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Old 09-27-2012, 07:53 PM   #16
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Keep trying - do it faster... and the reflasher reports success.. you can disconnect now.

disconnect and twang the power-switch

the software fires up HOORAY!

but then immediately dies as there is zero power on the powermeter....this is despite charging it for a whole day, and plugging it into USB for a whole day a few days ago.. maybe this rebooting stuff drains the battery

Perhaps this whole episode is battery-determined?

Whooooa .. after another reboot it is now showing full battery (whilst connected to the charger)... and all my books are still there ! ??? although its lost what I was reading when it first croaked...

persistence pays off

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Old 09-29-2012, 10:39 AM   #17
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And it is now fully-working again.... thanks guys for your help and encouragement.

(still fancy a T2 though!)
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Good to hear that it all worked out. I bought a T1 last year, and pretty much just use the 505 when I'm riding the bus. The 505 is built like a tank, and being so old, I'm less worried about it getting broken in transit.
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My first thought when I began reading this thread was: it's the battery! I would suggest that you charge the battery from the MAINS not the usb, using Sony's own charger or a PSP charger (the type with a round barrel). Leave it charging for about 12 hours.

However, if, after doing this, you find that the battery runs down quickly, seriously consider replacing the battery. This is what I had to do with my 505 - or at least a techie friend did this for me. There's lots of info about how to do this dotted around MR, and a good vid on youtube, made by the people who sell the batteries and tools (though I bought mine from Amazon).

Here's the url for the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLHgLz9LYMA
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My first thought when I began reading this thread was: it's the battery! I would suggest that you charge the battery from the MAINS not the usb, using Sony's own charger or a PSP charger (the type with a round barrel). Leave it charging for about 12 hours.

However, if, after doing this, you find that the battery runs down quickly, seriously consider replacing the battery. This is what I had to do with my 505 - or at least a techie friend did this for me. There's lots of info about how to do this dotted around MR, and a good vid on youtube, made by the people who sell the batteries and tools (though I bought mine from Amazon).

Here's the url for the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLHgLz9LYMA
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