1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 18, 2013 10:32 PM by sjpt

    E_ACT_NOT_READY

    violadon

      When I try to get an eBook into my ADE, I get an error message:

       

      Error getting License.

      License Server Communication Problem:

      E_ACT_NOT_READY

       

      How can I get my eBooks into ADE when it stops me every time?

      I use an iMac laptop, running OSX 10.8.4.

      I have in the past been able to load eBooks.

       

      Don Ehrlich

        • 1. Re: E_ACT_NOT_READY
          sjpt Level 4

          Two reasons worth looking into.  I'm not sure either will help.

           

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          Sometimes ADE gets its registration/activation confused and in a semi-authorized state.

          Uninstalling and reinstalling does not help.

          Unfortunately, it often then gives misleading error messages about what is wrong.

          A common incorrect message informs you that the ID is already in use on another computer and cannot be reused.


          This can often be resolved by completely removing any authorization using ctrl-shift-D to the Library screen on ADE (cmd-shift-D if on Mac).

          Restart ADE, and then reauthorize with your (old) Adobe ID.


          In extreme cases on the mac, the following extra step has helped some people.  Navigate to /Users//Library/Application Support/Adobe/Digital Editions and drag the activation.dat file to the trash. If you are using 10.7, see Access hidden user library files | Mac OS 10.7 Lion. http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1265248?tstart=0

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          There are lots of bugs in ADE2.0.  Try replacing ADE2.0 with the older but more reliable v1.7.2.

          (You can have them both installed at once if you like.)

          Version 1.7.2, it is a little difficult to find, available on Adobe site for Windows and for Mac.

          http://helpx.adobe.com/digital-editions/kb/cant-install-digital-editions.html

          The forum software is sometimes corrupting the link above.  There shouldn't be a blank in 'editio ns.html'.  The following redirects to the same page: http://tinyurl.com/diged172