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Can't play downloaded audiobook

I downloaded an audiobook into my player (from Audible.com). It won't play--the device says "activate device". How do you activate the device to play audiobook?

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I'm having problems with audible books myself but I think I can help you with your problem. The audible website should have demanded that you download the audible manager. When you open this program (if you haven't already done so) you need to add your device from the menu on the left side of the screen. Follow the directions (I don't think I need to walk you through that) and once your device is now listed in that menu on the left side of the screen right click on it and select activate device. It will then prompt for your audible user name and password. Having done that your device should play the file if it is indeed audible compatible. if that doesn't work you're sol.

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I believe you are asking for the AudibleManager software from audible.com.


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Should you have any question about the AudibleManager software or your Audible account, contact Audible.com (www.audible.com).


If you have any additional questions, you can reach Philips Consumer Care @ 1-888-744-5477.


For more information on this product, visit: http://ow.ly/5PTG8


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~~ Activate Each installation of AudibleManager will need to be registered with Audible.com in order for our audio books to play through the software. If the audio is going to be transferred to a device or burned to CDs, each device and CD burner must be activated as well. A total of 3 AudibleManager installations are able to be registered to 1 account at 1 time. Each installation of Audible Manager may have up to 3 devices/CD burners activated at 1 time. ~~ have u done this?
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