One new part of this recurring post – last week I talked about the links not working for some of you to click from a blog post while using your Kindle to being able to complete the purchase you’re your Kindle (click here to see that post in case you missed it). I learned something new yesterday from reader Joe Amos (thanks, Joe) who said he knows how to correct the problem and, lo and behold, it worked on my K2: if you do a hard reset of your Kindle, the problem should go away. Hopefully, that will work for some of you – read on as these instructions may apply to you!
Last year, I set this message up to send out approximately every two to three weeks, but forgot to set it up for 2011: 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.
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 all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see it in the to be downloaded list of the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon website.
You will 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!
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If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle. Here is how you do it:
- 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.
Once you do that, it will 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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