I looked in the "simple debricking" thread but I didn't find anything. I am sorry, ixtab.
@twobob: thank you for the clear explanation! But I guess we have different views on the word "cryptic". Condensing this: "To get your kindle touch or k4nt into USB Recovery mode, plug in the USB cable, the press and hold the power switch until the power LED turns off, then press and hold the "Magic Key", then release the power switch, then release the "Magic Key". The "Magic Key" is a special button that is different on each model of kindle, and is used to enter USB Recovery mode."
into this: "5-way down button."
, is actually cryptic