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Old 02-24-2011, 09:54 AM   #16
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It is unfair that Amazon have to suffer because of this.
This is true. It's not moral judgment, it's common sense you can apply to any device. For example, you buy a car, put rocket fuel and it and after it explodes you expect the manufacturer to take it and give you a new car? I think that everybody has right to hack the device as much as (s)he likes, but if you break device with your doing why should Amazon give you a new one? I think Amazon customer service is too good.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:58 AM   #17
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The OP has described the very reason I do NOT use hacks or Calibre. I use Kindle WiFi PLAIN VANILLA.

Everything else WILL have it's own unique problems.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:11 AM   #18
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The OP has described the very reason I do NOT use hacks or Calibre. I use Kindle WiFi PLAIN VANILLA.

Everything else WILL have it's own unique problems.
Errmmm, I don't see how Calibre is a hack or can brick a device. Calibre is simply a library management program.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:14 AM   #19
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Everything else WILL have it's own unique problems.
Everything else MAY have it's own unique problems.

...sorry, had to fix that up for ya.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:58 AM   #20
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Nothing seems to work, so...my bad. Lesson learned, and in the future I will be more careful before trying anything out.

I would just like to say that when I called Amazon, I never asked, "well, can I get a new one to replace this?" I asked him several times questions like if they could override my password from there, if there was a way to bypass it via USB, stuff like that. I was fully expecting to pay at least something, like a difference fee, if I could get a refurb in place of mine. So that was not my intention going into the phone call that I automatically get a new one. I know the hacks are do-at-your-own-risk, but I've had a K2 and now K3 for almost 3 years and never had a problem once with either hack.

Thank you to the folks who tried and offered some suggestions, I do appreciate it!
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:03 AM   #21
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It seems that the Kindle was broken deliberately by the user. It is unfair that Amazon have to suffer because of this
You may have a point except nobody has said a bleeping thing about making Amazon suffer. The guy's simply asking for some tech help on how to get the Kindle going again.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:06 PM   #22
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This may not be any help, but I had the same thing happen with my K3. I had to hold the start button for a very long time. The Kindle restarted but wiped out all my books and I had to start over.

I haven't tried using a password since.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:13 PM   #23
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Have you tried blind typing your password ? If the box is just sorta invisible it might work.

Can you normally access the storage without entering the password ?
Yeah, I thought maybe because his fonts might be the screw-up, that the box might be invisible and typing the password any could work but apparently not.

I use a password, too. If you connect the usb cable, you do NOT connect and see the kindle on the computer until you enter a password ON THE KINDLE. It will sit there until you slide the power switch, get the password box and enter the box. Then the usb-drive component will be available.

I have been leery of a similar happening - can't get to password or it won't accept it and then you cannot get to the usb drive. But I periodically backup the entire k3 to my computer.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:20 PM   #24
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Separate message for a different aspect.

I don't have the font hack. I know I've read about issues with folks installing or using the wrong font and having white/blank screens or some such. I gather it is because the supposed font is bad in some manner. But they have been able to fix it by getting to the font/fonts from the usb side of things.

What this problem might demonstrate is that if the font/fonts are improper or improperly installed, the PASSWORD box might not show up (like the glitched screen in other font problems.) So maybe when playing with font changes, it is best to disable the PASSWORD for the kindle. Remove it and then play around? That way no password would be needed to get to the usb drive via computer.

Or this may be just a coincidence.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:52 PM   #25
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The OP has described the very reason I do NOT use hacks or Calibre. I use Kindle WiFi PLAIN VANILLA.

Everything else WILL have it's own unique problems.
Educate yourself, Calibre is a program for your computer, not a hack or adjustment for the Kindle.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:53 PM   #26
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OP, why don't you want to just do a factory reset and start over? Isn't it better than just staring at your broken Kindle?
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OP, why don't you want to just do a factory reset and start over? Isn't it better than just staring at your broken Kindle?
Because the OP can't get to the menu to do a factory reset.
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Because the OP can't get to the menu to do a factory reset.
Can't they do that sort of thing from Amazon?
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Can't they do that sort of thing from Amazon?
Maybe, but I've never heard of them doing it (and it would rely on wireless being turned on). Besides, Amazon had every opportunity to do something like that while the OP was on the phone with them, and they opted to send a new Kindle instead.
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Maybe, but I've never heard of them doing it (and it would rely on wireless being turned on). Besides, Amazon had every opportunity to do something like that while the OP was on the phone with them, and they opted to send a new Kindle instead.
oops my bad, reading comp fail I missed that post. I wonder why his did that though?
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