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Old 11-08-2013, 21:21
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I want to connect my kindle with my computor

I did it ages ago but just tried again and all my usb cables with the small plug at the other end, dont fit the socket on kindle.

Is there a special cable ?
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Old 11-08-2013, 21:40
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You could Google it.

But it looks like it uses a standard micro USB cable.
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Old 11-08-2013, 22:04
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Old 11-08-2013, 22:04
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the socket on kindle looks a very similar
size....... but I just cant get the plug in
Im wondering was there a special cable for the kindle ?
I bought mine over a year ago so cant remember
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Old 11-08-2013, 22:08
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How do you charge it?
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Old 11-08-2013, 22:30
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Recent Samsung smartphone chargers will fit it.
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Old 11-08-2013, 22:38
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How do you charge it?
good question.... thats made me realize that the socket Im looking at is the chargeing socket ........
a white plug came with it and the usb plug fits into the white plug which goes into the mains .
Just unpluged that usb plug from the 3 pin socket.... plugged it into the comp
and bingo .................. prob solved !

Its been so long since I did all this... Id forgotten !
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Old 11-08-2013, 22:39
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It's just micro usb, nothing special.
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Old 11-08-2013, 22:47
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I bought a charger from Liddl... about 9.99
you put it into the sunlight and a red light comes on as it charges up

it can then deliver 5 volt... 7.5 v or 9.5 v
(I think the comp delivers 5 volts to devices such as mp3 players and prob camcorders too.)
The charger worked ok, I charged my mp3 player once or twice which saved having to turn on my comp to do it.
But 4 weeks ago the thing went dead..
no charge into my mp3 player, no red light when put in the sun.
Its back to Liddl to try and get back my 9,99p !
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Old 18-08-2013, 03:14
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It's just micro usb, nothing special.
No its not.
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Old 18-08-2013, 07:02
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It's just micro usb, nothing special.
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Old 18-08-2013, 08:24
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I reckon lots of people have spent a tenner on the official cable so have convinced themselves it's special. Naturally these will be consumers who normally buy apple products.
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Old 18-08-2013, 11:22
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Yes, it is.
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Old 18-08-2013, 11:31
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NO its not, its flatter than a micro usb. Even if Amazon do call it a Micro USB, it aint.
If you only want to charge it up quicker, get a mains to usb plug, about 2 on Fleabay.
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Old 18-08-2013, 12:14
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according to page 5 of the user guide, it is.

Quote; 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.

Last edited by plugs13amp : 18-08-2013 at 12:18. Reason: add quote as link is a pdf
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Old 18-08-2013, 12:21
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If it isn't a micro-usb socket then it is a mystery why all micro-usb cables fit into it perfectly.

If I'm travelling I take the Kindle micro-usb cable or the micro-usb that came with my phone, doesn't make any difference.
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Old 18-08-2013, 12:35
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NO its not, its flatter than a micro usb. Even if Amazon do call it a Micro USB, it aint.
Yep, it still is. It's exactly the same as my Samsung micro USB connector and various others. Kindle is micro usb.

I'm wondering if some folk are getting micro and mini usb connections mixed up...
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Old 18-08-2013, 13:27
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Yep, it still is. It's exactly the same as my Samsung micro USB connector and various others. Kindle is micro usb.

I'm wondering if some folk are getting micro and mini usb connections mixed up...
I wonder that too from some of the descriptions given
http://usbtips.com/micro-usb-vs-mini-usb/
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Old 18-08-2013, 19:13
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I reckon lots of people have spent a tenner on the official cable so have convinced themselves it's special. Naturally these will be consumers who normally buy apple products.
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Old 19-08-2013, 07:53
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NO its not, its flatter than a micro usb. Even if Amazon do call it a Micro USB, it aint.
If you only want to charge it up quicker, get a mains to usb plug, about 2 on Fleabay.
Ok, hands up I was wrong, but note their are different micro USBs, eg Kindle Fire HD.its not a universal size/pins.
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Old 19-08-2013, 08:10
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Ok, hands up I was wrong, but note their are different micro USBs, eg Kindle Fire HD.its not a universal size/pins.
Micro USB is a standard, so it doesn't vary in size/shape!
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Old 19-08-2013, 08:59
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It's the same connector as a Blackberry, I've recently bought a couple of leads from a 1 shop for my Kindle (and they fit my Nokia phone as well).

My Garmin GPS's (and some other units) though use an almost identical connector which is slightly fatter.

Kindle Fire HD uses the same plug as normal Kindles (I have both).
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Old 19-08-2013, 09:16
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Many portable devices are standardising the connectivity, so they've all started using micro USB.
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Old 19-08-2013, 09:22
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I charge mine up with my Samsung charger.
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Old 19-08-2013, 09:34
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My Garmin GPS's (and some other units) though use an almost identical connector which is slightly fatter.
Aha - an explanation for the earlier confusing opinions may be about to emerge. Many Garmin units use mini USB, not micro. A different plug.
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