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Kobo Aura HD screen broken. Can I connect to a computer?
#1  Liuk 08-09-2022, 04:45 AM
Hi,
I've been using a Kobo Aura HD since 2015.
Always worked ok, until a few days ago, when the screen apparently broke.
I always use calibre to copy new books, so when I'll buy a new reader my library will be ok.
I would like to save my reading progress. I checked a few topics here and when I tried to connect to my computer Kobo and Calibre can't see each other because I can't press the connect button on the dead screen.
Is there a way to force Kobo to connect to computer and to calibre in order to save configuration files?
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#2  davidfor 08-10-2022, 02:21 AM
If the device is trying to connect when you plug it in, then you can try and find the connect button to tap. I have attached a screenshot from the my Aura H2O to give you a guide. This has the same resolution as the Aura HD, so the buttons should be in the same place. The only problem might be the firmware version. I am running 4.33. It should be the same positions in recent firmware, but, I don't know about if you go back to 3.x versions.

But, if you start from the middle of the screen and start moving down, you should find it.

And to save the hassle if you need it again, if you are running a fairly new firmware, you can enable the auto connect. This is done with a config file entry:

Code
[DeveloperSettings]
AutoUsbGadget=true
EnableDebugServices=true
The last line is not needed, but, it enables other things such as telnet. That might be handy while you are sorting things out.
KoboAuraH2O-ConnectPopup.png 
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#3  Liuk 08-10-2022, 09:45 AM
Thank you so much!
I'll try and see if I can find the button.

Have a nice day!
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