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Old 02-02-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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ERROR: Error: Error communicating with device

Hello,
I recently started using Calibre. I am using ver 0.6.37.
When I SEND TO DEVICE I get the error below.

ERROR: Error: Error communicating with device

The strange thing is, it adds some of the books (or News), even though it reported the communication error.

A second problem I having; after using the Calibre eject button, waiting until it disappears (the Sony icon) and then disconnecting the device, the screen appeared to lock up and on the bottom of the scree it reads:

1fskin:/l/string...

Your assistance is appreciated.
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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click the details button on the error message and post the details.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:55 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply. Error details are below.

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ERROR: Error
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Error communicating with device
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(22, "invalid mode ('wb') or filename")

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\device.py", line 56, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\device.py", line 233, in _upload_books
File "site-packages\calibre\devices\prs505\driver.py", line 135, in upload_books
File "site-packages\calibre\devices\usbms\cli.py", line 53, in put_file
IOError: [Errno 22] invalid mode ('wb') or filename: 'H:\\database\\media\\books\\Jason\\Lesson Packets - Jason.epub'
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:06 PM   #4
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can you copy files to your device using windows explorer?
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:34 PM   #5
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Yes. That works. I didn't even think to try it that way. Thank you. Do you have a link to a "best practice" way of putting files on the prs-600?
Is it better to use the Sony software for music, pics, etc. Calibre for ebooks that need to be converted. And windows explorer for everything that doesn't work with Calibre?
Also, is there a method to the folders that can help me better organize books, news, school work, etc?
Thank you again for your program and assistance.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:01 PM   #6
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Hi

I'm getting a similar error as well - PRS-505. Here is my exact message:

Error communicating with device

The reader has no storage card in this slot.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\device.py", line 56, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\device.py", line 233, in _upload_books
File "site-packages\calibre\devices\prs505\driver.py", line 125, in upload_books
File "site-packages\calibre\devices\usbms\device.py", line 734, in _sanity_check
ValueError: The reader has no storage card in this slot.

Using Calibre 0.6.37. According to Calibre I have 177mb free. I can successfully move files onto my reader with Windows Explorer and using Reader Library.

I'm not getting an error after ejecting the reader.

Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:05 PM   #7
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Ok - after working on this for an hour, I decide to post here. Then two minutes later I figure out my problem - it was still trying to send files to an SD card, and not the main memory.

Don't I feel silly.

Thanks for the great program!

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Old 02-04-2010, 10:48 PM   #8
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:26 AM   #9
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Ok - after working on this for an hour, I decide to post here. Then two minutes later I figure out my problem - it was still trying to send files to an SD card, and not the main memory.

Don't I feel silly.

Thanks for the great program!

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Thanks for posting your solution. I never had this error until recently, so I don't feel silly. I just chose Send to main memory in a specific format & clicked .azw for my Kindle. The 2 books I wanted to transfer went to my Kindle.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:23 PM   #10
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I'm having the same issue, running on a Mac (PRS-500). I get the following two errors:


ERROR: ERROR: Unhandled exception: <b>Error</b>evice sent zero bytes

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/__init__.py", line 252, in dispatch
File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/ui.py", line 898, in device_detected
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 174, in run_session
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 621, in card_prefix
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 174, in run_session
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 453, in path_properties
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 424, in _bulk_read
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 411, in bulk_read_packet
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/libusb.py", line 255, in bulk_read
Error: Device sent zero bytes

------------ And (this wouldn't copy, so I had to type it, I think I got it right) ---------

ERROR: Error: Error communicating with device

Device is in use by another application:
Underlying error:Failed to set device configuration to: 2. Error code: -9

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/device.py", line 56, in run
File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/device.py", line 199 in _get_device_information
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 170, in run_session
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/prs500/driver.py", line 276, in open
DeviceBusy: Device is in use by another application: Underlying error:Failed to set device configuration to: 2. Error code: -9

Trying the Debug Device Detection, I get:
ERROR: ERROR: Unhandled exception: <b>OSError</b>:[Errno 4] Interrupted system call

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/dialogs/config/device_debug.py", line 41, in debug
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/__init__.py", line 62, in debug
File "site-packages/calibre/devices/usbms/device.py", line 332, in osx_run_mount
File "lib/python2.6/subprocess.py", line 686, in communicate
File "lib/python2.6/subprocess.py", line 1157, in wait
OSError: [Errno 4] Interrupted system call
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:28 PM   #11
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I'm having the same issue, running on a Mac (PRS-500).
Is your 500 upgraded to the new epub firmware?

If this is the old (non-epub) firmware for the 500 then Kovid says to stick with 0.6.29 which you can find here. Version 0.6.29 is the last version of Calibre that supports connecting to the PRS-500.
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