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Old 07-11-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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how to hard reset pocketbook 360?

This is driving me crazy. There is one chapter in the manual that says this:

Safe mode
Safe Mode - the service mode booting device to factory settings.
TO booting device in safe mode, following:
Press and hold down the "Left" button while powering the device.
Press and hold down the "Right" while powering up the device.

I have way too many questions about this. What's the difference between powering and powering up? Does this mean hold both buttons down while powering up, or hold one and then switch to another? I even looked at the Russian manual (of course the German manual, the language I can actually speak, didn't even have this chapter) to try to see if there was any more clarity but Google translate wasn't very helpful. I've tried various combinations of what I think they may be trying to convey but my device starts up non reset each time...Has anyone done this and know the right sequence?
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:30 PM   #2
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First, do you have a real problem or are you just preparing, in case?
Second, unless your PB360 is running firmware 15.1, it is actualy very stable.
Third, most lockups can be fixed with the reset button next to the battery.
The restore to factory condition hard reset is most useful when you've been tweaking system settings or exploring the envelope. And even then, it is rare to need to go that far.

Anyway, powering refers to connecting the 360 to a power source, say, a usb power adapter.
Powering up refers to turning the reader on.

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Old 07-11-2011, 07:42 PM   #3
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I don't want to reflash or anything because I have a firmware that I can't even find for download online, 15.4.

I would like to get my original FBreader back because I am having issues with coolreader and the new FBreader that I can't seem to resolve.

I still can't follow the instructions. When I power the device it powers on immediately so I don't know at what point I should be pressing the right button.

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Old 07-11-2011, 10:37 PM   #4
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You should be holding the buttons before and during power up.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:35 AM   #5
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So both the left and the right buttons? I could have sworn I've tried that in every combination.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:33 AM   #6
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So both the left and the right buttons? I could have sworn I've tried that in every combination.
Connect to power adapter.
Switch off using power button.
With one hand hold upper button.
With second hand hold lower button.
With third hand (still holding the two buttons) press and release power.
Follow further instructions on screen.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:26 AM   #7
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Hi Violet,
if I understood well another one of your messages, you have a 360 Plus, right? I think it would help if you edited your profile, just to avoid confusion, since as far as I am aware the frimware of the plus is akin to that of the "Pro" models, and different from the "old" 360.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #8
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Sorry, I keep forgetting how different they are. I'm going to change that right now. Do these instructions hold for the plus?
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