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Initial post: Dec 26, 2012 11:15:23 AM PST
JP says:
I just got a Kindle Fire HD 7". I have 2 questions, please.

1. What is Prime, where do i find info on this such as what I get and how much does it cost.

2. Why didn't I get a book with my unit to show me how to set it up and use it? Is there someplace I can go to download a pdf file booklet.


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 11:17:15 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 11:18:04 AM PST
JimmyTheD says:
The Amazon website has a zillion links that tell you about Amazon Prime. Do a simple search on the website and they should pop up.

Same with the instructions for your Fire. Click on the "Help" link at the top of this page, then select Kindle under the Topics on the left side of the page.

Also, you should have received a "Getting Started" guide in the box with your Fire.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 11:19:08 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 11:22:54 AM PST
Bixillarla says:
1. Prime is a Shipping program where you get free 2nd day air shipping on almost everything Amazon sells. You also get free streaming of some Movies and TV shows. You also get to borrow 1 ebook a month from the KOLL. For information go here:

2. The users guide in on the Fire itself. They never send a paper manual with the Kindles, they are always on the device. You can also go here:

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 11:24:12 AM PST
JP says:
Thanks for the detailed explanation. Being a very NON savy guy you made it easier for me to understand.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 11:41:36 AM PST
JP says:
You said the users guide was on the Kindle, can you please explain how I get to it?


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 11:44:05 AM PST
Dog Lover says:
If you have registered the device, you will find it as the only book on that device once you turn it on and look at the Cloud/Archive.


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 11:44:29 AM PST
JimmyTheD says:
The users guide should be listed as a book on your carousel.

Bixillarla also included a link to get to the users guide on line through Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 11:45:02 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Bring down the top menu and click on Help.

You can also look at the instructions from the PC by clicking on Help at the top of this screen, find "getting started with your kindle"....lots and lots of information there.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 11:46:14 AM PST
Dog Lover says:
Read this -

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 11:51:45 AM PST
JP says:

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 11:53:06 AM PST
B. Marks says:
We all ran into that same problem when we first got our Kindle Fire. I think there are two kinds of reactions to a new device. Some people seem to decide they're stuck and don't know what to do and those people have all sorts of problems.

Others just start doing stuff till they get the lay of the land and learn how things work and mess things up and learn how they don't work. Doing this it's unlikely you can do anything to really mess things up but even if you do you can always reset the device to factory defaults and start fresh.

My suggestion is dig in. Use the manual for reference. Learn what's in it so you can find it when you need it, but spend most of your time using the device and experimenting and trying things out.

One thing to keep in mind as you learn these things is that they're very carefully designed with a really incredible attention to detail. When you find yourself saying "I wish there was an easy way to do this", there probably is so start looking for it. Before long you'll find that learning the device is more fun than anything you can actually do with the device. :)


Posted on Dec 26, 2012 11:55:38 AM PST
JP says:
Thanks for the encouragement, I'm just not that computer savy but I will try more.
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