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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kindle paperwhite needs repair

I searched all over and could not find the solution until I came across a russian site http://kindle.zzweb.ru/paperwhite/repair/. Basicly it sates this: Connect the Kindle Paperwhite to a computer ...
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Trouble hooking up Goodreads with sideloaded ebook on Kindle Paperwhite

Here is a simplified solution for you. • Add your book to Calibre • Convert it to .azw3 • Download metadata for the right version • Make sure in the "ids" box you have the id from amazon.com (as ...
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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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Can Kindle for PC be downloaded without an Amazon account?

You can certainly download the app onto your device without actually using it. But I assume you really want to know if you can open .mobi files in the Kindle app without an Amazon account. And I'm ...
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How to export (or share) a highlighted PDF from Kindle Reader?

Kindles' have USB Drive Mode. which allows you to export all of your notes (except pictures): Plug the Kindle to your computer. Open the Kindle folder. Go to the documents. Get the My Clippings.txt ...
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bulk conversion of EPUB for Kindle (mobi)

In Calibre You can select several books at once, and hit convert. It is an old feature, described on the official blog: Bulk convert: Calibre allows you to convert books in bulk. You can select a ...
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Kindle paperwhite needs repair

Ok I found a solution for my problem: My kindle 4 non touch fell down from the table, and I had the screen "your kindle needs repair" and I did as above with DO_RESTORE_FACTORY, after that it was ...
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Possible to transfer Adobe Digital Edition ePUB books from my local library to my Kindle?

Your Kindle cannot handle .epub files. You could convert .epub to .mobi e.g. using Calibre, but this is only possible without DRM. There are also plugins to remove DRM, but using them is probably not ...
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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

Hello and welcome to forum. I am also mainly using kindle to read research papers. PDF files with two columns are running smoothly and fast on kindle (from the performance point of view). The problem ...
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How can I upload my 100+ ebook collection to kindle cloud?

If you use the Send to Kindle function, your books may end up stored as Documents. Kindle ownership gives 5 GB Cloud storage, so log into your Cloud Storage first and see how much you are already ...
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

I have created a python code for this purpose. It solves my problem and hope it will be helpful for others. Background : I had 2 sided pdf document which I had to zoom for clarity. I decide to create ...
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What is support of source code files in Kindle?

No you cannot directly upload the files and use them. You would have to convert the file (with a syntax highlighter) to a format your kindle supports (EPUB,AZW3) and then upload those files. I would ...
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Calibre to Kindle Book Transfer

Increasing font size and spacing is a frequent problem for PDFs, especially for tablets that are 6 inch. PDFs are supposed to be printable documents, and so font size and other things tend to be fixed ...
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What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

Kobo ereader devices My 1st gen Kobo Glo has the following fonts pre-installed (I suppose other Kobo devices use the same set; it is possible for the user to add more but I think this is beyond the ...
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How Does Amazon Kindle Renting work on *buntu/Linux Systems?

Perhaps renting works differently from buying/lending/borrowing ebooks, but all you do is to download the Kindle reading app on your device. Then, the rented item will magically appear after you ...
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Kindle Paperwhite Custom Fonts

I understand it is possible to add new fonts without jailbreaking as follows: Remove DRM from Kindle files and make them convertible Convert Kindle eBooks to AZW3 file with Calibre and embed the ...
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Kindle vs Kindle paperwhite, is the resolution really important for eyes?

Is the resolution on the Kindle bad for my eyes? NO. The resolution is fine for your eyes and for any eyes for that matter. The question should be: Do you care for the resolution of the Kindle? ...
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How does the Kindle's reading rate algorithm work?

I realize this is quite an old question, but I can provide some more detailed information. My source of this information is a combination of Kindle log files and de-compiled Java classes for the ...
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Annotation of non-Amazon books on Kindle Paperwhite

Update 2018: Got an epub book? Best way at the moment for most qualiity and support is renaming to .txt (or png?) and sending to kindle email adress with convert subject (doesn t even need convert ...
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I can't find the mobi format ebooks I copied from my computer to my kindle via usb, what should I do?

File size can be an issue. I've found that if the book's file size is greater than 50MB, the file will transfer to the documents folder on disk, but not appear on the kindle. In my case, I used ...
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