Giving away an old Kindle

Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Photo credit: TipsForComputer.Com)

Many of you have that old kindle collecting dust on a shelf and have thought about giving it to someone or some organization that could use it.  A simple search can pull up organizations like E-Books for troops (http://ebooksfortroops.org/donate-a-kindle/) or the Kindle Classroom Project (http://iserotope.com/kindle-classroom-project/) just to name a couple that distribute used kindles.

Basically, what you want to do is send your information (bookmarks, etc.) to the cloud. You will then perform a factory reset. On some older kindles, the sequence is Home > Menu > Settings > Menu> Reset to Factory Defaults. On the Kindle Fire, the sequence is Settings > Device > Reset to Factory Defaults.  If you are having trouble finding the reset, go to http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200375760#register for another method.

Give the old unused kindle a new life. Wipe away your data with a factory reset and pass the kindle to a friend or family member. It would make a nice gift for someone when bundled with an Amazon gift card.

 

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  1. Thank you so much for mentioning the Kindle Classroom Project! That’s very kind of you. I’m happy to report that students using Kindles are not just reading more than their non-Kindler counterparts, but they’re also scoring much better on reading assessments. In particular, students who haven’t liked reading for years give it another try when they get to use a Kindle. Thanks again!

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