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Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX gets torn down: battery almost impossible to replace

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Oct 2013, 08:51

The new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is one of the best small tablets available right now. It is very similar to the Nexus 7 in size, screen and resolution…

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posted on 15 Oct 2013, 09:46 4

1. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

---" simply if you need to repair the handset, the challenge just begins."---

Us older people take a lot of abuse from the younger generation that think they know better. However, my continual point on retaining removable batteries comes to reality now. Most mainstream users have no clue how to do their own maintenance on electronics. But, they do know how to change batteries. This is really a d-bag move by the industry to keep consumers at financial bay when it comes to this sort of thing. My question is whether tech sites like this one understand where I'm coming from and if they see our point. It is one thing to lust over a new direction of trend. It is another to show common sense.

It would be my extreme hope that the editors of sites like these would begin pushing for a medium balance of consumer advocacy when propping up better construction of devices. We certainly could have a great constructed device while easily accessing the electronic sacrificial lamb. However, the manufacturers are quickly gaining the upperhand in forcing customers to either pay high service rates or even device replacements just for stupid battery failures.

John B.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:56

2. vijaysivakula (Posts: 224; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)

Well said John. These are all tactics that are adopted by these corporates to hold their customer for ransom by the battery (you thought i would say something else, didnt you?).

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