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Kindle Fire HD battery replacement

Anyone done it ? Looks a right faff !

Where did you get the new battery ?

My Kindle takes 16 hours to charge 30%, the charge is spent in less than an hour.
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Have you spoken to Amazon tech support?

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I can't see this getting sorted before the end of the year.....





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Do the twiddly knobs on either side still let you do pictures
Twiddling your knob will give you hairy palms

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Have you spoken to Amazon tech support?

What tech support ?

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I can't see this getting sorted before the end of the year.....

I've ordered a new battery, just got to find out whether I really need the fancy little tool kit or if it can be done with hammers and screwdrivers.

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7 posts instead of:

"Hello, Amazon tech support? My Kindle has a problem.
Will you sort it for me for free please....?"
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7 posts instead of:

"Hello, Amazon tech support? My Kindle has a problem.
Will you sort it for me for free please....?"
Here's how the rest of that conversation usually goes;

Me: I need a new battery in Kindle Fire HD 7''

Tech support :Certainly sir, is your Kindle still in warranty ?

Me: No, it ran out about 6 months ago.

Tech support: Don't worry sir here at Amazon we are proud of our customer service. We'll just need to charge you 150 for admin and postal charges, the battery replacement is completely free.

Me: F******* W******

Tech support: Is there anything else we can help you with today?

Me: Does that include a prostate check ?

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They don't make much money on Kindles.
It's a media portal selling machine.


Have you tried this:


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Problem: Device won’t charge

Various battery-related problems have been raised by Kindle Fire HD owners. Issues range from a complete refusal to charge, to a partial charge, to a very slow charge. There are a few things you can double check and try before contacting Amazon. Remember that charging with Amazon’s cable and the optional charger should take four hours, while charging it using the USB plug on your computer will take 13.5 hours.

Possible solutions:
Hold down the power button for 20 seconds to power off and then try plugging in the charger.
Make sure you are using the cable that you got with your Kindle Fire HD. If you didn’t buy the Amazon Kindle PowerFast for Accelerated Charging which costs an extra $20 then you need to check the rating on the charger you are using. A full charge should take 4 hours using the Amazon charger and cable. Many other device chargers will work just as well, here’s an example from PowerGen that’s only $10 (although if you use the dual charging feature it will charge more slowly). If you are using another charger with a lower rating then it will work, but it might take a lot longer and it can cause synchronization problems with the battery monitor so it might not display accurately how much power the battery has left.
Try the charger with another device to make sure it is working.
If the charging light doesn’t come on (it should be orange when charging and green when charged), try pushing the cable in more or gently moving it. Some Kindle Fire HDs have loose ports and if that’s the case you’ll want to contact Amazon and get a replacement.


Read more: Kindle Fire: 12 Common Problems and How to Fix Them | Digital Trends
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Have you tried this:
Tried it

Checked the charger as well, nothing appears to be wrong there, it is the Amazon approved fast charger.

Edit: A full charge should last 10 - 12 hours according to the blurb, a 30% charge currently lasts approximately 40 minutes on WiFi, it used to last 3 - 4 hours on WiFi. It's been getting steadily worse for a couple of weeks at least.

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What about twiddling with both?

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Eh ?
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Still not fixed then, I guess?
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The Pope is a Bear !!
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A simple life needing just the "Bear Necessities"....?
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We know a song about that !

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Fitted that new battery pack yet....?
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Didn't he have to sell some wheels first
Nahh, I'm having too much fun !

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At the moment they a piled up on their sides with a piece of ply on top making a useful little table to put stuff on.
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