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Old 10-27-2012, 08:58 PM   #16
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Mine is doing it too. If I access the dictionary from while reading a book, I get the message "Activity Reader (in application Reader) is not responding". If I try opening the dictionary directly from Home, I get "The application Reader has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again."

Mine just started doing this as it was out of warranty. I has alos seen that Nook users are reporting the same exact message. No one seems to have a solution yet ( Besides buying a Kindle )

I have just posted it to the Sony support forum, so we'll see if Sony has an answer.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:02 AM   #17
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Hi, has enyone had news about this? i have tried everything on my reader to get the dictionary working but it is still the same.

So far, the best results i've had are when after restoring my reader to factory setting, i can access the english dictionary without problems, but when i switch it to something else as spanish>english, the reader gets stuck again and i have to reboot it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:46 AM   #18
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I had a similar problem and I found a solution (quite a radical one). Here's a step by step procedure of what I did.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:53 PM   #19
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Nice tutorial. So it wasn't the repartioning, but the reformating that fix the problem. Good to know.

Sofar I had no hangsup since then.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:48 PM   #20
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I tried entodoays solution, but mine wouldn't backup the dictionary partition, so backed up a known good dictionary partition and restored it to the faulty reader. This seems to have fixed it. Thanks to entodoays and all who have suffered with this and worked for a solution.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:40 AM   #21
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weill, i guess i will give it a try, i just need to find another person with the same reader, the problem is that it is not sold in my country, so that will be a little difficult. Could you email me the partitions you used to restore your reader? What firmware are they for?
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:43 PM   #22
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If you want to just replace the dictionary partition, which one is it? Do you have to replace the partition table to just replace a single partition from backup?
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:25 PM   #23
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I have this problem as well. The only solution I've found is to do a factory reset. Then it will work again for a couple of months or so, before the dictionary starts to get slow and erratic, and then starts to freeze the device every time. I don't know if the reformatting/repartioning solution will prove more enduring?

After the factory reset I must copy the books to the device "fresh" from Calibre, however. When I tried to copy books with annotations from the horrible Sony Reader software, the dictionary continued to freeze.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #24
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The images of the partitions I have are for a european PRS-T1 with the 1.0.05.11130 firmware.

I think I can post the images of the smaller partitions here for anybody to use. Due to restrictions on file sizes I cannot post the dictionaries and preload partitions.

PRST1_partitions1.zip contains the Diag and Recovery partition images.

I'm skipping the system, data and Reader partitions. System and data are available in the restore sets. Reader contains only user data.
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File Type: zip PRST1 partitions1.zip (8.18 MB, 175 views)
File Type: zip PRST1_fonts partition.zip (12.34 MB, 167 views)
File Type: zip PRST1_SETTING partition.zip (897.3 KB, 192 views)

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #25
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What's wrong with your dictionaries partition?

If your problem lies with the dictionaries partition, you may simply replace it without going through the reformatting process. Please make sure you have a full backup just in case something goes wrong.

On Ubuntu it is /dev/sdx6 where x could be b, c, d, etc depending on how many other drives you have connected on your computer.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:44 AM   #26
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I use my highlighting feature extensively to mark words in my ePubs for correction later. I have been having the hanging problem described here. It always seems to be the dictionary lookup that hangs up. I have even had gibberish show up in the definition area.

I am hoping that a replacement of the dictionary partition will solve this issue.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:01 AM   #27
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In my case, the problem with the dictionary was related to waking from sleep. Try turning off completely and on again. Then test your Reader with dictionary lookups, highlighting, etc WITHOUT letting the reader go on standby. If everything works, then the problem is probably not with the dictionary partition.

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #28
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I will have to try that and let you know.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #29
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So I powered my reader down completely and restarted it. Problem seems to be gone, at least for now. Thanks @entodoays.

I will see if the problem recurs from standby. if so sounds like a reader firmware bug.
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I had a similar problem which I managed to solve. See this thread and especially post #72 where I posted what worked for me.
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