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Old 08-08-2007, 03:52 AM   #1
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Reader frozen / dead / not functioning AGAIN

It's unbelievable!

Now it's the 3rd time my reader ist either frozen, dead or not functioning.

I startet the Connect software on my pc running winXP (no virtual machine).
Connected the Reader via USB.
Reader did nothing. No "usb connected" screen; nothing (but the blue light came when I pressed the mark-button)

I closed connect - restartet it.
nothing
I deactivated the Reader drivers in Windows.
nothing
I waited
nothing
Then I used the "reset"-button on the back of the Reader and rebooted thar damn thing.
Now I'm hanging in "Starting up..." once again and nothing happens


Battery was only down to 3 (of 4) bars and in addition to that I now connected the charger.
The yellow led keeps flashing (which means that the Reader is booting).


Any idea what to do? Just try the "usual" unbricking "tricks" from the wiki?

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Old 08-08-2007, 04:20 AM   #2
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I tried the usual unbricking procedure that can be found here:

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Sony...8Unbricking.29

Guess what:

I'm now stuck with the exact same problem that I described here:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12544


Please help me.

I'm really close to tears right now
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:03 AM   #3
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Have you tried to reapply the firmware upgrade (which fixed your problem the first time?)
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Have you tried to reapply the firmware upgrade (which fixed your problem the first time?)
Yes.

I'm stuck with the "Update isn't complete. Try again" error.
When I try to update the FW it sais
Removing old software...
isntalling new software ...
"Update isn't complete. Try again"

I also tried installing the 1.02 (or whatever it's called) firmware.

And I tried the "change firmware number in PRSVersion.dat" -trick
Nothing helps.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:12 AM   #5
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My Reader works again!

It's unbelievable.

I tried to install the old firmware again. -> same error message

Then tried to install the new FW again (for the 10th time or so) -> works


But I think my Reader will never see a USB Cable again from now on.
I'll transfer all my books via Connect on a SD card.
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