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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