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View Poll Results: How often has your T1 crashed/frozen? (after using it at least 3 days)
Once 38 23.60%
2-3 times 26 16.15%
More than 3 times 35 21.74%
Never 62 38.51%
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:00 AM   #91
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My opinion is that there are probably defective batches out there, probably a bug as well where usage pattern comes into play
That's exactly my point.
Before, Sony Readers where top quality. They just worked. There were no questions about defective batch, or s/w issues or anything else. The Sony Readers worked. Period. That was the reason Why I loved all my Sony Readers. All of them were reliable right our of box. They all work even today.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:13 AM   #92
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That's exactly my point.
Before, Sony Readers where top quality. They just worked. There were no questions about defective batch, or s/w issues or anything else. The Sony Readers worked. Period. That was the reason Why I loved all my Sony Readers. All of them were reliable right our of box. They all work even today.
Agreed. A poll for a new Sony ereader with numbers like these is a significant change.
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That's exactly my point.
Before, Sony Readers where top quality. They just worked. There were no questions about defective batch, or s/w issues or anything else. The Sony Readers worked. Period. That was the reason Why I loved all my Sony Readers. All of them were reliable right our of box. They all work even today.
Yep, a few weeks ago I was touting the same thing in the Kobo sub-forum.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:43 AM   #94
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I've found that if I swipe in the middle of the screen (as opposed to the bottom) then I don't have a problem with either freezing or crashing.
Okay that may have been my problem. I tend to swipe from the corner areas. I prefer doing it this way since I got into the habit with my PRS 350. I suppose I could try another T1 since I really do like it. But I also tend to read for more than 40 minutes a night. It was usually after 30-40 minutes my flipping pages & freezing occurred.

Changing my habits on swiping may be the answer for me.
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Okay that may have been my problem. I tend to swipe from the corner areas. I prefer doing it this way since I got into the habit with my PRS 350. I suppose I could try another T1 since I really do like it. But I also tend to read for more than 40 minutes a night. It was usually after 30-40 minutes my flipping pages & freezing occurred.

Changing my habits on swiping may be the answer for me.
I agree, I don't think that swiping across the middle of the screen is an acceptable solution for long term use. But this worked for me, and it will be interesting to see if it works for others.

If it does it should be a relatively easy fix for Sony to update, unless the hack is more widespread before they get their act together. In which case it may get sorted by the 'enthusiasts'.
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I received a replacement T1 as I was experiencing the page flicking/touch screen not working problem. I thought the replacement was fine, but today the same problem occurred and I had to do a hard reset. Surely this must be a software problem?
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I received a replacement T1 as I was experiencing the page flicking/touch screen not working problem. I thought the replacement was fine, but today the same problem occurred and I had to do a hard reset. Surely this must be a software problem?
Could it be an iffy epub?
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:33 AM   #98
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What do you mean by freezing? Getting stuck on the home page or on a page in a book or do you mean the flipping page freeze thing? Just trying to understand if there are different types of freezing.
I had the flipping pages followed by touchscreen becoming inoperable problem on my initial unit.
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With Sony, I used to think that I pay a premium price for a premium item. Seems it is not the case anymore.
You used to pay a premium price. At $149 it's no longer a premium price - the Kindle is only $10 cheaper. I think I would prefer the premium price if I could get a premium product.
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Could it be an iffy epub?
I don't think so as it's happened in both T1s with different books, including the onboard user manual.
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"Sony Screen Freeze" happened to me within a couple hours of purchase at a Best Buy in Canada.

Here's my experience:
I hadn't yet loaded any new books on it, and was just trying out the reader with the pre-loaded material...screen froze up seemingly for no reason.
I just put into sleep mode and went on with my day(no powerdown or hard-reset)... Next day, woke it up and it was working fine.
...weird.

Firmware update please!!!
Too bad the T1 isn't made by RIM...it would receive negative headlines in the news everywhere - and maybe we'd hear something from them in acknowledgement.

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Whelp, my new device just did the page-flipping/touchscreen-locking thing last night, though it took a week or two to manifest this time. Do you all really think that SONY will release a firmware fix for this?
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including the onboard user manual.
Omg.

Guys, I am sorry to hear about it.
No gloating on my part. I was Sony Reader fan from the day one of PRS-500.
I wish if they wanted to have a cheap plastic reader to compete with Kindle and others, they had made two models. Budget and premium. Let us, customers, decide which one suits our needs.
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Whelp, my new device just did the page-flipping/touchscreen-locking thing last night, though it took a week or two to manifest this time. Do you all really think that SONY will release a firmware fix for this?
I can't see why they wouldn't release a fix -- but then again I don't have much experience with them so will defer to others who have been long time Sony Reader users.

It is understandable that these type of bugs would happened with new platform/software and although I will be patient, I'm not sure the typical consumer will be.
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