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Old 09-06-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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Battery Replacement Question

Let me get this straight... Once the battery goes dead, bad, or otherwise fails to hold a charge anymore... is that the end of using this device?

Or can you still continue to read using an AC adapter plugged into the Reader?

I'm very concerned on the longevity of this thing. Are we screwed once the battery stops working?
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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Hi reeder,

In the manual it says something like refer to Sony if and when the battery dies.

There is always a way!

Just spotted some screws on the back so reckon in a few years time I would be very happy to take them off.

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Old 09-06-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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Knowing Sony's customer service, I wouldn't be surprised at all if they say Sorry, or make you pay an outrageous fee for a new battery plus service & labor fees.

I want to know if we can replace the batteries ourselves. What did the people with PRS 500s do with them when they went out?

Thanks for the replies BTW
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:08 PM   #4
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Sony has been quote good with service for the reader line.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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Hi Reeder,

As mentioned, as there are screws on the back, I don't think there will be any problem with replacing the batteries ourselves in a few years time.

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Old 09-06-2008, 06:36 PM   #6
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See this thread for more battery replacement information:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22026
also this one:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8426
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:45 PM   #7
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Knowing Sony's customer service, I wouldn't be surprised at all if they say Sorry, or make you pay an outrageous fee for a new battery plus service & labor fees.
In my experience Sony has always had exceptional customer service in all my dealings with them, from repairs on my PS3 to dodgy tube on my Wega television.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:55 PM   #8
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And yes, you can read when connected to the PSP charger. So if all else fails, that's a valid option as well.
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Or use a power monkey or portable AA battery charger.
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