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Old 01-02-2010, 11:26 PM   #1
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A tip for all readers

Having been a user of portable electronic devices for many years, I have by trial and error (heavy on the error) gained at least a bit of knowledge. One thing I have learned is that a soft reset here and there, saves more serious problems later on.

For example. I have had my 300 for a couple of weeks, and read 4 books on it. I noticed tonight that the page turns were a bit slower, and in general the unit felt sluggish. I stuck the ole paper clip in the little hole, turned it off and on and it was a good as new.

I have decided at the end of every book to simply do a soft reset. The only thing that gets erased in a soft reset is bookmarks (I think) and for sure the place you left off in the book. So, in between books is an ideal place to soft reset. If this reader is like most modern devices, this simple act will avoid many headaches.

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Old 01-03-2010, 02:08 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info. This is good to know. While I like my PRS-300 very much, I must say I am most disappointed in the level of documentation that came with it and the quality of the software sony provides. So I wasn't sure what a soft reset would do.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:12 PM   #3
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how to sort notepad alphabetically not as it is (by date). is it possible to do this? pls!
pictures, they come sorted alphabetically, but not the notepads. thank you so much
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for the good advice!
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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I have a 505 and I don't find the need for a reset due to it slowing down.
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a full power off and then on would accomplish the same thing. i tend to turn my reader off at the end of the day but let it sleep as i read throughout the day. power up the next morning.
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:42 AM   #7
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All that a soft reset does is power off the device. You're a LOT safer doing a proper software "shut down". A soft reset is like pulling the plug on your PC, rather than shutting it down.
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