In today’s snail mail:
They are postcards sent to my husband and me reminding us that our kindles need a critical update. Postcards? From Amazon?
The irony: I tried to update one of my older e-ink devices yesterday, and for some reason, the update failed. I followed all the directions, but nothing happened. I am trying the others tonight, then calling Amazon tomorrow to try to pin down the problem (if necessary). I will post an update after I call. If I have to manually update all these Kindles, I am not gonna be happy…. 😦
How did your updates go?
Wow, snail mail! They only nagged me twice via email. When I updated my Kindle Keyboard, it was uneventful.
Yeah, snail mail! Good to know they are really trying to make sure customers are still connected, LOL! I’m glad yours went smoothly!
My Kindle Touch simply stopped updating. It wouldn’t even update manually, to the point where Amazon gave me a $20 gift card to use on a new Kindle.
Subsequently, I ended up using a rescue disk called “Kubrick” to rescue it.
I remember making a note of that program when I read your original article, Chris. Luckily for me, I didn’t need that kind of help. My problem was a software/wifi issue, not a bricked Kindle. I had to update manually, which then fixed the wifi issue, so now I am good to go. 🙂
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