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Old 04-06-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
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I think my PRS 505 finally went kaput...HELP!

Hi all!

I put a couple new books onto my beloved 505 and after unhooking it from computer, it became "stuck" in the refresh mode. (Arrow thingy spinning around and sometimes not spinning just stuck, updating books in reader). It also turns itself off and on willy nilly. Needless to say that this has happened one time before and it eventually unstuck itself after numerous soft resets, an attempt to hard reset, shaking it, yelling at it and leaving it charging for over a day. I don't think it started back up from something I did it just kicked it's little brain back into gear. Well, none of those above mentioned things (plus a few new ones), has worked this second go around. I purchased my sony new back in July of 2009 and I'm an avid reader so my best guess is that I need to have a burial for it, brief mourning period and find a different reader. Any suggestions on how I may fix it? I really do enjoy this reader and would like to continue to use it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:07 AM   #2
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:26 AM   #3
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Keep trying to reset it. If/when you succeed, connect it to your computer and check the folders. You may find some files that are not needed for your reader to work; delete them. I had the same problem, several times, after not using the reader for long periods of time. It may have something to do with battery draining. Good luck!
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:54 AM   #4
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Well I actually some how got my reader to reset yesterday. Unfortunately it was a hard reset so I lost everything on it. I do use calibre so I can always easily load books back onto it. (Maybe not so many this time!) I'll keep an eye on the battery mamid as you mentioned. That's a good possibility considering its age and how much I use it. I have also been eye balling the kobo auras (non HD). It may be a good backup for when my sony does go for good. Plus the backlight may be nice to have. I love sony products but support won't be there since they discontinued their readers.
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I find that usually when I have problem with even resetting, it is because I let the battery get too low; it's almost like the Sony has trouble charging from USB when it is too low on power. I think there's not enough power to charge the CPU long enough for it to complete the handshake or something.

Luckily, I have a Sony PSP charger and that works a treat because it can charge even if the system isn't up and running. I haven't seen that problem since.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:11 AM   #6
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I'll probably keep buying mainly Sony, support or not. My experience has luckily been that I don't need support and they are relatively cheap compared to the $379 I paid for my first reader.

Still if someone makes what I consider a better reader, or even one as good, I will probably switch. So far Sony has been good to me
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