Sony PRS-300SC e-book reader

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User’s Guide
PRS-300
Digital Book Reader
©2009 Sony Corporation
4-151-151-12(1)
Table of Contents
Introduction
What You Can Do with the Reader................................................. 5
Getting Started
Parts and Controls......................................................................... 6
Turning on the Reader................................................................... 9
About the sleep mode of the Reader...........................................10
Charging the Reader.................................................................... 11
About charging............................................................................11
Charging the Reader via USB connection...................................11
Installing eBook Library................................................................ 15
Basic Menu Operation.................................................................. 16
Importing and Transferring Content
Importing Content........................................................................ 20
Authorizing the Reader and your computer.................................20
Downloading eBooks from eBook store......................................23
Importing content to eBook Library.............................................25
Transferring Content.................................................................... 26
Transferring content to the Reader..............................................26
Synchronizing content in Library with the Reader.......................32
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Reading Books
Reading Books............................................................................. 34
Selecting a book..........................................................................37
About the Options menu..............................................................40
Operations on the book page......................................................42
Using the Useful Features............................................................ 44
Adjusting text size........................................................................44
Creating a bookmark on a page..................................................46
Switching screen orientation (vertical/horizontal)........................49
Jumping to the specified number page directly...........................50
Going back to previously displayed pages...................................51
Deleting a book . .........................................................................52
Checking the book information....................................................53
Settings
Changing Settings........................................................................ 55
Settings menu items....................................................................57
Advanced Settings menu items...................................................61
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting............................................................................ 64
Restoring default settings............................................................72
Uninstalling eBook Library........................................................... 73
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Other Information
Updating the Reader’s Firmware.................................................. 74
About Books Pre-installed on the Reader.................................... 75
Notes on the Reader Disposal..................................................... 76
Precautions.................................................................................. 77
On safety.....................................................................................82
Note on use.................................................................................82
On heat build-up..........................................................................83
On software.................................................................................84
On Cleaning................................................................................. 85
On Copyrights.............................................................................. 86
About GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE..................................87
Specifications............................................................................... 89
Index............................................................................................ 91
Introduction
What You Can Do with the Reader
First, read the Quick Start to prepare the Reader for use.
Initially after purchase, you need to charge the Reader
battery, and install the dedicated software “eBook Library”
on your computer.
Once initial preparation is complete, you can transfer
content from your computer to the Reader to take anywhere
you wish.
Online eBook store*1
eBooks stored on
your computer
Downloaded eBooks
from eBook store
Transferring eBooks
to the Reader
*1 The Internet connection is required.
Getting Started
Charge the Reader, then install eBook Library.
Importing
Downloaded eBooks from
eBook store
Transferring
Transfer content from your
computer to the Reader
using eBook Library.
Reading
Enjoy content
on the Reader.
Getting Started
Parts and Controls
 Enter
button
Selects an item or applies a setting.
Enter button
 ///
Directional buttons
•Moves the cursor on the number tab of the list screen.
•Turns pages on the book page.

(Home) button
Displays the “Home” menu.
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Getting Started

(Return) button
Goes to an upper menu or cancels the operation.

(Bookmark) button
Creates/Removes a bookmark. (

page 46)
(Size) button
Adjusts the text size or switches the screen orientation.
( page 44, 49)
 Number
(1 – 9,0) buttons
•Selects the numbered items on the list screen.
•Inputs the page number that you want to jump to on the
book page.
( page 50)
•Enters a numeric value on the “Settings” menu.
 POWER
switch
Switches on/off the Reader. (
page 9)
 Charge
indicator
Lights up in red while charging, and goes off when
charging is complete. ( page 11)
Flashes in orange when your computer starts accessing
the Reader via USB.
Also flashes in orange when switching the Reader on or
off.
 Holes
for cover attachment
Used to attach the cover (optional).
 Hole
for hand strap
Used to attach the hand strap.
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Getting Started
 USB
connector
Used to connect the USB cable (supplied). (
page 11)
 DC
IN jack
Used to connect the AC Adapter for Reader (ACS5220E) (optional).
Hint
• The Reader can be charged by connecting to a computer
using the supplied USB cable.
 RESET
button
Resets the Reader if no operation is possible. (
page 64)
About the serial number
The serial number provided for the Reader is required for
customer registration. The number is on the label on the
rear of the Reader. Do not remove the label.
Getting Started
Turning on the Reader
Slide the POWER switch to turn on the Reader. Make sure
to turn on the Reader before connecting to your computer.
The Reader is turned on.
 When the Reader is turned on for the first time after
purchase, the welcome screen appears. Press the Enter
button to proceed to the next screen and set the “Menu
Language” and “Date and Time Format” settings. For
details about the settings, see “Settings menu items.” (
page 59)
 It may take a few moments to turn on the Reader and the
start-up screen to appear when used for the first time, after
a reset or shutdown, or when the battery has been
depleted.
The charge indicator lights up in orange when the Reader
turns on.
Note
• If the Reader is not turned on, charging is required. For details, see
“Charging the Reader.” ( page 11)
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Getting Started
To turn off the Reader
Slide the POWER switch again.
The Reader is turned off and enters sleep mode.
To stop consuming battery power, use “Device Shutdown” in
the “Advanced Settings” menu. ( page 63)
About the sleep mode of the Reader
You can set the Reader to automatically enter sleep mode.
When the sleep mode setting is activated, the Reader
automatically enters sleep mode after 60 minutes of
inactivity, at which point, the battery power is consumed
slightly. The sleep mode setting is activated by default.
Hints
• If you turn on the Reader in sleep mode, the last displayed page
appears (resume function).
• You can activate/deactivate sleep mode in the “Settings” menu.
( page 58)
• You can minimize battery consumption by using “Device Shutdown”
in the “Advanced Settings” menu. ( page 63)
Note
• In the following states, the Reader will not automatically turn off,
even if no operation is performed for 60 minutes.
–When connected to a computer using the supplied USB cable
–When connected to the AC Adapter for Reader (AC-S5220E)
(optional) to charge
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Getting Started
Charging the Reader
About charging
Charging the Reader is required when using it for the first
time or the remaining battery is low. Turn on the Reader, and
then charge in one of the following ways.
• Connect to a computer via USB.
(Charging time: approx. 3.5 hours*)
• Connect to an AC outlet using the AC Adapter for Reader (ACS5220E) (optional).
(Charging time: approx. 2 hours*)
* Approximate time required to fully charge the battery.
Charging the Reader via USB connection
To charge the Reader via USB connection, follow the steps
below.
 Before connecting via USB, slide the POWER
switch.
The Reader is turned on.
Note
• If the Reader does not turn on, the battery has been fully
depleted. In this case, go to the next step. Although charging is in
progress (charge indicator lights up in red), the Reader will not
turn on until
(indicating connection via USB) appears on the
screen (it takes at least 40 minutes).
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Getting Started
 Make sure your computer is connected to an AC
outlet and turned on (not in sleep mode).
 Connect the Reader to your computer using the
supplied USB cable.
appears on the Reader and charging starts.
