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Old 01-07-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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I have a 505 and I notice that I have to charge the battery every couple of days. I know somewhere on here there are instructions on changing to a new battery.

Can someone direct me to that posting. Or tell me in the instruction manual where I can find that information.

Is it a standard battery that I can buy at Walgreens or someplace like that? Where do I find that battery - like do I have to remove the back cover?

Does it take a lot of technical skill (because if so I'm out of luck)..

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Old 01-07-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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Sony Reader 505 Battery

Read through the thread above and you'll find the battery part numbers, a few places to buy the battery, and a video showing how to take apart the 505.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:32 PM   #3
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Than ks I'll go through it.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:28 PM   #4
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I'd say it took some mechanical skill. The parts are awfully fiddly to both pull apart without damage and to reassemble, at least they were to me. You might ask if someone near you has done it before and is willing to help you.
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Just changed the battery in mine today. Pulling it apart was simple after watching the video above, while sticking it back together was a bit harder. Somewhat fiddly in between, but in my opinion nothing to be scared of unless you have very large hands and/or are particularly shaky.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:35 PM   #6
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Condition PRS-505 battery?

While using a laptop computer, it is said it is good to condition the battery from time to time, i.e. fully charge it, and fully drain it to let the electronics know the real capacity of the battery.

My question is, does the PRS-505 battery need such conditioning?
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The answer from battery manufacturers is no... if you're going to store a device for a long period without using it, they recommend storing at half charge and switched off but in normal usage the battery life is actually shortened by a full discharge... there's another thread on here about batteries and it includes detailed information from lithium battery manufacturers, sorry can't remember which one but I'm sure you can find with a search or someone else will put up a pointer...
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I got a replacement battery from newpower99.
http://www.newpower99.com/SearchResu...x=0&Search.y=0

The process looks easy on the video but required much delicate touch and patience. It took me about 40 minutes to complete the operation. Despite my carefulness, half of the buttons stopped working after the reassembly ( http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=115275 ). Since then, I have disassemble/reassembled and tweaked various parts at least half a dozen times. No dice. There appears to be a number of people who had the similar problem after the battery replacement(search forum) Conspiracy suggests some kind of booby trap, which is not unusual for standard Sony practice. Otherwise, it could be just poor mechanical design. I would strongly caution that you should have the clear mental preparation before you attempt this task.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:38 AM   #10
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While using a laptop computer, it is said it is good to condition the battery from time to time, i.e. fully charge it, and fully drain it to let the electronics know the real capacity of the battery.

My question is, does the PRS-505 battery need such conditioning?
This is a myth. Modern batteries, made in the last 10 years, have no memory. When using a laptop, the correct advice is to keep it plugged in whenever possible.
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