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Old 10-04-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Hi guys,
I have a PRS505...obviously ...and recently the USB cable that connects the device to my computer was lost, so I was wondering how I get another one? Is it just a basic USB cable that you can get from an electronics store? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-04-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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It's a standard cable. Take your reader to a store and ask for one to connect it to a PC.
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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It looks like a USB A to mini B cable
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:24 PM   #4
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Great, thanks guys.
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:25 PM   #5
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It is. you can pick up one in almost any electronic store.

Just asking for a Mini Usb cable will usually get you the right cable, but as ShortNCuddlyAm mentioned the correct technical term would be USB A to USB mini B (but telling a clerk that is more likely to confuse them )
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Old 10-05-2008, 04:29 AM   #6
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Before buying one, check that you don't have any other devices which use them. My mobile phone and camera both use the same cable.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:28 AM   #7
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Hi.

You might want to get a Y-shaped USB cable for the Playstation Portable (PSP). They have one "standard" USB connector on one end but two connectors on the other end: Not only a mini-USB to connect to your PC but also a dedicated connector for charging, to plug into the Reader's "DC IN" port. You should be able to get these on eBay for no more than 5 bucks or so shipped. This is an example of what they look like (not wanting to endorse this particular seller):

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-in-1-POWER-DAT...d=p3286.c0.m14

While you can use these cables as plain USB cables (I also use this for transferring pictures from my digital camera), they do have a nice added benefit: You will be able to charge your Reader's battery from a wall outlet. Without a connection to your PC, by using the DC IN and a common USB power adapter, like, for instance, the ones included with your iPhone/iPod or mobile phone. They are also widely and cheaply available. Basically, you can get a nice means of charging on-the-go which is more flexible than Sony's AC charger, at a fraction of the price (Sony's ACS-5220E sells at 29.99)

For some weird USB implementation reason the Reader won't charge properly over USB, unless connected to a PC (or technically speaking to a USB host, I'd guess).
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