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Have an old Kindle lying around? You need to update it -- now

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NBC4 Staff – COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Do you have an old Kindle e-reader that you don't use often? If it doesn't receive an update by today, it will no longer work online.

According to Amazon, if the devices aren't updated by the end of March 21, they will display an error message stating:

Your Kindle is unable to connect at this time. Please make sure you are within wireless range and try again. If the problem persists, please restart your Kindle from the Menu in Settings and try again. If you see this message on your device on or after March 22, you will need to manually install the latest software update for your device. Go to Fire & Kindle Software Updates for more details.

The following devices require the latest software version:

Kindle 1st Generation (2007)1.2.1Use Wireless
Kindle 2nd Generation (2009) *2.5.8Use Wireless
Kindle DX 2nd Generation (2009) *2.5.8Use Wireless
Kindle Keyboard 3rd Generation (2010) **3.4.2 or higherUse Wi-Fi
Kindle 4th Generation (2011)4.1.3 or higherUse Wi-Fi
Kindle 5th Generation (2012)4.1.3 or higherUse Wi-Fi
Kindle Touch 4th Generation (2011) **5.3.7.3 or higherUse Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite 5th Generation (2012) **5.6.1.1 or higherUse Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite 6th Generation (2013)No Update NeededNo Update Needed
Kindle 7th Generation (2014)No Update NeededNo Update Needed
Kindle Voyage 7th Generation (2014)No Update NeededNo Update Needed
Kindle Paperwhite 7th Generation (2015)No Update NeededNo Update Needed

For instruction on how to update your Kindle, click here.


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