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sat on kindle <eyes to ceiling>

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LeBFG Wed 10-Jul-13 13:30:21

Ok, ok. I sat on my kindle. Damn it. It looks to me like the screen has broken. It's 2 years old now and so I'm wondering what to do. Is it best to buy a replacement screen or a new kindle??? Anyone with similar experience?

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 10-Jul-13 18:58:11

I sat on mine last year. Gutting isn't it? Have you had a look on ebay?

NotQuiteCockney Wed 10-Jul-13 19:02:40

I've had them sell me a new kindle for 25% off or something in the past.

LeBFG Wed 10-Jul-13 20:38:19

grin I'm not alooonnne...<feel such a fool>.

NotQuiteCockney - were the kindles within their warranty?

I've looked for new screens and they are in the region of 60 quid hmm hmm. I'm thinking I shall just have to swallow the bitter pill and buy a new one. I'll email amazon first though in case I can get anything off.

NotQuiteCockney Fri 12-Jul-13 08:36:07

I don't know. But the warranty doesn't cover people sitting on them. I suspect we got a good deal on a new kindle because a) I phoned up the helpline and was polite and honest. b) we buy a lot of books - Me, MrNQC, and both DSes are all on the same amazon account, and we probably buy a couple of books per week. At least.

valiumredhead Fri 12-Jul-13 09:04:08

Ring them up and ask if there's any easy to repair it and they should offer you a discount on a new one.

PestoSwimissimos Fri 12-Jul-13 09:07:06

Ring Amazon. Our Macmillan nurse did this on holiday and when he got back he rung them & explained and they sent him a replacement.

It's in their interest to keep you 'kindle-d up' coz it means you'll keep buying kindle books from them.

Good luck!

isisisis Fri 12-Jul-13 09:09:11

I trod on mine recently, emailed amazon to ask if it was possible to repair, and they offered me a good discount on a new one. mine is the very first version so at least 4years+ out of warranty & I was honest about treading on it.

LeBFG Fri 12-Jul-13 12:30:18

wow - thanks guys. Will definately phone them up now. Can't wait to finish the book I was in the middle of!

TerribleTantrums Fri 12-Jul-13 12:37:22

In the meantime if you have a smartphone/iPad you can download the Kindle app (or download the Kindle reader for windows). At least you would be able to finish your book.

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