Why does my Kindle keep freezing and rebooting?
From all of a sudden, my Kindle 3 stopped reacting on inputs. When I then plug it into a power source, it will reboot sooner or later, just to freeze again after a few page turns. I tried the hard reset, deleted all files and reinstalled the software but none of that helped. It ran out of warranty, and Amazon CS was as lost as I am.
I think it might be a broken battery. But how can I tell?
I have had some experience with a Kindle 3. It does sound like the battery is failing. The device is run by the battery. The USB port on the device will not operate it. Battery replacement is relatively simple. The back is has clips that hold in it place, and then a small Phillips screw driver will remove the battery. Don't loose the small washers.
The other issues I had with lock-up had to do with firmware and also making notes in books. Not all Kindle users reported problems with notes, but I was one that did. After I stopped using notes, and updated the firmware, the intermittent lock-up problem ceased.
Amazon sells a battery with an instruction video for around $30.00 with shipping.
This is the website for the firmware updated:
This is the website for the battery: