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Old 11-09-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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When I turned my PRS-600 on this morning, it had a warning of something similar to "internal formatting issue", and gave me a single OK button to click. So I clicked it. And it reformatted my device.

This, of course, wiped all the books I had on there. Good thing I had a copy on the computer. But, when I try to copy them back over, I get an "input/output error". I should add I'm running Ubuntu, so I just use drag & drop to the USB folder.

Sony support was useless, as they couldn't come up with anything that didn't rely on their eBook Library and Windows. I tried to download the firmware (it came in an .exe, why the f can't they just zip this stuff instead of doing self-extracting exe's?), changed the extension to zip, and extracted it. Even though it implants an Linux kernel on the reader, it seems to rely on Windows to update itself.

So, I turn to you, oh wise and knowledgeable forum. Does anyone have a method to reflash a PRS-600 via Linux? Alternatively, what are the exact names of the folders in the media folder? Maybe I can just recreate those and get back to reading...
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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No, i don't... i don't even have it on my hands yet, so you can imagine how few i can help to you, and even less if it comes to Linux... but just wondering... couldn't you find a friend with windows and do it in their computer? =)

Good luck with it anyway
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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I just moved, and therefor don't have any friends within walking distance. But, I drove an hour to go talk to the Sony Store and they replaced the device for me after they couldn't get it to reflash either. Guess I just got a lemon.
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I just moved, and therefor don't have any friends within walking distance. But, I drove an hour to go talk to the Sony Store and they replaced the device for me after they couldn't get it to reflash either. Guess I just got a lemon.
Glad you were able to get it sorted even if it needed replacing.
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