Sony PRS-600SC e-book reader

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User’s Guide
PRS-600
Digital Book Reader
©2009 Sony Corporation
4-153-621-12(1)
Table of Contents
Introduction
What You Can Do with the Reader................................................. 5
Getting Started
Parts and Controls......................................................................... 6
Turning on the Reader................................................................. 10
About the Power Management of the Reader..............................11
Charging the Reader.................................................................... 13
About charging............................................................................13
Charging the Reader via USB connection...................................13
Installing eBook Library................................................................ 17
How to Use the Touch Screen...................................................... 18
How to Use the Home Menu........................................................ 22
About the Home menu.................................................................24
Inserting a Memory Card............................................................. 33
Importing and Transferring Content
Importing Content........................................................................ 37
Authorizing the Reader and your computer.................................37
Downloading eBooks from eBook store......................................40
Importing content to eBook Library.............................................41
Transferring Content.................................................................... 44
Transferring content to the Reader..............................................44
Transferring content via a memory card......................................48
Synchronizing content in Library with the Reader.......................52
Reading Books
Reading Books............................................................................. 54
Using the Option menu of the book list........................................56
Sorting a list.............................................................................58
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Switching the list display format...............................................61
Searching for a book with a keyword.......................................62
Operations on the book page......................................................69
Using the Useful Features............................................................ 76
Embedded dictionaries................................................................76
Adjusting the text size..................................................................79
Zooming in/out.............................................................................82
Using the Option menu of the book page....................................84
Jumping to pages (“Go to Page”).............................................86
Going back to previously displayed pages (“History”)..............89
Searching a book for keywords (“Search”)..............................90
Creating a bookmark on a book page (“Create/Edit Notes”)
. .............................................................................................94
Highlighting a word(s) (“Create/Edit Notes”)............................98
Marking up a book page by handwriting (“Create/Edit Notes”)
. ...........................................................................................102
Adding a comment to a bookmark or highlight......................104
Selecting a note (“Create/Edit Notes”)...................................109
Using the Option menu of the “Notes” List.............................111
Hiding notes (“Hide Notes”)...................................................112
Deleting a book (“Delete Book”)............................................112
Displaying book information (“Info”).......................................113
Switching screen orientation (vertical/horizontal)
(“Orientation”)......................................................................114
Creating Drawings and Text Memos
Creating Drawings and Text Memos........................................... 116
Drawing by handwriting.............................................................116
Creating a text memo ...............................................................121
Using the Option menu of the Handwriting and Text Memo lists
. ...............................................................................................125
Playing Audio Files
Playing Audio Files..................................................................... 127
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Playing audio files transferred from your computer...................127
Using the Option menu of Audio................................................131
Viewing Pictures
Viewing Pictures........................................................................ 133
Viewing pictures transferred from your computer......................133
Using the Option menu of Pictures............................................137
Settings
Changing Settings...................................................................... 139
Settings menu items..................................................................141
Advanced Settings menu items.................................................146
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting.......................................................................... 150
Restoring default settings..........................................................163
Uninstalling eBook Library......................................................... 166
Other Information
Updating the Reader Device Software....................................... 167
About Books Pre-installed on the Reader.................................. 168
Notes on Reader Disposal......................................................... 169
Precautions................................................................................ 170
On safety...................................................................................175
On heat build-up........................................................................176
On the headphones...................................................................176
Note on use...............................................................................177
Notes on memory cards............................................................179
On software...............................................................................181
On Cleaning............................................................................... 182
On Copyrights............................................................................ 183
About GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE................................184
Specifications............................................................................. 186
Index.......................................................................................... 188
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.
Downloaded
eBooks
1
*
*2
Transferring eBooks/Audio/
Picture file to the Reader
*1 Online eBook store. An Internet connection is required.
*2 Books/Personal Documents/Audio/Picture files that you already have
Getting Started
Charge the Reader, then install eBook Library.
Importing
Downloaded eBooks from
eBook store.
Transferring
Reading/
Playing/Viewing
Transfer content from your
computer to the Reader
Enjoy content on the
using eBook Library.
Reader.
Getting Started
Parts and Controls
 Touch
screen
The touch screen gives you simple access to the various
functions on the Reader ( page 18).
 <
> (Page Turn) buttons
Turns the page. You can turn multiple pages by pressing
and holding the buttons. You can also turn the page using
the touch screen ( page 19).

(Home) button
Displays the Home menu (
page 24).
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
(Size) button
Displays the Size menu ( page 79, 136).
You can adjust the text size and zoom in/out a page or
picture from the Size menu.
 OPTIONS
button
Displays the Option menu ( page 29, 32, 57, 84, 111,
125, 131, 137).
You can use various functions such as creating notes,
jumping to a page, etc., from the Option menu.
 VOL
–/+ button
Adjusts the volume ( page 130).
