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Sometimes--not often--my Kindle loses its place in an ebook I'm reading, and I can find my way back only by paging from the beginning. Even the "go to" search function doesn't help. Has anyone else experienced this, and do  you know if it's a problem with the ebook file or with the Kindle?
 

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Yep, tends to happen from time to time. A restart will usually fix it:

Home...Menu...Settings...Menu...Restart (Not Reset to Factory!)
 

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Right -- it's a glitch. . . . .usually due to something in a specific book but not anything we've ever been able to point at directly.  If it happens a LOT in lots of different books, then it might be a device issue.  But if it's a one-off and not very frequent, don't worry about it. :)
 

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Morf said:
Yep, tends to happen from time to time. A restart will usually fix it:

Home...Menu...Settings...Menu...Restart (Not Reset to Factory!)
Thanks. Does a restart (I assume you mean turning completely off) take the book back to the last page read?
 

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Carol Ervin said:
Thanks. Does a restart (I assume you mean turning completely off) take the book back to the last page read?
If it's already lost your place, a restart won't make it find it again - at least I don't think so. The restart is intended to stop if from losing your place again in future - it works much like rebooting your PC in that it clears out glitches and odd behaviour and sets everything back to 'normal'.

As for what a restart is - a 'soft' restart is when you do it through the menu as Morf described - which is the best way to do it if your Kindle isn't completely frozen up - or there's a 'hard' restart where you hold the on/off button (or slider depending on your model) for about thirty seconds. When you let go it should restart (again according to which model you have - some may require you to press the on/off button again). Either way it's akin to rebooting a PC. It actually makes good sense to restart it every now and then whether you have a noticeable problem or not.
 

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I find myself looking for a "like" button so I can "like" these replies. Thanks, all.
 
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