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Old 11-13-2007, 05:13 PM   #1
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Odd Behaviour...

Yesterday I go to turn on my 500 and it won't turn on..I try a few times and the screen stays blank, occasionally flashing something up (far too fast to be read) So I reset the device and nothing happens, finally after much button pushing and head scratching I pull the 1 Gb SD Card out, at which point the screen goes nuts, turning on and off and finally resetting, which I guess implies that all the button pressing was buffered. I turn the device off again and re-insert the card. When I try to turn the device on again, I get the same behavior, it won't run until I pull the SD card. I put the card in my newly acquired 505 and it works fine. So I take another 256Mb card I have with nothing on it and put it in the 500 and it starts. I copy my books on to the 256Mb card and it works. I go to read a book on the card and it opens another book that is one the reader itself. I look and now the card is not recognised, turn off/on and reset don't help, it just doesn't see the card.
This morning I put the card I was using in my 505 (before I swapped in the one from the 500) into the 500 and it works OK, I can open a book on the card, no problems at all. The original card I had in my 500 has worked fine since I got the device (August this year). The only thing I can think of is that prior to the thing going haywire I plugged the 500 into a machine that didn't have the Connect software on and then turned the 500 on.

Any ideas? Should I be trying to send it to Sony for a fix (can I even do that since I am based in Oz and bought the device through BHP)

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Old 11-13-2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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Have you plugged your 500 into the AC adaptor to give it a fresh charge? Sometimes if the battery is too low it act up. Using the memory card does draw more power then without.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:59 AM   #3
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yeah, that's what I thought it may have been at first, but when I finally got it to turn on the charge showed three blobs..
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:08 AM   #4
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Go ahead and plug it into the wall and leave it until the charge light goes out, sometimes it gets confused (especially when it's new, and the circuitry may not have fully calibrated properly) as to what a full battery really looks like.

I suggest this just to firmly rule out a low battery. If nothing else, it'll help you know what you're not dealing with.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:11 AM   #5
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I've found the charge meter to be completely unreliable. The only reliable information you can get about the battery it is full or not. The way you do that is by connecting a charger. If a charging light doesn't come on in the next 5mins, its full.
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