To mute the sound, press and hold either edge of the
VOL –/+ button. To restore the sound, press the VOL –/+
button again.
 
(Headphones) jack
Used to connect headphones (optional) (
page 127).
 USB
connector
Used to connect the USB cable (supplied) (
page 13).
 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 (
150).
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Getting Started
 Hole
for hand strap
Used to attach the hand strap (optional).
 Holes
for cover attachment
Used to attach the cover (optional).
 Charge
indicator
Lights up in red while charging, and goes off when
charging is complete ( page 14).
Flashes in orange when your computer starts accessing
the Reader via USB.
 POWER
switch
Switches the Reader on/off ( page 10).
To shut down the Reader, slide and hold for more than 3
seconds ( page 11).
 “Memory
Stick Duo” slot
Used to insert a “Memory Stick Duo” Memory Card
(optional) ( page 33).
 SD
Memory Card slot
Used to insert an SD Memory Card (optional) (
33).
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 Stylus
The stylus enables you to perform drawing or precise
operations, such as selecting a word, on the touch
screen ( page 9, 18, 150).
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Getting Started
About the serial number
The serial number is for customer registration purposes. The
number is on the label on the rear of the Reader. Do not
remove the label.
Removing the supplied stylus
The supplied stylus is stored on the top right side of the
Reader. Pull it out from the top when you use it.
Note
When you put the supplied stylus back into the holder, make sure
to insert it fully to the bottom of the holder.
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.
When you turn on the Reader for the first time after
purchase, “Welcome!” screen appears in all four
languages followed by the “Calibrate Touch Screen” (
page 18). After completing the calibration, “Menu
Language” screen appears. If you select “English”, the
“Keyboard” screen appears. If not, Home menu appears.
For details about settings, refer to “Settings menu items”
and “Advanced Settings menu items” ( page 144, 147).
It may take a few moments for the Reader to turn on and
the initial setting screen to appear when using it for the
first time, after a reset ( page 150) or shutdown ( page
12), or after the battery has been fully depleted.
Note
If the Reader does not turn on, charging is required. For details,
see “Charging the Reader” ( page 13).
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Getting Started
To turn off the Reader
Slide the POWER switch again.
The Reader turns off. After turned off, the Reader enters
sleep mode.
When turning off the Reader, if you slide the POWER switch
and hold it for more than 3 seconds, the Reader shuts down.
Hint
When the “Power Management” setting is set to “On” ( page 142),
the Reader enters sleep mode after 60 minutes of inactivity even if
you do not turn off manually.
About the Power Management of the Reader
The Reader has a Power Management feature to avoid
unnecessary battery consumption. At purchase, the Power
Management is activated. The Power Management operates
as follows:
After 60 minutes of inactivity, the Reader enters sleep
mode automatically while the battery power is consumed
slightly.
After 5 days of inactivity, the Reader automatically shuts
down and stops consuming the battery power.
 If the battery power is at a low level, the Reader will shut
down after 60 minutes of inactivity.
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Getting Started
Hint
You can activate/deactivate the Power Management from “Power
Management” in the “Settings” menu ( page 142).
Note
In the following states, the Reader does not enter sleep mode after
60 minutes of inactivity even if “Power Management” is set to “On.”
–When connected to the computer using the supplied USB cable
–When connected to the AC Adapter for Reader (AC-S5220E)
(optional) to charge
–When playing audio files or a slideshow
To shut down the Reader manually
You can shut down the Reader manually in one of the
following ways.
 Slide the Power switch and hold it for more than
3 seconds.
 Use “Device Shutdown” in the “Advanced Settings” menu
( page 149).
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Getting Started
Charging the Reader
About charging
You need to charge the Reader when using it for the first
time, or when the remaining battery power is low. Charge in
one of the following ways.
Connect to a computer via USB.
Connect to an AC outlet using the AC Adapter for Reader (ACS5220E) (optional).
It will take approximately 4 hours to fully charge the battery.
Charging the Reader via USB connection
To charge the Reader via USB connection, follow the steps
below.
 Make sure your computer is connected to an AC
outlet and turned on (not in sleep mode).
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Getting Started
 Connect the Reader to your computer using the
supplied USB cable.
appears on the Reader and charging starts.
(At purchase, the Reader is in the shutdown state,
appears.
therefore, it takes 5 minutes or more until
The same applies when the Reader’s battery is fully
depleted.)
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 17).
To check how much the Reader has been charged, disconnect
the Reader from your computer, then check the battery icon
( page 15).
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Getting Started
When the Reader is charged fully, the charge indicator (lights
up in red while charging) goes off, and the icon indicating that
charging is in progress (the bottom left of the touch screen)
disappears.
Notes
While charging via USB, you cannot operate the Reader.
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.
