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Last Build Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:54:15 GMT


Why Such High Sony E-reader Prices?

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:51:32 GMT

Looking on ebay I note that the late model Sony E-readers such as the T2, T3 and 950 seem to be listed for some pretty outrageous prices even though they have minimal Sony support any more. One seller lists a new PRS-T2 for $240, reduced from $399. Do people actually pay those prices? Even a PRS-600 is listed for $420 and a new T3 for $308. I realize that some ebay sellers are total optimists in their asking prices but does any one buy these to me grossly overpriced units, and if so why?

Number of emails

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:19:58 GMT

Is there any way to limit the number of emails that are displayed on my Kindles Fires? I would love to limit it to 2 days of notices. THanks

Eink readers that support moon+ and Google drive

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:51:31 GMT

So I can sync with my phone's moon+ reader. Any out there? Thanks!

1st Gen Paperwhite has persistent memory error and I want to upgrade

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:47:19 GMT

I have the original Paperwhite from 2012. I have read dozens of books on it and though it was very slow to load the last couple of years, it worked fine. Through last month or so I've had problems with the device showing insufficient memory even when I have less than 20 books loaded on it. I talked with Kindle customer service and they had me do two resets followed by deregistering and reregistering the device. The last step fixed the device only temporarily. I don't want to keep deregistering the device. Also I would prefer a device with page turn buttons. I have thought about selling or trading in the PW because physically it is in good condition -- just some light surface scratches. Would Amazon accept it as a trade-in even though it seems to have a software problem?

KO2: Will it bend?

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:33:57 GMT

Just an illusion perhaps--the curve of the camera lens maybe--but I see pictures of the new Kindle Oasis and it looks like the thin part of the device is slightly bent. Is your KO2 perfectly flat?

Aura H2O Restore backup to new device

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:56:33 GMT

I lost my old H2O (never place your reader on top of your car to do something else before driving off - boy do I feel stupid) and have ordered a replacement H2O edition 2. I use the Kobo Utilities plugin to make a backup and I was wondering if I can restore the files in that backup to my reader when it arrives in order to keep my personalized settings and reading history. Or will that cause problems because they aren't the same device. thanks

Ebook reader for foreign languages

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:34:30 GMT

Hi there, I've always read ebooks on my phone but a recent visit to the optometrist has made me consider getting a proper ebook reader in order to save my eyesight (and battery). For context purposes: I'm from Australia, I've never owned an ebook reader before and I am not tied to any particular ecosystem. So I'm basically in the market for a new ebbok reader with the following features/requirements: 1. Can read/display Chinese well - 95% of what I read is Chinese novels which I download from various sources. They are usually in txt format with some epub files. So it's important that Chinese language (both simplified and traditional) is able to be displayed well. 2. Sideloading books and borrowing library books - probably most of what I will read will not be downloaded from the official store so the ebook reader I'm looking for should be able to do so in a relatively painless process and not crash or do some weird rendering thing... - I also want to be able to read books borrowed from my local library - I don't mind using calibre if required because I'm pretty sure no libraries in australia support kindle (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) 3. Must have built in light. Pretty self explanatory. 4. In built dictionaries. - mostly looking for a Japanese to English dictionary since I'm trying to improve my Japanese language ability and looking to start reading some novels 5. Price and portability. Looking for a portable size to be able to be held single handedly comfortably. Not considering any of the top range models because of price. Something around the 200aud mark. Thanks for any advice.

HD Kindle FreeTime Doesn't Work with Audio Streaming When Screen Is Off

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:22:08 GMT

My kid has an Amazon Kindle Fire HD and using the parental controls, I've set it so that the Kindle turns off at 8:45pm so that they don't stay up super late playing with it. This works great *unless* they're listening to an audio book (which is what they use their Kindle for the most often). If they're listening to an audio book and the Kindle's screen turns off, the audio will continue streaming even after the 8:45pm curfew has passed. Right now, the curfew setting just prevents them from logging back into their account; it doesn't actually stop any activity happening in the background (like audio streaming). Basically, I'd love it if *all* activity -- streaming or otherwise -- stopped and became disabled for their account once the curfew arrives. I've gone through the settings, done numerous online searches, looked through the the Amazon documentation... and I haven't found a solution yet. Any ideas?

What do you use to read web articles on your kindle?

