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Old 09-30-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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How to disable demo mode? [SOLVED]

Hi all,

I know there have been similar discussions about other models, but I'm still unsure how to proceed.

I bought a PRS-300 from Waterstone, UK. I didn't realize it was in demo mode until I returned home, to an Eastern European country.

I'm worried about just trying out any hacks, as Sony eReaders are unavailable where I live and I'd hate to lose it. Sony refused to support me as I live in a region where the device isn't sold.

Thank you for any advice on this.

EDIT: The hard reset did the trick. Thank you very much!

EDIT 2: Actually, Igorsk found a way to do it without the reset. Never mind

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Old 09-30-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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Have you tried a hard reset. Instructions from Sony for the PRS-300 are here.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:45 PM   #3
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:48 PM   #4
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Try doing the hard reset.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:11 PM   #5
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Okay, I spent some time digging in ebook.so and found the "offical" way that doesn't involve hard reset.

To enter or exit the demo mode on PRS-300, do the following:

1. Power off the Reader.
2. On the bottom edge of the Reader, using a paper clip, press the RESET button.
3. Turn on the Reader.
3. While the screen displays Opening book... , simultaneously press and hold the Center in the directional button (aka Enter key) and the 1 button until you see the home screen.

To check if you're in the demo mode, look at the "Settings" menu item. If you have "9 settings", you're in demo mode. Normal mode is "8 settings". The ninth "setting" is the demo screensaver.
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:22 AM   #6
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This is really helpful - but I'm working with a Sony PRS-350 which is stuck in Demo mode - bought at Dixons at Heathrow - I'm now in Hong Kong on my way to China and I'd like to sort it out.

Grateful for any help or advice...
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