Charging the battery, Status indicators – Kindle 2nd edition User Guide User Manual

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Kindle User's Guide




Chapter 1

Getting Started

Menu button: This button displays a menu of options. The menus are contextual, which

means they change to offer appropriate options depending on what you are currently

doing with the device. For example, on the Home screen, available menu options may

include Shop in Kindle Store, View Archived Items, View Special Offers, Search, Create

New Collection, Sync & Check for Items, Settings, Experimental, and Screen Rotation.

When you're reading a book, menu items specific to that task may include Change Font

Size, Go To..., Sync to Furthest Page Read, Book Description, Search This Book, Add

Bookmark, View Notes & Marks and View Popular Highlights.

Home button: This button takes you to the Home screen, where you will find a list of the

books and other content stored on your Kindle.

Power button: To turn on your Kindle, press the power button. To put your Kindle into

sleep mode, press and release the power button; the screensaver appears on the display.

To wake up your Kindle, press the power button. To turn off your Kindle, press and hold

the power button for seven seconds until the screen goes blank. If your Kindle does not

power on or is unresponsive during use, you can restart your device by pressing and

holding the power button for 20 seconds.

Micro-USB/power port: You can use the supplied USB cable to connect your Kindle to a

computer for charging the battery and transferring files, including personal documents, to

your Kindle.

Charging the battery

Charge your Kindle by plugging the supplied USB cable into a power source, such as a

computer or the Kindle power adaptor (sold separately). A lightning bolt should appear on

the battery icon at the top of the Home screen.

The indicator light on the bottom edge of the device will turn amber whilst charging and

green when the battery is fully charged.

Charging should take less than three hours. You can use your Kindle while it is connected

via USB and charging from your computer by dismounting or ejecting it so that Kindle exits

USB drive mode.

Windows: Right-click on the "Safely remove hardware" icon in the lower right-hand corner

of the task bar and follow the onscreen instructions to remove your Kindle.

Mac OS X: Click the Eject button next to the Kindle in any Finder window, or drag it from

the Desktop to the Trash.

Your Kindle will then exit USB drive mode. You will see a lightning bolt on the battery

status icon that indicates your Kindle is still charging. If the charge indicator light on the

bottom edge of the device does not come on, make sure that the USB cable is fully

inserted into your Kindle and into the USB port of the computer.

Status indicators