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Old 07-31-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
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OK - so how do I *de-Russify* a PRS-600?

Don't get me wrong. I love the Russification. However, I got a replacement unit from Sony because of a sun-fading issue and I'd like to reset the original unit back to its factory settings before sending it back.

I've tried a hard reset, as well as the reflash_reader.bat file, but so far, still Russified. Is there a way to un-Russify it?

Thanks for your help!

PS -- I've already Russified the new reader
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:15 AM   #2
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My best guess is re-install the normal firmware. Here is the link. I don't have experience doing it but hopefully that helps.
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You may take a look here. Although it's about PRS-900 the procedure should be the same for the 600.
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:58 AM   #4
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It's easy to do. You need to flash the reader with the stock FW, that's all. Download the stock updater from the Sony support site. Then follow instructions for unbricking the reader. 505 is very similar to 600 in this respect.

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Old 08-03-2010, 10:51 AM   #5
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Thanks! I'm out of town now, so I will try it when I get back. One question though, do I follow those unbricking instructions, or the instructions on the Sony site?

Download and Installation Instructions

1. WARNING!! The Sony Reader must be fully charged before installing this update. Failure to fully charge the Reader before installing the firmware update may cause the Reader to be unresponsive or to require repair.
2. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
3. Download the PRS-600 Updater 1.0.01.08040.exe file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
4. Make sure that all memory cards have been removed from the Reader.
5. Connect the Sony Reader to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
6. If the eBook Library software starts, close eBook Library before continuing.
7. . Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the PRS-600 Updater 1.0.01.08040.exe file to begin the installation.
WARNING!!: Do not disconnect the Sony Reader during the update process.
8. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Note: The Sony Reader will automatically restart during the update process.
9. After the software update is complete, an "Update Completed" message is displayed.
10. Click the "X" to close the update utility.

After the Sony Reader restarts, and the Reader displays an update complete message, the installation of the Sony Reader (PRS-600) Update is complete.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:25 PM   #6
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You know what, forget this. Just follow these simple steps:
1. Hook up the reader to USB
2. Open Command Window in the directory where the update package is installed
3. Run:
ebook_msc um recovery
4. The reader should switch into the update mode (Updating Firmware Now...)
5. Run the stock updater, have it update the firmware on your Reader

There is no reason to worry, it's very safe.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:25 AM   #7
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jus run the stock firmware again
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What about derussification for the PRS-300? I clicked around the russian forums thinking it would give me full justification on epub, but it didn't, and now I can't remove it!
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:04 PM   #9
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OK -- so I'm home now and I tried.

If I do the command "ebook_msc um recovery" it tells me "Device is not connected to PC" although it is.

If I just try to run the updater, it tells me the firmware is already up to date and doesn't give me the option to run it.

Any other options?

Thanks for the help!
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Nevermind. Porkupan, you're amazing. Thanks for helping me out with this. It worked like a charm once I remembered *I have to turn off the UAC* (duh).

THANK YOU!
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:21 AM   #11
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Porkupan, I did the steps as you told. Everything looks OK except the dictionary is not usable. Any ideas?
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:18 PM   #12
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Porkupan, I did the steps as you told. Everything looks OK except the dictionary is not usable. Any ideas?
I guess your original system must have been 1.0.02.13180.

In my unpacked flasher there is test-flash directory. You need to unpack files from this archive into test-flash directory overwriting the two files already there.

Then follow the instructions for flashing (as if to Russify your Reader). You should have your original firmware back after its done.

Good luck to you!
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Thanks, Porkupan. It works now.
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