Welcome, Guest! Why not create a free forum account today and join in with the world's friendliest bunch of Kindle enthusiasts

Is my Kindle a ticking time bomb?

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
Offline zorilla
15 Aug 2015, 09:58 AM | Post: #1

Junior Member
**

Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2015

Thanked 0 times

Is my Kindle a ticking time bomb?

I've had my Kindle Fire for nearly 3 years. I love it dearly, look after it with all the love I would lavish on a valued friend and use it almost daily.

Over the past few weeks I've noticed that it is becoming less and less responsive... The keyboard doesn't pop up when it should, the screen freezes for no apparent reason and it's becoming increasingly slow for no apparent reason.

Is this what happens after 3 years? Is the Kindle designed with a 3 year trigger that causes it to self destruct?

Is built-in obsolescence a standard feature?

Does Amazon have a secret deal with land-fill contractors?

Am I being overly paranoid?
---
Offline I ♥ my Kindle Reading Sraship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein
15 Aug 2015, 10:50 AM | Post: #2

BookWorm
******

Posts: 653
Joined: Oct 2010

Thanked 22 times

What I Read

RE: Is my Kindle a ticking time bomb?

Is the memory full?
Offline Ken Magee Reading Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon
15 Aug 2015, 01:50 PM | Post: #3

Reader & writer
******

Posts: 985
Joined: Nov 2011

Thanked 48 times

What I Read

RE: Is my Kindle a ticking time bomb?

I'm pretty sure I've had my Fire for more than three years and it's still ticking along nicely.
What happens when ancient magic collides with the Internet? Find out at my website.
Offline zorilla
16 Aug 2015, 06:47 PM | Post: #4

Junior Member
**

Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2015

Thanked 0 times

RE: Is my Kindle a ticking time bomb?

Thanks for the reply. I've been very diligent with my housekeeping and am not doing anything now that I haven't been doing for the past three years.

I have a couple of photos, a few songs and never more than 3 or 4 books.

Has anybody had problems with the virtual keyboard? It always just used to pop up when it was needed and do just whatever I wanted it to. Now it appears but is totally unresponsive - all I can do is close it. When I do this it takes three or four attempts at tapping the magnifying glass before it comes back again.

It's so frustrating - made worse because I'm such a fan and advocate for my Fire.

Call me paranoid but it really does feel as if a little flag has gone up telling the Fire to tell me to buy a new Kindle. Is anybody experiencing similar issues?
---
Offline Tim_A Reading strictly murder by Lynda Wilcox
16 Aug 2015, 08:32 PM | Post: #5

SpaSpa Baby!
********

Posts: 2,706
Joined: Jun 2012

Thanked 214 times

What I Read

RE: Is my Kindle a ticking time bomb?

Screen clean? Sounds like your problem is with the touch screen.

One thing you can always try is a factory reset and reinstall. All computers get clogged up over time through broken apps and upgrades and unwanted/old/corrupted config files etc. It does them good to get a complete overhaul every now and then. Cleans out the tubes, so to speak.
[Image: 512Zz5wyatL._SL95.jpg] [Image: 51imffwT1JL._SL95.jpg] [Image: 51iVAkjSAIL._SL95.jpg]   [Image: 51gR9zaND4L._SL95.jpg] [Image: 513iiuG7yNL._SL95.jpg] [Image: First-Fire-Cover-ebook-tt.jpg]   Web Site | Facebook Page | Mailing List | Twitter
Dystopia Just Got British!
Offline zorilla
17 Aug 2015, 09:46 AM | Post: #6

Junior Member
**

Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2015

Thanked 0 times

RE: Is my Kindle a ticking time bomb?

Tim_A:

I've always had a screen protector and wipe it regularly - I'm 99.9% certain this is not a screen issue, however you are making me think that it could be something to do with a clogged up registry.

Does anybody have experience of Kindle reg cleaning software? Is there an app that they would/could recommend?

Again, thanks to y'all for your help and support.
---
Offline Tim_A Reading strictly murder by Lynda Wilcox
17 Aug 2015, 06:40 PM | Post: #7

SpaSpa Baby!
********

Posts: 2,706
Joined: Jun 2012

Thanked 214 times

What I Read

RE: Is my Kindle a ticking time bomb?

