KindleDX Quick-Start Guide
Powering Up Your KindleDX
The Power switch on top of Kindle puts it to sleep, wakes it up, and turns your Kindle DX on or off.
To wake up or turn on your Kindle DX: Slide and release the power switch.
To put your Kindle DX to sleep: Slide and release the power switch. (Other keys and buttons are locked in Sleep mode.)
To turn your KindleDX off: Slide and hold the power switch for four seconds until the screen goes blank and then release.
To reset your Kindle: Disconnect your Kindle from any power source, and then slide and hold the power switch for 15 seconds before releasing.
Tip: Your KindleDX will also go to sleep by itself after ten minutes if you aren’t using it. If your Kindle DX had wireless on prior to going to sleep, it will continue to receive your regularly scheduled subscriptions while in sleep mode.
Using the Controls
To get around on your Kindle, you use the buttons, menus, and the keyboard–all of which are explained here.
· Volume controls: Look for the silver button located on the right side of the device. This controls the headphone or speaker volume for audiobooks, background music, and text-to-speech.
· Previous Page button: This takes you to the previous page in your reading material.
· Home button: Click this button anytime to go back to the Home screen, which shows content stored on your Kindle as well as content archived at Amazon.
· Next Page button: This takes you to the next page in your reading material.
· Menu button: Click this button to display application and navigation choices that are related to the screen you’re viewing.
· 5-way controller: Shift the button up, down, left, or right to navigate the screen you’re viewing. Push down to select an item or action.
· Keyboard: Use this to enter search terms, notes in your content, URLs for Web sites, etc.
· Back button: Click this button to retrace your steps on Kindle–it works just like the back button on a web browser. For example, you can follow a link in a book and then press the Back button to return to your place in the book.
· “SYM” key: This presents a menu of punctuation marks and symbols. Move the 5-way controller to select the desired symbol and press the 5-way to select.
· “Aa” key: Changes the size of the text you’re reading and presents available controls for Text-to-Speech, the number of words that appear per line, and screen rotation options. Move the 5-way controller to select the options you prefer.
Using the Home Screen
Your Home screen displays a list of all of your Kindle DX reading materials–books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, personal documents, as well as audiobooks. It serves as a personal bookshelf for all of your reading material, as well as a starting point to access other Kindle DX features.
To display the Home screen: Press the Home button on the right side of your KindleDX.
Here’s what you’ll see on the Home screen:
· Device name: The name of your Kindle. You can edit this name on the Settings screen.
· Show options: Choose which types of content you want displayed on the Home screen.
· Sort options: Choose the order you want content displayed in Home.
· Title: the title of the item.
· Author or Date: For books, the author of the item is listed. For periodicals and blogs, the date is listed.
· Unread title: The “new” label indicates the item has never been opened and is less than 24 hours old. Once you open a new document or more than 24 hours has passed since the item arrived on your KindleDX, the “new” label is removed.
· Archived Items: Downloadable items stored at Amazon.com not currently on your device.
· Sample title: Indicates the book is a sample. If you like it, you can purchase the full book when viewing the sample.
· Progress indicator: The series of dots below the item shows how long the book is and bold dots show how far you’ve read in a particular item.
· Audiobook title: The “audio” label indicates the book is an audiobook.
· Pages in Home: Indicates the total number of pages in Home. Use the Next Page or Previous Page button to navigate the pages.
· Periodicals: Select this to access older issues of newspapers and magazines.
Registering Your KindleDX
Register your Kindle DX to access features such as purchasing and downloading content. If you no longer have access to your Kindle DX or you transferred it to another user, you should deregister your Kindle DX from your account.
To register or deregister your Kindle DX:
1. If you aren’t already on the Home screen, press the Home button.
2. Press the Menu button. (Make sure Whispernet is turned on.)
3. Move the 5-way down until “Settings” is underlined and press to select.
4. Press the 5-way to select “register” or “deregister” from the Settings screen.
5. If you’re registering Kindle, enter the e-mail address and password associated with your Amazon account using the keyboard.
6. Navigate the 5-way to select “OK” to finish the process or “Cancel” to abort.
Tip: If your e-mail address or password contains characters not present on the Kindle keyboard, press the “SYM” key to see a menu of additional characters. Numbers are alternate options on the Kindle DX keyboard; if you need to select a number, press the “ALT” key first and then press the key that displays the number.
You can also register or deregister your Kindle on the Manage Your Kindle page athttp://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle.
Setting Your Payment Method
When you buy books or other items directly from your KindleDX, you’re paying with the Default 1-click® Payment Method on your Amazon.com account. Typically, this is the payment method associated with your default shipping address. For digital purchases, you can only use a credit or debit card issued by a U.S. bank with a U.S. billing address.
To check or change your payment method:
1. Visit the Manage Your Kindle page.
2. Click the “Your 1-Click payment method” link in the shortcuts on the right side of the page.
3. Click on “edit” to update your payment method, then follow the on-screen instructions for choosing or adding a payment method.
4. Click the Continue button to verify your changes.
You don’t have to enable 1-Click for all of your Amazon.com purchases, but you must have a valid 1-Click payment method specified to place a digital order.
By Amazon KindleDX