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Old 02-24-2010, 04:34 PM   #16
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Do I need to keep the folder "Restore PC" on my SD card?

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Do you also have a V5_Restore_PC folder? You need to keep one of them. The name changed in some firmware release. The Restore PC is not needed if you have the other one.

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Old 02-24-2010, 04:34 PM   #17
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I do not know if i can drain reader's battery if i constantly plug it in to the PC for downloads or updates...
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Cool! I've got mine plugged into the outlet in the wall. I started charging it around 8:30, so I figure I can unplug it tonight when we put the kids to bed. From what people have said here, it's best to charge it 8-12 hours the first couple times. I don't remember how far you're supposed to drain it the first few times, so I'll let someone else who knows comment on that. I haven't updated my firmware yet, as I'm waiting until this evening when I know it's fully charged. It looks pretty straight forward, but I'll find out for sure tonight!
The newer firmwares actually prompt you to say the battery is low, so I would assume that would be a fairly safe point to recharge. Don't be surprised if it takes you a couple of weeks for it to run down - the battery on these Pocket Pros seem to last forever (then again I am still getting use to having a device where the battery runs down when you use it, unlike a cell phone which runs down when it is turned on whether you use it or not).

Congrats on your new arrival. I'm not surprised your daughter wants one herself, biggest risk one has when buying their pocket pro is a family member wanting to have it for themselves.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:37 PM   #19
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I do not know if i can drain reader's battery if i constantly plug it in to the PC for downloads or updates...
Perhaps, at some point, you could just read a few books
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Do you also have a V5_Restore_PC folder? You need to keep one of them. The name changed in some firmware release. The Restore PC is not needed if you have the other one.

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I have Restore_PC on the card, as well as Restore_PC on the device, itself. If I leave the one on the device, can I delete the one on the card?

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The newer firmwares actually prompt you to say the battery is low, so I would assume that would be a fairly safe point to recharge. Don't be surprised if it takes you a couple of weeks for it to run down - the battery on these Pocket Pros seem to last forever (then again I am still getting use to having a device where the battery runs down when you use it, unlike a cell phone which runs down when it is turned on whether you use it or not).

Congrats on your new arrival. I'm not surprised your daughter wants one herself, biggest risk one has when buying their pocket pro is a family member wanting to have it for themselves.
I had a Palm that I had to recharge every couple of days, it seems. Pretty much all I've used it for the past few months is reading books, so I decided to give that to my daughter, and get myself the Pocket Pro. My Palm is several years old, so I figured I'd give it to her while it still has a little life left to it. But I'm going to be selfish with my Pocket Pro and not let the kids use it... I don't want to take any chances they'd break it, so this toy is just for Mommy!
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:53 PM   #22
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No need anymore to fully drain battery!

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I'll guess I'll jack this thread and say mine is scheduled to come in tomorrow. I don't know if I'll have any problem updating the firmware, but how should I gear up the batteries so they're good to go? How do you charge them, drain them, etc initially?
Dear Shadowboxer:

The old way of batteries was to charge full and drain full three times initially. This is not needed anymore.

You do need to "teach" the battery charge life meter what "fully charged" is with your battery... hense charge for 8-12 hours initially.

I would not suggest draining fully at all. Even the Pocket PRO starts hanging up and freezing and being sluggish when it has too little power. I recommend recharging when the battery charge life meter gets a bit below half. I did not read this... I learned the hard way on a trip on a plane the first time I had the Pocket PRO. I immediately thought: "OH, my God, it has a glitch". There was no glitch... it just started thirsting for power. I do NOT want people to ever experience that. So... a bar or so below half and I recharge.

Realize that the battery charge life gauge is not very exact anyway. It is a good guide and not meant to be exact. Likely when it shows 1/2 charge it is closer to 1/4 charge (this is my humble opinion).

You do want to ensure you have the latest firmware upgrade once it is fully charged. That firmware upgrade will give you much longer battery charge life and a visable clock and many other neat features. You will always find the Firmware Upgrades on: www.theEZreader.com/html. Instructions are on there also.

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Old 02-24-2010, 05:26 PM   #23
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Thank you. Shadowboxer, and welcome to our merry little band of Astak lovers!!
Thanks, Robert.

I want you to know that your support here was one of the most significant factors in me choosing Astak over the Sony and the Kindle.

I look forward to seeing what goodies Astak is coming out with in the near future.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:34 PM   #24
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I'll guess I'll jack this thread and say mine is scheduled to come in tomorrow. ...
May I ask how you know? In fact, how did anyone know? I ordered mine direct from Astak on Monday, and got a confirmation of my order, but not anything about shipping or tracking.

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May I ask how you know? In fact, how did anyone know? I ordered mine direct from Astak on Monday, and got a confirmation or my order, but not anything about shipping or tracking.
I was sent a FedEx tracking e-mail. Check your junkmail. It may be in there.
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I also received a FedEx tracking email. If you don't receive the email, I believe you can contact Robertb via PM and he can find that info for you.
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I was sent a FedEx tracking e-mail. Check your junkmail. It may be in there.
Nope, it's not. Oh well. I guess If I don't get it by Monday I'll be looking into it more. Could they be back-ordered or something?

EDIT: Thanks for the tip Davimee, I've PMed Robertb.

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Old 02-24-2010, 06:29 PM   #28
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I have Restore_PC on the card, as well as Restore_PC on the device, itself. If I leave the one on the device, can I delete the one on the card?

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I suspect if you remove one it will make it again. They are both needed. The pocket pro tends to be isolated between its internal memory and the card memory. Even recent files are separate, however a trick is that if you are in the recent files screen you can switch to the other memory and still remain in recent files using the menu.

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Alright, thank you, Dale. I'll just leave it then.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:04 PM   #30
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Quite the opposite!

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Dear Irenas:

If you have it plugged into your PC via USB it will actually charge the battery and should not run it down. Don't let people scare you. Firmware Upgrades take about 3-5 minutes in total and are NOT a big drain anyway on the battery. Unless you are downloading the entire library of congress... you should be able to purchase and load 20 eBooks in far less than an hour. It is almost instantaneous. I once talked a reviewer through how to download a free eBook he wanted in less than 2 minutes. He was amazed! He had no idea!

BUT... if you are going to buy eBooks or look for free eBooks wait!!! There is a special website being readied right now and EVERY book on it (1.2 MILLION) are perfect for the Pocket PRO. No worries about format. If you see it on there... you can safely just get it!!
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