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Old 05-25-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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Got 2nd Kindle, won't recognize Calibre books

I got a second Kindle3 (to replace a defective one). Both the old one and the new one are registered to the same Amazon account.

I attached the Kindle to the computer and loaded my Calibre books onto it. When I try to open/read one on the Kindle, the message says:

"This item cannot be opened because it is licensed to a different user. Delete it and download it form your Archived Items."

Shouldn't I be able to load them from Calibre? That was certainly easier than having to go Amazon and put each one in separately.

Is this a problem that I need to call Amazon service about?

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Old 05-25-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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No you are going to have to redownload the books from Amazon. Each book is DRM locked to a specific Kindle.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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Oh my word. So...all the files I have in Calibre will now either be disconnected to my Kindle, or I will have to remake all of them?
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:20 AM   #4
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Well you can download the books again and replace the copy stored in Calibre with the one you have just downloaded.

Of course an alternative is to remove the DRM protection, and although the tools for doing this are freely available on the Internet it is not legal in many countries.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for your help!

I went ahead and just downloaded them from Amazon into the Kindle. It didn't take too long--Calibre lets me know which ones I had already read, etc.

Since I had worked with and changed the metadata on a lot of the Calibre books, I wouldn't want to re-do that.
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