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Old 02-24-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Angry Cannot connect to WiFi, cannot reset... debricking needed?

Hey,

this is my first post in this forum. I hope someone would be able to help me.

Today I found out that my Kindle 4 (sofware 4.1.1, no jailbraking) can't connect to WiFi: displaying than no network is available (there are many around). "View" option near "WiFi" when clicked doesn't react. I tried to restart it in many ways (20 sec, 60 sec pressing the button) - nothing help. I resorted to reseting it to factory defaults but to my suprise it doesn't work either: popup with warning that files will be erased is displayed, but clicking OK doesn't do anything. Then I recollected that the device has been recently unstable: it restarted with no apparent reason while being used.

I've contacted Amazon, they told me it's broken out of warranty, so I should buy a new one. As you can imagine I'm not happy.

Any solutions?
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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Give it a shot and reinstall it. (Also select "Wipe internal data partition" near the end of the procedure).
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for the answer. Do I understand correctly that standard PC is required for this method? I have only Macs around...
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Thanks for the answer. Do I understand correctly that standard PC is required for this method? I have only Macs around...
In principle, yes. It *should* be working with the CD or DVD on a Mac with Boot Camp, though. (Not tested)
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Then I recollected that the device has been recently unstable: it restarted with no apparent reason while being used.
This is going to happen on occasion. Unless it is occurring frequently, I wouldn't worry about it.

As for the wi-fi, it stinks that it isn't working, but the device is certainly useable without it. I rarely use the wi-fi, preferring to download my books from Amazon into Calibre, and transferring via USB.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:09 PM   #6
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Success!

So if anyone has same problem: debricking does the trick BUT please do full reset, wipe settings too!

Thanks for all help.
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