2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 14, 2013 2:20 AM by sjpt

    gobi-e-reader problem

    Jackie Harmse

      Hi there. I have a gobiereader. i have now marked my computer as authorised but should have gone the vendor id route. how can i change this as i can now not copy the books to my gobi

        • 2. Re: gobi-e-reader problem
          sjpt Level 4

          Did you access the books originally before authorizing your computer?

          Unfortunately in that case you may be stuck. 

          You may have to go back to the vendor and see if they can let you re-download; sometimes they are helpful.

           

          A bit of description below that might clarify how things work, and you can see how your situation fits in.

          Post back if you need more help.

           

          This is a vicious trap that Adobe lays for unsuspecting customers.

          When you register 'without ID', ADE creates an anonymous/implicit ID with limited powers (eg can't be used to share with other devices).

          Whenever you first load a DRM book, that copy of the book is associated with whatever ID the computer is registered to at the time.

          Any book you load while this anonymous ID is active gets associated with that ID, and can't be read on any other device.

          When you properly register your computer with a real ID, that old anonymous ID is lost.

          Now you don't have any devices that can read the book.

           

          The only way I know round this is to use a DRM stripper such as epubee BEFORE you deauthorize the device.

          I do NOT advocate using such code to get around the valid limitations placed on a DRM book.

          However, where the problem arises only because of the ineptness of Adobe's ADEPT DRM infrastructure and its implementation,

          such a measure is totally justifiable.