Just to clarify a bit: the activation counter you want reset is not on your
The way you do it is to contact Adobe's support center and discuss the
issue with one of the tech's. DO NOT let them tell you they can't help you
because your product is free - or try to charge you for a call. They ARE
REQUIRED by Adobe to do the resets.
Next up, you may want to think again about the process you use to download
and transfer ebooks to your iPad. You're not the first one to run into the
update issue with Overdrive - and it's been some time since the issue
surfaced. What I'd suggest is that you use Digital Editions to download
your ebooks to your computer (I'm assuming here that you have one in
addition to your iPad), then use iTunes to transfer them from your computer
to your iPad. Let the library worry about how Overdirve works - or doesn't.
I have the same problem with Aldiko for Android. Had to reset my device some times after system updates and now it says I've reached the maximum number of activations (I also have one activation for the Tablet and one on the PC...). Apparently there is no device list one can manage from his account, unbelievable! And still more unbelievable the chat had troubles and there is no support e-mail or even toll free number (at least where I live). Apparently one has to pay support for a service that, although free, I need to use to read the ebooks I regularly bought!!!! Any one knows a viable solution? Many thanks.
If you're speaking of Adobe's support, you have the right to insist that
they help you at no charge - because they're the only people who can fix
the issue, and they're supposed to do that. Some of the tech's are not
aware that this is their responsibility.
I finally managed to keep in touch with support by calling my local phone number here in Italy. I've to admit that the service was good, they reset my activation counter in less than 24 hours, then I was able to activate my Aldiko reader for Android again.
However, it sounds really strange that nowadays, when everything (but your wife!) can be managed online, you have to place an "analogue" call to the support service and to wait for their operation for such a trivial action! Anyway... all is well which ends well. And may be good to know for others, too.
I finally figured out how to get the activation counter reset. You go to this address, http://www.adobe.com/support/digitaleditions/supportinfo/, you have to make sure your security settings are set to accept third party cookies. When you do that a clickable button will show up that lets you get in line to talk to a chat agent when one is available. Ask to get your activation counter reset, they will ask what your accouint name is and that should be that. I got my counter reset in about 5 minutes. Good luck.