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Kindle Fire REPAIR of USB port

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:15:06 GMT

I am trying to repair my kindle from 2013 i think its the kindle fire 3 HD 7" It won't charge anymore. I've tried all the restart options holding the buttons and charging it. I want to repair the device, and want to order the part myself. What is the name of the USB / micro HDMI port? I think for sure that its just the port on the device itself that I should replace. There are two ports, a USM and mini HDMI next to each other coming out the bottom middle. Is that one thing I have to buy combined - the USB and mini HDMI together? Or are they two seperate things? I live in Cape Town, we don't have amazon repairs here, I want to buy the part from Amazon but I'm struggling to find the name of that USB port thing. Under what section do I look? Please help.

PW3 Paperwhite 3 (2017) Jailbreak questions

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:23:55 GMT

Hello everyone, I just got my Kindler Paperwhite 3 (2017) with Firmware 5.8.10. I bought the special-offer version and got the ads removed by talking to the Amazon customer service. I am now thinking about Jailbreaking but have a few questions first: 1. If I jailbreak and later go back to stock, will my ads still be removed? It's the special-offer Kindle with ads removed afterwards by the Amazon support. 2. With Firmware 5.8.10 it seems like the only way to jailbreak is by downgrading, jailbreaking, upgrading to 5.8.10 again? Or did I over read another jailbreak method? 3. I forgot my 3rd question :( Will come back when I remind it lol. Thanks in advance !

Kobo Glo: Where's the table of contents?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:58:02 GMT

Just got me a Kobo Glo, firmware version 3.19.5761. Love the font resizability--such an improvement over Kindle's limited choices. However, I can't seem to get to a table of contents for any book I read. By this I don't mean the toc.html written into the book and coded by a person, but the structure information that comes from the toc.ncx file that is part of every Epub. On the Kindle you can get to this from any point in the book just by touching near the top of the screen and selecting "Go to..." at which point the toc.ncx structure info is displayed in a drop-down menu. On the Kobo, there seem to be two menu buttons, and neither one of them has anything to do with offering to show you the table of contents. The three-bars menu in the top right corner says Light/WiFi/Charging/Sync/Help/Settings, clearly more device-option oriented. The three-bars menu in the bottom right corner says Annotations/Search in book/Dictionary/Reading settings. Now none of those options seems to relate to viewing the table of contents of the ebook you're reading so you can quickly navigate to the chapter you need. Is it possible that the Kobo Glo has not included this most basic of features?

KA1 - Multiple Overdrive Libraries (Success)!

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:38:59 GMT

I don't know if this has been implemented or if it's a fluke or what, but I am now able to sync borrowed books from multiple library accounts while only signed into one library on my kobo. So here is how I have it set up: I have one overdrive account that I log into online with my email and password. All my libraries are attached to the same overdrive account. When I log into my overdrive on my kobo, I pick one of my libraries but log in via my overdrive account (not my library card #). When I borrow books online from any of my libraries, they all transfer over when I sync my kobo (I don't have to log in and out of multiple libraries on my kobo). Have they changed something to make this happen or is this a fluke? Either way I'm rather enjoying it :)

Calibre conversion issues

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:37:29 GMT

Hi, I did try searching for the answers, but I can't find them, so here goes. :) I converted some books from my Kindle library to my Kobo using Calibre. Most of them converted cleanly. However, one book series converted with all top margins at the absolute top of the page, with an inch or more clear space at the bottom. Not a good look. Also, there was carryover of page numbers from the original, but they are very distractingly placed on the right hand side of the page - and *they overwrite the book's text*. I tried reading like this, and it's too distracting. Can anyone help me please by telling me the settings to change in Calibre? Thanks in advance.

Overdrive and Kobo Aura One

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:37:20 GMT

My Kobo Aura one stopped working with Overdrive about two software updates ago. I can sign into Overdrive with my Kobo but I can't browse or search. I get nothing. It's useless at this point. I've reset my device and signed out/in to Overdrive numerous times. If I check out a book from Overdrive I have to manually do it from a website and copy it over. It's seriously broken and buggy. Is it working for you? Have you had similar problems? Sean

Multicore processor

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:04:27 GMT

Which Onyx devices use a multicore processor? I thought the C67ML was the only one, but I see that also the Kepler Pro does. Note: most/many Onyx devices seem to use "Freescale i.MX 6SoloLite" processors; more capable processors (such as "i.MX 6DualLite") not only have reduced delays through the multicore but also have extra features like 3d acceleration, which is required by some software (not necessarily 3d, just graphic accelerated). Can anyone share comparative experience of single core vs. multicore?

