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Old 09-26-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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Calibre won't recognise Sony reader

Using version 0.4.86 with 32 bit Vista and Calibre does not recognise my PRS 500. If I open Sony Connect Ebook library it recognises the reader but My Computer does not show the reader.

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Old 09-26-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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find the file prs500.inf, right click on it and select install.
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find the file prs500.inf, right click on it and select install.
Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, when I do that it says the INF file you selected does not support this method of installation.
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try going through the device manager and manually installing the driver
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:07 PM   #5
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try going through the device manager and manually installing the driver
ok, that worked to install it and it now appears in device manager and Sony Connect Library but not in calibre or My Computer??
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ok, that worked to install it and it now appears in device manager and Sony Connect Library but not in calibre or My Computer??
What are you expecting to see in My Computer? You will not see the PRS500 mount there.

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What are you expecting to see in My Computer? You will not see the PRS500 mount there.

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Surely it should come up as a USB mass storage device?
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Surely it should come up as a USB mass storage device?
Not the 500... nope, nada, niet.

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the prs500 will not show up as mass storage device and it wont work in both calibre and the sony software
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the prs500 will not show up as mass storage device and it wont work in both calibre and the sony software
So if I unistall the sony software it should work in calibre?
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you have to uninstall the sony software and then manually install the prs500 driver from calibre
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you have to uninstall the sony software and then manually install the prs500 driver from calibre
Tried this but still no luck yet. Device manager is showing the sony reader under LibUSB-Win32 device but nothing in calibre
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you sure its not also listed under the sony drivers?
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you sure its not also listed under the sony drivers?
Excellent, spotted the Sony driver under the USB tab in device manager removed and now its all sorted. Many thanks for your help.

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Old 10-01-2008, 04:43 PM   #15
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Wait, wait, wait...

I'm having the same problem (won't detect PRS-500), and I understand what you're saying about uninstalling the Sony driver, but...

Does this mean I cannot use the Sony software once I get it working with Calibre? Or is it implied here that the Sony software will work with your driver? Or is there some other way to get both pieces of software to work (at different times) with the same eBook?

I'd hate to have to uninstall and reinstall drivers each time I wanted to update a PDF or a news feed....
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