Kindle will not connect to computer


  1. Posts : 9
    windows 10
       #1

    Kindle will not connect to computer


    Since the latest Windows 10 update I have been unable to download ebooks from my computer to my kindle. I last transferred a book just before the update, so I am sure that is the problem.

    The kindle connects to the computer. The light on the kindle shows it connected and it accepts a charge. But when I connect to Calibre the kindle is not shown.

    The update was 2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems (KB4103729) and it was installed on 20/06/2018.

    I have two kindles and have the same problem with both.

    I have tried to transfer a book direct from the computer, rather than through Calibre, and have the same problem.

    Any help appreciated
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  2. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 11,344
    Windows10
       #2

    thistlebarrow said:
    Since the latest Windows 10 update I have been unable to download ebooks from my computer to my kindle. I last transferred a book just before the update, so I am sure that is the problem.

    The kindle connects to the computer. The light on the kindle shows it connected and it accepts a charge. But when I connect to Calibre the kindle is not shown.

    The update was 2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems (KB4103729) and it was installed on 20/06/2018.

    I have two kindles and have the same problem with both.

    I have tried to transfer a book direct from the computer, rather than through Calibre, and have the same problem.

    Any help appreciated
    Can't you just email it to your kindle email address?
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  3. Posts : 9
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I did not realise I could send by email from my computer to kindle.

    Have now downloaded app and done so

    This has solved the problem.

    But I would prefer to use Calibre, and can not do so since the Windows update

    Am I the only one who has had this problem?
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  4. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,169
    Mac OS Catalina
       #4

    thistlebarrow said:
    I did not realise I could send by email from my computer to kindle.
    Have now downloaded app and done so
    This has solved the problem.
    But I would prefer to use Calibre, and can not do so since the Windows update
    Am I the only one who has had this problem?
    Check the Bug reports at Bugs : calibre If there is not one for your problem, report it.
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  5. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 9,089
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #5

    Hi there
    @thistlebarrow
    The simplest way of managing kindles from a computer is to install CALIBRE latest version. Also if using Win10 X-64 download the 64 bit version of calibre.

    Ensure Calibre is started BEFORE you attach the kindle to your machine.


    Start up calibre and then plug your kindle into a USB slot -- USB2 works better than USB3 for some strange reason -- could be some modern USB3 ports aren't totally 100% compatible with USB2.

    You should then see device connected - and computer will see it also. You should see on the kindle as well a message - connected to computer or similar.

    Here's a link to Calibre

    calibre - E-book management

    excellent free software also converts formats so you can get epub format books into kindle format (and vice versa) etc - does lots of other things too.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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