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Old 05-04-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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Random reset in middle of book

I'm enjoying the increased portability of the PRS300 but there is an annoying issue I have noted lately - I'll be happily reading and I press to advance the page and the screen goes blank. I press to advance the page again - as I have the font set to large, so it isn't that unusual on a short page to get what appears to be a blank page, but is actually just the bottom of the page you were reading. But then it comes back to the 'Reader' page as if you have done a reset (I don't see this otherwise as I use the slider at the top and never power it fully off via the menu).

It then comes back with a history about 2 books ago, so I have to recall where I was in the current book.

I'm trying to work out whether it is only in this book it has been doing it, I guess I will have to wait and find out. The current book is an EPUB that has no DRM - is there something in the book that is causing it?

I don't remember my PRS505 ever doing this.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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It is possibly bad code in the ePub which is causing the reboot. Did you get this ebook from a retailer or did you make the ePub yourself?

You can try to convert the file to LRF then see if it reboots where the ePub was rebooting.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:36 PM   #3
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It sounds like the coding in the book that is causing your problem.You may also want to try another book to confirm this.
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:36 PM   #4
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I think I'll try the conversion to LRF and see what happens - they are *cough* released EPUBS but I have had EPUBS ok from the same retailer. I have other books in the series so I'll see if they do it too.
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I tried converting to LRF and I read the remainder of the book in LRF. It reset itself twice again during about 4 hours of reading last night.

I'm going to keep an eye on it - maybe it was a dodgy book (after all that it was a bit stereotype horror - you could tell what was going to happen, it was if they had taken the standard horror movie script).

I did like the option I tried with the conversion to minimise the margins to 1.0 point though rather than the default of 5.0 - it filled the screen nicely.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:49 AM   #6
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I had the same problems with a few custom epubs that I converted from LIT format, they looked ugly as sin and kept resetting in the same manner. In the end I converted to RTF in word and read this way. Still ugly but a lot more readable.
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