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Any way to find a lost Kindle inside a house?

The OP's solution is below. Adding as a community wiki Answer and removing the solution edits from the Question. Found the Kindle using the sniffing technique described below. However I'd still like ...
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Which Kindle Paperwhite model/generation do I have?

While impossible for me to find on my own, an external link brought me to this page by Amazon with hints as to how to identify which of the many Kindle models you may have: Which Kindle E-reader do I ...
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Trouble hooking up Goodreads with sideloaded ebook on Kindle Paperwhite

I have found the best way to get it 100 percent working is this: If your book is not already in AZW3 format then convert it. (Has to be AZW3 and not just AZW.) Secondly, highlight the book and edit ...
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Tracking time spent reading on a kindle?

I discovered an answer to this in this quora thread: The only way I've found to do this is to get the latest firmware for the Kindle Paperwhite and enroll yourself in "Kindle FreeTime". ...
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Where is my Ebook that I just bought from Amazon Kindle to my PC?

I have Windows 10 and also use the PC software. Mine are stored in my "Documents" folder in subfolder "My Kindle Content". That would ordinarily be "%HOMEPATH%\Documents\My Kindle Content", but I have ...
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How does Kindle know my login at first boot?

From the manual, it tells you that if you purchased the device through Amazon then they use your Amazon account information and register the product to you before they ship the device. Definitely not ...
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Where is my Ebook that I just bought from Amazon Kindle to my PC?

Amazon's Kindle for PC reader saves a copy of your books to your hard drive, once you download them. Note that you have to download them from the cloud; new books aren't downloaded to a device unless (...
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Centering images and text in ePUB and Kindle ebooks

You will probably run into problems doing it that way, particularly on iBooks. The most reliable method I've found for centering is: <div class="centered_image"> <img src="image.jpg" alt="...
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Trouble hooking up Goodreads with sideloaded ebook on Kindle Paperwhite

Get the Quality Check plugin for Calibre and then use it's "Fix -> Fix ASIN for Kindle Fire" feature. It expects that you have the Amazon ID in the book's metadata somewhere, which should be there if ...
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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

I just got a new paperwhite, and am reading my own books on it without registering. It nags you to register, but if you open Calibre, and then connect via USB, you can put books on, and it all works ...
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Setting up margins in ePUB and Kindle ebooks and @page rule

Quite a few rendering engines are actually taking @page into account. Others like iBooks or Kindle are ignoring it and overriding the margins' values set for body with default values. I can confirm @...
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Can I float an image to the top or the bottom of the screen?

You can't float to top or bottom. But you can use the CSS break-before property to ensure a page-break before your pictures. Obviously, this will put pictures at the top of the page.
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Kindle vs Kindle paperwhite, is the resolution really important for eyes?

Here's a comparison of 300 ppi (Voyage, Oasis, 2015 Paperwhite) vs 221 ppi (2014 and earlier Paperwhite) vs 167 ppi (Classic Kindle). Actual dimensions seem to be 1072 x 1448 (300 ppi) 758 x 1024 (...
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The content of "My Clippings" file are not shown when in the book

When you make a highlight or note, a copy is written to the My Clippings file. This is a one-time, one-way operation. Think of it as a record of the notes and highlights that you've made in the past. ...
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Is it possible to sell PDF as Kindle books on Amazon?

No, Amazon does not sell PDFs on their site. If you submit a PDF to them via KDP, it will be auto-converted to mobi format for sale to Kindles. (As an aside, the fact that no major retailers sell PDFs ...
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Where is my Ebook that I just bought from Amazon Kindle to my PC?

I found mine (on Windows 10) in C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\My Kindle Content\ There's a sub-folder for each downloaded book, containing the .azw and .azw.res files (didn't see a .apnx file).
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Is it possible to transfer my Wattpad books to my Kindle?

Some Wattpad files are epub format and other are jad format and the latter may be more of an issue though I did find a number of on-line converter claiming to be able to convert them - preferably to ...
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

I found PaperCrop a very useful and powerful tool. It is free and highly customizable so you can either relay to automatic detection of columns and sections by program or customize each page format.
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How do I wipe clean kindle e-reader?

To factory reset your Kindle to wipe it clean of data: From Home, tap the Menu (three dots) icon, and then tap Settings. Tap the Device Options, and then tap Reset Device. Your Kindle will restart.
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Reading PDFs on Kindle device

I was facing the same issue (i.e. PDFs formatted for print are illegible on 6" eBook reader screen). I've tried tools like K2pdfopt, but it converts PDF into an image and that disable Kindle ...
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Convert Blog to book

I used to convert web pages to PDF, but on the Kindle it is much nicer to read mobi documents. To convert web pages to mobi, I highly recommend the GrabMyBooks firefox extension. It is the one piece ...
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Does un-registering a kindle device remove ebooks downloaded to the device?

For an Kindle Fire, no, all purchased content will be removed when you de-register. For an e-ink Kindle, ebooks that have been downloaded will remain on the device until they are removed. Note, ...
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Kindle doesn't show cover

The PDF file format does not support cover images. PDF was designed to show a faithful representation of printed pages. Reflowing text to other page sizes typically is not possible; you should use ...
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Are there any ebook readers which are NOT backlit, but for which you can upload pdfs?

There is no need to 'hack' or 'jailbreak' a Kobo reader—they can read PDFs natively. The following comes from their site: You'll find some differences when you're reading PDF books compared ...
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Kindle vs Kindle paperwhite, is the resolution really important for eyes?

I think it's always better to have a good resolution. It's not a problem if you are reading ePubs. But when reading PDFs, I feel it is very hard to continue because I feel tired with low resolution. ...
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Can Amazon know about the books I upload to my Kindle device?

While it is possible, it is improbable as long as you ensure all data capabilities of the device are always off. If they are ever turned on, there would be nothing stopping Amazon from snooping what's ...
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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

I can't speak definitively about this, but my understanding is that you need a kindle account to register the device as new. The reason is that amazon.com wants to make sure you are able to spend ...
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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

Never register your kindle when you buy. Turn off wifi by putting into wifi mode. Then just use your kindle as a sort of usb stick with screen. Drag and drop pdf and mobi files (use the great free ...
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Can I only transfer files to my Kindle Paperwhite using the cable that shipped with the device?

Additionally, there are some USB cables that are with charge-only feature. They have less pins, usually a lot cheaper or come with devices that are not made for a pc-device storage connection. For ...
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