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Old 02-14-2009, 05:20 PM   #1
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Exclamation working display model prs-505... need help!

Hi all!
i'm currently trying to trade for a prs-505, and i was contacted by a guy who had won a prs-505 at a "closing for remodeling" target raffle.
he says:
"It is a working display model, which means that a few things can't be removed, but you can still put lots of stuff on it."

"Okay, I got some more information.

It is a silver Sony PRS-505 (D.E.M.O 1100)
I tried it out, and everything works perfectly, the only things that are limited are most of the 'settings'. Advanced settings, about and orientation all work fine, however. You can't change the date/time though."

I asked him to try a hard reset, and he said it didn't work!
i don't want to trade for a limited reader... is there any other way to reset the lock off the device?

thanks!
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:44 PM   #2
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"It is a working display model, which means that a few things can't be removed, but you can still put lots of stuff on it."
Huh? I doubt this is the case. Just plug the thing in an delete them with your PC. They may be marked as read-only so people can't delete them from the machine. But you can remove that attribute with Explorer.

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Old 02-14-2009, 11:56 PM   #3
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he's tried that...
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:01 AM   #4
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Doesn't sound like such a good deal to me. You might want to pass.......
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Doesn't sound like such a good deal to me. You might want to pass.......
yea i might, if it's unable to revert to original use.

is there a way to re-install the software/firmware on the device?
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:26 AM   #6
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Yes, you can flash the entire internal memory and reinstall the firmware...

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26831
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Yes, you can flash the entire internal memory and reinstall the firmware...

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26831
so: use the flasher, and get the original firmware from sony's website?
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so: use the flasher, and get the original firmware from sony's website?
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