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Old 10-05-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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Possible charge light problem

I purchased my reader (PRS-300) yesterday and did not even notice that there is an indicator light next to the power switch. The instructions indicate that the light should flash orange when switching on and off. It does not. In all other respects the reader seems to work fine. The light flashes when plugged into the USB and was solid red while charging. It is now fully charged and off. Should I be concerned?
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I have a 505 and 600 and the light never turns on unless you are charging. I suspect the 300 is not any different. I would not be concerned.
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I have a 505 and 600 and the light never turns on unless you are charging. I suspect the 300 is not any different. I would not be concerned.
I used the Sony chat to ask a rep if there was a problem and he indicated that it should work. The feature may have been removed since it serves no real purpose.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:05 AM   #4
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I have a 505 and 600 and the light never turns on unless you are charging. I suspect the 300 is not any different. I would not be concerned.
I just looked at the PRS-600 manual and it does not show it flashing when turning on/off. The PRS-300 manual does.
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The only time my 505's LED turns orange is when the computer is accessing the reader when it's plugged in via the USB port.
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My guess is it only does it on a full shutdown. The power switch at the top just puts the Reader on standby.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:23 AM   #7
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The only time my 505's LED turns orange is when the computer is accessing the reader when it's plugged in via the USB port.
The manual for the PRS-505 indicates the same thing as the PRS-300 about the light. I guess they are both wrong.
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