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Old 11-10-2007, 10:56 AM   #1
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Reader frozen, Reset doesn't help

Hello,

I've got a problem with my Reader Model 500. The last weeks I had to read a paper book for school, so I hadn't time to use my Reader. It was all the time connected to a USB-Hub for beeing charged. Yesterday I wanted to use it again, but it just shows the "USB connected" screen. It doesnt show any reaction when pressing the Reset button. When I switch the power button, the LED just blinks orange once. Also no reaction when I connect it to the PC.

Another thing I'm wondering of - I can push Power switch just half the way down - is this normal? I can't rember if this was always so.

Any ideas how to reanimate my poor Reader?

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Old 11-10-2007, 11:02 AM   #2
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Sounds like a flat battery. Try plugging in the wall charger for a few hours and see if that helps.
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:51 AM   #3
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Hello,

Any ideas how to reanimate my poor Reader?

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Fabian
HarryT is right. I had exactly the same problem with my backup reader Friday. Took it home, plugged it into the charger and left it couple hours. Works just fine again.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:27 PM   #4
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Yeah that was it - I din't remember that the eInk Screen stays showing also when the battery is empty - I thought it would still be active.

Doesn't the Reader charge via USB? Or is the USB Hub the problem?

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Old 11-10-2007, 08:19 PM   #5
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The 505 will charge a flat battery via USB, the 500 will not.
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