October 27th, 2010

How to: Read Kindle books while charging on Vista nd Windows 7

I have not written for a while – it is a pity. I will try to be more active in the coming weeks and will put the start with a useful post for all Kindle owner

Today I got pretty frustrated as my Kindle’s battery was needing a charge, while I wanted to read at the same time. Generally speaking, there  should be no problem, yet it is not so in reality. I am using Windows 7 and when I connected the reader to the PC and ejected the device by using the USB-devices management tool that is linked in the system try – nothing happened. The screen of the e-reader continued showing the “friendly message”, letting me know that I have to eject my Kindle from the OS while keeping the USB in, if I want to be able to read while charging…So what is the solution:

  • Go to some Windows Explorer window instead and click with the right button on the device’s name.
  • Select eject from the newly opened menu and that’s it.

For some reason it works like this, although the two “eject” options should be one and the same

Let me know if you experience any difficulties.

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