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  Reply # 420298 22-Dec-2010 10:17
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Those who have suffered from Kindle reboots will be interested in this topic

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/12/21/199251/How-a-Leather-Cover-Crashes-the-Kindle 

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  Reply # 420332 22-Dec-2010 11:21
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I had the problem described with the case. Called Amazon yesterday. Got a full refund on the cover and shipping and $25 USD credit to cover the extra cost of ordering a lighted case as a replacement. :-)

Hopefully the new case won't take too long to arrive





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  Reply # 420338 22-Dec-2010 11:25
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Hah, no such problem with my cheap DealExtreme case.

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  Reply # 420340 22-Dec-2010 11:28
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I emailed kindle-response@amazon.com and was asked to call them to expedite the fault. Called the 206 area code number and it took about 3 minutes to get it all sorted. They were going to send a shipping label to send the old case back but decided they wouldn't bother and I could keep the faulty case.

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  Reply # 420371 22-Dec-2010 12:01
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wonderferret: I emailed kindle-response@amazon.com and was asked to call them to expedite the fault. Called the 206 area code number and it took about 3 minutes to get it all sorted. They were going to send a shipping label to send the old case back but decided they wouldn't bother and I could keep the faulty case.


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  Reply # 420373 22-Dec-2010 12:06
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  Reply # 420377 22-Dec-2010 12:13
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Agreed, i experienced random crashes soon after i got the kindle but never assumed it could be case related. I don't see them very often now and i'm on the beta firmware. Not sure if it's worth bothering for me. I don't use the kindle every day, more like every second or third and haven't had a crash in months.

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  Reply # 420411 22-Dec-2010 12:58
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I think I'll try unpick the stitching holding the assembly and see if I can separate them into 2 pieces to eliminate the short that causes the issue. It is a great case apart from the occasional reset etc

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  Reply # 420431 22-Dec-2010 13:40
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If you change your mind and decide to sell it, let me know.




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  Reply # 420487 22-Dec-2010 15:45
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Anyone know if this "design fault" for want of a better term applies also to the Kindle DX covers from Amazon which have similar clips?

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  Reply # 429578 21-Jan-2011 17:04
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After being out of stock since before Christmas, the International Version is now finally available again, so I ordered one today via the Affilliate Link.  There is a new cover available at a very reasonable price which looks just perfect given that my wife already has an Energizer clip-on LED lamp:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004A7ZEI2/ref=oss_product

Once her Kindle arrives, she will be able to access all the titles that are no longer available on MobiPocket.  It's a shame to see the eBook selection becoming fragmented a la BluRay/HD-DVD, but Kindle seems to be taking over the market for eInk readers, leaving the iPad for those who prefer an LCD screen.







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  Reply # 429579 21-Jan-2011 17:06
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Thanks... That cover looks nice - and cheaper than the Amazon one. Also probably doesn't have the freeze problems.




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  Reply # 429581 21-Jan-2011 17:10
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freitasm: Thanks... That cover looks nice - and cheaper than the Amazon one. Also probably doesn't have the freeze problems.

Yeah, there are no exposed metal parts so far as I can tell.  If it's like the CyBook cover we have now, the magnets will be sewn inside the leather, so there is no way they can touch anything.





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  Reply # 429598 21-Jan-2011 17:50
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Nice cover! Too bad they won't deliver to any address in NZ I have on file. And don't want to pay BuyUSA $30 to get it here.




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