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Old 10-21-2009, 07:24 AM   #1
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Sony eBook Library 3.0 for Mac No Longer Displays Its Window

I got a Sony PRS-505 reader a few weeks ago, and the Sony eBook Library software worked fine on my Mac, until today. Now, when I launch it, the menu bar is displayed but there is no application window, and the menu items don't do anything.

I've reinstalled the software, but that didn't help. I've deleted `~/Library/Preferences/Sony Corporation`, but that didn't help.

I suppose I could start using Calibre exclusively, except it would make it difficult to buy books from Sony's ebookstore.

Any ideas?

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Old 10-21-2009, 08:53 AM   #2
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It happened to me but after a reinstall & reboot it all started working again. It didn't work until I'd rebooted though.
However, I don't use it as I prefer Calibre.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:22 AM   #3
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I've posted this elsewhere, but maybe this needs to be in a FAQ?

When I was having problems with eBook Library, this is the procedure Sony gave me to completely scrub the software from your machine:

Try this:

Delete /Applications/eBookLibrary
Delete /Library/eBookLibrary
Delete /Users/(yourname)/Library/Preferences/Sony Corporation
Delete /Users/(yourname)/Library/Preferences/fsk
Delete /Users/(yourname)/Library/Preferences/Marlin

Reinstall software.

If you're not used to reading *nix style file names - /Library is in your "Macintosh HD". Stuff that begins "/Users/(yourname)" is stuff that's in your home directory.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:40 PM   #4
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Thanks! Deleting those directories and re-installing fixed it.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:28 PM   #5
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Glad to hear it.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:10 PM   #6
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Thanks! Was a little desperate but your suggestion worked perfectly well.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:08 PM   #7
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Thanks very much for the help. I spent the better part of the day with Sony trying to deal with Snow Leopard and my PRS700. I'm 80% there thanks to your information!!
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:59 PM   #8
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A better solution to fix Sony Reader Library GUI issues for Mac OSX, without re-install or loosing ebooks, is to remove this file:

~/Library/Preferences/fsk/1/com.kinoma.fskin.ktStart-kBook.xml

A solution for Windows users that have a messed up GUI for Sony Reader Library software, that doesn't require re-install or losing ebooks:

Rename or delete the 'kinoma' folder.

This hidden 'kinoma' folder is located here
  • On Windows 7 look in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\kinoma
  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\kinoma

Can this go into a FAQ?

Thanks, Erwin

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Hmm, good catch Erwin. It does indeed work.
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