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Old 10-30-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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Hello All,

My kindle keyboard's screen cracked and was still under warranty, so amazon sent me a new one. They said I didn't have to return the defective one and that I should take it to my local electronic store to have it disposed of properly.

Instead, I decided to buy a replacement screen to see if I could resurrect it. It worked. The new screen works fine. However, it seems that the kindle is banned or blacklisted. I can't register it. I can't get updates. I can't create collections. I can't even change the time.

Is this kindle worthless or can I get around this blacklisted status.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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Usually happens when a Kindle is reported stolen/lost/broken. They blacklist it.

Nothing you can do, besides using it unregistered or slightly fake registered, which will only help using some basic features, like collections & time.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response, how can I slightly fake register it to have the basic features?
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:43 AM   #4
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You can also spoof the SN/mac/
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:48 PM   #6
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Sorry I'm not very fluent in all this tech speak. What is "spoofing the SN/mac/".

Sorry for my ignorance.
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Sorry I'm not very fluent in all this tech speak. What is "spoofing the SN/mac/".

Sorry for my ignorance.
Spoofing means to copy the identifying information from a one device to a another device. In your case, it would mean copying from a fully functional kindle to your banned kindle. You could think of it as a form of identity theft.

It is possible in some cases for amazon to see that two devices are using the same identity. Although technically possible, it falls into a legal area that may not be allowed in some countries. It would certainly be a bad idea to sell such a spoofed device.
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[snip]Thanks in advance for helping out, as I'm not a techie by any stretch of the imagination, but I can follow instructions if they don't assume I know too much about all the software and tools that are needed.[/snip]

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Hello Bugs,

Sorry to hear about your problem. Please understand that it is not our position to offer advice or help in how to spoof Kindle IDs, in particular given the scenario you described (replacement Kindle received).

As geekmaster explained, it could ultimately lead to having both of your devices banned from Amazon.

Thanks for your understanding.

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