Connection via an extension cable or USB hub is not
guaranteed. Connect the USB cable directly to the computer.
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 13).
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 13).
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Getting Started
Installing eBook Library
eBook Library is the content management software you use
with the Reader.
Notes
An 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 187).
 Make sure the Reader and your computer are turned
on, then connect them via USB ( page 14).
The “Installer for Reader” window appears.
Hint
If you have disabled the AutoPlay feature of Windows, start the
installation 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 “Install 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
How to Use the Touch Screen
Using the touch screen, you can perform various operations
with a finger or with the supplied stylus.
Note
When you use the supplied stylus, make sure to use the pointed
end of it for tapping dragging, or drawing on the touch screen. Do
not use a ballpoint pen, pencil, or other sharp object.
Tapping
By tapping on the touch screen, you can select an item on
the menu or list, etc.
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Getting Started
Double-tapping
By tapping twice (double-tap) on the touch screen, you can
create bookmarks ( page 94), highlight ( page 99), search
( page 90), or look up words ( page 76), etc.
Dragging
By dragging on the touch screen, you can turn a page (
page 70), drag a magnified page in Zoom mode ( page 83)
or select a word to highlight ( page 101).
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Getting Started
Double-tapping and dragging
By double-tapping and dragging on the touch screen, you
can select consecutive words ( page 91, 99).
Dragging and Holding
By holding on the touch screen after dragging, you can turn
pages repeatedly ( page 70).
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Getting Started
Handwriting
Using the supplied stylus or a finger, you can create drawing
on the touch screen ( page 102, 104, 116).
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Getting Started
How to Use the Home Menu
The Home menu is the starting point to read/play/view
content, create a drawing/text memo and configure settings.
You can select menu items by tapping them.
In this manual, the operating instructions on the Reader are
described as follows.
Example: Reading a book
 In the Home menu, tap
(“Books”)  desired book.
The actual operation for the example is shown as below:
 Press the
(Home) button.
(Home) button
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 In the Home menu, tap
(“Books”).
Home menu
 Tap the desired book on the
“Books” list.
If more than 10 books are
stored, the index bar appears on
the right side of the list. The
books are stored alphabetically.
If your desired book is not
displayed in the list, drag the
index bar until the book appears
or tap the first letter of the book
title in the index bar. You can
also turn the list page by
pressing < > (Page Turn) buttons.
Index bar
“Books” list
To return to the Home menu
Press the (Home) button.
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Getting Started
About the Home menu
In the Home menu, frequently used items are arranged by
(“More”). You can
default. To display other items, tap
change the items in the bottom left of the Home menu in
“Customize Home Menu” under “Advanced Settings.”
You can readily display the Home menu by pressing the
(Home) button.
These items can be rearranged in the
“Advanced Settings” menu ( page 31).
Home menu
Menu item
(Continue Reading)
(Books)
(All Notes)
Description
Displays the page of the last book
being read.
Displays the “Books” list ( page
54).
Displays a list of all the
bookmarks, highlights, and
markups created in books within
the Reader ( page 26).
Refer to page 94 for bookmarks,
98 for highlights and 102 for
markups.
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Getting Started
Menu item
Description
(Collections)*
1
(More)
(Handwriting)*2
(Text Memo)*2
Displays the list of collections
created by eBook Library ( page
30).
Displays items that are not
displayed on the Home menu (
page 24).
Displays the “Handwriting” list (
page 116).
Displays the “Text Memo” list
( page 121).
(Audio)*2
Displays the “Audio” list (
127).
page
(Pictures)*2
Displays the “Pictures” list (
page 133).
(Settings)*2
Displays the “Settings” menu (
page 139).
*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.
*2 Interchangeable items in “Customize Home Menu” ( page 31).
 Using the Option menu in the Home menu
You can display the Option menu by pressing the OPTIONS
button. From the Option menu, you can search for a book by
title or author ( page 62), display the audio Playback
screen ( page 130), or change the screen orientation (
page 114).
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Getting Started
Searching notes
Using the Reader, you can highlight a word(s), create a
bookmark, or mark up a book page. Also, you can add a
comment to them.
In this manual, highlights, bookmarks with/without a
comment and markups are collectively referred to as
“note(s).”
– For details on highlights, refer to page 98.
– For details on bookmarks, refer to page 94.
– For details on markups, refer to page 102.
From
(“All Notes”) in the Home menu, you can search
the Reader for notes. The “All Notes” list includes all the
notes of all the books stored on the Reader and memory
cards.
Hint
You can search the “All Notes” list for a note containing text
comment using the on-screen keyboard ( page 29).
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Getting Started
 In the Home menu, tap
(“All Notes”).
The list of all the bookmarks, highlights and markups on
the Reader appears.
Back icon
Headline
Scroll bar*
Annotated date/Book title/Page number
Indicates type of note
“All Notes” list
* The type of bar varies depending on the “Sort” type.
