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Kindle in Water


prester-john

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My Amazon Kindle (e-reader / e-ink, ie the one before Paperwhite) fell into some water. Only just, but enough to put it out of action. 24 hours in airing cupboard didn't cure it. Any practical suggestions?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Looking at the price to get spares for them, its not likely you can do anything other that what you have already done, its cheaper to get a new one.

All your books can be downloaded to the new one when you register it as they are kept on the Amazon server

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Ian in Northampton

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Stick it in a bag of rice? Rice is good for extracting the maximum possible moisture from its surroundings. I've heard the trick has been used successfully with phones.

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chub_tor

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If you Google for Kindle dropped in water you will find several suggestions the most popular of which is to put your Kindle into a bag of dry rice and leave for at least 48 hours. Worth a try.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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mobileman1953

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24 hours in cat litter

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prester-john

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Thank you Fruit Bat, Ian in Northampton, chub_tor, mobileman1953 for helpful suggestions. I've cancelled Monday's rice pudding and put the Kindle in the (still dry!) rice. It may be rather too late, but we'll see. I think that wraps it up for now.

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