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Computer will not recognize prs600 when you plug it into the usb port. I have used the reader before and downloaded books and now, all of a sudden, the usb port won't recognize the device. The reader is fully charged and I have tried a soft reset several times.

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When this situation occurs, the Reader will not appear in the left pane of the Reader Library software or the Reader Library may shut down when connecting the Reader to the computer. Follow these steps to resolve this issue.
IMPORTANT: Before starting this or any troubleshooting procedure, verify that the Portable Reader has been updated with the latest firmware version and that the latest version of the Reader (eBook) Library software is installed on the computer. The latest firmware and software is available at the Sony Support Web Site.
NOTE: Because each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, open the Reader (eBook) Library software and connect the Reader to the computer after completing each step.

  1. If the reader is not recognized by the library software, close the software, re-open it and then check the connection status again.
  2. Verify that the Reader is turned on and is not locked.
  3. Verify that the Reader battery has an adequate charge.NOTE: If the Reader battery is discharged, allow the battery to charge for at least one hour before attempting to connect the Reader to the Reader (eBook) Library software.
  4. Verify that the USB cable is properly and securely connected to the Reader and the computer.NOTE: The USB cable should be connected directly to the computer. Connecting the Reader using a USB hub or extension cable is not supported.
  5. Verify that the Reader displays the USB connection indicator in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  6. Remove any Memory Stick® media or SD media in the Reader.
  7. Disconnect the Reader from the computer, close the Reader library software and restart the computer.
  8. With the Reader disconnected from the computer, perform a hard reset.
  9. With the Reader connected to the computer, uninstall and reinstall the Sony Reader USB driver.
  10. Install the Reader library software on a different computer and connect the Reader.
The troubleshooting steps listed above should resolve your issue. If you have completed all of the steps and the issue is not resolved, service may be required. Follow the below link to get it serviced: http://eservice.sony.com

Posted on Feb 09, 2010

  • Bradgate5 Sep 27, 2010

    I have done all this but still my PRS-600 is not recognised by my Windows 7 Premium desltop; it is ok with my old Vista laptop in all respects but I'd like to use it with the desktop

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