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Lent my kindle to a friend left amazon account on, can I turn it off remotely


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Initial post: 15 Feb 2013, 03:02:56 GMT
Turn account off

Posted on 15 Feb 2013, 03:53:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Feb 2013, 06:16:44 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
I don't know if temporarily deregistering your Kindle removes your books from the Kindle.

How about removing your credit/debit card from Amazon account till your get your Kindle back

OR

if you are still on good terms, borrow it back for some reason and secretly apply parental controls to stop any shopping via the Kindle.

If the person hasn't tried to connect to download from your archives or the store or even browse the internet they won't even know what you've done.

I know where I am up to with the e-readers but I am so scared with my Kindle Fire that I might touch something that buys a game or app I don't want.

If it is a Touch you could borrow it back in order to put the new update on - this gives parental controls to the Kindle Touch.

Posted on 15 Feb 2013, 06:14:41 GMT
Rumpole says:
Surely any one who was enough of a friend to lend your kindle to would be enough of a friend not to buy anything on your account?
Otherwise, ask for your kindle b back.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 07:22:23 GMT
Suze says:
I'm with KA Newton on this one. Just deregister it through your Manage Your Kindle Pages, then when you get it back register it back to your account. Any books purchased though can't be sent to your kindle until it's reregistered to your account.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 08:43:59 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 08:47:13 GMT
Suze says:
Joan if you do decide to deregister it, it will take away any connections to your account including your log in details and any method of payment. Or again like KA Newton says take away it's method of payment and if it does get lost or stolen nobody can buy books on your account.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 08:58:00 GMT
Gigi says:
@think before you comment without stating the obvious
Why? rumpole was making a fair assumption & what is the point of lending it to worry it gets stolen or lost? think before you lend.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 08:58:04 GMT
FSamuel says:
Do not panic. Deregister it and register back when you get it back. But it gets stolen/lost, it means anyone can register it to their name. But at least they will not be able to buy on your name.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 09:05:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Feb 2013, 09:09:08 GMT
⏔E R says:
The easiest way to deal with this, Joan, would be to mount a daring dawn raid on your friends property. If you have the support of friends or family, a diversionary attack on an adjacent property may give you the cover you need to retrieve your property. Alternatively just explain your anxiety to your friend, they will understand, taking any action without explaining, is more likely to wound.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 09:13:48 GMT
FSamuel says:
Eric, it might be a bit hard if Joan's friend is holidaying abroad. Are you volunteering for the job? Another problem would be that the friend might think Joan's Kindle has been really stolen and cause utter anguish... Unless you leave a card like in the chocolate advert '' Just because the lady loves....'' **smiles**

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 09:21:16 GMT
⏔E R says:
Would be nice to re-unite the old crew, and put out on the evening tide, under cover of darkness, in a small fishing boat commandeered from the locals.

Posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:23:51 GMT
T4bsF says:
I like the dawn raid solution eric - a tad ott but fun!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 09:39:00 GMT
FSamuel says:
And Eric all dressed in a black wetsuit, does some acrobactics, climb a steep wall, steals into a dark chamber, retrieves said Kindle, fights with security guards armed with Kalashnikovs until the helicopter (piloted by Flo) comes to rescue him. Frenchie (me) grab said Kindle from an exhausted Eric, put it in backpack and parachutes to a waiting speedboat. And later on, Joan gets her Kindle back intact. And Joan looses friendship.
Good plot but deregistration might be a safer bet. Less flamboyant but...

p.s. Sorry Joan, just trying to make light of a serious situation.

Posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:43:19 GMT
T4bsF says:
Sorry from me too Joan. Think the earlier suggested solution of removing the card number temporarily might be the easiest to accomplish. Hope your friend enjoys having the use of your kindle. It is nice to have a bit of fun though as it's been, sadly, lacking on our forums for a while now. :\

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 09:47:29 GMT
FSamuel says:
Ah but Flo, ours is clean fun, have you ever piloted an Helicopter? just asking in case we need it one day. I feel a bit reckless today. Must be the first signs of spring! **smiles**

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 09:59:06 GMT
DaveyH says:
"Would be nice to re-unite the old crew, and put out on the evening tide, under cover of darkness, in a small fishing boat commandeered from the locals."

Well done 007 ;o)

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 10:10:09 GMT
⏔E R says:
Oh and Joan, try to be a tad more tactful with your friend than you were with Rumpole, who for all you know was facing a day in front of the mad bull.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 10:12:04 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 10:15:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Feb 2013, 10:18:39 GMT
⏔E R says:
Morning school bully, getting brave? seen your mates arriving?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 10:18:15 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 10:27:35 GMT
⏔E R says:
Why's that Tim, could I lay bruised and bloodied in a corner while two self satisfied sneering imbeciles perform some sort of sexual gratification on one another, because I'm unable to recite the periodic table?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 10:33:22 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 11:07:34 GMT
T4bsF says:
....not quite piloted one - no, but I have watched my husband going up in one for a birthday present ride - does this count?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 11:10:37 GMT
⏔E R says:
In my outfit that will certainly do Flo, can't stand red tape.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 11:11:23 GMT
FSamuel says:
Well, if the worse comes to the worse, we can always look at the user manuel. Should not be too hard, just pull a lever and hop, we go up in the air, then to stay in the air, I guess there must be some kind of pedal or something? (you can see I have no clue. That Kindle is not going to be rescued easily..)
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