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Old 08-17-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Question Help: Device Frozen

Hi, I still have the original BeBook (with Mobipocket DRM) - and it froze on me (once again). However, this time I couldn't get it back to work:

Screen is frozen on a page. Battery indicator shows half full.
Indicator light shows yellow when connected to computer or power.
Computer (Windows) lets me know that it finds a USB device that's not working properly

I tried
- switching the device off
- plugging it out and back in (several times, several occasions)
- depressing the reset in the back (also several times/occasions): the indicator light shows green as long as the reset is pressed but nothing happens (tried to hold the reset for longer (up to a minute) or in quick succesion
- replaced the battery, recharged. Tried above again...

Any suggestions what else I could try?

I am looking for a replacement but cannot decide among Kindle, Nook, or Neo. Until then I need my old friend ...
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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Remove the battery and leave for a few minutes. Keep the battery out but plug in the power supply, preferably a wall supply. Wait a few minutes again then press and hold the reset button for over 10 seconds. If this works, replace the battery and charge.

Another option is to try and update the firmware. If you do this, make sure you have the power supply plugged in.

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Old 08-18-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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Remove the battery and leave for a few minutes. Keep the battery out but plug in the power supply, preferably a wall supply. Wait a few minutes again then press and hold the reset button for over 10 seconds. If this works, replace the battery and charge.

Another option is to try and update the firmware. If you do this, make sure you have the power supply plugged in.
Hello Stormchild,
very much for your suggestions. I tried both - but no joy.

Ah well, I guess it was meant that I should have a new e-reader.
I've narrowed it down to two options: Kindle or Neo. While I love Amazon's selection & prices, I just hate being locked into a proprietary format and to be tethered to a store. So I may actually end up getting both...

Again, thanks for your help.

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Ah well. Worth a try. The Neo is a nice Ereader with a lot of extras. I can't comment on the Kindle. All the best with your choice.
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