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Old 07-30-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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Another Failed Firmware update PRS-505

Well,

Like a bunch of folks I started the firmware update. The device rebooted itself and then hung on the "Starting up" message. I can't see it as a drive. When I look at the USBSpy. I can't see it on the USB bus. I'm now trying to fully discharge it to see if that helps. All I can make the device do is flash the screen a couple of times by hitting reset and then power-on x 10. When I do that the screen flashes multiple times the it goes back to the "Starting up" Screen.

I've tried the reset trick with Mark and Volume +.

Is there anything else left to do before I consign my device to Sony Repair?


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Old 07-30-2008, 09:26 PM   #2
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Was it fully charged? If not, try charging from an AC charger completely.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:38 PM   #3
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I was going to complete discharge the battery and recharge it.

Any other ideas?
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:56 PM   #4
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I had a similar problem and used the Universal Flasher on an SD card. Select the firmware update mode. This allowed me to reflash the firmware again and that worked. YMMV.

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Old 08-03-2008, 08:59 PM   #5
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Well I tried that. I made a Universal flasher SD but it wouldn't load it. So failing any other ideas. I guess it goes back to sony tomorrow. Is there some magic you need to do to get it to read the SD?

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Old 02-20-2009, 10:24 AM   #6
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Another failed Firmware Update PRS505

Hi John,

Not sure if you're still around the forum, but I am having a somewaht similar problem to yours and I wondered if you found a solution. I did a post t Troubleshooting last week but haven't been able to find a solution as yet.

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Old 02-20-2009, 12:54 PM   #7
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That's quite an old post/thread - I'll post some suggestions in your original thread...
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:32 AM   #9
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I have exactly the same problem: Reader PRS-505 message "Firmware did not complete successfully", I tried to do hard reset, it doesn't work. Any ideas?
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