|12-22-2012, 04:50 PM||#1|
Hiding with an ereader
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, Sony PRS 950, Ipad 2, PRS 350
Problem reading Kobo
My kobo has worked fine up until recently. I now get the following error:
calibre, version 0.9.4
ERROR: Error: Error communicating with device
database disk image is malformed
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\device.py", line 85, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\device.py", line 470, in _books
File "site-packages\calibre\devices\kobo\driver.py", line 310, in books
DatabaseError: database disk image is malformed
Can anyone help me?
|12-22-2012, 10:45 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Device: Kobo: Touch, Glo, Aura H2O, Glo HD
That means the database on the device is corrupt. It generally happens because it was unplugged from the computer without being ejected.
Unfortunately, there isn't a good fix. If you happen to have a backup of the database, you can restore that and everything should be OK.
You can try logging out of the Kobo account on the device. This should create a new empty database. Then log in again and do a sync with Kobo. After that, the sideloaded books should get added after restarting the device or connecting it to the PC.
If that doesn't work, you will need to do a factory reset. That will clean everything up and install the latest firmware.
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