many things are remaining to be indexed by doing a search for something obscure (so you don't get too many hits). It will run the search, and if there are items left to be indexed it will tell you how many (it can't search the items that aren't indexed).bkworm8it said:Ok, really dumb question. I know I should know this but What is indexing? I don't think I've ever seen mine doing it or know that it's been done LOL.
Oh and does it only happen with wispernet on??
I left my SD card (with the 100 books to be indexed) in my Kindle & the battery almost fully charged - about 4 hrs later it was down to maybe 20% charged & still had 86 books not yet indexed. I know I can't take the battery indicator literally, but it went from almost full to almost empty. Indexing eats the battery up! So it's plugged in now, and I'll try to leave it plugged in until the indexing is complete.libros_lego said:Okay, so my kindle was fully charged today and I've used it for less than twenty minutes. When I got home, the kindle was off so that meant that it ran out of battery. I charged it and some books are still being indexed. Hopefully, when the indexing is done, the battery life will be back to normal.