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Old 04-10-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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could converter have fried my ebook?

Anyone have any ideas as to why my Sony prs505 is misbehaving? I read it all the way to Italy a coulple of weeks ago, then recharged it there on my Brookstone converter/adapter. I didn't use it again, but plugged it in back home a while ago and all it has on the screen is "Reader starting up" (not the usual first screen...)and it's been hours now and nothing more has happened. I did a soft reset (poked the hole in back) and nothing changed. Any idea if there's a way to check to see if it got fried from the converter? I wouldn't think I'd get anything on the screen at all if that were the case...
thanks for any ideas...anne
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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Well, if you'd fried it, you probably wouldn't be getting even that much. Sounds like Linux is failing somewhere during startup, which usually implies data issues. Do you have a card in it now? Did you have one in when you were using it in Italy? And did you try the hole-poking repeatedly, or just once?
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If you didn't use it for a few weeks and the Reader was only in stand-by mode and not completely turned off then the battery may have discharged. Charge it overnight and all should be ok.
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