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Old 03-08-2010, 01:16 AM   #1
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Device: PRS-505
Unhappy Tried everything (?) Reader stuck at "Starting up"

First off I don't know what happened to my reader, I was running a custom firmware but have been for some time without any problems.
No reflash or anything like that just "dead out of the blue".

Now when I boot it gets stuck in "starting up".

The only way I have managed to "talk" to my reader is by;
-1 hard reset (hole on the back)
-2 when the screen goes blank: connect USB

Then I have tried two things:
1, use the flash software from sony: which flashes from version "" to "" (or ""). I can do this repeatedly with the same result. So apparently the image is never flashed properly.

2, reformat the internal memory but Windows tells me "it cant format the memory card". The "strange" thing here is that the internal memory card (?) is 44k in size and only contains a single file called "Protected !!"

It seem no matter what I do the Sony Reader is "broken" so is this a HW fault ?

And anyone know what kind of warranty Sony has?
I bought this (since they are not sold here in Sweden) off of e-bay about a year ago.

// Michael Medin
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