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Old 11-07-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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PRS-505 frozen in 'half screen'

Hi guys,

Have any of you tried unfreezing a 505?

After draining battery to about 25% I let it charge for a few hours, using the usb cable. When disconnected and turned on, it showed a starting up screen - which it never does. It's now frozen showing the overview of "Continue reading", "Books by title" etc. Half the screen is sort of toned out and blurry.

I tried resetting, but it was no help.

When turning it on, the light flashes red, and nothing happens.

Any suggestions are welcome... I tried Sony - they were eh, less than helpful.

Thanks in advance,
Thomas
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
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Sounds as though the battery's dead - it can be "problematic" to charge a really flat battery via USB.

You need to charge using a wall charger. Go to your nearest "video game" store and get a wall charger for a Sony Playstation Portable - cheap, and the same charging "spec" as the Reader. Charge with that and all should be well.

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thanks Harry!

Reading up on the PRS' issues with USB-charging, I'd figured it was something like that, but figured you wizzes might have a secret button fix to make it all better... you know, like holding shift while booting

I'll see myself to the hardware store.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:13 AM   #4
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UPDATE: If anybody else encounters the same problem, get yourself a proper charger - like one for the PSP. It'll charge your PRS nicely... while the USB charger will kill your book and give you testicular cancer. So there.
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Pleased to hear that it worked .
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:38 AM   #6
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Just to let you know, if you have an AT&T Tilt cell phone, that AC charger will also work with the PRS!!
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