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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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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 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 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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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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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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Is there a way to read DjVu files on a 4th gen Kindle?

What I always do to read DjVu ebooks on my Kindle is the following (In case they do not contain important images). I convert them to plain text using: https://www.djvu-pdf.com/ - just choose the ...
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Syncing kindle book annotations (non Amazon books) across kindle apps

Amazon Support said (on 2019-05-24) that syncing personal documents is not supported. Here is my chat: ► Amazon: I'm sorry, currently there is no option to see the highlights made in the personal ...
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Media queries to distinguish between Kindle e-inks vs non-e-inks

The preferred solution (and the one I use) is to create default css outside of the media query breakpoints, and then this css will apply to e-ink devices (which don't support media queries -- even the ...
idiotprogrammer's user avatar
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After I scanned(destructive) book: What are the steps to create a proper kindle ebook?

I've done work for pgdp.net, which is Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreading. Here are the steps if you're not going through PGDP. I'm assuming you scanned each page into a separate image. You ...
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Kindle app takes up entire screen on windows 10 and I don't know how to get out of it

If you're in full screen on Windows 10 and on a touchscreen device (2-in-1 devices) and detachable keyboard, you just touch the bottom middle of the page and a menu appears. Touch the X and you're out ...
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Can one use two Amazon accounts on one Kindle?

I asked the same question to an Amazon customer service. The answer I got was NO. I did recommended them to design a way to allow users to link their multiple accounts in whatever countries. What I'...
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Can I use Google Docs to write an ebook for Kindle?

Yes. You can write. Here are my experiences. MS Word approach I exported the manuscript as .DOCX. This format worked best for me. I faced serious problems with .epub and .pdf formats. Caveat - If ...
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What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

Here -- as best as I can tell -- are the system fonts for selected Android reading systems: Kindle for Android: (updated 8/2022) Amazon Ember Bold (Sans Serif) Bookerly Caecilia Georgia Palatino ...
idiotprogrammer's user avatar
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How are Kindle standard pages calculated?

This can be really hard to estimate without narrowing your question down a bit. But I just measured a text-heavy book to determine: Mobile Phone App 852 characters 26 lines On a small e-ink ...
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