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Old 04-12-2008, 12:16 AM   #1
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Bought the PRS-505 - some questions

Hardware questions:
I'm a long-term user of my two PRS-500s, and know them intimately . I want to make absolutely certain if these older AC chargers will charge my new PRS-505.

Also, does the NEW 505 charger work on 220 Volts, like these old chargers?

Software questions:
Does the new disk serve any purpose since I have the current software on my computer?

Will I still get the $10 off of a book purchase if I don't install from the NEW disk included with my purchase? (The language seems to emphasis the idea of new customers. Presumably, if I already have the software [from my 500s], I suppose I'm not a new customer?)


I'll probably put BOTH my new-looking 500s on sale here.

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Old 04-12-2008, 12:26 AM   #2
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I have both the 500 and the 505 and the 500 charger works with the 505. I did not install the new software. I was not aware of the 10 dollar off book offer but when I authorized my 505 with Sony I did receive the 50 free classic book offer. According to Sony the 505 is rated at 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.26A.
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Hardware questions:

Software questions:
Does the new disk serve any purpose since I have the current software on my computer?
There are software differences between the two devices. The 500 requires a USB driver where the 505 use the OS native driver for the USB access. So even if externally they look the same, but the way SONY Connect syncs with the device might be different. I would still re-install the application to play it safe. You do not lose any config by doing so. I would recommend you un-authorize your PC before you uninstall.

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Will I still get the $10 off of a book purchase if I don't install from the NEW disk included with my purchase?
That's really a sony store question. But most codes are entered through the software. So if the code is accepted you should get your $10 off. There is no reason why they should deny you $10 off after you just finished buying a brand new device.

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Old 04-12-2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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Here's the heads-up on the $10 off on an ebook from Sony:

I already have the current ebook library software on my computer, and because I'm already a customer then I'm not eligible for the $10 off. (The offer is a coupon affixed to the front of the box with a code that is good if the ebook is purchased "prior to 12/31/08.")

Additionally, the software disc is taped to the outside of the box and clearly states for new customer only, and also if you intstall the software.

However, I'm still eligible to purchase free $100 worth of poorly formatted classics.

I did successfully recharge my new PRS-505 with the PRS-500 charger, so I can state that this definitely works. I guess I'll probably go ahead and BUY the 505 charger so that i can sell both PRS-500s as complete working readers.

I still need definitive information if the new charger can handle the 220 volts. (The older charger is made to handle the extra volts.)

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According to the Sony Website the AC adapter is rated at 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.26A.

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...5743&langId=-1
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According to the Sony Website the AC adapter is rated at 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.26A.

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...5743&langId=-1
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