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Old 11-28-2010, 01:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy Boot loop after large changes

I just got this on Thu, Nov 25 and I'm currently wondering if I should return it to the store. I am quite happy with my Reader but this boot loop after large data transfers is becoming absurd.

I first noticed the PRS-650's boot loop problem after loading on my entire library of eBooks from calibre (around 59 non-news eBooks). The device upon being ejected from calibre went into a boot loop after trying to scan its internal flash storage. I learned from that mistake that I should close calibre first and then unmount the device manually from within the OS.

This time however, the device has gone into a boot loop despite having been unmounted from the OS manually. I currently have over 200 MP3s totaling over 700 MB that I was planning to listen to while I read my books on the PRS-650. After copying the files to the device, unmounting it and going to the music application, the device went into a boot loop. This was without having played a single track yet, which I found rather strange.

So my question to you all is should I just chalk this up as one-time problem or return the PRS-650 and either wait for it's successor or a custom firmware that fixes these problem?

Update: I have hard reset my PRS-650 (thanks to GhostDreamer's instructions here) and tried transferring the MP3s over again with the same result.

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Old 11-28-2010, 07:42 AM   #2
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This is not necessarily a "boot loop" as whenever you transfer anything to your reader it reindexes the whole data set and it also depends on other factors... what type of eBooks for instance?
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:27 AM   #3
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You have to give it time to - sort of 'digest' and sort through the new info.

It's not like just plunking 60 books onto a book shelf and the shelf has to do nothing but just sit there - your reader is sort of an interactive device. Give it time to work with you.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:49 AM   #4
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Question Solved...Somewhat :blink:

I found a solution that, while unsatisfactory, allows for music to exist on the PRS-650 without any rescan problems. Unfortunately, it requires a memory card containing the music files to be inserted into the Reader.

I find this quite odd when I considered that the PRS-650 comes with a couple tracks on the internal flash storage by default. I shall look into this further while giving the PRS-650 a proper shakedown since I haven't even begun to test all of its abilities entirely.

Anyone try putting any music files on their PRS-650 and wound up with the same problem?
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:32 AM   #5
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If it's really a boot loop that is 650 is rebooting i would contact Sony Customer support although there is little hope of getting help. If it's a 650 bug then they need to fix it in order to get a proposed feature working correctly.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for the response SkyDream! This truly is a bug which keeps me from using the music player. I'll shoot Sony Support a quick email on the issue.
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