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Old 09-23-2009, 11:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy ebook library doesn't show SD card

PRS-505, Vista and XP, ebook library 3.0, SD card=SDHC 8GB.

XP: doesn't mount the SD card as a removable drive when I connect the reader to PC. it does mount the internal memory.

Vista: does mount the SD card fine.

Problem: the ebook library program doesn't show SD card when I connect the reader to PC, both XP and Vista.

Does anyone have this problem and know how to resolve this?

Thanks.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:35 AM   #2
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The 505 only supports SDHC as from the latest firmware, and even then the support is a little wonky. Some cards work, some do not, some appear to work but lead to system instability and crashes. There may also be more drain on the battery, but I don't know of any objective research into this issue, so it may be subjective. Try a different card if you have one, or a low-level format of this card.

I have had better luck with Sony MemoryStick.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. Mine has the latest firm ware. I guess I have to wait until Sony fix this problem.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:32 AM   #4
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In another thread, igorsk mentioned SD Formatter as something that's probably worth trying...
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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Thanks -- I've tried that also. Didn't work. I contacted Sony, and they just can't help me via email and wants me to call them. Can't find the time...
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:46 AM   #6
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It seems that PRS-505 doesn't support 8GB SDHC (even with the firmware update) too well. I use Kingston SDHC 8GB, and read only PDF files.
- On 8GB SDHC, out of 670+ files, only 430+ shows in the list.
- Some are big (40MB), some are small size files.
- Found another user on the net having the similar issue with SDHC card (different brand, but well known).
- On 2GB card, I put those files that are not showing up with 8GB SDHC, they show up fine and readable.
- Contacted Sony, they want me to call them. I know where it would go, and don't want to waste my time.
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