Charge
indicator
To AC outlet
USB cable (supplied)
* The displayed screen during the USB connection varies
depending on the using environment.
Hints
• If eBook Library has not been installed on your computer, the
AutoPlay window appears (Windows only). ( page 15)
• To check how much the Reader has been charged, disconnect
the Reader from your computer, then check the battery icon.
( page 13)
• When the Reader is charged fully, the charge indicator (lights up
in red while charging) goes off.
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Getting Started
Notes
• While charging via USB, the Reader cannot be operated.
• Do not leave the Reader connected to a notebook computer
which is not connected to an AC outlet for an extended period. It
will consume the battery of the notebook computer.
• Connecting the Reader via a USB hub or extension cable may not
work and is not supported. Connect the USB cable directly to the
computer.
• If the Reader in the shutdown state is connected to your
computer, although charging is in progress (charge indicator lights
up in red),
will not appear on the Reader for at least 40
minutes. Be sure to turn on the Reader before the USB
connection.
• At purchase, the Reader is in the shutdown state. Be sure to turn
on the Reader before the USB connection.
• While the Reader is connected to your computer, do not turn on,
restart, wake up from sleep mode, or shut down the computer.
These operations may cause the Reader to malfunction.
Disconnect the Reader from the computer before performing
these operations.
To check the battery status
You can verify the remaining battery power by checking the
battery indicator in the bottom left of the screen. Charge the
battery when remaining power is low (the fewer black
segments indicated, the lower the remaining power).
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Getting Started
Note
• If the remaining battery power is low, the following warning
appears. Charge the battery. ( page 11)
If you continue to use without charging, the following warning
appears, and the Reader will turn off automatically.
Charge the Reader and turn it on again. ( page 11)
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Getting Started
Installing eBook Library
eBook Library is the content management software you use
with the Reader.
Notes
• The Internet connection is required to install eBook Library.
• Your computer needs to meet the minimum system requirements
for eBook Library. For details, see “System Requirements.”
( page 90)
 Make sure the Reader and your computer are turned
on, then connect them via USB. ( page 11)
The “Installer for Reader” window appears.
Hint
• If you have disabled the AutoPlay feature of Windows, start the
install launcher that is stored on the Reader manually. From the
Start menu, click “My Computer” (“Computer” in the case of Vista)
- “Installer for Reader” - “Windows” - “Setup eBook Library.”
 Click “Installing eBook Library” in the “Installer for
Reader” window, then follow the on-screen
instructions.
To install eBook Library in Macintosh
When the Reader is connected to your computer,
“LAUNCHER” appears on the desktop. Click it - “Mac” “Setup eBook Library,” and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
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Getting Started
Basic Menu Operation
You can operate the Reader by selecting item from the
menu (list).
Number tabs
Cursor
“Home” menu
Number buttons
(Home) button
(Bookmark) button
(Size) button
Enter button
(Return) button
///
Directional buttons
To select an item from the menu, press the number buttons
as indicated on the number tabs.
Hint
• In addition to the number buttons, you can also select an item by
using the ////Enter buttons.
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Getting Started
In this manual, the operating instructions of the Reader are
described as follows.
Example: Selecting a book from the Book list
 From the “Home” menu, select “Books by title” 
desired book  “Begin.”
The actual operation for the example is shown as below:
 Press the
(Home) button.
(Home) button
 Press the number 2 button, or
press the / buttons to move
the cursor onto “Books by
Title” and then press the Enter
button.
“Home” menu
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Getting Started
 Press the number button of the
desired book, or press the /
buttons to move the cursor
onto the desired book and then
press the Enter button.
If more than 30 books are
stored, the Index menu
appears. ( page 39)
If the list is divided into the
several pages, you can display
the rest of the list by pressing
the  button.
Book list
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Getting Started
 Press the number 2 button, or
press the / buttons to move
the cursor onto “Begin” and
then press the Enter button.
“Options” menu
To return to the “Home” menu
Press the (Home) button.
To return to the previous menu
Press the (Return) button.
Hint
If you open the book from “Continue Reading,” you can display the
“Options” menu from the book page by pressing the
(Return)
button. ( page 41)
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Importing and Transferring Content
Importing Content
Authorizing the Reader and your computer
Before purchasing and downloading eBooks from the eBook
store, the Reader and your computer need to be authorized.
Hint
• You can check whether the Reader is authorized from “About” in
the “Settings” menu. ( page 60) If it has already been authorized,
“Authorized for the eBook Store.” or “This device is authorized for
Adobe DRM content.” is displayed.
Note
• The Internet connection is required to authorize the Reader and
your computer.
 Slide the POWER switch.
The Reader is turned on.
Note
• If the Reader does not turn on, the battery has been fully
depleted. In this case, go to the next step. Although charging is in
progress (charge indicator lights up in red), the Reader will not
turn on until
(indicating connection via USB) appears on the
screen (it takes at least 40 minutes).
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Importing and Transferring Content
 Connect the Reader to your computer using the
supplied USB cable.
eBook Library starts automatically.
Reader
Source view
Notes
• If eBook Library does not start automatically, start it manually.
• If the Reader in the shutdown state is connected to your
computer, the Reader will not be recognized by your computer.
Make sure to turn on the Reader before the USB connection.
 Click “eBook Store” in the Source view.
The View area is switched to the Store view.
Hint
• The available eBook store varies depending on the country.
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Importing and Transferring Content
 Follow the store instructions.
To download Adobe DRM-protected files
When you download Adobe DRM-protected PDF or EPUB
files for the first time, entering your Adobe ID will be
required. Enter your Adobe ID by following the on-screen
instructions. If you do not have an Adobe ID, create it by
following the on-screen instructions, or refer to Sony support
web sites.
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Importing and Transferring Content
Downloading eBooks from eBook store
You can download eBooks from an online eBook store to
your computer.
Notes
• To download eBooks, the Internet connection is required on your
computer.
• You need to authorize your computer to download eBooks from an
eBook store.
You also need to authorize the Reader to transfer and read
downloaded eBooks on the Reader.
For details, see “Authorizing the Reader and your computer” (
page 20) or refer to the eBook Library Help.
 Start eBook Library.
 Click “eBook Store” in the Source view.
The View area is switched to the Store view and the
eBook store page appears.
 Follow the page instructions to purchase
(download).
Downloaded eBooks are automatically imported to
“Library” in the Source view.
Hint
• Purchased eBooks are grouped under “Purchased” in the Library.
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Importing and Transferring Content
Hint
• eBooks can be read on eBook Library using your computer. For
details on eBook Library operations, refer to the eBook Library
Help.
Book types supported by the Reader
The following are the book types supported by the Reader
and eBook Library
File type
(file extension)
BBeB (.lrf, .lrx)
Description
A file in BBeB format used in digital books
and publications.
The links embedded in eBooks (page
jumps, etc.) can be used. ( page 43)
PDF file (.pdf)
A file in PDF format (Version 1.4 or
before).
Bookmarks and links on PDF files can be
used.
EPUB file (.epub) A file in EPUB format used in digital books
and publications that can adjust the layout
automatically to fit the screen size.
