|09-27-2012, 07:53 PM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Device: sony prs505
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
|09-29-2012, 12:35 PM||#18|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Device: PRS-505, PB 902, PRS-T1, PB 623
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.
|10-07-2012, 09:35 PM||#19|
C L J
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Birmingham UK
Device: Sony e-reader 505, Kindle Paperwhite 2
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:
|10-08-2012, 01:53 PM||#20|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Amsterdam, but I am neapolitan
Device: sony 650 ,T2, samsung 7.7, ipad2, ipad mini retina, iphone5
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