Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kindle Fire!

My Kindle Fire arrived yesterday and I was doing the Happy Dance...until I realized it needed to charge for four hours! Gah!!!!! So, I charged it up, did some chores, fed the kids and sat down to be amazed. Only to find out that you can only register it via the wi-fi. Well, shit! Pardon my French. We don't have wi-fi here at the house and I thought I wouldn't have a problem registering via USB cable. Wrong! How messed up is that? I can sideload my content all day long, BUT only after it's been registered via wi-fi. As my 14-yr-old daughter would say 'Epic Fail!'

Ok, I thought to myself, no problem. I got out of my comfy jammies, put on some sweats and went 2 miles down the road to McDs. They have wi-fi and I could have some sweet tea and a few fries while I register. So, I'm noshing on some fresh-from-the-fryer fries, sipping my tea and navigating the menu on my cool-looking Fire, find where to register, type in the relevant info and tap the 'Register' button. The spinny thing spins...and spins...and spins...and then an error pops up. Can't register. WTF?! I try again. And again. And again. Frustration City!

So...this is my Kindle Fire Journey thus far. I've not even made it out of the driveway. My lovely hubby is going to take it to work later today, where they have wi-fi, and attempt it from there. If he has problems then he has a computer and a phone to call tech support and see if they can fix the problem because it sounds an awful lot like it's a problem on Amazon's end. Maybe, by tonight, I'll have a registered Fire. If not, then I have a $199 paperweight and that's not acceptable. Stay tuned...


  1. I hope you get it sorted! I don't think they've even come close to the release date for the Kindle Fire in the UK yet. I'm thinking if I don't get a Kindle for Christmas I'll hold out until it is released before getting myself one.

    Actually got to play with a kindle for the first time last week. Was very tempted to steal it but I know for a fact that my grandmother would cut my hands off for even trying to take it lol

  2. Book Hoarder ~ Steal it from your granny? Oh, my! lol

    Angelica ~ It's fixed! Yay!

    Braine ~ You aren't kidding! I was so disappointed and frustrated, but it's fixed now. :)