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Old 07-27-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Question Acer A500 Tab not recognised

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I have just started using an Acer tab with the Lumiread software for eBooks. Just downloaded Calibre and it does not recognise the Acer Tab. On windows 7 it is not shown as a disk drive but as a mobile device. The android plug in is green. How can I get Calibre to recognise the Acer Tab?
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Thanks followed instructions. Only other item attached to USB is the wireless mouse transmitter. I ran the debug prog. and results below:
Version: 0.8.11
USB devices on system:
[u'usb\\root_hub20&vid8086&pid1c26&rev0004',
u'usb\\root_hub20&vid8086&pid1c2d&rev0004',
u'usb\\vid_03f0&pid_231d&rev_0306',
u'usb\\vid_046d&pid_c509&rev_1904',
u'usb\\vid_046d&pid_c509&rev_1904&mi_00',
u'usb\\vid_046d&pid_c509&rev_1904&mi_01',
u'usb\\vid_0502&pid_3325&rev_9999',
u'usb\\vid_0502&pid_3325&rev_9999&mi_00',
u'usb\\vid_0502&pid_3325&rev_9999&mi_01',
u'usb\\vid_064e&pid_e258&rev_0400',
u'usb\\vid_064e&pid_e258&rev_0400&mi_00',
u'usb\\vid_138a&pid_0018&rev_0078',
u'usb\\vid_8087&pid_0024&rev_0000',
u'usb\\vid_8087&pid_0024&rev_0000']
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\devices\scanner.py", line 84, in __call__
DriveError: No removable drives found
Drives detected:
Available plugins: ADAM ALEX ALURATEK_COLOR ANDROID ARCHOS7O AVANT AZBOOKA BAMBOOK
BLACKBERRY BOEYE_BDX BOEYE_BEX BOOQ BOOX COOL_ER CYBOOK DBOOK E52 E71X
EB511 EB600 EBK52 ECLICTO EDGE EEEREADER ELONEX ESLICK
FOLDER_DEVICE_FOR_CONFIG GEMEI GER2 HANLINV3 HANLINV5 ILIAD INVESBOOK
IPAPYRUS IREXDR1000 IREXDR800 IRIVER_STORY ITALICA ITUNES JETBOOK
JETBOOK_MINI KINDLE KINDLE2 KINDLE_DX KOBO LIBREAIR LUMIREAD MENTOR
MIBUK MOOVYBOOK N516 N770 N810 NEWSMY NEXTBOOK NOOK NOOK_COLOR NUUT2
ORIZON PALMPRE PDNOVEL PDNOVEL_KOBO PICO POCKETBOOK301 POCKETBOOK360
POCKETBOOK360P POCKETBOOK602 POCKETBOOK701 PRS505 README S60 SHINEBOOK
SNE SOVOS SPECTRA STASH SUNSTECH_EB700 SWEEX TECLAST_K3 THEBOOK
TREKSTOR USER_DEFINED VELOCITYMICRO WEXLER

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I checked the plugins and there is a plugin for the Acer Lumiread showing green.
Hope you can help.
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Calibre cannot recognised devices that do not show up as a disk drive.

Ways around this are:
- Use the Calibre facility to Connect to a Folder to get ebook files out of Calibre and then use OS level facilities to transfer the files to the device.
- use the Calibre content server and rip transfer the files via the network. This presumes that the device/reader combination support such a capability.
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Thanks for quick reply itimpi.
I used Calibre to find books. Downloaded to PC then used Calibre to find metadata. then used windows explorer to copy to the eBooks folder in the Acer. I was pleased that I managed that on first day of use but kind of clumsy when it would be better if Calibre could do all that. Sort of negates the reason for getting an all in one library manager.
I can't get windows to see the Acer as a disk drive.
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DriveError: No removable drives found

Looking for devices...

Devices possibly connected: None
If this is with your device connected then what itimpi says above is your method of choice.

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I used Calibre to find books. Downloaded to PC then used Calibre to find metadata. then used windows explorer to copy to the eBooks folder in the Acer.
You need to export the books from the library using either Save to disk or Connect to folder features before you use windows explorer to copy to the eBooks folder in the Acer. Exporting the books updates the metadata in the book.
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You need to export the books from the library using either Save to disk or Connect to folder features before you use windows explorer to copy to the eBooks folder in the Acer. Exporting the books updates the metadata in the book.[/QUOTE]

OK. Thanks for that.
At least I can use the library lising features and get that book features as well. It would be great if a workaround could be foound one day.
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At least I can use the library lising features and get that book features as well. It would be great if a workaround could be foound one day.
You might want to try downloading the books you want using the content server via wifi.
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Yes, I was wondering if using it through wifi it would allocate a network drive. I will have to try a bit later and post again after I have tried it.
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Yes, I was wondering if using it through wifi it would allocate a network drive. I will have to try a bit later and post again after I have tried it.
It won't allocate a network drive, the content server is a built-in web server to serve books via a web style interface.
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