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:44:28 GMT

I've used Pocket & Instapaper in the past but both seem to be wonky now, and neither can be downloaded through calibre. Downloading through calibre is not necessary but it is convenient, when it works. Anyone using a system they like for compiling web articles for reading on the kindle?

Nook - Desperate for customers?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:09:09 GMT

I live in the Uk. I have a email address. Tonight I get a “Thanks for Choosing NOOK” email for registering my new device :eek: Considering they dumped UK customers a few years ago I very much doubt i’ve managed to register a new Nook any time recently :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I did have a Nook registered before they closed the UK store, I can only assume some bright sprak in IT has reactivated some old accounts.

PRS-T1 PRS-T1 Manual Replacement

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:42:04 GMT

I just received a PRS-T1 in used condition from a ebay seller. A nice reader but the original manuals had been cleared. Downloaded the T1 PDF manual and found the response, when installed in the reader, was way too slow on page turns and early pages were too small a type size to be read. In PDF format larger type size not available via reader type size selection. Cleared out the PDF and used the free version of PDFMate to convert the file to epub. Installed the epub version and now have a at least readable T1 manual on the reader. I looked for a epub version to download without any luck. IMO worth trying for missing manuals on other used Sony e-readers. Still getting familiarized with Sony readers so any suggestions appreciated.

Instructions for patching firmware 4.7.10413

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:56:54 GMT

See the Firmware 4.7.10413 ( discussion thread for information about what has changed in this firmware version. See the Index to the Metazoa firmware patches thread ( for a description of what some of these patches do. _Before starting:_ 1. Check *Settings > Device information* to make sure your Kobo ereader is *already running firmware version 4.7.10413 (168741200a)*. If not, then you need to upgrade *before* applying this patch. 2. Check that your battery is well charged. _Patching from Windows, Linux (i386/x86_64), or Mac (OS X 10.8-10.9, i386/x86_64):_ 1. Download and extract (attached). 2. Download the Kobo firmware archive version 4.7.10413 for your device (See this post ( and copy it into the 4.7.10413_source/ subdirectory that was created in step 1. (*Don't unzip the firmware archive*.) 3. Read and edit all the *.patch files in the 4.7.10413_source/ subdirectory in order to: choose which patches to enable (patch_enable=`yes`) or disable (patch_enable=`no`); and to change some of the replacement values to suit your device and preferences. 4. In Windows run 4.7.10413.bat (double-click); For Linux/Mac run (double-click, or right-click + run, or execute from the command line, or drag into Terminal, depending on your particular OS/desktop.) 5. If there were no errors, a new 4.7.10413_target/ subdirectory will be created. Copy the KoboRoot.tgz file from this subdirectory to the .kobo directory on your ereader. 6. Safely eject and unplug the device, which will then update and restart. _To return your ereader to its original unpatched state:_ 1. Edit all the 4.7.10413_source/*.patch files to disable all patches (i.e. set patch_enable = `no` for every patch). 2. Repeat steps 4-6 of the procedure above.

Kobo Glo Self Resetting?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:59:12 GMT

Hello, this is my first post and I am wondering if anyone has had a similar problem with their kobo recently. My kobo has worked fine for years not a single issue till two firmware updates ago it updated fine seemed okay but when it would turn on and you opened a book to its previous page it wouldn't open first time it would default back to the main page and only open the second time, then within a few days the light would switch itself on an off, not major issues but niggles that were increasing until last week after reading for an hour or so I put the kobo into sleep mode when I returned it had decided to factory reset itself. So did a full factory reset assuming it had corrupted, put all my books back on and all seemed well till yesterday when I left the 100% charged kobo on the bedside table and returned later it stated the battery was entirely empty and needed charging, on putting it on charge it promptly factory reset again and is in the middle of another reset right now. My books are on an sd card could this be my issue? I will reset again and this time leave the card out, but has anyone else experienced this with their readers? thank you to anyone who can offer any help :)

What the heck is it

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:49:39 GMT

Hello all, anyone have any idea what this reader is? no logo, model number, inside or out. got in an auction and wondering if its worth fixing the on/off switch. thanks

DPT-RP1 frimware update expected early next year

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:47:12 GMT "Sorry for the ongoing delay... Our design team is expanding the update: rather than releasing a new firmware with just a couple of additions/improvements, it'll have numerous/significant improvements. We'll have an announcement early next year."