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Old 10-12-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Kobo Touch doesn't like a certain epub

I found an epub that causes my Kobo Touch to reboot over and over.

When I copy weatherwax's version of The Red Badge of Courage [http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho....php?t=152036] from Calibre on to my Kobo Touch's microSD card and eject, the KT will show the "processing content" screen and then it will reboot, and reboot, and reboot!

The only way to break the cycle is to eject the microSD and then delete the offending file from the card using my computer. Once that epub is removed from the card, the KT works as expected again.

I opened the epub in Sigil and its validation check shows nothing wrong. So what about that epub could be offending my Kobo so?
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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Try using Calibre to convert the file into E-pub (Even though it already is) and then loading it onto your Kobo™

This should really be added to a list of Kobo Tips or something, this problem seems to happen fairly often.

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This should really be added to a list of Kobo Tips or something, this problem seems to happen fairly often.
I've been unable so far to discover exactly what in that epub is offending my kobo. But converting epub to epub in Calibre and copying that version over keeps my kobo happy. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #4
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I've found when some ePubs randomly close it's because you have a microSD card installed on the device and something's going on that kicks you out of the book after a few page turns. Try removing the SD card if you have one in the device and try reading the epub and see if the issue persists.
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I've been unable so far to discover exactly what in that epub is offending my kobo. But converting epub to epub in Calibre and copying that version over keeps my kobo happy. Thanks for the suggestion!
As I said it's a fairly common problem. Really should be a sticky'd Kobo bug fix thread.

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Old 10-14-2011, 07:33 PM   #6
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I had the same problem with one file. When I ran it through Sigil's Epub checker there were a number of issues with the way the HTML was written. (If it is a DRM'd file you can;t do this).
I think Terminator's solution is the best - run it through Calibre again and "convert" it to EPub again.
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