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Old 08-12-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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Sick USB Connector

Thought my Sony 505 battery was shot but now it looks like the USB connector may be the guilty party.

A few weeks ago my Reader went from four bars to one all at once. So I recharged it with the AC adapter but withing a day I got the low battery warning. So, I recharged it again with the AC adapter and this time it held the charge like normal.

Then yesterday, I loaded a new book on it via the USB cable and, this morning, I noticed I'd gone from four to two (and quickly one) bars. So, I tested it and, sure enough, when I plug in the USB connector it rapidly drains the battery.

Anyone else have this problem? And, do you think buying a new USB connector would solve it?

And it's just a coincidence that I discovered all this just before Sony releases their new T1 Reader. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:21 AM   #2
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hi cassidym, if you can still charge and connect your ereader to your computer then the usb socket is doing its job. Seems like your battery is not holding charge/draining too quickly, I think you were right with your first diagnosis.
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hi cassidym, if you can still charge and connect your ereader to your computer then the usb socket is doing its job. Seems like your battery is not holding charge/draining too quickly, I think you were right with your first diagnosis.
The 505 doesn't use the USB socket for recharging with AC adapter, it has a separate dedicated mini-barrel connector socket...
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:51 AM   #4
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The 505 doesn't use the USB socket for recharging with AC adapter, it has a separate dedicated mini-barrel connector socket...
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