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Old 09-07-2008, 05:51 PM   #46
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Need 3 batteries to replace the ones in my almost two year old PRS-500s. Live in the UK so upgrades/service not possible and the battery life is not as good as it used to be. Noticed the following seller on EBay who is selling supposed compatible batteries for not much. Says he's in the UK but actually he's in Hong Kong which isn't a good start.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=270270545450
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:07 PM   #48
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I got the battery from the EBay seller, uk-powerking, he's still got loads for sale. Fitted the battery without problems (it is physically slightly smaller than the original), attached pic1 with it installed. So far no problems but I'll let you know how I get on with it over time. Once I know it is OK I'll update the other two PRS-500s we have.

Just some more information on opening the case. The side silver panels are the trickiest (without breaking them), I've attached pic2 to show them. The one without the SD slot will come off from the bottom, after removing the single screw on the back, lifting it from the bottom, it should then clip off with a bit of wiggling, be careful you don't bend it too much. The other panel is trickier, lift it slightly from the SD slot and you'll see the top part has a lip, pull a bit more from the middle while wiggling and it should come off. The bottom part also has a lip unlike the other side panel.

The battery itself is in a little metal compartment with two screws. Simply unscrew that and you can pull the battery's wire from the motherboard easily. The battery is stuck to the little compartment with sticky tape. Simply pull it out and put the new battery in with some double sided sticky tape. Plug it in. Put the unit back together, I think the black screws are all the same size. I put it all back together without any scratches.

Details on the replacement battery are as follows:
Model No: CS-PRD500SL
Part No: L1-756-769-11
8704A41918
LIS1382(J)
Capacity: 750mAh
Volts: 3.7V
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:08 PM   #49
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So how is your replacement battery doing?
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:24 AM   #50
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No problems so far. Seems to work like the original battery did when it was new.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:43 PM   #51
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Hey FangornUK,

Just wanted to give you a big fat thank you for pointing out where to get replacement batteries! My original battery was never very good - at the moment it gets maybe 200 pages between charges. Anyway, I've now bought a replacement from ebay, installed it, and it seems to be working great.

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Old 01-24-2009, 03:15 PM   #52
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To Enter TEST MODE one should insert a memory stick with the following files:
autorun.xml,
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Hoe can I get those files? I couldn't find them anywhere. Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:25 PM   #53
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I got the battery from the EBay seller, uk-powerking, he's still got loads for sale. Fitted the battery without problems (it is physically slightly smaller than the original), attached pic1 with it installed. So far no problems but I'll let you know how I get on with it over time. Once I know it is OK I'll update the other two PRS-500s we have.

Just some more information on opening the case. The side silver panels are the trickiest (without breaking them), I've attached pic2 to show them. The one without the SD slot will come off from the bottom, after removing the single screw on the back, lifting it from the bottom, it should then clip off with a bit of wiggling, be careful you don't bend it too much. The other panel is trickier, lift it slightly from the SD slot and you'll see the top part has a lip, pull a bit more from the middle while wiggling and it should come off. The bottom part also has a lip unlike the other side panel.

The battery itself is in a little metal compartment with two screws. Simply unscrew that and you can pull the battery's wire from the motherboard easily. The battery is stuck to the little compartment with sticky tape. Simply pull it out and put the new battery in with some double sided sticky tape. Plug it in. Put the unit back together, I think the black screws are all the same size. I put it all back together without any scratches.

Details on the replacement battery are as follows:
Model No: CS-PRD500SL
Part No: L1-756-769-11
8704A41918
LIS1382(J)
Capacity: 750mAh
Volts: 3.7V
Where did you get the replacement battery in Europe? Can't find it (I'm living in Germany).
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:29 PM   #54
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Here's where I got mine:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

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Old 12-15-2009, 11:15 AM   #55
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I installed the new battery and so far it works GREAT! I think it may have more life than when the reader was new.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:49 PM   #56
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Just some more information on opening the case. The side silver panels are the trickiest (without breaking them), I've attached pic2 to show them. The one without the SD slot will come off from the bottom, after removing the single screw on the back, lifting it from the bottom, it should then clip off with a bit of wiggling, be careful you don't bend it too much. The other panel is trickier, lift it slightly from the SD slot and you'll see the top part has a lip, pull a bit more from the middle while wiggling and it should come off. The bottom part also has a lip unlike the other side panel.

The battery itself is in a little metal compartment with two screws. Simply unscrew that and you can pull the battery's wire from the motherboard easily. The battery is stuck to the little compartment with sticky tape. Simply pull it out and put the new battery in with some double sided sticky tape. Plug it in. Put the unit back together, I think the black screws are all the same size. I put it all back together without any scratches.

Details on the replacement battery are as follows:
Model No: CS-PRD500SL
Part No: L1-756-769-11
8704A41918
LIS1382(J)
Capacity: 750mAh
Volts: 3.7V
This information on removal of the side pieces is important, I broke one of the lips, but it still went back together ok. I did not remove the battery compartment, just unstuck the doublesided tape. Unpluged it and put the new battery in. works fine. thanks everyone I like my 500 and my 505.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:55 AM   #57
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Question charging / battery issue with prs 500

Hi there all.

ive just got a prs 500 , used, a few weeks ago and all well until i tried to charge it in the mains.

i plugged the USB lead into an AC adapter and plugged it into the wall.

if never came on again.

it is a used unit, so maybe the battery needs replacing,

do you know what to do next?

Many Thanks
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:59 AM   #58
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just a thought about the issue above -

if plugged into a PC via the USB post

the device should have power, even if the battery is damaged...

is this true?

so after testing the USB lead as working, the device has no power when it is directly connected to a PC.

could it be the charging circuit that is damaged?

also when i flick on the power switch, a little yellow/ orange lamp flashes for a second.

thanks..
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:04 PM   #59
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PRS-500 weren't supposed to be charged by AC to USB... probably incorrect data info conditions on connector as a result leading to the usual battery drain to flat condition... There is a specific barrel connector hole in the base for connecting a PSU... normal is PSP 5V PSU, cheaper than standard Sony PSU and works... other choice is USB to barrel connector cable then plug that into PSU socket...

Your little yellow flash relates to an attempt to access the flash memory and, again, this is typical of a totally drained battery... especially that caused by connecting an incorrect unit to reader...
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Hi there all.

ive just got a prs 500 , used, a few weeks ago and all well until i tried to charge it in the mains.

i plugged the USB lead into an AC adapter and plugged it into the wall.

if never came on again.

it is a used unit, so maybe the battery needs replacing,

do you know what to do next?

Many Thanks
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Since your 500 is drained of power, it won't charge via USB. It just won't do it. You'll need to get a PSP compatible AC adapter that uses the barrel shaped connector. Then you can plug in your 500 and charge it.
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