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Initial post: Dec 24, 2011 11:33:46 PM PST
Steve says:
I am trying to help my dad (94) register his Kindle. He has a computer and an ISP, but now wifi capability. I have browsed through the messages and it looks like he has to have wifi to register. I have to help him remotely on this and need a simple USB method to do it if possible. If not can we email Amazon with his serial number and have them register? He will strictly be using USB to download books from the library or Amazon.
Thanks

Posted on Dec 24, 2011 11:38:48 PM PST
CBiscuit says:
I would go to your local library/McDonalds maybe they might have wifi. Other than that to the best of my knowledge you cannot add books via usb nor register by email.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2011 11:40:19 PM PST
Steve - He will have to connect wirelessly at least once to register and to make all of it's features available. Can someone take him to a free wi-fi hotspot such as Starbucks, McDonald's, etc. to register it? From then on out he can download books via USB cable from his PC.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2011 11:40:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 24, 2011 11:41:36 PM PST
Unfortunately the only way to register the Kindle initially is wirelessly. I haven't read anyone report that CS has been able to register it any other way.

Wish I had something better to report, as I am assuming at 94, the standard answer of looking for a public wifi for the first use would be very inconvenient? I am also assuming this is a wifi only device, not one of the kindles with 3G?

Posted on Dec 24, 2011 11:53:38 PM PST
Cybercliper says:
I found this link http://blogkindle.com/kindle-faq/#register-without-wireless-wifi and maybe it will help.

How can I register Kindle without wireless or WiFi?
Go to "Manage Your Kindle" page on amazon and click on "Register new Kindle" link. You will be asked for the serial number. Serial number can be found either in the Settings page or on the back of your device. Please note that nothing will change on your Kindle device until it actually connects to the wireless. However you can now purchase books and transfer them via USB cable.

Read more: http://blogkindle.com/kindle-faq/#ixzz1hWyGFCMJ

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 12:03:08 AM PST
Thanks so much for this! First time I've seen it and quite a few people have asked this question in the last couple of months.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 12:34:22 AM PST
Leslie says:
I wish this would work, since the wireless will *not* connect. I read the instructions, first looked for the serial number on the back of the device, with a magnifying glass, not there. So I went to the home and menu to find it in the device info. There is no device info link. This is *not* working out well.

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 12:56:04 AM PST
D. Baker says:
The serial number is located in the Settings screen under 'Device Info'.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 1:17:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2011 1:30:45 AM PST
Jeweled Onyx says:
Sure, he can register it online. If the Kindle was purchase under his name, he must have an Amazon account online. Then he can go to: Top right of any page after signing in: my account...digital content...manage your Kindle...register a Kindle. I believe he'll need the serial number, decide on a friendly name for his device. You can also do this for him whether it's in his name or yours. If in his, sign in as your father, follow above steps. In your name, same thing, just sign in as yourself and register his Kindle to your account using the same instructions. Easy Breezy, particularly since you're already on the internet and have an account or your couldn't post here :0) He/you can use any computer connected to the internet by any means necessary to register the Kindle. Then he can us USB to download books from where ever with the drag and drop method. Just make sure he saves his downloaded books to an unforgettable place (like a folder called books downloaded or the desktop.) Then open up "my computer" on the computer and then right click on it to eject it so that it's usable while still being connected. Find the Kindle in there. The Kindle will appear as a foreign drive.
drag and drop the downloaded books onto the documents folder found inside that foreign drive. If his Kindle is powered on, his reading material will be all set to go.

I hope this helps! 94 and still enjoying the lastest in technology, no matter what it is, it's a wonderful thing to read! Happy holidays and even happier reading to him!

(edited for spelling errors and there may still be some!)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 1:21:17 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 26, 2011 3:25:00 PM PST
LeRoy says:
OK folks, I am only 70 and I have a Amazon account, and am even a seller of books here, BUT, I can't for the life of me find where you folks are reading this info. I was given a Kindle Touch yesterday, and have been trying, and trying to do something, anything!, and it WILL NOT allow me to 'deregister' so it will not see the unit number for this unit.
I understand Amazon wanting to sell everything you put on the Kindle, but why do they insist on a wifi connection??
And have read the above posts and am unable to make this site understand there is nowhere to enter the account info of the wonderful
person who gave this to me.
I must be missing something, somewhere, I got all I need just not wifi. My hair is grey, but now I am pulling it out! :) And I am 60 miles from a Starbucks! help?



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Posted on Dec 30, 2011 11:50:15 AM PST
You are all one step smarter than I, I guess! I can't even get to a "SETTINGS" page to get the serial # to even attempt to register mine??

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 11:59:01 AM PST
LeRoy, why would you want to deregister if it is registered to your account? If you don't have wi-fi, about the only thing your Kindle will not do is make the Collections function available.

If the Kindle is registered to someone else's account, they will have to deregister it from their account before you can register the serial number to your account, via the Amazon web site. If it is registered to someone else's account, all your Amazon Kindle purchases must be done using their Amazon account.

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 12:19:38 PM PST
Bill says:
Just got a Kindle touch and it's ridiculous how they expect you to have wireless to register! The serial number is neither on the device itself or in the SETTINGS menu. Guess I'll have to go to Starbucks & buy a coffee just to register my new toy!

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 5:15:56 PM PST
B. Gonzalez says:
Hi Bill, the serial # is Menu - Settings - Menu - Device info.

But you would still need to connect wirelessly at least once. I agree, they should allow for connection via computer to complete the process.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2012 1:35:24 AM PDT
I can not find my device info tab either. There is a device options tab that does not display serial number or firmware.

Posted on May 5, 2012 12:17:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2012 11:58:28 AM PDT
Mule says:
Just got a Touch. There is no "Device Info" option in the settings menu as described.

EDIT: Found it -- Thanks, B. Gonzalez (below)

Posted on May 5, 2012 12:39:29 PM PDT
B. Gonzalez says:
Did you hit the MENU button a 2nd time, once you get to the Settings menu?

MENU - Settings - MENU (again) - Device info

Posted on May 7, 2012 11:07:34 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 7:53:38 PM PDT
yes you can. Download free ebooks onto your computer then Send To your Kindle via USB cable. The Kindle appears in My Computer as removable storage. When you have transferred a book to the kindle you need to access it on the computer and move the book file into one of the folders for it to show on Kindle. Then use the HOME button to see the book

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 7:56:43 PM PDT
yes you can. Download free ebooks onto your computer then Send To your Kindle via USB cable. The Kindle appears in My Computer as removable storage. When you have transferred a book to the kindle you need to access it on the computer and move the book file into one of the folders for it to show on Kindle. Then use the HOME button to see the book

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 7:57:12 PM PDT
yes you can. Download free ebooks onto your computer then Send To your Kindle via USB cable. The Kindle appears in My Computer as removable storage. When you have transferred a book to the kindle you need to access it on the computer and move the book file into one of the folders for it to show on Kindle. Then use the HOME button to see the book

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 5:32:25 PM PDT
R. Yager says:
"Register new Kindle" does not appear on "Manage my Kindle" page.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2012 10:59:04 PM PDT
Can't discover yet how to register online via USB cable. Made the mistake of "chatting" with Amazon Kindle support who told me I have to register by wireless -- and I CANNOT download books to the computer and then to the Kindle by USB. I knew he was wrong; what's he doing talking to people!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2012 11:00:49 PM PDT
Wonder if Amazon has changed this since your posting. I have been to the Amazon website several times after reading your post and just cannot find the link for Registering New Kindle except by wireless. How frustrating!
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