Text file (.txt)
RTF file (.rtf)
Word file*1
Supported only by eBook Library.
(.doc, .docx*2)
Word files will be automatically converted
into RTF files transferred to the Reader.
*1Only if Microsoft Word is installed on your computer.
*2On Macintosh, eBook Library does not support .docx files.
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Importing and Transferring Content
Importing content to eBook Library
You can import content files stored on your computer into
Library of eBook Library.
You can import the following content files.
Book
PDF file, EPUB file, Text file, RTF file, Word file (unsecured)*1,
BBeB file
*1Word files will be automatically converted into RTF files during
transfer to the Reader only if Microsoft Word is installed on your
computer.
Note
• Although you can import audio and photo files to eBook Library,
you cannot transfer them to the Reader.
For details on content files you can import, refer to the
eBook Library Help.
 Start eBook Library.
 Click “Import Files” on the “File” menu.
The “Import Files” dialog box appears.
 Select the content file to be imported.
Hint
• You can import all the content files in a selected folder at the same
time by selecting “Import Folder” on the “File” menu.
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Importing and Transferring Content
Transferring Content
Transferring content to the Reader
You can transfer (copy) the content in the Library to the
Reader.
You can transfer the following content files.
Book
PDF file, EPUB file, Text file, RTF file, Word file (unsecured)*1,
BBeB file
*1Word files will be automatically converted into RTF files during
transfer to the Reader only if Microsoft Word is installed on your
computer.
Notes
• If the Reader is locked, it will not be recognized on your computer
and content cannot be transferred. Turn off the “Device Lock”
setting before the USB connection. ( page 61)
• If the Reader has not been authorized, eBook Library will not
transfer the DRM-protected files to the Reader. Make sure to
authorize the Reader before the file transfer. ( page 22)
Hints
• The book content can be grouped in the Library as a collection,
which can be transferred to the Reader. For details on how to
create or transfer a collection, refer to the eBook Library Help.
• You can synchronize content in Library of eBook Library with the
Reader. ( page 32)
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Importing and Transferring Content
 Slide the POWER switch.
The Reader is turned on.
Note
• If the Reader does not turn on, the battery has been fully
depleted. In this case, go to the next step. Although charging is in
progress (charge indicator lights up in red), the Reader will not
turn on until
(indicating connection via USB) appears on the
screen (it takes at least 40 minutes).
 Connect the Reader to your computer using the
supplied USB cable. ( page 11)
eBook Library starts automatically and “Reader”
appears in the Source view of eBook Library.
Reader
Source view
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Importing and Transferring Content
Notes
• If eBook Library does not start automatically, start it manually.
• If “Reader” does not appear in the Source view after connecting
the Reader to your computer, disconnect the USB cable from the
Reader, then reconnect it after a while.
• If the Reader in the shutdown state is connected to your
computer, the Reader will not be recognized by your computer.
Make sure to turn on the Reader before the USB connection.
 Click “Library” in the Source view, then click
(List
view).
The View area is switched to the List view and all the
content in the Library is listed.
Hint
• When you click
thumbnails.
(Thumbnail View), content can be displayed as
 Click “Books” in the Source view.
 Select the content you want to transfer from the list.
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 Drag the content from the list to “Reader” in the
Source view.
The content is transferred to the Reader.
Reader
Hint
• You can store computer data into the internal memory of the
Reader by transferring the data from your computer using Windows
Explorer.
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Importing and Transferring Content
Notes
• If there is not enough free space on the internal memory of the
Reader, content may not be transferable. The internal memory of
the Reader can be increased in the following 2 ways.
Transfer any unnecessary content back to eBook Library, then
delete it to increase free space on the Reader.
Delete any unnecessary book on the Reader. ( page 52)
• Do not delete files in the folder under “database,” and files in
“database” on your computer. Perform data management using
eBook Library. For details on the eBook Library operations, refer to
the eBook Library Help.
• You can annotate books in eBook Library. However, the Reader
can display only bookmarks and will not display other annotations
such as highlights or comments.
• If bookmarks which include comments are transferred to the
Reader, only the bookmarks will be displayed.
To transfer content back to eBook Library
 Slide the POWER switch.
The Reader is turned on.
 Connect the Reader to your computer using the
supplied USB cable. ( page 11)
eBook Library starts automatically and “Reader”
appears in the Source view of eBook Library.
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Importing and Transferring Content
 Click “Reader” in the Source view, then click
(List
view).
The View area is switched to the List view and all the
content in Library is listed.
 Click “Books” in the Source view.
 Select the content you want to transfer back from
the list.
 Drag the content from the list to “Library” in the
Source view.
The content is transferred back to eBook Library.
Note
• Bookmarks created on the Reader can be displayed on eBook
Library 3.0 or later. Earlier versions of eBook Library will not
display them.
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Importing and Transferring Content
Synchronizing content in Library with the
Reader
You can synchronize content in the Library of eBook Library
with the Reader by specifying a folder (such as “Library” or
the sub-items under “Library”). The Reader can be
automatically updated to match the content in the Library,
when you connect it to your computer. For details, refer to
the eBook Library Help.
Note
• To synchronize content in the Library of eBook Library with the
Reader, you need to specify a folder (such as “Library” or the subitems under “Library”). For details on how to specify a folder, refer
to the eBook Library Help.
Hint
• When you want to synchronize content in the Library with the
Reader right away, you can also synchronize them manually. For
details on how to synchronize content manually, refer to the eBook
Library Help.
 Slide the POWER switch.
The Reader is turned on.
Note
• If the Reader does not turn on, the battery has been fully
depleted. In this case, go to the next step. Although charging is in
progress (charge indicator lights up in red), the Reader will not
turn on until
(indicating connection via USB) appears on the
screen (it takes at least 40 minutes).
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Importing and Transferring Content
 Connect the Reader to your computer using the
supplied USB cable. ( page 11)
eBook Library starts and synchronizes content in the
Library with the Reader automatically.
Notes
• If eBook Library does not start automatically, start it manually.
• If the Reader in the shutdown state is connected to your
computer, the Reader will not be recognized by your computer.
Make sure to turn on the Reader before the USB connection.
Hints
• eBook Library also starts synchronizing content in Library with the
Reader automatically in the following situations:
When you start eBook Library after connecting the Reader to
your computer.
After a period of time when any changes have been made to the
specified folder.
• You can also synchronize content in the computer drive with the
Reader by specifying a folder as a favorite folder. For details, refer
to the eBook Library Help.
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Reading Books
Reading Books
Follow the steps below to read books transferred from your
computer.
Note
If an invalid operation is performed,
screen.
appears at the bottom of the
 From the “Home” menu, select “Books by Title.”
“Home” menu
If more than 30 books are stored, the Index menu
appears. Select the first character of the book title.
For details, see “About the Index menu.” ( page 39)
If the list is divided into the several pages, you can
display the rest of the list by pressing the  button.
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Hints
If you want to continue reading from the last displayed page,
select “Continue Reading” from the “Home” menu.
