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Old 02-13-2010, 06:09 AM   #1
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Post PRS-505 doesn't recognise memory stick.

My PRS-505 has stopped recognising my memory stick.

It used to work fine, but the other day I 'lost' all my books and collections.
The memory stick itself seems to be OK, as I can plug it into my PC and browse it and the books are there.

It also seems to be electrically connected to the Reader because when I connect the reader to my laptop both the OS and Calibre are able to see the memory stick.

When I disconnect the reader from my laptop it scanns for new books and only shows books in main memory.

I have tried deleting media.xml with no effect.

Is this a known problem? Any solutions?
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You've tried reformatting it?
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Could this be the PDF vs EPUB problem? Do you have PDFs and EPUBs checked out from libraries?
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:55 AM   #4
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You've tried reformatting it?
Do you mean reformatting on my PC, or is there some way of doing it on the Reader.

I any case, the fact that I can read it on other devices means the filesystem is intact so I'm not sure how this would help.
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Could this be the PDF vs EPUB problem? Do you have PDFs and EPUBs checked out from libraries?
What is the PDF vs EPUB problem? I have a mixture of file types, including PDFs and EPUBs, but not from libraries.
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Do you mean reformatting on my PC, or is there some way of doing it on the Reader.

I any case, the fact that I can read it on other devices means the filesystem is intact so I'm not sure how this would help.
It could still be an issue, there are different types of formatting, it's worth a shot.

The EPUB/PDF issue is one that is related only to library checkouts (as I understand it) which will not allow the reader to display the books. Gives an error when opening, I think. I've never had it happen cause I avoid PDFs like the plague.
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I found that after adding ebooks or audiobooks to the memory stick drive and disconnecting the Sony from the PC that I take the stick out after it syncs and insert it again. It will sync again and everything shows up.
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