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Old 09-14-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation Another Sony Reader firmware update

New Firmware available for your Sony Reader
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The battery meter does not seem to register the proper charge level after installing the latest firmware upgrade.
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This issue has been resolved with a firmware update for the PRS-500. You can receive this update by following the steps below:

1. Connect the Sony Reader (PRS-500) to your USB port of the PC.
2. Launch the Connect Reader application.
3. Go to "Help" and choose "Check for Updates"
4. This will download and install the new updates.

If you are unable to receive this update you can click here to download the file directly from Sony eSupport.

To confirm the update is successful on the Sony Reader

1. In the Home Menu, press the 0 button to select Settings.
2. In the Settings menu, press the 4 button to select About.
3. Your version will now display 1.0.03.07170.
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:17 PM   #2
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This seems to be newer than the last update (1.0.02.01300).

I just got the notification in an email.

Maybe it will resolve the problem of my reader rapidly losing bars after 10 days.
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:29 PM   #3
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Version 1.0.03.07170 came out on July 31st.
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:48 PM   #4
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Version 1.0.03.07170 came out on July 31st.
This is the same version that came preloaded on my reader- My serial numbers in the 63,600's
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:41 PM   #5
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The newest firmware (release sometime in July 2007) does indeed fix the battery meter issue.
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:48 PM   #6
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Ok. Strange that they emailed me again about this update. I didn't have the reader with me when I got it, so I couldn't check the reader version.
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:10 PM   #7
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The newest firmware (release sometime in July 2007) does indeed fix the battery meter issue.
I'm not even sure if it fix the battery meter issue correctly.

All it does is just set the bar to max when you plug it in to charge it. However, when you disconnect it after a few seconds, it will still be full bar.

Sounds a bit like a stupid trick...
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:12 PM   #8
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I am looking for the firmware version prior to 1.0.02.01300. I purchased the unit in Dec 06, did the first F/W upgrade in Feb-Mar timeframe--then battery life dropped (subjective experience). Sent unit in for service: replaced battery. Upgraded F/W to 1.0.03.07170--same perceived battery life issue. Sent unit in for service: re-FLASh'd with ...07170, still same issue. At this point I'm getting about 160 pages worth of reading over a 2 week period (yup, draws power when OFF).
Third return (before reading all these marvelous posts), returned today with wall-wart (AC adapter). Had long chat with service engineer at Sony yesterday bouncing around various ideas.
Then it hit me: could the F/W from ver. 1.0.02.01300 forward have changed the idle process in the CPU (e.g. wake-up timer, etc.) so that we have a 4 week battery life regardless of ON or OFF (keeping it in my sock drawer).
Time for an experiment... need .EXEs for 1.0.02.01300 and earlier (I'm trying to get it from Sony as well along with battery specs').
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:49 PM   #9
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I really don't think anyone would have any version prior to 1.0.02.01300 as (I think) that was the first version. No need to have the file.

P.S. I just searched the forum and found that 1.0.02.01300 was the first update. So there would have not been any earlier firmware for download.
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:30 AM   #10
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I'm pretty sure that even with the first firmware, there was power drain in the "off" state because it's not completely off. Only with the 505 can you really turn it completely off.

You'll probably get around 2-4 weeks of standby time with the 500 battery. Less with the 505 model, but you do have the option on the 505 to turn it off if you know you won't be using it for a while.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:02 PM   #11
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To minimize power drain during storage, would it be possible to have a POWER OFF option for the 500 reader via hacked firmware? If yes, who could do this for us?
thanks.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:29 PM   #12
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:11 AM   #13
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thanks.

I didn't realize the doQUIT command was an option from the pull down list for the buttons. From what I recall, it was not presented as a checkoff in the options list on the left window for Hackbuilder.

Now to see if I can enhance battery life, not get frustrated with longer startups, and determine if the reader will come back to life at the last page I was reading....
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:56 PM   #14
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I really don't think anyone would have any version prior to 1.0.02.01300 as (I think) that was the first version. No need to have the file.

P.S. I just searched the forum and found that 1.0.02.01300 was the first update. So there would have not been any earlier firmware for download.
My firmware is still 1.0.00.21081. I don't see any point in updating, and I don't use Connect.

I believe igorsk has mentioned somewhere that you can dump the firmware but I would not risk it with my SR.
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