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    anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

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    I just got one for the SWMBO (on friday) and opened it today the cover with the light (amazon cover) does not seem to want to work.

    looks to me like the bottom "hook" on the cover does not engage with any metal inside the Kindle. as i cannot see any metal inside the bottom hook slot on the kindle. the bottom hook on the cover also seems to slide around a bit very "loose" inside the Kindle

    if you have one can you look in the "bottom" hook slot on the kindle and tell me if you can "see" any metal that the hook would engage with...

    works well otherwise... but have sent a message to amazon...

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    did you have a cover before? are you aware of how to "turn it upwards" to fit it? sorry, not trying to tell you how to suck eggs

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    all brand new out of box together today.... kindle and case new

    desribe "turn it upwards"
    thats what it looks like i am doing

    i am putting in bottom hook with kindle on angle to case, turning it up to left and letting top hook "click" in.

    also looked at youtubes

    tired all sorts of turning on and wiggling...
    i feel like i am sucking some bad manufacturing eggs :(

    thanks for help

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3A363F32323B570 link=1300613610/2#2 date=1300614355
    all brand new out of box together today.... kindle and case new

    desribe "turn it upwards"
    thats what it looks like i am doing

    i am putting in bottom hook with kindle on angle to case, turning it up to left and letting top hook "click" in.

    also looked at youtubes

    tired all sorts of turning on and wiggling...
    i feel like i am sucking some bad manufacturing eggs :(

    thanks for help
    sounds about right. kindle will be angled about 60-75 degrees at a guess. hook the bottom in. turn it up to the left. when it meets the top latch you need to slide the latch down and hold it down , then push the kindle right into it. then release the top catch

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    yep... no workie with light i reckon

    if you have yours around have a look in the bottom hook hole on the kindle and see if you can see any metal the hook would engage.

    i looked in mine using torch light and no metal in the bottom hole, is a bit in the top hole that the top hook engages into.

    going to google some images to see if anyone else has taken pics

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    I have one, the light worked first up with no problems.

    Looking in the bottom slot, metal not easily visible, maybe right at the base of the slot (nearest the bottom edge of the Kindle), there is just visible a metal edge.


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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    thanks PP

    Here is a pic of the slop or how "loose" it seems to be on the bottom hook. Does yours slide "off" this far? It would not fall off but seems loose compared to a few utube vids..

    wiggling etc does not help light


    SWMBO is unhappy...

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    No, mine will barely move out maybe 1mm at the bottom point.

    The light does not operate unless the Kindle is on (i.e. not in standby mode).

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    i know it was in standby for that shot but tried it "on" and on home screen and book open... rebooted etc as well...

    just spoke to support and a new cover is on the way but i reckon IMO its the Kindle
    at least its working and SWMBO can use it as its a bday pressie, will wait for new cover and then re-test..

    thanks for help Fivegallon and PeterP*

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    as a follow up...

    new case arrived, it does not work...

    new kindle on its way now....

    hopefully i can get a refund on 1 x kindle + 1 x case + postage as i have to pay in full for 2nd then get a refund once i send it back....

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    Did you buy a refurbished one to start off with?

    I had a laugh you couldnt pay me to have an amazon cover, way too many problems with them from the day they started making them.

    I have an Oberon for my K3 and a Belkin light.

    My older K2 I have an Medge cover with the light that goes with it.

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    no bought brand new, cover issues seemed to be with the unlighted covers mostly "shorting" the kindle ? they also may have a cracked cover issue, neither of the ones i have have cracks

    Our cover seems very well made (2 of)

    is Belkin light built into cover or do you have to carry it and clip it on? SWMBO would not consider "clip on" lights..

    update
    new Kindle arrived last week, light worked on both covers and solved sloppy cover issue BUT* >:( >:( >:(
    Kindle has a weird issue when you press some of the letter keys when searching it prints 4 letters on the screen eg press Q and get OB8J on the screen. This means you cannot log on to wireless... >:(

    third Kindle now in transit from Amazon after service call..... 2 kindle 1 case to return.... angry SWMBO

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4549404D4D44280 link=1300613610/11#11 date=1302000514
    third Kindle now in transit from Amazon after service call..... 2 kindle 1 case to return.... angry SWMBO
    Now is the time to buy a coffee machine ;D

    One must always push the limits ;)

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    Re: anyone got a Kindle 3 with the cover with a light?

    I had a laugh!!!



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