Synchronization of notes for sideloaded books

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:02:36 GMT

If I sideload AZW3 files via USB and add some notes to them with Whispersync enabled, will those notes be saved to cloud? Or do I have to send the files via Kindle email?

What format best for hyphenation?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:49:23 GMT

I didn't know whether to post it here or in Calibre thread, but here it is - I've switched from Kobo to Kindle, and wanted to make sure my Polish (and English too) ebooks are hyphenated. I've been doing hyphenation with Hyphenate This! in Calibre for Kobo, but am not sure if that works the same way for Kindles. I'm not that much aware of all formats used in Kindles, does hyphenation work for all the formats then (MOBI, AZW3, I've heard of KFX?) and do I have to upload an ebook to Kindle in a specific format for hyphenation to work?

iPad ipad pro 9.7 vs ipad pro 10.5 for reading

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:33:05 GMT

there is a gab between ipad pro 9.7 and ipad pro 10.5 in the screen feature like refresh screen 120Hz and ProMotion and the processor and many i need it for pdf reading and editing and annotation make notes also other things like listening music when i read also web surfing and some gaming i will use it in many difference environment sunlight - bedtime i also planning not upgrade it for long time so go for the cheap solution 9.7 or 10.5 i must buy cellular version as wifi place little around me when i travel or outside my home inside my country

BOYUE Likebook Plus (Carta 7.8''- 4core processor)

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:15:07 GMT It seems alluring. Does anyone know whether the company's software is reliable?

Bookari & Overdrive library ebooks

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:31:17 GMT

Bookari premium is supposed to be able to borrow & read library books; not true with the "latest" version as per 9/20/2017. I have re-installed Bookari/Mantano as to be able to use different fonts & color schemes & control other than what the Overdrive app allows. When downloading the Overdrive book from the local public library, Bookari will not accept the ebooks as "the file format is not recognized"! The Aldiko app is able to download the books; but it also has other problems as in the book cover & title may not be shown for some books which, I think, has a hi-rez cover; a problem that existed for years. Yes, the Bookari app was "activated" so DRM'ed books & supposedly can be read. I had uninstalled Bookari previously because it was unable to recognize a plain TEXT file format as the reason I felt Bookari is useless. Another reason why DRM is truly a virus & malware. Don't know if the Bookari problem is just me or a "default".

K4 vncviewer problem

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:16:35 GMT

Hi all, I would like to use my kindle k4 fw 4.1.3 also like a vnc remote sunlight readable display for raspberry pi... I jailbracked following this page: I installed KUAL 2.7 and USBNetwork o.57.n and kindlevncviewer but on KUAL application launcher when I run "VNC connection" nothing happens and kindle exit KUAL I tried also to establish ssh with kindle through the terminal on my mac, but "mario" pw dont work (tried also with pw on line calculator with my s/n) now I'm trying to change the pw trough kindle tool but its really too complicate for a non programmer like me... I'm interested too to connect kindle wi fi to no internet hot spot (raspberry pi hot spot) someone can help me please... i'm getting crazy best regard Mauro

Kobo Aura H2O does not read SD card

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:34:04 GMT

I got my Kobo Aura H2O about a month ago and was really impressed by it. I save all my books in my own collections on the SD card, but a week ago, the Kobo stopped recognizing the SD card (and any other SD card) automatically. The same SD cards are read in all other devices, so I have to assume that it is the Kobo that is not working. Getting help from Kobo has been like pulling teeth (so NOT impressed.) Does anyone else have the same problem? Thanks

Copying files to apps in iTunes 12.7

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:19:00 GMT

I was slightly concerned, after installing iTunes 12.7, that when I connected my iPad to iTunes, there was no longer an "Apps" item showing up in the device view. How do I now transfer files from my PC to apps like "GoodReader"? A little experimentation, though, shows that this is now done using the option called "File Sharing". Click this and you get the familiar list of apps that you can send files to, and drag and drop works as previously. Hopefully this'll save someone else having to hunt around for the feature :).