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Zigg

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#293493 26-Jan-2022 10:44
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Any leads on a reliable local source? Tried some links that came up after a search on here, but batteryupgrade has some seriously bad reviews. Ali has them (whether or not they'd get shipped here is another question), but mixed reviews for the knockoffs - connector issues, or DOA, etc. Most of the other "local" battery places don't seem to be based here. Amazon won't ship the originals here either.


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  #2856526 26-Jan-2022 11:27
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Which type - Paperwhite, fire, etc?

 

It never occurred to me you could replace batteries in a Paperwhite or similar. I had one that had a weak battery, I just replaced it as I'd scratched the screen, and the previous one the power button became unreliable. The latest kindle with the larger display is a really nice upgrade.


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  #2856528 26-Jan-2022 11:29
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Might be a dumb question, but are you sure you need one?

 

Kindle battery behaviour is pretty random. I've had the battery issue logo pop up on screen a couple of times in the past. Both times a reset and a very long charge (leave it in for 24 hours) solved the issue.





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  #2856529 26-Jan-2022 11:29
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I replaced one in a KindleDX. Got it locally and it worked perfectly well (until the Kindle buttons started playing up, not battery related).

 

I'll have to try and dig up where I got it from.

 


Edit - found it - I got it from Mr Positive: https://www.mrpositive.co.nz/?rf=kw&kw=kindle

 

 




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  #2856573 26-Jan-2022 12:09
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I replaced the battery for a 2015 paperwhite a week or two ago. Got the battery from Aliexpress for about $12 (here). Ordered it at the end of December and it only took about two and a half weeks to arrive.

 

Best to take apart the existing kindle first to check on what exact battery model you need (three contacts or four, shape of connectors etc). The front on my one essentially had sticky tape around the edges and then a few screws holding it together. 


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  #2856597 26-Jan-2022 12:49
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It's a Kindle 3 / d00901 for a customer. It hasn't been used for a while and they'd like to use it again if possible. These are easy to replace, just pop the back off and undo 2 screws.

I'll try Mr Positive, thanks. They have ones for this model listed as pre-order.


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