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Old 07-02-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Rehabbing a PRS-500

I could use some help.

I've been cleaning my study and came across my PRS-500. I charged it up and it works!

I thought I would put some books on it and save my iPad batteries.

I expected that the Sony software would not 'see' it. I thought Calibre would work. But it doesn't see it either. I downloaded the recommended version and it still didn't see the reader.

I'm the kind that likes to use my electronics for as long as they work (yes, I still have working Minidisc players/recorders).

Any help is appreciated.

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The 500's USB driver will not work on a 64-bit Windows. You need to be running a 32-bit Windows.
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Isn't the 500 the one that needed to read LRF/LRX, back before Sony switched to ePub?
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OS X - the latest version. I also have VMFusion with WinXP.
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I'm using OS X on my PowerBook. I do have an emulator with WinXP.
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Isn't the 500 the one that needed to read LRF/LRX, back before Sony switched to ePub?
I'm hoping it will also display PDFs.

This may be a lost cause, but I thought I'd try.
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Thanks for the replies, I'm still hoping I can rehab the reader.
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Thanks for the replies, I'm still hoping I can rehab the reader.
The best way to rehab the 500 is to call Sony and ask about the ePub firmware update. The firmware update adds in ePub support and it also allows the 500 to be seen as a removable device.

If you are lucky, maybe Sony will give you a discount an a new or refurbished T2. That would be a good upgrade.
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The best way to rehab the 500 is to call Sony and ask about the ePub firmware update. The firmware update adds in ePub support and it also allows the 500 to be seen as a removable device.

If you are lucky, maybe Sony will give you a discount an a new or refurbished T2. That would be a good upgrade.
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My prs500 is set up to get the firmware update. Thanks!
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