From
the “Home” menu, books can be selected from variety of

lists. For details, see “Selecting a Book.” ( page 37)
 From the Book list, select the desired book.
Book list
(Expiration): Indicates days
remaining until expiration.
“Expired” is displayed when
the book has expired
 From the “Options” menu, select “Begin.”
“Options” menu
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Hint
If you open the book from “Continue Reading,” you can display the
“Options” menu from the book page by pressing the
(Return)
button. ( page 41)
 Press the / buttons to turn pages.
Book page
For details on how to operate the book page, see
“Operations on the book page.” ( page 42)
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Reading Books
Selecting a book
From the “Home” menu, you can select a book by the title, the
author or the transferred date, or from the “Collections” list.
“Home” menu
“Home” menu items to select a book
Display item
Description
Books by Title
Books by Author
Books by Date
Displays the Book list sorted by title.
Displays the Book list sorted by author.
Displays the Book list sorted by
transferred date.
Displays the list of collections created on
eBook Library.
Collections*1
*1 Collections can only be created in eBook Library. For details on how to
create or transfer a collection, refer to the eBook Library Help.
Hints
If you want to continue reading from the last displayed page, select
“Continue Reading” from the “Home” menu.
can select all bookmarked pages of all the books stored on the
You

Reader from “All Bookmarks” in the “Home” menu. ( page 48)
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Reading Books
Operations on a Book list
The following operations can be performed on a Book list
(including the Book list in Collections).
Book list of “Books by Title”
Button
Operation
/ buttons
Press: Moves the cursor on the number
tabs
/ buttons
Press: Displays the previous/next page of
the list.
Press and hold: Displays the first page/
last page of the list.
Number buttons
Press: Selects numbered item.
(Home) button Press: Displays the “Home” menu.
Press and hold: Switches the screen
(Size) button
orientation. ( page 49)
(Return) button Press: Goes to the upper menu.
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Reading Books
About the Index menu
In the Index menu, books are sorted into several categories.
If more than 30 books are stored, the Index menu is
displayed as the first page of the list. Select the category
which the desired book belongs to.
 In the Index menu of “Books by Title” or “Books by Author,”
books are sorted alphabetically.
 In the Index menu of “Books by Date,” books are sorted
by transferred date.
Number of books
in category and
page number in
Book list
Categories
Index menu of “Books by
Title” and “Books by Author”
Index menu of “Books by
Date”
Hint
The Index menu is the first page of “Books by Title,” “Books by
Author” and “Books by Date.” You can display the Index menu by
pressing and holding the  button in the Book list.
Note
In the “Collections” list, the Index menu does not appear.
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Reading Books
About the Options menu
The “Options” menu appears after you select a book from
the list. You can choose the point to start the book or use the
various features from the menu.
“Options” menu
“Options” menu items
Display item
Description/Reference page
Continue Reading
Opens the last displayed page of the
book.
Begin
Opens the first page of the book.
End
Opens the final page of the book.
1
Bookmarks*
Opens the bookmark list of the book. You
can create bookmarks on the Reader. (
page 46)
2
Table of Contents* Opens the table contents of the book.
Previous View
Opens the previously displayed pages.
( page 51)
Next View
Returns to pages viewed by “Previous
View.”
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Reading Books
Display item
Description/Reference page
Info
Displays the book Information. ( page
53)
Deletes the book ( page 52), or
removes all bookmarks ( page 48).
Utilities
*1 Bookmarks can also be created in eBook Library. For details, refer to
the eBook Library Help.
*2 The table of contents can be displayed only if the book or the file has it.
To display the “Options” menu from the book
page
The operations to display the “Options” menu from the book
page vary depending on the item you have selected to open
the book.
Item you have selected
Operation
Continue Reading
(in the “Home” and
“Options” menu)
Begin
End
Press the
(Return) button once.
Bookmarks
Table of Contents
Press the
(Return) button twice.
All Bookmarks
Press the
(Home) button to
display the “Home” menu, select
“Continue Reading,” then press the
(Return) button once.
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Reading Books
Operations on the book page
On the Book page screen, the following operations can be
performed.
Size indicator
Current page number/
total page number
Book page
Note
When the text on an EPUB file is magnified, the page number of
some divided sections may be displayed as “3-4,” for example,
which implies that you are viewing a section between page 3 and
4.
Button
Operation
////buttons
Press: Turns pages.
Press and hold: Jumps 10 pages
ahead/back from the current page.
/ buttons (When Press: Moves the cursor onto the links.
links are on the
Press and hold: Moves the cursor onto
page)
the uppermost/ lowest link on the page.
Number buttons
Press: Jumps to the inputted page.
( page 50)
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Reading Books
Button
Operation
(Home) button
Press: Displays the “Home” menu.
(Size) button
Press: Adjusts the text sizes. (
44)
page
Press and hold: Switches the screen
orientation. ( page 49)
(Bookmark) button Press: Creates/Removes a bookmark on
the current page. ( page 46)
(Return) button
Press: Closes the page and goes up to
the upper menu.
To use the links of eBooks files on the Reader
You can use the links on a BBeB, PDF or EPUB file.
Move the cursor onto the desired link using the / buttons,
then press the Enter button to jump to the linked page.
Link
Press the / buttons to move
the cursor on the link.
Hints
To go back to the previously displayed page after jumping using
links or number buttons, select “Previous View” from the “Options”
menu. ( page 51)
By pressing and holding the / buttons, you can move the cursor
to the uppermost/lowest link on the page.
When links are on the page, pressing the / buttons moves the
cursor on the links first, and then turns pages after the cursor is
moved to the uppermost or lowest link on the page.
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Reading Books
Using the Useful Features
You can use the various features to enhance readability.
Adjusting text size
You can adjust the text size in 3 different sizes (S, M or L).
 On the book page, press the
(Size) button.
The text size is changed and the text and layout of the
book page are adjusted automatically to fit the screen
size.
The text size changes as shown below:
S
M
L
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Reading Books
Hints
• When the texts on a PDF or EPUB file are magnified, the page is
divided into multiple sections. To display the rest of the page, press
the /// buttons.
• When the text on an EPUB file is magnified, the page number of
some divided sections may be displayed as “3-4,” for example,
which implies that you are viewing a section between page 3 and
4.
Notes
• If you change the text size of a BBeB, Text or RTF file, the total
page number displayed on the Reader increases with the number
of divided sections.
• When you view PDF files in M or L size, the page layout is adjusted
automatically to fit the screen size. In certain situations, only text
may appear at these sizes as some tables and graphics may be
reformatted and altered (the same applies to Adobe Reader’s
Reflow view). In these cases, viewing in S size will retain the
original formatting.
• Due to the difference in screen size between the Reader and
eBook Library, the total number of pages of BBeB, Text or RTF files
may differ.
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Reading Books
Creating a bookmark on a page
You can create a bookmark on a page you may wish to
return to.
 On the book page, press the
(Bookmark) button
on the desired page.
The top right corner of the page is turned down.
Bookmark
If you press the (Bookmark) button again, the
bookmark will be removed.
Hint
• Bookmarks can also be created in the eBook Library.
