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Lost/Stolen Kindle Locking


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Initial post: Aug 4, 2012 12:56:07 PM PDT
F. Balzano says:
Is there any way to lock your kindle via a computer so that if somebody stole it they can't simply de-register it and get a free kindle? Thanks!

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 1:10:40 PM PDT
Somebody says:
I don't know how to do it via a computer, but I did it by calling Amazon after one of my Kindles was stolen. They said no one else would be able to use it after they bricked it. I doubt, though, that it totally bricked it. Someone could probably side-load non-Amazon books.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 1:19:07 PM PDT
They don't "brick" a Kindle in the way that many think they do. They will blacklist a stolen/lost Kindle, which will prevent someone else from registering it. The device will still work, and the e-ink Kindles would still have any books that were downloaded on the device. The Fire would be wiped clean, I assume the first time someone turned on the WiFi. It could still be used as well, but not registered to Amazon.
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