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Help? Wanting to sell my Kindle. What exactly do I need to do?

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Initial post: Dec 6, 2011 7:11:00 PM PST
BoerneDeb says:
I want to leave some books on my Kindle (after I de-register it) for the person who's buying it from me, but do I need to delete all the books for some reason?

Posted on Dec 6, 2011 7:17:24 PM PST
Artist says:
According to your terms of service with Amazon, your books are not transferrable, so you should delete them from a Kindle that will no longer be registered to your Amazon account.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2011 7:24:45 PM PST
I've wondered if re-registering it under a new account would delete the previous owner's books. No?

My Kindle has like 547 books on it. I'd have to HAND-delete them? Ugh. I just decided never to sell my Kindle.

Posted on Dec 6, 2011 7:26:39 PM PST
Artist says:
No, the books don't disappear from any Kindle but the Fire when you deregister the device.

On all other Kindles, you can delete all the books at the same time by resetting it to factory defaults.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2011 7:27:03 PM PST
Reset to factory defaults will remove all content, WiFi passwords, etc.

Posted on Dec 6, 2011 7:29:45 PM PST
You know, actually, that's good to know. I've wished before that there weren't SO many books on my Kindle. And if I wanted to give it to my kids or something, that might be useful to clear it all the way out.

Thanks. :0)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 3:22:05 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2011 3:22:46 AM PST
BoerneDeb says:
THANKS! But.........exactly how do I reset to factory defaults?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 4:02:17 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
By going into settings and clicking reset to factory defaults.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 8:21:54 AM PST
Jeff, I thought we discussed this. You keep forgetting to attach the MAP.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 12:44:42 PM PST
BoerneDeb says:
Thanks Jeff......I played around with it, because none of the above posts did the trick, and found that you have to go to 1)Settings, 2)Underline "Register" and click on Menu again to get the "Reset to Factory Defaults" to show up. Why on earth they make it so hard to get to is beyond me. Thanks everyone for trying!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 12:46:41 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Wasn't close to my Kindle at the time of this post. Was not sure exactly what each thing said. Got her in the area though. :)

Posted on May 23, 2012 5:33:38 PM PDT
Very helpful. I just sold my two kindles and needed to get them back just like fresh from the box. :) thanks.

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 12:03:01 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2012 12:09:12 PM PDT
If you buy a used device like that you are going to want to reset it to factory defaults to clean up any nonsense he might have left lying around. (Remember that the kindle is also a USB thumbdrive and could be full of viruses that might hit your PC.)

When you do that, it will also clean up everything and leave it shiny and new for you to load your stuff on.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2012 12:19:07 PM PDT
I hope you didn't pay extra for those books because according to Amazon's Terms of Service they are not transferable to you. Having said that, if it is one of the eInk Kindles the books will not be removed. At least at this time. Who knows what will happen in the future.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 5:16:24 AM PDT
if i de-register my kindle to sell it will all my books reappear on my new kindle fire when i buy one and register it?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2012 5:42:17 AM PDT
They'll be viewable, but not already ON it. You'll have to choose which books you want to specifically download to the Fire.

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 2:33:10 PM PDT
rmrpanda says:
I want to sell my kindle keyboard 3G

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2012 3:57:41 PM PDT
Okay. So sell it.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 11:06:44 AM PDT
rmrpanda says:
I posted more than the above.... But it's only posted the first line!!! Here goes again...

I wanted to know if the 3G would still be accessible to the new buyer? I understand how to restore the factory settings and wipe it clean. I assume the 3G is purchased with the actual kindle itself?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2012 2:39:20 PM PDT
Yes the 3G would be accessible to the new buyer, assuming they're in an area covered by AT&T.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 10:38:33 PM PST
I'm getting a new Kindle Fire HD, and giving my Luddite husband the old first-generation Kindle Fire...he's not sure if he'll like it or not...LOL Here's my question: Does "reset to factory defaults" get rid of everything on the Kindle? Videos, photos, music, books, apps? Because that's what I want to do, and it would be great if there was an easy way to do it. Just so I can get back my 350 books on the new one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:05:33 PM PST
Yes, if you reset to factory defaults, it will wipe all content. You know, you don't have to delete the books from one Kindle to have them on another Kindle. Most books can be on up to 6 devices at once. If you and your husband plan to share books, I would leave the old Kindle on your account.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 9:19:40 AM PST
Good to know about the content. My husband has his own Amazon account.....and his taste in books doesn't much coincide with mine. The authors we share in common are all in hardback at home, so I was going to free up as much as I could in the old Kindle. This is a guy who doesn't know what to do with the internet, doesn't use email, and uses his computer to play minesweeper. Oh, and Mahjong. Like I said he is a true Luddite.

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 10:15:41 AM PST
Is any check done when a Kindle is passed on and registered to a new owner? I'm passing on my old one but my husband thinks I would have to notify Amazon of my intention to guard make it difficult for thieves to make use of stlen items.
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