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Subject: Just Got Kindle and it isn't working
Date Posted: 12/24/2011 3:29 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2008
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I just bought my Kindle today. I brought it home, plugged it in to my USB and turned it on. It came up fine and I went in to settings, turned the wireless on and went to register my device. I signed in, it went through most of the application, says that it is my Kindle at the top but now it has a little box that says, "Unable to start application. The selected application could not be started. Please try again." I have tried pressing the close button, turning it off, etc. Nothing is working and it hasn't moved from this page. Any help would be appreciated.

Date Posted: 12/24/2011 3:34 PM ET
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Never mind. I just totally shut it off and it came back up fine.

Date Posted: 12/24/2011 4:39 PM ET
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Charity, glad you got it working. Congratulations on your new Kindle! What kind of Kindle did you get?

Date Posted: 12/24/2011 5:51 PM ET
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I got the Kindle Touch. Pretty excited about it:D I ordered an XBox360/Kinnect for the kids from Target and I got an $80 gift card. So Iwaited for the gift card to come in and then went to Target to get the Kindle Touch. They were out yesterday but a truck came in today so they had one left when I went in. But I am happy. Just getting used to it now. Still go to turn the page:)  But I am sure I will get used to it.

Take care and have a Merry Christmas!!

Date Posted: 12/24/2011 6:59 PM ET
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"Unable to start application. The selected application could not be started. Please try again."

Any time I've seen this it's run out of power and I didn't realize it. Always give it a good few hours charge before panicking. smiley It'll be happier and you probably will be too.

(The wifi runs mine down faster than I thought it would.)

And there have been about 300 free Kindle books released every day for two weeks now. Don't be shy about looking for freebies!

Date Posted: 12/24/2011 10:27 PM ET
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Sweet deal, Charity! I got my kids the Xbox + Kinect last Christmas. It is totally awesome!

Date Posted: 12/25/2011 8:47 AM ET
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And my boys got 3 brand new xbox games this morning....which is about all they got for c'mas. expensive! they are playing modern warfare 3 right now.

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 11:09 PM ET
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The only game we have so far is the Kinect Adventures:) Had some extra credit on Amazon so picking out a couple of new games for them. Along with some eBooks for me:)

Thanks Cindy, I did start panicking:D Here I just got it and it isn't working. LOL!  I am keeping my wifi off unless I am on doing something like shopping. I think it will help the battery.

Thanks again everyone!

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 2:36 PM ET
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My girls love the Kinect Adventures. They also have the Kinect animal game and just got them the Kinect Disneyland game, and they are crazy over that one!!! My girld are 6 and 8.

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 8:37 PM ET
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I let my battery completely die the other day and had the same problem until I just let it sit and fully charge.