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Old 05-08-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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Sleep button not working

I've had my ereader since December now and it worked just fine up until a few week ago. Then it started randomly going into sleep mode and not staying off when I turned it off. It seems to have stopped going into sleep mode unasked but now the sleep/on off button doesn't work. It will slide but it won't actually turn the device on or off. I have tried resetting it multiple times and it doesn't seem to help. In fact I've been resorting to using the reset button as a sort of on button, as its the only way I can get it to turn on. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:13 AM   #2
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Not a suggestion, really, but mine is a little flaky too. Sometimes it turns on/off right away, but most times I have to try several times before it "takes" without immediately turning back off/on. So for me, it just takes patience. Yours might be worse, though.

I'm not sure using the reset as an on/off switch is such a good idea -- not that I know anything about it, really, just a feeling.

Good luck, and I hope someone who knows more will answer!
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:17 PM   #3
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Haha, probably not. I think it first started behaving erraticly after I updated it. I've reset it, both with the reset button and a whole wipe reset, but for whatever reason the power buton still doesn't work. Other than the fact that I can't properly turn it on and that it changes from off to sleep mode it works fine
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:50 PM   #4
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Haha, probably not. I think it first started behaving erraticly after I updated it. I've reset it, both with the reset button and a whole wipe reset, but for whatever reason the power buton still doesn't work. Other than the fact that I can't properly turn it on and that it changes from off to sleep mode it works fine
The same thing happened to my device about a week or two ago and it started with the sleep button not working properly until the point where if I hit any button it would go into sleep mode/standby and now I don't think it ever actually goes to sleep. I'm waiting for my replacement reader to come in and I'm looking forward to it because the battery drains in less than a day at this point.

Anyways, I'm not sure when you got your device but if it's still under warranty I'd look into calling Sony because this sounds like a hardware problem.

I also did the hard reset and it did not fix my device.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:42 AM   #5
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Try cleaning the screen real well. Feedback from the touch display could cause problems.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:41 AM   #6
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:51 PM   #7
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I don't have a 650, but my 505 had similar problem months ago. After reformting the internal memory, the sleep button work again. I don't know if it works for 650 or not.
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