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Old 07-30-2010, 04:28 AM   #856
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Jeff--First of all thanks very much for posting this!!
I tried this Guide, but the Vera Fonts were not good for Hungarian Character.
I did everything as instructed, but with Free Serif Fonts.
Can this Problem bee solved with PRS+?
Thanks again!
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:56 AM   #857
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PRS 505 customizer

Well, I finally decided to try the customizer. Now, I am stuck on "firmware update did not complete." I cant reset! I cant even turn my PRS 505 off! I guess the battery will eventually die!!! Any hope???
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:06 PM   #858
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Jeff--First of all thanks very much for posting this!!
I tried this Guide, but the Vera Fonts were not good for Hungarian Character.
I did everything as instructed, but with Free Serif Fonts.
Can this Problem bee solved with PRS+?
Thanks again!
I'm sorry, I'm not knowledgeable about fonts. Try Valloric's thread.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:11 PM   #859
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Well, I finally decided to try the customizer. Now, I am stuck on "firmware update did not complete." I cant reset! I cant even turn my PRS 505 off! I guess the battery will eventually die!!! Any hope???
Search this thread for a link to the Sony Firmware Updater. That should restore your Reader.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:42 PM   #860
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Nothing works. Reset does nothing. Can not reboot! When I first flashed, the reset at least worked. Now, I am toast!! My first fears have come true!!!
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Nothing works. Reset does nothing. Can not reboot! When I first flashed, the reset at least worked. Now, I am toast!! My first fears have come true!!!
The PRS505 is very hard to brick. Like I said, try the Sony Updater, read the section in the Mobileread WIKI on unbricking the device, search this thread for 'brick'.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:16 PM   #862
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Dont know how, but it finally rebooted! I quickly hooked up the USB. Now, the reader sez: Updating firmware now Maybe it takes longer than I imagine!!! Hmmm, I think I will leave it for a while; maybe it takes hours. . . . . Oh yeah, my computer sees the reader, but "error" displays where I normally see the reader!!!! Doesn't look good!!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:23 PM   #863
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Nothing works. Reset does nothing. Can not reboot! When I first flashed, the reset at least worked. Now, I am toast!! My first fears have come true!!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:14 PM   #864
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I am very to report that my reader is now alive. I downloaded firmware from Sony. So, at least, the gloom is gone. Still, I wish the customizer would have worked!!!!!!
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I am very to report that my reader is now alive. I downloaded firmware from Sony. So, at least, the gloom is gone. Still, I wish the customizer would have worked!!!!!!
Sorry you had problems.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:59 PM   #866
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I am very to report that my reader is now alive. I downloaded firmware from Sony. So, at least, the gloom is gone. Still, I wish the customizer would have worked!!!!!!
Customizer works fine but most all of the features and a whole lot more have been incorporated into PRS+ and it works great, the forum is here.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:17 PM   #867
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Well, I finally decided to try the customizer. Now, I am stuck on "firmware update did not complete." I cant reset! I cant even turn my PRS 505 off! I guess the battery will eventually die!!! Any hope???
The same thing just happened to me. I managed to turn it off, then I plugged it into my computer. Now I am getting a "updating firmware now".

Does anyone know how long this takes? Or if it is even doing anything?
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:25 PM   #868
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The same thing just happened to me. I managed to turn it off, then I plugged it into my computer. Now I am getting a "updating firmware now".

Does anyone know how long this takes? Or if it is even doing anything?
Less than 5 or 6 minutes. If you're stuck, I'd reflash with the Sony Updater and try again.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:49 PM   #869
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thanks for your prompt reply.
Does it matter which firmware I install? I see that a V1.8 is available. Can I use this one?

Do I install it the same way as Customizer? Put contents of file on blank SD card and install in reader?
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thanks for your prompt reply.
Does it matter which firmware I install? I see that a V1.8 is available. Can I use this one?

Do I install it the same way as Customizer? Put contents of file on blank SD card and install in reader?
Try this one:

http://projects.mobileread.com/reade...%20Special.exe

Assuming you're running Windows, download it and run it from your desktop. If you're using Mac or Linux, VMware works.
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