If you transfer a book to eBook Library from the Reader, the
bookmarks created on the Reader will be also transferred to eBook
Library, and vice versa.
However, if you transfer a book to a location where the same book
exists, the bookmarks will not be overwritten.
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Reading Books
Notes
• The bookmarks created on the Reader can be displayed on eBook
Library 3.0 or later. Earlier versions of eBook Library will not
display them.
• You can annotate books in eBook Library. However, the Reader
can display only bookmarks and will not display other annotations
such as highlights or comments.
• If the bookmarks which include comments are transferred to the
Reader, only the bookmarks can be displayed.
• Highlights and highlights with comments are not converted into
bookmarks after transferring the book to the Reader.
• By adjusting the text size, the displayed bookmark on the adjusted
page may contain a variety of bookmark information. Note that all
this bookmark information on the page will be deleted if the
bookmark is removed.
To open a bookmarked page on the current
book
 On the book page, press the
(Return) button to
display the “Options” menu, then select
“Bookmarks”  the desired page.
Note
• If the book is opened from “All Bookmarks,” pressing the
(Return) button will not display the “Options” menu. To display the
“Options” menu, return to the “Home” menu, select “Continue
Reading,” then press the
(Return) button. ( page 41)
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Reading Books
To remove all bookmarks in the current book
 On the book page, press the
(Return) button to
display the “Options” menu, then select “Utilities” 
“Remove All Bookmarks.”
The confirmation screen appears.
Note
• If the book is opened from “All Bookmarks,” pressing the
(Return) button will not display the “Options” menu. To display the
“Options” menu, return to the “Home” menu, select “Continue
Reading,” then press the
(Return) button. ( page 41)
 On the confirmation screen, press the
(Bookmark) button to remove all bookmarks.
All bookmarks in the current book are removed.
Hint
• To cancel the operation on the confirmation screen, press the
(Return) button.
To open a bookmarked page from all the
bookmarks stored on the Reader
 From the “Home” menu, select “All Bookmarks” 
the desired page.
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Reading Books
Switching screen orientation (vertical/
horizontal)
You can set the screen orientation to vertical or horizontal.
 On the book page or list screen, press and hold the
(Size) button.
The screen orientation is switched.
To switch back, press and hold the (Size) button again.
Hint
• You can also change the screen orientation from the “Settings”
menu. ( page 57)
About screen division when screen orientation
is set to horizontal
When set to horizontal, the book page is divided into 2 parts
(upper and lower).
Press the /
button to display
rest of page
Position indicator
Hint
• You can also display the rest of the page by pressing the /
buttons. When links are on the page, pressing the / buttons
moves the cursor on the links first, and then turns pages after the
cursor is moved to the uppermost or lowest link on the page.
Continued
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Reading Books
Jumping to the specified number page
directly
You can jump directly to a page by inputting the page
number with the number buttons.
 On the book page, press the number buttons to
input the page number.
The input page number appears in the center of the
page.
To clear the input page number, press the  button.
 Press the Enter button.
The page of the input page number appears.
Hint
• By pressing the
(Return) button, the screen to input number
disappears. You can input the page number again.
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Reading Books
Going back to previously displayed pages
After you have jumped to a page using the links or by
inputting its page number, you can go back to the previously
displayed pages from the “Options” menu.
 On the book page, press the
(Return) button to
display the “Options” menu, then select “Previous
View.”
The previously displayed page is displayed.
To go back to the page that is displayed by “Previous
View,” select “Next View” from the “Options” menu.
Note
• If the book is opened from “All Bookmarks,” pressing the
(Return) button will not display the “Options” menu. To display the
“Options” menu, return to the “Home” menu, select “Continue
Reading,” then press the
(Return) button. ( page 41)
Continued
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Reading Books
Deleting a book
You can delete a book on the Reader from the “Options”
menu.
 On the book page, press the
(Return) button to
display the “Options” menu, then select “Utilities” 
“Delete Book.”
The confirmation screen appears.
Note
• If the book is opened from “All Bookmarks,” pressing the
(Return) button will not display the “Options” menu. To display the
“Options” menu, return to the “Home” menu, select “Continue
Reading,” then press the
(Return) button. ( page 41)
 On the confirmation screen, press the
(Bookmark) button to delete the displayed book on
the screen.
The displayed book is deleted from the Reader.
Hint
• To cancel the operation on the confirmation screen, press the
(Return) button.
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Reading Books
Checking the book information
You can check the book information, such as the title,
author, book cover thumbnail, etc., from the “Options” menu.
 On the book page, press the
(Return) button to
display the “Options” menu, then select “Info.”
Note
• If the book is opened from “All Bookmarks,” pressing the
(Return) button will not display the “Options” menu. To display the
“Options” menu, return to the “Home” menu, select “Continue
Reading,” then press the
(Return) button. ( page 41)
Display item Description
Book cover
thumbnail
Displays the book cover thumbnail. (BBeB file only)
Title
Displays the title.
Author
Displays the author.
Publisher
Displays the publisher. (BBeB file only)
Category
Displays the category. (BBeB file only)
eBook ID
Displays the Book ID. (BBeB file only)
Kind
Displays the file type.
Date
Displays the latest update and creation date.
Size
Displays the file size.
File
Displays the file path location.
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Reading Books
Display item Description
Digital
Rights
Displays the following only if a book with DRM is
selected. (BBeB, PDF and EPUB file only)
Full viewable: The entire book can be read.
Restricted: Some or all of the book cannot be read.
Expiration
date
Displays the expiration date of the book if the book
with DRM has an expiration date. (PDF and EPUB
file only)
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Settings
Changing Settings
You can configure the various settings in the “Settings”
menu.
 From the “Home” menu, select “Settings.”
“Home” menu
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Settings
 From the “Settings” menu, select the setting item
you want to change.

“Settings” menu
Example: “Date and Time”
setting screen
For details about how to configure the settings, see
“Settings menu items.” ( page 57)
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Settings
Settings menu items
In the “Settings” menu, you can configure the following
settings.
Setting item
Description
“Orientation”
Switches the screen orientation.
Setting operation
1. O
n the “Settings” screen, press the number
1 button.
“Date and Time” Sets date and time displayed on the
Reader.
Setting operation
1. P
ress the /// buttons to move the
cursor.
2. Press the number buttons to input the value.
3. P
ress the /// buttons to move the
cursor onto “OK,” then press the Enter
button.
Hint
When you connect the Reader to your
computer with eBook Library open, the date
and time of the Reader is automatically
synchronized with your computer’s clock.
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Settings
Setting item
Description
“Date and Time
Format”
Sets the display format of date and time.
“Date”: “Month-Day-Year,” “Day-Month-Year”
“Time”: “12-hour,” “24-hour”
Setting operation
1. P
ress the /// button to move the
cursor.
2. Press the Enter button to change the format
type.
3. Press the /// buttons to move the
cursor onto “OK,” then press the Enter
button.
“Sleep Mode”
Activates or deactivates sleep mode.
“On” (default setting):
After 60 minutes of inactivity, the Reader
enters sleep mode automatically while the
battery power is consumed slightly.
