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Old 02-13-2007, 11:39 PM   #1
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is it broken ?

got a sony reader today, it worked fine.

then i plugged into laptop did firmware update, it hung on restart and now it just wont start , it gets as far as saying starting up ... and then all i get is a little blinking yellow and red light on the side.

any ideas ???
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:39 PM   #2
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btw it said it did not update the firmware because device failed to restart.

and yes i charged it for over 1 hour on the mains charger.
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:54 AM   #3
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hard reset does not work, seems like the firmware update told the device to restart and then whatever mode it is stuck in it cant get out .

Spoke to Sony support, none the wiser ...
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Old 02-14-2007, 08:08 AM   #4
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have also tried instructions for recovering a bricked device , as found here.

just not having it,

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Sony_Reader_hack

oh well back to Borders it goes.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:48 AM   #5
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for those interested i have my second unit which works perfectly, so must have been a faulty unit.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:53 AM   #6
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