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Old 12-03-2016, 07:26 PM   #1
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Does Overdrive Even Work?

When I first got my Aura One, everything was fine. Then I got firmware 4.1.7729. I assume my Aura came with an earlier version because there was an update and after I got it this is the version I have. Anyway... when I go to Overdrive in the settings it says I have to create an account. I already have one so I figure it's just to have my info on the reader. When I put my email and password in it brings me back to the create an account page. If I try to log in with my library card number, it shows me a few options for libraries near me. When I pick the one in my town, it opens a new page where I have to (very, very) slowly scroll down a rather large list to pick my library (again), and after I put in my card number and password it brings me back to the create account page. Frankly I think the whole "borrow books from the reader" was quite a bit misleading considering you have to know what you want to borrow and then go to Kobo and find it there to make sure they have it and then borrow it from Kobo. Seriously? That's better than just using your computer and plugging the reader in? I guess if I had no other books and no computer access... you know what... I still wouldn't do it. It's just not good. Sorry, I'm getting off track. Does anyone else have a problem?
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Old 12-03-2016, 08:42 PM   #2
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I don't know how this works...

I wonder, if you borow an ebook from Overdrive with your computer, will it synch to your Kobo like when you buy an ebook from the Kobo store ?
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:20 PM   #3
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I don't know how this works...

I wonder, if you borow an ebook from Overdrive with your computer, will it synch to your Kobo like when you buy an ebook from the Kobo store ?
You borrow a book from your online library and use Adobe Digital Editions to both download it and transfer it to your reader. It's easy.
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:26 PM   #4
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Not sure what's happening, but it does work. I just downloaded a book today. Your best bet is probably to sign out/in or factory reset. Might be something with the database.

I agree that searching for a book is painful, but if you know what you want it's the same a buying a book on the device and not that painful. The one key is to change the "show" parameters in the bookstore to "Overdrive only".
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Here's a link that may help.

http://help.overdrive.com/customer/e...-kobo-aura-one
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I don't know how this works...

I wonder, if you borow an ebook from Overdrive with your computer, will it synch to your Kobo like when you buy an ebook from the Kobo store ?
IIRC, if your KA1 is set up with Overdrive then it will. Until you have the KA1 set up with OD on it, it doesn't know that it is connected to that OD account so it won't.
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