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Old 01-05-2008, 05:55 AM   #31
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The screen doesn't drain power, but other things - the CPU, RAM, etc - certainly do. You'll drain the battery in 4-5 days if you leave the machine switched on.
My was "on" for a week. No change in battery level (steady at 60%). For reference it has Mobipocket Reader version 6.0 (build 60). I don't know which flash version that is supposed to be, but the battery-indicator-bug is not on mine.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:18 AM   #32
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My was "on" for a week. No change in battery level (steady at 60%). For reference it has Mobipocket Reader version 6.0 (build 60). I don't know which flash version that is supposed to be, but the battery-indicator-bug is not on mine.
How could it be steady at 60% if you started with a full battery? And how do you know it was on? The battery indicator will not be updated until you do something that updates the screen. So when you run out of battery the screen will be exactly the same and show the battery indicator at the same value.
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I wonder how people saying that the battery indicator is not reliable have done their observations. If you have you cybook on all the time and it is in library view and pick it up to read and then check the battery meter than that will not be a reading of the current status. You have to do something like start reading a book and then exit to the library to get the correct value. So if people have not done that it would explain a lot of the observations described in different threads here.
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I wonder how people saying that the battery indicator is not reliable have done their observations. If you have you cybook on all the time and it is in library view and pick it up to read and then check the battery meter than that will not be a reading of the current status. You have to do something like start reading a book and then exit to the library to get the correct value. So if people have not done that it would explain a lot of the observations described in different threads here.
It appears to me that it's reliable down to 50% and then the more it gets used the more reliable the indicator gets between 25%-50%. I've yet to find it consistently reliable below 25%. But then, YMMV.

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You can set the display to "landscape" and "fit to width" while displaying PDF. This will zoom the PDF around 130% so that it becomes readable.. thats with glasses or good vision.

I hope the next version of the software comes with "eliminate margins" option so that it will be easier to read the text.
No even setting to landscape and fit to width, the text is ridiculously small and it is not practical to read - I suppose I could use a magnifying glass too . I wish there was a way for me to manipulate the PDF files on my computer to make them so they could be practical to read on the Cybook. As it is now, the PDF option seems more like a marketing afterthought (yes, the Cybook can read PDF files) that is practically useless.

I hope the next firmware release makes this option more useful.
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I've just joined here and i wonder if someone could answer some questions for me please. (i'm not too technical so simple instructions would be best, thanks) I've just bought myself a new cybook gen 3 and i got it yesterday. Today the screen completely froze on the 'connected' screen. I pressed reset and the light turned off, but the screen was still frozen. I pressed the on button and it started up again normally, then froze on the loading screen before the library. If I do 'reset' and 'on' again the same sequence of events happens.
Can you suggest any solutions? Or do I have to contact bookeen and send it back? Please help, I want my little cybook to live again!
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I've just joined here and i wonder if someone could answer some questions for me please. (i'm not too technical so simple instructions would be best, thanks) I've just bought myself a new cybook gen 3 and i got it yesterday. Today the screen completely froze on the 'connected' screen. I pressed reset and the light turned off, but the screen was still frozen. I pressed the on button and it started up again normally, then froze on the loading screen before the library. If I do 'reset' and 'on' again the same sequence of events happens.
Can you suggest any solutions? Or do I have to contact bookeen and send it back? Please help, I want my little cybook to live again!
Okay,

First thing to remember is to not pull or insert the SD card during boot-up or switching to/from Library.

Second this is not to put in pictures which are LARGE or ebooks with LARGE cover images, because the Cybook *will* choke attempting to create a thumbnail image for the library.

Does that help?

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Old 01-05-2008, 07:50 PM   #38
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I think that adding a lot of fonts can cause these problems also.
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Okay, I've been playing around with some of my PDF files and I've got them now where I can read them on the Cybook.

Since I have the full version of Adobe Acrobat, I opened up some of my PDF files there and removed the white margins (open up a PDF file, select all pages then select Document > Crop Pages > place a checkmark in the box next to "Remove White Margins").

Now when I open up the files on my Cybook, I don't see wide margins. The print is still smaller than I'd like, but much, much better than before.
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Okay,

First thing to remember is to not pull or insert the SD card during boot-up or switching to/from Library.

Second this is not to put in pictures which are LARGE or ebooks with LARGE cover images, because the Cybook *will* choke attempting to create a thumbnail image for the library.

Does that help?
Thanks a lot! i think i tried to put the SD card in at the wrong time. Its all fine now
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Thanks a lot! i think i tried to put the SD card in at the wrong time. Its all fine now
Glad I could be of help. I kind of thought that might be the problem, but you know how it goes... without actually seeing it, I had to guess.

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Old 01-11-2008, 07:13 AM   #42
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A1: Mobipocket Convertor converts quite well cyrilic TXT/DOC/HTML in PRC and it is shown correctly with internal fonts.

A2: simple TXT files in ASCII format can be viewed by using fonts found HERE for win1251 or KOI8 encoding.

A3: PDF shows cyrilic text correctly.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:26 PM   #43
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The SD card MUST BE inserted with the contacts-side to the front!

Yep. This was not made clear in the Quick Start Guide sheet, but I have been assured either the orientation will be more clearly marked on the Cybook or the QS Guide will be updated to make that MUCH more clear. Quite possibly both.

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... First thing to remember is to not pull or insert the SD card during boot-up or switching to/from Library....
I stumbled into a similar problem. So, is the safest way to use the card to boot up completely, then insert the card? Or is it better to insert the card and then power up?

If the problem is large cover-art on the book, is there a way to scrub the picture or reduce its size?

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I stumbled into a similar problem. So, is the safest way to use the card to boot up completely, then insert the card? Or is it better to insert the card and then power up?

If the problem is large cover-art on the book, is there a way to scrub the picture or reduce its size?

Thanks!
I prefer booting w/o the SD card in the slot. I also prefer removing the SD card while the unit is turned on but in the Library. But that's just me.

And if the large file gives you a problem, delete it.

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