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Old 12-21-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Unhappy What happened to my reader ???

Recently , I've noticed that the battery life became extremely short , it last only 20-30 pages ...,sometimes only pushing the buttons several times will drop one bar of the charge meter . I used to charge it with usb via my computer , but the battery life was OK , it used to take a week to drain the battery , but now I need to charge it every day .

so I thought may be the usb no longer capable of charging the battery probably , so I bought a 5 v. AC adaptor - the only one available here - I couldn't find 7v. AC adaptor.

Is it the charger or there is something wrong with my reader ?
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:55 AM   #2
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Have you tried to reboot it? Are you sure the battery is actually that low... it could just be a messed up indicator. Rebooting might resolve it.

Or, is it possible there is an MP3 playing in the background that you are not aware of. That could do it too.

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No music is playing in the background and I tried rebooting the reader but still I have the same problem .
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No music is playing in the background and I tried rebooting the reader but still I have the same problem .
Hmm.... sorry to hear that. How long have you had it and how much do you read on it. Perhaps it is just time for a new battery.

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...so I bought a 5 v. AC adaptor - the only one available here - I couldn't find 7v. AC adaptor.

Is it the charger or there is something wrong with my reader ?
A 5 v or 5.2 v adapter is the right choice. I'm assuming the adapter has the round (yellow) plug to charge the reader and not through the mini USB connection.
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I had it for one year . I don't read much lately , actually ..I didn't use it for a couple of months .
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That seems like a short life for a battery ... did the battery run down totally in the couple of months that you didn't use it? That can be hard on a battery, and is the only thing I can think of that might have damaged it. I've used my 505 daily for a year and nearly daily for another 3/4 of a year (total use: 21 or so months) and have not noticed much shortening of battery life. But mine is usually topped off just because I load books onto it so frequently.

You might go to a battery store and see what a custom battery build will cost you. I don't recall the exact amount, but replacing the 505 battery with an official Sony battery is outrageously priced.
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