Question about Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device
How to download books to your Kindle from your computer
We had a reader email us and ask us how he could get a TeleRead-mentioned e-book onto his Kindle. In case anyone else would like a tutorial, here's how to do it.
Download the e-book to your computer. Connect the Kindle to the computer's USB port. The Kindle will show up as a new drive on your computer. If you have an SD card in the Kindle it will show up as a second new drive. Copy, or drag and drop, the e-book to the Documents directory in the Kindle or SD card. That's all there is to it. When you disconnect the Kindle the machine will automatically recognize the new book. Be sure not to disconnect the Kindle until the little silver block at the bottom right stops spinning around.
If you use an SD card, you can dispense with all of the above and just remove the SD card from your Kindle and connect it to a card reader and copy the book directly from your PC to the proper directory on the card. The Kindle will recognize the new book when you plug the card back in. To be safe, shut off the Kindle when removing or inserting the card.
You can also just email it to your kindle's address. Although there is mention of a 10 cent charge per email, no one has ever been charged and Kindle support says there are no plans to do so, at this time.
It's definitely being charged now - I sent a 50 MB PDF to my kindle email address and received a $4 charge.
Posted on Apr 15, 2011
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automatically searches for the best connection signal in the area
you're in. But for that, you first need to check if the wireless mode
is turned on.
If you can
see the signal strength bars next to the battery icon at the top, it
is on. If close to the battery icon you only see another icon marked
OFF, then you need to change that, as follows:
5-way controller button up, till the selecting bar is under "Turn
Wireless On" and press it once.
will start to look for the providers in the area. The kind of
connection it is connected to will be shown next to the battery icon
and can be 3G, 2G, GPRS, EDGE and 1X.
But to see this information, you need to press the MENU
button, because it is not shown in the normal view.
at the top indicates the connection that was established by your
way to check the connection you have is via the settings display, in
an undocumented feature. Here, a note of caution: THIS IS A FEATURE
NOT DOCUMENTED IN THE KINDLE MANUAL AND YOU WILL BE USING IT AT YOUR
SOLELY DISCRETION. IF YOU SELECT A NETWORK THAT DOES NOT PROVIDE THE
RIGHT SERVICE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONNECT YOUR DEVICE - YOU
SHOULD BETTER LET THE AUTOMATIC SELECTION MODE ON.
still want to proceed, you need to press MENU, select Settings
and, when the Settings screen is displayed, press type 311.
note indicating that the connection will be lost momentarily and that
you may not successfully reconnect to the Amazon Whispernet networks
appears. Selecting OK in this panel will take you to the "Available
Wireless Providers" screen and the Kindle will take a while to scan
all the networks available in your area.
A list of
the networks found will be displayed. You can move the cursor and
select the one you want, pressing the 5-way controller button. But it
is better to select the "Switch automatically" option and let the
best option be selected by the Kindle.
these tips can help you solve your problem. Good luck!
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