“Off”: The Reader does not activate sleep
mode.
For details, see “About the sleep mode of
the Reader.” ( page 10)
Setting operation
1. P
ress the Enter button to select “On” or
“Off.”
2. Press the /// buttons to move the
cursor onto “OK,” then press the Enter
button.
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Settings
Setting item
Description
“Sleep Mode”
(Continued)
Note
“Menu
Language”
In the following states, the Reader does not
enter sleep mode after 60 minutes of
inactivity even if “Sleep Mode” is set to “On.”
–When connected to a computer using the
supplied USB cable
–When connected to the AC Adapter for
Reader (AC-S5220E) (optional) to charge
Sets the language of the displayed menu
or messages.
Available language: “English,” “Français,
“Deutsch,” “Nederlands”
Setting operation
1. P
ress the /// buttons to move the
cursor onto the language, then press the
Enter button.
The cursor moves onto “OK” automatically.
2. Press the Enter button again.
Hints
When the Reader is turned on for the first
time, setting the language is required in the
start-up setting. If you select other than
“English,” the “Date and Time Format” setting
is set automatically.
Once
the start-up setting is completed,

setting the language will not set the “Date
and Time Format” setting automatically.
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Settings
Setting item
Description
“Advanced
Settings”
Refer to “Advanced Settings menu items.”
( page 61)
“About”
Displays the firmware version of the
Reader, product name, license
information, etc.
Setting operation
1. O
n the “Settings” screen, press the number
7 button.
Hint
To close the “About” page and return to the
“Settings” menu, press the
(Return)
button.
“Restore
Defaults”
Refer to “Restoring default settings.”
( page 72)
To cancel the operation
Press the (Return) button.
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Settings
Advanced Settings menu items
In the “Advanced Settings” menu, you can configure the
following settings.
Setting item
Description
“Device Lock”
Locks the Reader by setting a password.
“On”: The Reader is locked by the
password.
“Off” (default setting): The Reader is not
locked.
“Code”: Input 4-digit number for the
password.
Setting operation (to lock)
1. P
ress the Enter button to select “On.”
2. P
ress the /// buttons to move the
cursor, then press the number buttons to
input the value.
3. Press the /// buttons to move the
cursor onto “OK,” then press the Enter
button.
Once the password is set, next time you
turn on the Reader, the screen asking for
the password appears. To unlock it, input
the password using the number buttons,
then press Enter to confirm.
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Settings
Setting item
Description
“Device Lock”
(Continued)
Notes
You are recommended to make a note of
your password and keep it in a safe place
separate to the Reader. If you forget your
password, contact your Sony Support
Center ( page 65); however note that in
unlocking your device, all content on it will
be erased.
When
the “Device Lock” setting is activated,

the Reader will not be recognized by your
computer. Make sure to deactivate the
“Device Lock” setting before the USB
connection.
Setting operations (to unlock)
1. P
ress the /// buttons to move the
cursor, then press the number buttons to
input the value.
2. Press the /// buttons to move the
cursor onto “OK,” then press the Enter
button.
3. Press the Enter button to select “Off.”
4. P
ress the /// buttons to move the
cursor onto “OK,” then press the Enter
button.
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Settings
Setting item
Description
“Format Internal Formats the internal memory of the
Memory”
Reader. By formatting the memory, all the
contents on the Reader will be erased.
Setting operation
On the confirmation screen, press the
(Bookmark) button.
Note
Before formatting, make sure to transfer data
that you do not want to lose to your
computer or other device.
“Device
Shutdown”
Shuts down the Reader to minimize
battery consumption.
Setting operation
On the confirmation screen, press the
(Bookmark) button.
Notes
After shutdown, the Reader may take a few
moments to turn on.
When you connect the Reader to your
computer after shutdown, the Reader needs
to be turned on again.
To cancel the operation on the confirmation
screen
Press the (Return) button.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If the Reader does not function as expected, try the
following steps to resolve the issue.
 Reset the Reader by pressing the RESET button
with a small pin or clip, then slide the POWER
switch to turn on the Reader.
The contents stored on the Reader are not affected by
resetting.
Notes
• If you reset the Reader and connect it to your computer without
turning it on, the Reader is not recognized by your computer and
does not appear on the Reader. Make sure to turn on the
Reader before the connection.
• The bookmarks or the setting information may be deleted by
resetting.
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Troubleshooting
 Check the symptoms in “Troubleshooting.”
(
page 66)
 Check for information about the issue in eBook
Library Help.
 Look for information about the issue on one of the
support Web sites.
For customers in the USA:
http://www.sony.com/readersupport
Phone number: 1-866-962-7669
For customers in Canada:
http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
Phone number: 1-877-899-7669
For customers in Europe:
http://support.sony-europe.com/eBook/PRS
 If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the
issue, consult Sony Service Center.
Continued
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Troubleshooting
Power
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
Battery cannot be
Charge the battery within the
charged (The charge
temperature range of 10 °C to 30 °C
indicator
(50 °F to 86 °F).
does not light up).
Otherwise, the charging may be
insufficient or may not start.
Battery life seems
The operating temperature is below 5
short.
°C (41 °F). This is due to the battery
characteristics and not a malfunction.
You have not used the Reader for a
prolonged period. Efficiency of the
battery will be improved by
repeatedly charging and discharging.
The battery needs to be replaced.
Consult your nearest Sony Service
Center.
The battery has not been given
enough time to charge fully.
Charge the battery until the charge
indicator goes off. (The battery icon
does not indicate remaining battery
power while charging.)
The Reader cannot Moisture condensation may have
be turned on.
occurred. Wait for a few hours and
then turn on the Reader.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
The Reader cannot
be turned on.
(continued)
Battery power has been fully
depleted. Charge the Reader via
USB. ( page 11) The charge
indicator lights up in red and
charging starts. Wait for at least 40
minutes until the Reader turns on
automatically and
(indicating
connection via USB) appears on the
screen.
Screen
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
It takes time for the
display to appear.
In a cold place such as outdoors, it
may take time for the display to
appear.
This is due to the display
characteristics and not a malfunction.
Reading contents
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
A book with copyright protection
cannot be read on any device other
than the authorized one. ( page 20)
If the book has an expiration date,
confirm whether the book has
already expired. ( page 35)
“Continue Reading” If a Text/RTF/PDF file is edited, the
does not work or the
data on “Continue Reading” or the
bookmarks are
bookmarks may be deleted.
missing.
A book cannot be
read.
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Troubleshooting
Connection to the computer
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
The Reader cannot
be operated during
USB connection.
The Reader cannot
be recognized.
Disconnect the USB connector from
the Reader.
The Reader is turned off or the USB
cable is not connected properly.
Verify the above and try again.
A USB hub or USB extension cable
is used for the connection.
Connecting the Reader via a USB
hub or extension cable may not work
and is not supported. Connect the
USB cable directly to the computer.
(indicating connection
Verify that
via USB) is displayed at the top of
the Reader’s screen. If the Reader
still cannot be recognized,
disconnect the USB cable from the
Reader, then reconnect it after a
while.
