In the order of the phenox. Why couldn't harry just use the mirror, that black gave him as a gift if he ever needed him, to contact black instead of using professors umbridges office fireplace??? This would of prevented him getting caught or even entised to the deparment of misteries. There is probly something I am missing. --Boomer12321 12:09, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
The easy answer is that Harry's deliberately forgot about it. He knew it wasn't safe for Sirius to leave Grimmauld Place, since the Ministry were looking for him and knew he was in London. Harry didn't want to be responsible for Sirius rushing off and then getting caught. So he puts it away hidden in his truck in a pair of old socks he never wears and then forgets all about it. Potty Harrer 03:42, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
From what i remember, he is so over his head in things that are happening that he puts it in a pocket in his jacket and forgets it there. Later on in the year, when he is clearing out his trunk before the last feast, he finds it and is so distressed that he slams it in the trunk and it breaks. He didn't use it because he didn't know about it, and when he did, it was too late. (MerlinsBeard 20:39, 23 April 2009 (UTC))
when sirius gave it to harry, it says in the book that harry said he wasnt going to ever use it. he didnt want sirius to rush off to help him and then get sent back to azkaban.
OOO so he didnt want seroius to come to him cause he was scared he might go back to askaban if he was caught. makes sense. couldnt he just have said that he wanted to see if serous was ok threw the mirror. cause i mean it works just the same as the fireplace messaging. he kinda put him and his freinds on the line by breaking into umbridges office --Boomer12321 12:09, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
Harry did not know what the mirror even was at the time. there was no way he would have kniwn to use it. ShirleyA 10:50, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
I thought sirius told him when he gave him the gift that he could contact him using this gift if snape stoped giving harry oc lessons --Boomer12321 11:45, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
He did, but Harry never unwrapped it because he never had any intention of using it because he didn't want to be responsible for Sirius getting caught while coming up to Hogwarts to see him, so he put it in his trunk and forgot that it ever existed. He only remembered about it when he was packing at the end of the year and came across it in his trunk. Christophee (talk) 14:34, 30 April 2009 (UTC)