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Old 05-01-2017, 10:59 AM   #1
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Sorry, sorry, sorry, I have searched this forum and the entire web for DAYS and can't get this to work. Can someone help me pleeeease? I bought a used Kobo Ereader Original from a neighbour. I have installed Adobe Digital Editions 4.5, and the newest Kobo desktop app. With Adobe D E, I installed the ereader under my account. Several times, successfully. But I can't use my Kobo Desktop App because it keeps saying my Kobo ereader is registered to my neighbour, not to me. EVERY instruction on the net telling how to change the registration to my own email address is wrong. I can't figure out how to do it. Please, someone. Help help help! before there's yet another Kobo on yet another bonfire.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:13 AM   #2
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:13 AM   #3
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Sorry, sorry, sorry, I have searched this forum and the entire web for DAYS and can't get this to work.
What you haven't seemed to search for is the Kobo section of the forum, which can be found here: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=223
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Surely there's a way to do a factory reset on the Kobo device, no?
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:56 AM   #5
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:14 PM   #6
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:55 PM   #7
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It's hard to believe that someone would actually "buy" one, but if you take this part at face value, "Kobo Ereader Original" those instructions are probably incorrect.

Unfortunately, I don't think I ever even registered mine back when I had one, so I don't know the steps.. but since the device would have no wifi, everything would have to be done through the Kobo Desktop application on the PC.

Edit: Here's the manual for the original Kobo reader. *If* this is indeed the device in question, instructions to perform factory reset are on page 61.

http://download.kobobooks.com/learnm...r_guide1-5.pdf

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Old 05-01-2017, 02:02 PM   #8
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It's hard to believe that someone would actually "buy" one, but if you take this part at face value, "Kobo Ereader Original" those instructions are probably incorrect.
You're right, I didn't read the post properly. Things are probably different for such an ancient device. Sorry about that bengunn.
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Old 05-01-2017, 02:13 PM   #9
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One problem might be that those old devices are not supported by the latest Adobe Digital Editions. The help pages for the Kobo Original on the Kobo website suggests installing ADE version 3.0 here, but you might want to try an earlier version such as 2.0.1 or 1.7.2.
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Don't try ADE 1.7.2 as that doesn't work in some cases. Use ADE 2.0.1. You can get ADE 2.0.1 here from Adobe.
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I think it's worth mentioning, installing Calibre and the Apprentice Alf plugins, (google search, that's as much as we are allowed to say here.)... and these registration hassles will be solved permanently.
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I think it's worth mentioning, installing Calibre and the Apprentice Alf plugins, (google search, that's as much as we are allowed to say here.)... and these registration hassles will be solved permanently.
That's my preferred method for getting ebooks onto my ereaders.
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I think it's worth mentioning, installing Calibre and the Apprentice Alf plugins, (google search, that's as much as we are allowed to say here.)... and these registration hassles will be solved permanently.
That's my preferred method for getting ebooks onto my ereaders.
That's my preferred method for purchased books but I have moral issues with removing DRM from library books so I stick with ADE for those occasions where the ebook is not borrowable though the KA1's Overdrive intergration.
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That's my preferred method for purchased books but I have moral issues with removing DRM from library books so I stick with ADE for those occasions where the ebook is not borrowable though the KA1's Overdrive intergration.
Good point. Had thought the discussion was about getting purchased books from Kobo onto the device.
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Thank you all for your time and effort taken in replying to my question. I now have several angles to attack the issue from, and I am grateful indeed for the advice.
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