If “Device Lock” of the Reader is set
to “On,” set it to “Off.” If the Reader is
locked, it will not be recognized on
your computer.
While the Reader is connected to a
computer, do not turn on, restart,
wake up from sleep mode, or shut
down the computer. These
operations may render the Reader
unrecognizable by the computer.
Disconnect the Reader from the
computer before performing these
operations.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
The Reader cannot
be recognized.
(continued)
Use the supplied USB cable.
There may be a malfunction with the
USB port on your computer. Connect
the supplied USB cable to another
port on the computer.
It may take a while for the software to
be recognized by the computer. Wait
for a moment.
If none of the above solves the
problem, perform “Device Shutdown,”
press the RESET button of the
Reader, turn on the Reader again,
and then reconnect the supplied
USB cable.
(indicating
The Reader is in the shutdown state.
connection via USB)
Disconnect it from your computer,
does not appear
turn it on, then reconnect it.
when connected to Battery power has been fully
your computer via
depleted. Charge the Reader via
USB.
USB. ( page 11) The charge
indicator lights up in red and
charging starts. Wait for at least 40
minutes until the Reader turns on
automatically and
appears on
the screen.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
The USB cable is not connected
properly. Disconnect the USB cable,
then reconnect it.
There is not enough free space on
the Readers memory. Transfer any
unnecessary content back to eBook
Library, then delete it to increase free
space on the Reader.
The Reader is not authorized to the
eBook store.
There is no response Disconnect the USB cable from the
Reader, then reconnect it.
from eBook Library
during
communication with
the Reader.
The Reader
A USB hub or USB extension cable
becomes unstable
is used for the connection.
while it is connected Connecting the Reader via a USB
to the computer.
hub or extension cable may not work
and is not supported. Connect the
USB cable directly to the computer.
The Reader’s battery The USB cable is not connected
cannot be charged.
properly. Verify and try again.
(The charge
A USB hub or USB extension cable
indicator does not
is used for the connection.
light up.)
Connecting the Reader via a USB
hub or extension cable may not work
and is not supported. Connect the
USB cable directly to the computer.
Content cannot be
transferred to the
Reader from your
computer.
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Troubleshooting
eBook
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
An eBook cannot be
read.
You may not have signed up or
performed authorization for the
service which is necessary for
reading DRM-protected eBooks.
Authorize your computer and the
Reader.
You may have tried to read the
content owned by another user.
The content owned by another
user cannot be read.
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Troubleshooting
Restoring default settings
All default settings of the Reader can be restored.
Notes
The following occurs when you restore the default settings.
• The screen orientation setting will be vertical.
• The password will be erased and the device lock released.
 From the “Home” menu, select “Settings”  “Restore
Defaults.”
The Restore Defaults screen appears.
If “Device Lock” ( page 61) is set to “On,” the screen
asking for the password appears. Input the password,
then select “OK.”
 Press the
settings.
(Bookmark) button to restore default
Hint
• To cancel the operation on the confirmation screen, press the
(Return) button.
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Troubleshooting
Uninstalling eBook Library
To uninstall the supplied software from your computer, follow
the procedures below.
Note
• Before uninstalling, de-authorize your computer if it is authorized.
For details on de-authorization, refer to the eBook Library Help.
Uninstalling from Windows
 Click “Start” – “Control Panel.”
 Double-click “Add/Remove Programs.” *1
 Click “eBook Library by Sony” in the “Currently
Installed Programs” list, then click “Remove.” *2
Follow the on-screen instructions and restart your
computer. The uninstallation is complete when the
computer has restarted.
*1 “Uninstall a program” or “Programs and Features” in the case of
Windows Vista.
*2 “Uninstall” in the case of Windows Vista.
Note
• For details on how to uninstall eBook Library from Macintosh, refer
to the eBook Library Help.
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Other Information
Updating the Reader’s Firmware
By updating the Reader’s firmware, you can ensure your
Reader has the latest features. The latest firmware updates
can be performed from the update menu on eBook Library
from “Help” – “Check for Updates.”
For details on updates, refer to the eBook Library Help or
the following website.
For customers in the USA:
http://www.sony.com/readersupport
For customers in Canada:
http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
For customers in Europe:
http://support.sony-europe.com/eBook/PRS
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Other Information
About Books Pre-installed on the
Reader
The Reader is pre-installed with sample content so that you
can try it out right away. The pre-installed sample content is
for the purpose of trial reading.
About sample content
The Reader is pre-installed with sample content.
If you delete the sample content, you cannot restore it, and
Sony will not supply any replacement content.
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Notes on the Reader Disposal
The built-in rechargeable battery of the Reader is recyclable.
Do not remove the battery yourself, consult Sony Support
Center.
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Precautions
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (Applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product
is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials
will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed
information about recycling of this product, please contact
your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the
European Union and other European countries
with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging
indicates that the battery provided with this product
shall not be treated as household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in
combination with a chemical symbol. The chemical symbols
for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery
contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead.
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By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potentially negative consequences for the
environment and human health which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The
recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural
resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance or data
integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by
qualified service staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand over
the product at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for
the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how to
remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the battery
over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of
waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product
or battery, please contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
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Notice for customers: the following
information is only applicable to equipment
sold in countries applying EU directive
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1
Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized
Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony
Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
Stuttgart, Germany.
For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the
addresses given in separate service or guarantee
documents.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the back of
the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided
below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. __________________________
Serial No. __________________________
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The following FCC statement applies only to the version of
this model manufactured for sale in the USA.
Other versions may not comply with FCC technical
regulations.
INFORMATION:
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority
to operate this equipment.
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If you have any questions about this product:
Visit:
www.sony.com/readersupport
Contact:
Sony “Digital Book Reader” Support Center at 1-(866)-9627669
Write:
Sony Customer Information Service Center
12451 Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
SONY
PRS-300
Sony Electronics Inc.
16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127
U.S.A.
Telephone Number: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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For Customers in the USA and Canada
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by returning
your used rechargeable batteries to the collection
and recycling location nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable
batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.
rbrc.org/.
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-ion
batteries.
On safety
• Do not insert any foreign objects in the DC IN jack of the
Reader.
• Be sure not to short-circuit the terminals of the Reader
with metallic objects.
Note on use
• Never subject the Reader to extremes of light,
temperature, moisture or vibration.
• Never wrap the Reader in anything when it is being used
with the AC adapter. Heat build-up in the Reader may
cause malfunction or damage.
• Do not put any heavy object on top of the Reader or apply
a strong shock to the Reader. It may cause a malfunction
or damage.
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• Do not leave the Reader on an unstable surface
• Make sure not to sit down with the Reader in your back
pocket.
• Do not expose the Reader to water. The Reader is not
waterproof.
Remember to follow the precautions below.
−Be careful not to drop the Reader into a sink or other container
filled with water.
−Do not use the Reader in humid locations or bad weather, such
as in the rain or snow.
−Do not get the Reader wet.
If you touch the Reader with wet hands, or put the Reader in a
damp article of clothing, the Reader may get wet and this may
cause a malfunction of the Reader.
