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Must Register?
#1  JayCook 10-30-2010, 11:31 AM
I have read the newbies thread (thanks!). Can you clarify please, does one have to register their unit? I have a smartcard and I was going to just copy books from my computer onto the card, then put the card into the reader. Will the card show up on the reader? At this point, I am only interested in the classics and free (noncopywrighted) stuff. I haven't taken the reader out of the box yet!

JayCook
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#2  nrapallo 10-30-2010, 04:20 PM
No, but it can't hurt!

See the thread, Newbie question re: registering, for more info.
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#3  desertgrandma 10-30-2010, 04:28 PM
Welcome to MobileRead, JayCook
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#4  ThePage 11-29-2012, 12:03 AM
Suggest registering before 12/4/2012 (the last day Fictionwise, etc. is selling), as it will put your name into it's memory as owner - as far as I know this has to be done while on-line.
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#5  Isles8008 11-29-2012, 09:25 AM
As far as I can tell, you can no longer register eBookwise devices.
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#6  nrapallo 11-29-2012, 01:52 PM
Quote Isles8008
As far as I can tell, you can no longer register eBookwise devices.
I remember when I had acquired my first REB1200 (manufactured by RCA but sold by Gemstar), the seller on ebay was shipping it to me as the Gemstar ebook servers were going down for good.

Just my luck, I received the REB1200 just AFTER the servers permanently shut down and thus I could not register my device.

Ah, it seems history is repeating itself with the REB1200's little brother, the EWB1150...

My saving grace, at the time, was that www.ebookwise.com come to be and I could finally register my device and purchase mainstream ebooks. And a large part of that ebookwise.com launch was ETI Technologies in the background helping with technical support.

Well, sorry for the digression, but ETI set up a personal server where you could upload content and hopefully still register your device (just for now or forever... ).

Try accessing https://my.ebooksystem.net/personal/default.asp (don't be too worried about the certificate violation, it's just a renewal issue, I believe, or lack there of; damn money grab!) Just click the "I understand the Risks..." button.

Once there, click https://my.ebooksystem.net/personal/uid-help.asp to (hopefully) register your device.

This assumes that you have already tried the "on-device" registration method and that failed.

If this method fails, then I don't know what else will help short of contacting the "old" ETI contacts (Garth/John) to see if they can help....
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#7  JayCook 11-30-2012, 12:04 PM
When I connected to my Online Bookshelf today, there is a "Shutdown Notification" There is nothing about registering (I guess they figure who is going to want to register if they haven't already?)

What they do say is the the servers will be shut down permanently as of January 13, 2013. Looks like we have to download as much as we can up to that date, then that's it.

I have so enjoyed this ereader. We have three in the house. I don't want the bells and whistles and I really don't like these thin, thin, thin ones that are out now. Sorry to see it go.
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#8  JayCook 11-30-2012, 02:37 PM
Sorry, make that January 31st!
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#9  whitequeen54 12-07-2012, 03:25 AM
You can still upload books to your ereader with the eBookwise Librarian program. I plan to use my two eBookwise readers until they die. And my sister has one and my nephew, and I'm sure they will give me theirs if I need them (they've both been Kindle-ize). I've had my first one for 7 years now and it's still going strong.
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#10  whitequeen54 12-14-2012, 03:30 AM
Also, I convert my books (with Calibre) to rb (Rocketbook) format before I put them on the Librarian program. It works great.
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