PW4 Blocked Kindle: There is something legal to do?
#1  BongioviBR 10-23-2020, 09:46 PM

I bought the Kindle PW4 in june and it came with a defect in lighting that does not prevent reading, but makes it a little difficult.

I contacted Amazon support requesting the repair or exchange of the product.

They informed me that they had no means to repair it and therefore gave me credit on Amazon for the purchase of a new device.

They also informed me that the old device would just block, since Amazon have no interest in returning it (They haven't an official suport in Brazil, so it would be more expansive for Amazon get the device back).

So, I currently have the new device, which works properly registered and an old device that is locked.

My question: is it possible to use the locked kindle for some other function? I know it is not possible to register it again, but I think it would be environmentally incorrect to just throw it away. I would like to reuse it in some way.

Obviously, i do not want any illicit means. I would just like help in understanding if it has any use.

Can I send files via USB and read? Would that be the only feature?

#2  issybird 10-24-2020, 07:44 AM
Yes, you can sideload books and read them.

#3  hobnail 10-24-2020, 01:48 PM
Quote BongioviBR
Can I send files via USB and read?
Yes. If you use calibre that will make it easy to manage those books and that device.

#4  JSWolf 10-24-2020, 05:46 PM
You could save the old Kindle for parts. Charge it to just over 50% and remove the battery and you'll have a spare battery and a spare screen.

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