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Initial post: 16 Mar 2011 12:38:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Mar 2011 12:42:09 GMT
hi all

new here so sorry if this is a dumb question. my wife has just inherited a kindle from her mum who passed away in january. she'd like to deregister it as it keeps reminding her of her loss :-( however she'd like to keep the books her mum bought. if i deregister it, will the books stay on board or be deleted along with the account? thanks in advance for your help.



Posted on 16 Mar 2011 12:46:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Mar 2011 12:46:56 GMT
worm says:
As far as I know (and from experience), they will stay on there, however they won't go into the archive if you remove them and you won't be able to download them again if you delete them or break the Kindle etc.

Posted on 16 Mar 2011 12:47:29 GMT
Kew says:
I think that you will keep the books already downloaded to the kindle but lose them from the archive - ie, you'll never be able to download them again. Why not try ringing Amazon CS, they have always been very helpful and I'm sure will give you good advice. It's a free phone call too! :0)

Posted on 16 Mar 2011 12:51:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Mar 2011 12:54:15 GMT
willowfan says:
The books that are on the Kindle should still be there if it's deregistered from her mums account because the books are still in effect 'registered' to that Kindle. You will though, of course, lose the ability to redownload them if accidentally deleted.

Also agree that a call to CS may be helpful as there may be a way to transfer ownership of the books over to your wife's account in a case like this.

Posted on 16 Mar 2011 15:20:10 GMT
thanks everyone for your advice. i'll give them a call. best simon

Posted on 3 May 2011 14:52:31 BDT
Nic Nic says:
Simon, can I ask what the answer to this was?

Posted on 3 May 2011 15:28:15 BDT
Danc says:
You could keep the kindle registered to that account but go into the account management options.

Go to Account Settings and the option:
* Change Name, E-mail Address, or Password

If you change the details from your mother-in-law's name/email and instead use your wife's name/email, that should keep all the books in the account but remove any reminder of your loss.

Posted on 28 May 2011 18:35:42 BDT
D. Nixon says:
Hi, I've done this. I deregistered from my old account and registered on my partners account and lost all the books from my own account. what am I doing wrong? please help...Thanks

Posted on 28 May 2011 21:44:50 BDT
wibblewobble says:
Hi D. Nixon
Oh dear! you should not have deregistered. All you had to do was follow the advice that Danc gave you (Change password etc).

Posted on 28 May 2011 22:39:30 BDT
Daphne says:
D. Nixon, you can always keep switching registration depending on what books you want..
although in the guide it does say the books stay on your kindle that were actually on it (not the ones in the archive)
I registered my sons ipod touch, downloaded a book, so I could read it when I didn't have my kindle and then deregistered it, registered it to my husband's account, and the book is still there.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 23:01:53 GMT
can you tell me how to do this please

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 08:33:20 GMT
Daphne says:
I think it's thoroughly explained in the post that you replied to Angela

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2013 18:36:21 GMT
i cant find it on my kindle though what he's said to do

Posted on 9 Jun 2013 21:07:56 BDT
Tictak says:
Is there any chance that someone could tell me how to stop my son 'accidentally'! downloading books. How do I unlink him from my debit card? Problem being when you press 'buy' there is no confirmation button asking if you want to purchase that book. I still want him to be able to browse books but if I put Parental Control on he wouldn't be able to do that? He is linked to my husbands Kindle if that makes any difference or is that just to do with sharing books?

Posted on 9 Jun 2013 21:33:27 BDT
ChrisJ says:
The words "don't do that again, or I will take the Kindle away from you for a week" should work perfectly.

Posted on 9 Jun 2013 21:37:23 BDT
Fi esta says:
Since an update, I believe that most of the kindles now have parental controls, google or search the forum to find out more. (I can't give you more info as I don't need to have it activated.)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2013 08:25:14 BDT
Damaskcat says:
There is no confirmation screen before you buy but once you have bought there is a screen which tells you to 'click here' if you have bought the book accidentally and want a refund.

Parental controls would stop him browsing and buying books. Telling him not to buy without permission would also stop him.

Posted on 10 Jun 2013 09:07:46 BDT
My son has asperger's, and telling him not to buy without permission hasn't stopped him yet, and he's 21... I hope it will one day, i'm at my wit's end. It's possible Ticktak has the same sort of problem.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2013 09:07:51 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jun 2013 09:10:30 BDT
Sharon4 says:
I agree - if he's caught the reading bug badly enough, a warning like that should be enough to stop him in his tracks. Just the thought of being deprived of my Kindle makes me want to curl up in a ball;-) of course, this presumes he hasn't any difficulties in understanding the consequences of his actions.

The important thing is to be follow through if necessary and buy some earplugs so as to block out the moaning noises:-)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2013 13:15:45 BDT
D. Nixon says:
Hi My suggestion would be to to deregister his Kindle then he keeps the books on his Kindle but as it's not registered he can't download new books.

Posted on 10 Jun 2013 14:24:45 BDT
That's a good idea D. Nixon, then you can register it again when you get books for him, right? Or is there a limit to how many times you can register and deregister a kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2013 15:30:39 BDT
D. Nixon says:
no you can do it as many times as you like, just make sure he doesn't know the sign in/password or change them if he does and it should work. Reregister when you allow/supervise him chosing books.
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