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Category: E-Readers
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Experience:  Nook, kindle & ipad expert
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Purchased book for my kindle, but it's not on there. When I

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purchased book for my kindle, but it's not on there. When I tried to purchase it again says I already puched it. Cannot get on wifi either
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: 2 years? Just basic model, not Fire.
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Fewdays. Traveling with no time. It's not in my library of books.
JA: Anything else you want the eReader expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: E-Readers
Expert:  Nathan replied 17 days ago.

Hi, I'm Nathan.
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.

Expert:  Nathan replied 17 days ago.

This symptom can indicate several possible issues: an internal hardware failure, a low/faulty battery, or just a simple memory/firmware glitch.

The first step here will be to attempt to reboot the kindle. This is done by pressing/sliding and holding the power button for 20+ seconds, or until the screen flashes (usually with an image of a tree), then release. Give the kindle about a minute to start back up, and let me know if the problem persists, we can then try some further steps.



Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Right did not see your answer. rebooting and full battery. rebooted, no book
Expert:  Nathan replied 17 days ago.

Did you buy the book on the kindle from the kindle store, or on your computer on

Is the kindle connected to your home wifi network currently?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Purchased from amazon, normally conected to but home wifi but as I said I traveling.
Expert:  Nathan replied 17 days ago.

Sorry I wasn't sure if you meant that you were traveling or if you were referring to a book title you were purchasing.

The kindle must be on wifi, regardless of your location, for a book to download.

Your home network only functions when you are at home.

So you will have to connect to a network where you are at (at a hotel, starbucks, etc) for the book to load.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I've tried to sign on 2 different wifi's but won't work.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Will try again when I have the time to deal with this and have access to wifi and computer. Bye Nathan. Ps I'm Robin
Expert:  Nathan replied 17 days ago.

Many hotel wifis or ones that need a sign in page on a web browser won't work.

If you have a computer with you you can download to the computer then transfer to the kindle via usb. Let me know if you'd like help with that process, Robin.

Expert:  Nathan replied 14 days ago.

Hi Robin, just checking in, do you need more help with this?