I am going to set this message up to go out monthly for each of my blogs, as most of you read them on your Kindles vs. the computer or via email: if you’ve seen it before and know what I’m talking about, or if you’re just plain ‘ole tired of seeing it don’t worry – I’ll be back with a new post soon.
Don’t have a Kindle? Well, you should get one! The e-Ink versions range in price from $69 – $379 depending upon the number of bells and whistles you get. You can click here to give the kind of Kindle I primarily use a look (it’s the $139 version).
There seems to be a Kindle problem for a lot of folks – that is, what do you need to do if (a) this or any other blog, newspaper, or magazine all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see the blog, newspaper, or magazine post in the to be downloaded list of the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon website and for some unexplained reason it doesn’t show up on your Kindle, or (c) you’ve ordered a book, app or anything else for your Kindle and it never seems to download,
You may need to write this down, or try to memorize it, because if it happens to you I’m willing to bet you won’t remember unless you’ve reset your Kindle a few times!
If you would like to print this out, click here to read my post on the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog to how to capture screen shots on your e-Ink Kindle; for you Kindle Fire owners, the instructions on how to print something from your Fire are pretty long and are a post for another day.
If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle.
Here is how you reboot an e-Ink Kindle:
- Click the “Home” button to get back to your home screen.
- Click the “Menu” button, and select “Settings.”
- You will see several options, but “reboot” is not one of those options. Press the “Menu” button again.
- You will have several options, but choose and click the ”Restart” button.
Here is how you reboot a Kindle Fire:
- Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, then release the power button.
- The Fire will turn off before the 30 seconds is up: that’s okay, but please keep holding the power button.
- After you have pressed the power button for the 30 seconds, let the power switch go and don’t do anything for about five seconds.
- Press the power button once and release it to power up and restart the Fire.
Once you reboot your Kindle, it could take about 1-2 minutes to reboot. Make sure your wireless is on, and the Kindle will go look in the Amazon store to see what is pending to be downloaded and viola! You should be back in business. If you ever need to restart your Kindle, I hope this helps!
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