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Old 05-30-2016, 10:05 AM   #1
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Sony PRS-350 won't show as drive in Windows 8

I have Windows 8 and a Sony PRS-350 reader. Sometimes the reader will show up as a USB drive on Windows like it should. Then if I unplug the PRS-350 and later hook it up again, it will not show up in Windows even if the PRS-350 screen says "USB Connected".

Anyone have any ideas what's going one? Do I have to shut the unit down all the way before I connect it? Do I need a firmware update?

In Settings, About the version of the PRS-350 is 1.0.00.08100.

Thank you.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:11 AM   #2
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Got it. Some of my USB ports are having problems and do not provide power. If the USB port (in my case) does not provide power the PRS-350 won't show up as a drive in Windows. I simply used another (good) USB port and it worked.

This info might be helpful for others in the future.
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:35 AM   #3
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Good to know! I've also found sometimes doing a device shutdown on a Sony can make the computer recognize it again.
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By a strange coincidence (to this thread) yesterday my T1 was not recognized by the computer running W10. So I went into the menus and activated "USB connection" or so, and it appeared as 3 drives (as usual, I have a card inside).
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