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Old 09-17-2010, 11:57 PM   #1
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Hi All,

We just received our 2 new K3 machines & both work great. The only problem is after putting on a few punblic domain books in Mobi format I would like to put them in collections. However on both K3s collections is greyed out. HELP?? How do I access the collections system?

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Old 09-18-2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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You need to create a collection first. From the home screen press the Menu button and then select Create New Collection.

You can then go into the collection and add your books to it.
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Welcome to MobileRead, rayh

This information is also in section 2.2 of the "Kindle Users Guide" already downloaded to your K3's.

Here is a link to view it on your computer.....

http://kindle.s3.amazonaws.com/Kindl...de_English.pdf

This page has lots of great information also.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200127470

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Old 09-18-2010, 01:18 AM   #4
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You need to create a collection first. From the home screen press the Menu button and then select Create New Collection.

You can then go into the collection and add your books to it.
Maybe I didn't make myself very clear. I know I have to make a new collection first, the problem is that I can't as the Create New Collection menu item is greyed out & can't be accessed. I hope this is not because the books were not bought from Amazon.

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Maybe I didn't make myself very clear. I know I have to make a new collection first, the problem is that I can't as the Create New Collection menu item is greyed out & can't be accessed. I hope this is not because the books were not bought from Amazon.

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Well, I got my K3 and I was able to load ebooks that I haven't downloaded from Amazon. And the create new collection is not gray too. Maybe you should call Amazon CS about that.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:54 AM   #6
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Is your Kindle registered to an amazon account? It has to be registered for collections to work.
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yes, you have to switch on wireless and sync once to your amazon account to get the option
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:39 AM   #8
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As far as you are problem you should call Amazon CS .
There's absolutely no need to call customer services. If you can't create collections it's because your Kindle is not registered.
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:36 AM   #9
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Is your Kindle registered to an amazon account? It has to be registered for collections to work.
Thanks for that, my kindle isn't registrered as I haven't got wifi at the moment. Will register when available.

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I live in the country and don't have access to wi-fi. Is there a way to register via the PC? I also wish to make collections.

BTW my Amazon account says my Kindle is registered to me, but the settings on the Kindle itself don't have my name there. Presumably that's because I haven't synched them.
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I live in the country and don't have access to wi-fi. Is there a way to register via the PC? I also wish to make collections.

BTW my Amazon account says my Kindle is registered to me, but the settings on the Kindle itself don't have my name there. Presumably that's because I haven't synched them.
I believe you do need to have a wifi connection to register. Take a trip to your nearest McDonalds or Starbucks (or Barnes & Noble?), many cafés offer free wifi, or visit a friend with a wifi home network.

AT&T Wi-fi Locations

(these are supposed to be free access points, SSID="attwifi" - haven't had a chance to try any yet)
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I did manage to find a wifi connection and this solved the problem. Thanks.
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