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My sony reader touch edition will not turn on. the screen is a bunch of black lines and it looks as if it is broken, when i try and turn the power button on i get a blinking yellow-orangish light. also, the reset button doesnt seem to be fixing the problem.. please help!

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Mine did the same thing.
I pressed the reset twice for 15 secs on the second time the light stopped flickering then I put it on charge for 2 hrs it works fine now.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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    my sony reader touch edition will not turn on. the screen is a bunch of black lines and it looks as if it is broken, when i try and turn the power button on i get a blinking yellow-orangish light. also, the reset button doesnt seem to be fixing the problem.. please help!

    My reader is doing the same thing and reset is not working and I have charged it for 24 hours and still nada! Has anyone figured out how to fix this yet or is it done? I have had my touch for a little over a month and treat it like gold. It was an upgrade for me and I'm starting to think that the touch screen is a problem in this model. Help anyone



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