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Old 10-05-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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Just a few more Q's

Yeah .. I know, I know ... new memmber ... being a right PITA!

I have done many many hours of reading about life with Kobo after 1.4

Am I right in thinking the "I'm reading" looks diff after the upgrade - ie not as easy to use?

does the reader return to the page you were last at in the book you were reading when you turn it back on?

issues around the power off/sleep mode?

I'd appreciate a heads-up relating to any other common probs people are encountering/have encountered.

Did any of you have have a 1.0 reader which worked really well & then just suddenly died without warning?

I guess I was being paid back for being so smug because this is what happened with mine.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:24 PM   #2
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The "I'm Reading" looked exactly the same as before the upgrade.

If I turn it on from sleep mode, it goes back to the page I was reading. If I turn it on after it was completely powered off, it goes to the I'm Reading page.

I've had no issues with power/sleep.

Ever since the upgrade, my battery has been great. I have no issues and I don't regret doing the update.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:33 PM   #3
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Nearly finished my fourth book since last recharge and battery level is around a quarter. Firmware 1.4 has really improved battery life on my Kobo, at least for me.

I would like instant on permanently set like my PRS-300. hopefully the next update will allow some user preferenced adjustments to the power settings..

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Old 10-05-2010, 11:58 PM   #4
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thank you for your replies.

the reason I asked about the sleep/off is because many people on the FB Kobo group are having their units freeze between sleep & power off.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:49 AM   #5
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I'm very pleased with the 1.4 upgrade. My battery life seems to be better and I had no problems upgrading.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:30 AM   #6
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I have done many many hours of reading about life with Kobo after 1.4

Am I right in thinking the "I'm reading" looks diff after the upgrade - ie not as easy to use?

does the reader return to the page you were last at in the book you were reading when you turn it back on?

issues around the power off/sleep mode?

I'd appreciate a heads-up relating to any other common probs people are encountering/have encountered.

Did any of you have have a 1.0 reader which worked really well & then just suddenly died without warning?
First time after upgrade I think all books are shown in "I'm reading". Next time I recharged, they have gone, leaving only actual.
My advice would be to power down, not let it sleep. Cannot say why.
I had 1.0, but upgraded immediately. People like new battery life. I think it could be better, but I have a lot of ups and downs, so 3,5 books is fine. It lasts for over 2 weeks manufacturer claims. Big hurrrrah!
Only matters if you read your books.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:41 AM   #7
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My advice would be to power down, not let it sleep. Cannot say why....

Only matters if you read your books.

yes, I agree - when not in use - turn it off.

I read for several hours every night ... world's worst sleeper!
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:50 PM   #8
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...many people on the FB Kobo group are having their units freeze between sleep & power off.
I have this problem only when I use an SD card - no SD card, no troubles. The presence of an SD card also decreases my battery life significantly. This is on firmware 1.4
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:08 PM   #9
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Currently Reading

After my upgrade there have been no power issues or difference in looks for the I'm Reading section EXCEPT it never shows the book I'm actually Currently Reading. I've loaded a few books and opened each one to make sure it looked good. But after I chose one book to read continuously, it always shows another book as Currently Reading. To recap: there are 5 books in my I'm Reading section. I am only reading 1 of these books (read some, power off, power on, select book, read some, power off, etc...) but a different book always shows up at the top of the list as Currently Reading when I power back on.

Anyone seen this behavior? Is this normal?

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Old 10-06-2010, 08:19 PM   #10
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The book I am currently reading always appears at the top of the list for me.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:29 PM   #11
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The book I am currently reading always appears at the top of the list for me.
Now that's strange: After 120 pages, now the actual book I've been reading is at the top as Currently Reading. Go figure.

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Old 10-09-2010, 11:08 PM   #12
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I'm using firmware 1.4 and have no problems at all when using a SD card with sleep, power up/down or freezing. In fact I have close to 150 books on the SD card.
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