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Old 06-02-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Have inherited a 300 with no accessssories. Brand new. Would like to know where or what I can use to connect it to Calibre on my computer to charge and to download books.

Help muchly appreciated.

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Old 06-02-2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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It didn't come with anything other than the USB cable to connect to your computer. The 300 uses a mini USB to connect to your computer but you need the Sony PSP barrel plug to charge it via a wall plug.
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It will charge while connected to computer (as long as computer is awake).
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A dollar store mini USB cable will work fine
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #5
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A dollar store mini USB cable will work fine
No it won't. The 300 needs the barrel plug charger.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:03 PM   #6
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USB does charge, but very very very slow. My friend plugged in her Motorola RAZR and PRS 300 every night. If you have a habit of charging your phone daily, it shouldn't be a problem.
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I've had a 300. They don't charge by USB plug in to the wall. The only way to charge it via a wall plug is the Sony barrel plug charger. USB via a computer yes, but only while the computer is awake otherwise it will drain the battery.
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I've had a 300. They don't charge by USB plug in to the wall. The only way to charge it via a wall plug is the Sony barrel plug charger. USB via a computer yes, but only while the computer is awake otherwise it will drain the battery.
I've still got a 600 (which is functionally identical to a 300 for charging and connection) and the OP was asking about charging by computer and connecting to it... and strictly speaking you can use a USB wall charger if you use a lead wired to a barrel plug of the right size... I've got one that works in this way...
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It's different for the 300 for whatever reason, from the 600. The 300 does not charge through the mini USB on the reader and a wall plug. It needs the barrel plug. There have been discussions on this in the past.
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I just tried 300 on two phone chargers, one LG, one Motorola. They work. A USB wall charger with attachable cable (generic, made for ipod) does not work. I remember a similar thread about T1, where is it?
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I just tried 300 on two phone chargers, one LG, one Motorola. They work. A USB wall charger with attachable cable (generic, made for ipod) does not work. I remember a similar thread about T1, where is it?
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/PRST..._wall_chargers
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something like this would work.

http://www.amazon.com/GTMax-Retracta...ractable+cable

it also works with a playstation portable charger.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:37 PM   #13
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You can get dual barrel/mini USB charger cables and the charger brick on eBay. Mine and my daughter's PRS-300 set-up cost us less than $15 each.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #14
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Ok, got hhe reader charged, but now find I do not have a user manual. Sony wants $19.95 to purchase one. No way....Is there a site someplace I can get a free one, or can someone just give me basic instructions on how to load books. I use calibre and also have access to PDF.
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User Manuals should always be free. But strongly suggest you use Calibre and sideload your books, it makes it very easy to organize that way.
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