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I wiped my kindle!

Another thing to add to my woes in Skye was the fact that I managed to wipe my kindle of ALL the books I had on it! This was on the first or second evening too. I had bought a book 'know your kindle' type thing as I felt I wasn't getting the best out of my kindle and thought Skye would be a good time to do learn. The book suggested setting up a pass word, so though not really necessary for me, I followed the instructions - easy! Now I had a password on my kindle, so necessary to put it in next time I opened it. I did so - wrong password came up on the screen - I put it in more carefully - still wrong password... and so on. I was so frustrated, that I fiddled around, and reset the settings.... or somethingRolling Eyes and hey presto I had wiped my kindle of all the books I had on it, read and un-read, including the two new books I'd put on specially to read on Skye. That's why I was reduced to making a list of boring titles in the chalet bookshelves.

Anyway, Amazon was BRILLIANT!Very Happy - a lovely patient young man rang me up and talked me through it all, and now all my books are back again. I'm very relieved.

Are you still using your kindles? I know Withy had one, and I think WW.... and Lampie did you have one?

Posted at 24th Apr 2012 - 03:58PM   Posted by Faith   I wiped my kindle! Comments: 12

Lampworkbeader's Avatar I've resisted the Kindle pressure until recently, but have now asked for one for my next birthday (It's in a few weeks, so fingers crossed.) How awful to have lost all your books like that. I am so glad you've got them all back again.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 24th Apr 2012 at 04:05PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Just a thought - why would anyone want a passwoord on their Kindle - unless they were reading 'naughty' books of course. Eh? Faith ...EmbarassedEmbarassedEmbarassed

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 24th Apr 2012 at 04:07PM

Camilla's Avatar Can understand how frustrated you must have been Faith, what a relief for you that you now have all your books on kindle back again.

Posted by: Camilla on 24th Apr 2012 at 04:52PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I don't have a password on mine - there are too many passwords in the world as it is and I am always forgetting them.
I use my Kindle nearly all the time and have just loaded it with more books to take to France. Before I had one I would have to take a box of books and if I ran out I would have to order from Amazon and get them sent. It's a boon.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 24th Apr 2012 at 04:56PM

Withy Brook's Avatar I have lost my comment twice now and this time I had finished it. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

I love my Kindle and use it a lot. If I think I may want to keep a book or G might want to read it, I get a hard or paper back, otherwise, if available, it goes on Kindle.
No password and certainly do not intend to have one. (All my books can be read by anyone who picks it up!)
I have the cover with a built in light, which makes it rather heavy (but still lighter than the numerous books I would otherwise take on holiday)
No password and no intention of getting on. (All my books could be read by anyone!)

Posted by: Withy Brook on 24th Apr 2012 at 05:32PM

Faith's Avatar The reason for putting a password on your kindle - given by this book I got - is the fact that if you lose it, and a stranger picks it up, they could make purchases using your Amazon account (I'm not sure if this is true because surely you have a password on that account?). The other reason given is for those who store personal documents on their device - which I don't. I don't know how to! Anyway, I won't be putting another password on!

Posted by: Faith on 24th Apr 2012 at 05:44PM

Faith's Avatar PS The book I got is called Kindle for Begfinners - A 100% unofficial guide to getting started with your kindle. Most of the info is useful - but the password bit caused me a lot of hassle!

Posted by: Faith on 24th Apr 2012 at 05:45PM

Vic's Avatar I love my Kindle an have read over 20 books on it since Christmas. Now reading 'normal' books as I wanted another read of Victoria Clayton. The '1-click' is too easy on Kindle!!!

Posted by: Vic on 24th Apr 2012 at 06:13PM

Fennie's Avatar I have resisted a Kindle. I don't think I'd ever use it. I prefer good old paper. Something solid to hold. And as I'm a slow reader one book lasts a long time - and sometimes I read books twice anyway - as I am now just reading 'Any Human Heart' for a second time. But I'm sorry you lost your books, Faith, but then glad that you had a human experience with a real person. Too many gadgets in the world!

Posted by: Fennie on 24th Apr 2012 at 06:25PM

Faith's Avatar Kindles are solid to hold Fennie - especially mine in it's nice green leather cover but at least you can't wipe a book just by pressing a button or two!

Posted by: Faith on 24th Apr 2012 at 07:42PM

Westerwitch's Avatar I resisted having a Kindle and thought like Fennie does . . . Wildchild bought me one for Xmas and I absolutely love it - would not go back to books now . . . and of course you can read the books on your Kindle as many times as you want and they don't fall apart
Very Happy

Posted by: Westerwitch on 25th Apr 2012 at 12:22PM

Westerwitch's Avatar PS I can just imagine your dismay when you wiped it Faith - but I too have found Amazon so very helpful.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 25th Apr 2012 at 12:23PM

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