|11-16-2009, 07:21 AM||#1|
Hiding with an ereader
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Device: Sony PRS 950, Ipad 2, PRS 350
Is there a way around the Sony software?
I used the sony software only for a couple of weeks after purchasing my 505 months ago. After discovering Calibre's superiority, I began using it exclusively for managing my books.
The problem is that on occaision when I plug my 505 in it automatically launches the Sony software, which immediately begins to try and sync. This has made a mess of things on occaision and required me to use the "fix disk" on my reader to stop it from being in endless format mode.
I still purchase books from the Sony ebook store and the only way I know to log in is through their software. Is there another way to purchase Sony ebooks? Can I disable the auto launch?
|11-16-2009, 08:30 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Brisbane Australia
Device: Sony PRS-600
There is a previous thread on this topic: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59703
So far I just stopped the sync and - lucky me - didn't have any problems with it.
|01-07-2010, 11:26 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Device: Kindle2, Kindle DX, prs 505
You can avoid using the Sony Ebook reader software - I almost never use it - by using Calibre.
You can stop the autolaunch of the software either of two ways.
1. Run: MSCONFIG. Look for the sony reader software under "startup" and uncheck it.
2. Run: REGEDIT: Hkeylocalmachine/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/run/
Then delete the reference to the sony software.
|01-14-2010, 02:48 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Device: Kindle 2
There is a launchd entry that you need to disable. Do a google search for “launchd editor”. I don’t remember which one I used.
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