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Bought a used kindle-how to unregister and reregister

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Initial post: Jan 27, 2010, 1:04:36 PM PST
I recently purchased an "unused" Kindle 2 that was supposedly a christmas gift and found that it had someone else's name already in it- i think it has been registered and now i don't know how to get it unregistered so that i can register it and start to load ebooks into it. Can you offer any help

Posted on Jan 27, 2010, 1:11:40 PM PST
ALAN says:
Easy to do. Go from Home to Menu then Settings. The first paragraph allows you to deregister. Then you can reregister it to you, using the email that you use as username when you log into Amazon from computer. Also, go to Amazon and set up your Amazon account to allow one-click purchasing. Do other chores while there on Manage Your Kindle page if you want, such as renaming the device to something like Robin Hill 544.456.2322 REWARD. Have fun!

Posted on Jan 27, 2010, 1:16:13 PM PST
ALAN says:
Robin, also keep in mind that power is better in Sleep mode (author pics) than fully off (blank screen). And do not let it drain down before recharging; better to recharge when 20 to 50% of power is left. Don't charge with an iPhone charger. Check out all the free books you can download, some 20000, and use and its Kindle tab to explore those on your computer. Your battery life at first may be short, as the device indexes all the new downloads, but eventually it will be a week or two, especially if you have wireless on only when downloading books or surfing.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010, 3:04:33 PM PST
Ravens Path says:
You would need the original account information to deregister it wouldn't you? I would think it very odd if I could go pick up someone else's Kindle, deregister and the register it to my account.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2010, 3:11:31 PM PST
ShirleyKat says:
That's exactly what you can do -- pick up anyone's Kindle and de-register it.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010, 3:25:53 PM PST
TexasNancy says:
Two words ... Password Protection!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2010, 3:33:26 PM PST
Alan- thanks so much- so i don't need to know her username in order to deregister it?

Posted on Jan 27, 2010, 3:41:15 PM PST
Ravens Path says:
I see where I was off. I was thinking it had to be deregistered through your Manage Your Kindle site where you would need to log in. But if you are doing it through the Kindle itself I can understand that you would not need to the information. Though it does still seem odd to me.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010, 3:41:56 PM PST
onewac says:
If she was nice she would go in and deregister it for you, then you could just register it. If all else fails call CS. One thing about Amazon's kindle CS is they are really good.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2010, 3:46:19 PM PST
Alan thanks so much- you have really given me a lot of great information. THanks again

Posted on Jan 27, 2010, 3:49:24 PM PST
ALAN says:
Super easy to de-register on the Kindle itself, without knowing anything about the prior nonuser. I agree it makes theft too easy, but the bigger risk is that someone would not deregister it but would keep it linked so as to order books until someone notices they lost their baby. To deflect this temptation as much as possible, or just to fool myself into peaceful ignorance, I bought a stuffbak sticker for 8 bucks and stuck it on the back of the device, so that a finder will easily report it as lost and found and have a Reward incentive to do so. I also, as implied above, changed my device name to have contact info in it since no one would know to go to settings to find that user info you can add. If you ever do lose it, deregister it from ManageYK as soon as possible.

Posted on Aug 1, 2014, 7:00:42 AM PDT
D. Fiske-Foy says:
Make sure you're connected to your WiFi when you deregister it. It won't let you otherwise.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2014, 1:41:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2014, 1:42:37 PM PDT
King Al says:
You responded to a post from 4.5 years ago. I'm pretty sure the original poster has figured it out by now.

ETA: You mean 3G. The Kindle 2 does not have wi-fi.

Posted on Aug 1, 2014, 2:20:46 PM PDT
D. Fiske-Foy says:
Sorry. I didn't even realize these posts were from so long ago. Thought they were more recent for some reason.
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