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Old 08-22-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Calibre Not Detecting Kindle Fire HD

I recently purchased a Kindle Fire HD to take with me to Europe. I have been trying to get it loaded with a few essentials from one of my other devices which is a Kindle Touch.

I have not yet figured out how to sync these two kindles so I thought I would simply go to my Calibre set up and download a few separately that way.

Despite multiple attempts at sending books I was not able to do so. Calibre will not recognize/detect (whatever the correct techno-lingo is for this action) my Kindle Fire HD. I looked online and did all the reboots and upgrades, etc. and still no resolution.

I have Calibre 0.9.44 on my desktop which is a Windows XP.

Mozilla and IE cannot be upgraded beyond a certain version so I am wondering if the outdated browsers are part of the problem.

I am doing this at work and the desktop is a Dell 2007 model/Windows XP which cannot support a lot of the upgrades for software, etc.

I have had experience with my Kindle Touch and Calibre for close to two years with no problems and absolutely love it. I also have another android tablet that I use but it is larger and too big to lug around Europe.

Just mentioning this so that I don't come across as a neophyte with this stuff. I do have some experience.

Any further input on what might be the solution?

Thanks!

Elle

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Old 08-22-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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The Fire HD is an MTP device and IIRC XP doesn't support MTP out of the box. Not sure if there's a way to get that working or not (I'm sure one of the experts here will know).


You could always use Calibre Companion.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:14 PM   #3
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Since MTP is so sketchy on XP, Kovid decided not to support it in Calibre....So for a Fire HD, you will need to email your books or as AnemicOak said try Calibre Companion. (first Gen Fires work fine as they are not MTP devices) Good luck.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.

Just seems disappointing to buy a device I really can't use the way I want too.

I will probably just load a couple books on the Fire for this trip and just continue to use the Kindle Touch or my Lenovo tablet as my basic e readers when I return. It seems more limiting than I had originally thought.
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