[Q] Need help with rooted(?) possibly bricked kindle fire

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http://forum.xda-developers.com – Back story: I purchased a used Kindle Fire on Ebay about a week ago, not knowing that it had been rooted. I was looking for a standard Kindle fire for my son so he would stop using my tablet (lol) and the parental controls are better and more books and so on... none the less when I got it I noticed that it booted differently (I had a kindle fire prior) and it booted into Android. I have had problems with trying to be able to get my computer to recognize it. It looks for missing drivers and I have been all frustrated, but figured that we would just have to download off of it, well, we went on a (HowTos)