Registry. That's the word! (not been a Windows user for donkeys years)
[Image: 512Zz5wyatL._SL95.jpg] [Image: 51imffwT1JL._SL95.jpg] [Image: 51iVAkjSAIL._SL95.jpg]   [Image: 51gR9zaND4L._SL95.jpg] [Image: 513iiuG7yNL._SL95.jpg] [Image: First-Fire-Cover-ebook-tt.jpg]   Web Site | Facebook Page | Mailing List | Twitter
Dystopia Just Got British!
Offline Dorte Hummelshoj Reading Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton
05 Sep 2015, 11:45 AM | Post: #8

Master of Verbosity
*******

Posts: 1,158
Joined: Jan 2012

Thanked 78 times

What I Read

RE: Is my Kindle a ticking time bomb?

My ancient Kindle (five years possibly) is getting a bit rusty, but when I have succeeded in switching it on (the switch is sticky and moves like a rheumatic geriatric), it works pefectly well.
So no new-fangled touch screens for me Big Grin
Writer of traditional crime fiction. My blog

[Image: 51qhtZaEtGL._SL95.jpg][Image: 51DtkUTwjUL._SL95.jpg][Image: 61%2B462czKNL._SL95.jpg][Image: 614sqAeapVL._SL95.jpg][Image: 510FBkJujnL._SL95.jpg][Image: 51Tpv4zQPNL._SL95.jpg][Image: 51A8eLRZfeL._SL95.jpg][Image: 61aoEY2n0ML._SL95.jpg]
Gem
[font="Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif]Gem[/font]
Offline jobo
27 Apr 2018, 02:54 PM | Post: #9

Junior Member
**

Posts: 40
Joined: Jan 2018

Thanked 3 times

RE: Is my Kindle a ticking time bomb?

This post was last modified: 27 Apr 2018 03:03 PM by jobo.
(15 Aug 2015 09:58 AM)zorilla Wrote: Wrote:  I've had my Kindle Fire for nearly 3 years. I love it dearly, look after it with all the love I would lavish on a valued friend and use it almost daily.

Over the past few weeks I've noticed that it is becoming less and less responsive... The keyboard doesn't pop up when it should, the screen freezes for no apparent reason and it's becoming increasingly slow for no apparent reason.

Is this what happens after 3 years? Is the Kindle designed with a 3 year trigger that causes it to self destruct?

Is built-in obsolescence a standard feature?

Does Amazon have a secret deal with land-fill contractors?

Am I being overly paranoid?
Old post but I'm bored, it's Friday and I'm watching the clock to down

No not really, computers do have built in obsolesance, component are specCed at so many cycles, and they get over Taken by programs and web sites. But no computers generally either work properly of not at all, they are not like cars. Which slowly get slower and slower. 
There are very few mechanic wear on computers, switches hard drives if you have a mechanical one, pixels perhaps, but the bulk of the hardware just stops working rather than a slow decline.

On of the things that maY slow down a kindle is the battery failing to gain/ hold enough charge. They slow down as it discharges, they will run slowly if it Never peak voltage. and apps, apps generally Google play and play store apps in particular, will kill your kindle  So it runs like treackle in no time if you over do them

Other than that it's nearly always Soft ware related, my key board is very slow on this site, but that's the sites communication with my device, not the device. 
OVer r the years I have Greatfullyy accepted wOrn out computers ofF friends and familily, to have them running like a new one in three hours, by reinstalling the program from scratch, which really Annoys them after they have spenT a load on a new one. 

If anyone has a worn out kindle they want to give me, particularly a 10" one, please pm me

Currently Reading:Sraship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein Last Book I Read:Devil's Advocate by Jonathan Maberry Favourite Genres:Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, True CrimeFavourite eBooks:
See my recommendations
Currently Reading:Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon Last Book I Read: Favourite Genres:fantasy, biographies, humour Favourite eBooks:
See my recommendations
Currently Reading:strictly murder by Lynda Wilcox Last Book I Read:The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty Favourite Genres:SF & F
Currently Reading:Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton Last Book I Read:Did Anyone Die by Stella Stafford Favourite Genres:Crime fiction (police procedural, private sleuth, cosies)Favourite eBooks:
See my recommendations