On heat build-up
Heat may build up in the Reader while charging, or if it is
used for an extended period of time.
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On software
• Copyright laws prohibit reproducing the software or the
manual accompanying it in whole or in part, or renting the
software without the permission of the copyright holder.
• In no event will SONY be liable for any financial damage,
or loss of profits, including claims made by third parties,
arising out of the use of the software supplied with this
Reader.
• The software provided with this Reader cannot be used
with equipment other than that which is so designated.
• Please note that, due to continued efforts to improve
quality, software specifications may be changed without
notice.
• Operation of this Reader with software other than that
provided is not covered by the warranty.
• The ability to display the languages on your eBook Library
will depend on the OS installed on your computer. For
better results, please ensure that the installed OS is
compatible with the desired language you want to display.
−We do not guarantee all the languages will be able to be
displayed properly on your eBook Library.
−User-created characters and some special characters may not
be displayed.
• Explanations in this manual assume that you are familiar
with the basic operations of Windows or Mac OS. For
details on the use of your computer and operating
system, please refer to the respective manuals.
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On Cleaning
• Clean the case of the Reader with a soft cloth, such as a
cleaning cloth for eyeglasses.
• If the case of the Reader becomes very dirty, clean it with
a soft cloth slightly moistened with water or a mild
detergent solution.
• Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or
solvent, such as alcohol or benzine, as it may mar the
finish of the case.
• Be careful not to let water get into the Reader.
If you have any questions or problems concerning the
Reader, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes
• Recorded content is limited to private use only. Use of the
content beyond this limit requires permission of the copyright
holders.
• Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/downloading or
damaged data due to problems of the Reader or computer.
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On Copyrights
The contents of each book pre-installed on this product
are copyrighted works, edited with the cooperation of the
publisher and editor hereto mentioned.
Copyright laws prohibit copying the data of this product or
the contents of this manual (illustrations, related
documents, etc.) in whole or in part without the permission
of the copyright holder. Additionally, use of the data of this
product or the contents of this manual is not allowed
without Sony’s permission except for personal use.
• SONY and the SONY logo are registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• BBeB, BBeB Book, and their logos are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• Bitstream is a registered trademark, and Dutch, Font Fusion,
and Swiss are trademarks, of Bitstream Inc.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Media are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and / or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• Adobe, the Adobe logo, Reader and PDF are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in
the United States and/or other countries.
• This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL
Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit.
(<http://www.openssl.org/>) Copyright © 1998-2006 The
OpenSSL Project. All rights reserved. This product includes
cryptographic software written by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.
com). This product includes software written by Tim Hudson
(tjh@cryptsoft.com). For details on OpenSSL License, refer to
“openssl.txt” on the Reader.
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All other system names and product names appearing in this
document are generally the registered trademarks or trademarks
of their respective manufacturers. Further, the trademark TM and
registered trademark ® symbols are not indicated throughout this
document.
Program ©2009 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2009 Sony Corporation
About GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Dear customers
Thank you for purchasing this product.
Included with this product is the following software which
applies to GPL/LGPL. You may obtain, modify and
redistribute the source codes of the software.
bash
fileutils
findutils
gcc
glib
glibc
grep
hardhatutils
hostname
mkcramfs
mtd-utils
mtools
ncurses
pam
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procps
psmisc
sed
shellutils
sysutils
sysvinit
tar
textutils
time
util-linux
These source codes are available on the web site.
Access the following web site to download.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
Note that Sony accepts no inquiries concerning the contents
of these source codes.
For details on GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, refer to
“GPL (English).rtf,” “GPL (French).rtf,” “LGPL (English).rtf”
and “LGPL (French).rtf” on the Reader.
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Specifications
Model name
PRS-300
Power source
Built-in rechargeable battery: DC 3.7 V
AC adapter: DC 5.2 V
Battery life (continuous playback)
Maximum Battery:Approx. 7,500 pages with BBeB Book contents *
Approx. 6,800 pages with EPUB contents*
* Measured using a fully charged battery and counting consecutive page-turns
at approx 1 page per sec. Actual battery life may vary based on usage
patterns and specific device.
User available capacity
Approx. 440MB
Available storage capacity of the Reader may vary.
Operating temperature
5 to 35 °C (41 to 95 °F)
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 4 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 13/32 inches (107.8 × 157.5 × 10.2 mm)
(maximum)
Mass
Approx. 7.76 oz (220 g)
Optional accessories
AC Adapter for Reader: AC-S5220E
Supplied accessories
USB cable (1)
Sleeve (1)
Quick Start (1)
Flyers
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System requirements
The following are requirements to use eBook Library.
OS
Microsoft
Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1 or later
Windows Vista Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 or later
Windows Vista Business with Service Pack 1 or later
Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 or later
Microsoft
Windows XP
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2 or later
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 & 2005 with Service
Pack 2 or later
Macintosh
Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later
Mac OS X version 10.5.6 or later
CPU
800 MHz Celeron class processor or better for Windows
Intel, PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processor for Mac
RAM
128 MB or more (minimum 512 MB for Windows Vista)
Free space on 20 MB or more
hard disc
Depending on the content amount, more space may be required.
Monitor
High Color or more, 1024 × 768 pixels or more (True Color,
1280 × 1024 pixels, or more recommended)
Other devices
USB port (High-Speed USB Compatible), pointing device such
as mouse or track pad
Internet connection (broadband recommended, some fees may apply) is also
required on your computer.
This software is not supported by the following environments:
– An operating system other than those included above
– Personally built computer or operating system
– Upgraded manufacturer-installed operating system
– Multi-boot environment
– Multi-monitor environment
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
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Index
Symbols
D
(Bookmark) button.............7, 46
(Home) button..........................6
(Return) button........................7
(Size) botton.................7, 44, 49
/// Directional buttons.........6
(Expiration)............................35
DC IN jack....................................8
Default settings...........................72
A
Advanced Settings......................61
Device Lock..........................61
Device Shutdown..................63
Format Internal Memory......63
B
Battery........................................13
Bookmark...................................46
Books by Author.........................37
Books by Date............................37
Books by Title.............................37
E
eBook Library.............................25
Install..............See “Quick Start”
Uninstalling...........................73
Enter button..................................6
H
Hole for hand strap.......................7
Holes for cover attachment...........7
Horizontal...................................49
I
Import.........................................23
Content.................................25
Index menu.................................39
Information..................................53
C
Charge indicator...........................7
Charging.....................................11
See also “Quick Start”
Collections..................................37
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L
T
Link.............................................43
Transfer.......................................26
Troubleshooting..........................64
N
Number buttons............................7
U
O
Updating.....................................74
USB............................................27
USB connector........................8
Options menu.............................40
Orientation..................................49
P
V
Vertical........................................49
POWER switch.........................7, 9
R
Reading books............................34
Reset..........................................64
RESET button...................8, 64
S
Settings.......................................57
About....................................60
Date and Time......................57
Date and Time Format..........58
Menu Language....................59
Orientation............................57
Restore Defaults...................60
Sleep Mode.....................10, 58
Synchronizing.............................32
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