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Old 11-04-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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I just received a PRS-600 that has been used. It's in good shape, but is missing the stylus (any idea on where to get a replacement?), and it won't allow me to adjust most of the settings, saying it is in Demo Mode.

I've read around a little, and found some related topics regarding the 505. I have updated the device to the latest firmware from Sony, and it's still apparently in Demo Mode.

I have access to a Mac and a PC, so whichever works best for resolving this, I have.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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Have you tried pressing the recessed reset button for a few seconds?
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Here's a thread on a 505 in demo mode.
Perhaps the solution also works for other models.
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44142
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
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The reset button didn't do anything.

Patricia, the thread linked has a few links to some fixes, but they're only for the 505. I've already updated the 600 to the latest firmware, and it will not let me re-flash.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:55 PM   #5
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I'm trying Sony's chat support right now. We'll see what comes of it.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:21 PM   #6
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SUCCESS!

The Sony tech sent me to this document, and the procedure worked! It's out of Demo Mode!
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:57 PM   #7
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SUCCESS!

The Sony tech sent me to this document, and the procedure worked! It's out of Demo Mode!


Congratulations on your new, and working, Sony Reader!

And forsooth! --- No one bothered to welcome you to MobileRead, so let me redress that right now, FrayAdjacent:

WELCOME TO MOBILEREAD!
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:35 PM   #8
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SUCCESS!

The Sony tech sent me to this document, and the procedure worked! It's out of Demo Mode!

Just in case someone else needs this information, this is the help page contents..

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How to perform a hard reset on the Reader.
Solution


WARNING: A hard reset will erase all transferred content on the Reader. It will not erase the built-in dictionary.

1. Power off the Reader.
2. On the bottom edge of the Reader, using the stylus, press the RESET button.
3. Turn on the Reader.
4. While the screen displays Opening book... , simultaneously press and hold down the back [FIG. 2] button and the VOL + button until the Reset All screen is displayed.

NOTE: If Opening book... does not display on the screen, charge the Reader's battery for several hours before attempting the reset process again.
5. Touch Yes to reset the Reader.
Welcome to MR and so glad you were able to get your 600 out of demo mode..
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:02 AM   #9
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Yes, I hope my problem and this post will be helpful to future 600 owners. It's a simple fix.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:16 AM   #10
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Did you find a source for a replacement stylus?
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:51 AM   #11
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Not yet... I did a cursory search and found a place that had something, but it was said to only work with the 500 or 505.
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