Kindle 3 Crash = Case = Bummer

My Kindle3 kept crashing, but I didn’t want to admit there was a problem. I was blaming the free downloads from Sourcebooks (sorry, Sourcebooks) because the problem seemed to go away when I deleted them.

No. That wasn’t it.

I finally took the time (oh, such effort) to Google “kindle crash.”

The answer was quick and unanimous: it’s my new leather cover (the Amazon leather cover for the latest gen Kindle (3), without the light.)

The geeky folks over at Slashdot have a lot of fun with the idea that the metal in the cover’s hinge is somehow interfering with the device. And as soon as I took my baby out of the cover, it stopped crashing. ABC News ran an article about the problem, which I missed, complete with a phone number to call for help. I guess I’ll call Monday, see what they say or do.

So, don’t blame your free downloads. Or Sourcebooks.