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Battery not holding charge (occasionally)

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Offline TraceyW
12 Feb 2018, 10:51 PM | Post: #1

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Battery not holding charge (occasionally)

Hi
I have a problem with my Kindle 4.1.3 (well out of warranty) in that on three occasions now I've charged it one day and by the following day it shows the battery in the main display area indicating it is flat. Nothing can be done with it until I plug in a charger for 5-10 minutes at which time it resets the device. There is no obvious reason for this but there can only be two basic reasons for it, a) either the battery is discharging internally and needs replacing or b) something is draining the battery in which case the device needs replacing. 
Has anyone experienced such behaviour as this and if so, how did you fix it (if you DID fix it)? Also, if the battery needs replacing where is the best place to get one - I have seen how to change it via a video on Youtube.
Any help most appreciated. Thanks.
Tracey
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Offline jobo
19 Feb 2018, 02:18 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Battery not holding charge (occasionally)

This post was last modified: 19 Feb 2018 02:24 PM by jobo.
(12 Feb 2018 10:51 PM)TraceyW Wrote: Wrote:  Hi
I have a problem with my Kindle 4.1.3 (well out of warranty) in that on three occasions now I've charged it one day and by the following day it shows the battery in the main display area indicating it is flat. Nothing can be done with it until I plug in a charger for 5-10 minutes at which time it resets the device. There is no obvious reason for this but there can only be two basic reasons for it, a) either the battery is discharging internally and needs replacing or b) something is draining the battery in which case the device needs replacing. 
Has anyone experienced such behaviour as this and if so, how did you fix it (if you DID fix it)? Also, if the battery needs replacing where is the best place to get one - I have seen how to change it via a video on Youtube.
Any help most appreciated. Thanks.
Tracey

well yes, you have more or less summed up the issue, a, battery will have a very,slow fall off, almost from new, eventually it will reach a condition where its very noticeable, which seems to be where you are now,  

you can hold back the inevitable, by switching of the various functions that use battery between actual use , or by just switching it off all together, if it notably looses charge whilst its,switched off, then a new battery is not very far away .

you can of course buy time by leaving it on charge when at home and / or  buying an accessory battery that you carry with you, that should get you back to an acceptable battery life, for a,while anyway.

I'm not sure fitting a new battery is actually cost effective, even if you do it yourself, which is very fiddly, your likely to be spending a fair % of the cost of a new ( and much better) kindle. I'd steer clear of very cheap batteries from unknown,sources on eBay. See what Amazon or at least an retailer on amazon want and then decide if its worth while