–Sorted “by Date”: Scroll bar
–Sorted “by Type”: Index bar with icons
–Sorted “by Comment”: Alphabetic index bar
For details, refer to “About the index bar and scroll bar” (
59).
page
Types of note
Icons
Descriptions
Sentences displayed in
the headline
Bookmark created on a book First sentence of a
page.
bookmarked page.
Bookmark containing a text
comment.
Bookmark containing a
handwritten comment.
Added comment.
First sentence of a
bookmarked page.
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Getting Started
Icons
Descriptions
Sentences displayed in
the headline
Highlight on a word(s).
Highlighted word.
Highlight containing a text
comment.
Highlight containing a
handwritten comment.
Markup drawn on a book
page.
Added comment.
Highlighted word.
First sentence of a
marked page.
 Tap a note.
The page that contains the note is displayed.
Hints
You can also create notes (excluding markups and handwritten
comments) in eBook Library.
In eBook Library, you can set to merge the notes of the Reader
and eBook Library while synchronizing. When merging the notes,
any inconsistent note for the same word will be replaced with the
latest note.
When you copy a book from eBook Library to the Reader, the
notes of the Reader will be replaced with the ones of the eBook
Library (or vice versa).
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Getting Started
Using the Option menu of the “All Notes” list
Press the OPTIONS button to open the Option menu.
(“Now Playing” appears only while a track is playing.)
Option menu
Option item
Description
Sort
Sorts the list by date, type, or
comment ( page 58).
Searches a desired note by
keyword ( page 62).
Goes to the audio Playback
screen ( page 130).
Switches the screen orientation
(vertical/horizontal) ( page 114).
Search
Now Playing
Orientation
To close the Option menu
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
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Getting Started
Selecting a book from the “Collections” list
Using eBook Library, you can group books by genre or
author, etc., in a folder which is called collection.
In the “Collections” list, you can select and read a book from
a folder list of collections.
Hints
For details on how to create or transfer a collection, refer to the
eBook Library Help.
You can display the Option menu of the “Collections” folder list by
pressing the OPTIONS button. You can switch the screen
orientation from the Option menu ( page 114).
You can also display the Option menu of the book list in the
“Collections” folder list by pressing the OPTIONS button ( page
56).
For details on the book list, refer to “Using the Option menu of the
book list” ( page 56).
 In the Home menu, tap
(“Collections”).
The “Collections” folder list appears.
 Tap the desired collection on the list.
The book list appears.
 Tap the desired book.
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Getting Started
To customize the Home menu
Of the Home menu items, “Handwriting,” “Text Memo,”
“Audio,” “Pictures” and “Settings” can be rearranged. You can
select two of these items to display on the Home menu. By
default, “Handwriting” and “Text Memo” are displayed on the
Home menu.
 In the Home menu, tap
(“More”)  (“Settings”)
(“Advanced
Settings”)
 (“Customize Home

Menu”).
The “Customize Home Menu” screen appears.
Indicates the position at the bottom of the
Home menu
Preview area
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Getting Started
 Tap the item that you want to display on the left
bottom of the Home menu.
The tapped item is placed on the left of the preview
area. The item already set on the left moves to the
center, and the one in the center disappears.
You can confirm the result in the preview area.
Below illustrates the movement of items when you select
“Pictures.”
 Tap “OK” to apply the setting.
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Getting Started
Inserting a Memory Card
You can use the following memory cards with the Reader.
Note
The Reader has separate slots for “Memory Stick Duo” Memory
Card and the SD Memory Card. Be sure to insert the memory card
in the correct slot. Otherwise, you may damage the slot or the
memory card.
“Memory Stick Duo”*1
Memory Card
SD Memory Card*2
“Memory Stick Duo”
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
miniSD Card *3
*1 The Reader does not comply with MagicGate standard, and the data
requiring the copyright protection function cannot be copied or played
on the Reader.
*2 The Reader does not comply with copyright protection of SD Memory
Cards.
*3 miniSD Card adapter (sold separately) required.
Notes
Do not remove a memory card from the memory card slot while the
data on the memory card is being edited. Otherwise, edited data
will not be saved.
Sony’s “Memory Stick Duo” Memory Card of up to 16 GB has been
tested to work with the Reader. For other brand’s “Memory Stick
Duo” Memory Cards, please check compatibility before use.
SD Memory Card of up to 16 GB has been tested to work with the
Reader; however, not all SD Memory Cards are guaranteed to
work.
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Getting Started
When inserting the memory card into the Reader, it may take time
for the Reader to recognize the content files in the memory card if
the number of the content files stored on the memory card is large.
Inserting a memory card into the Reader
The Memory slot protective inserts are inserted in the
“Memory Stick Duo” slot and the SD Memory Card slot at
purchase. Before inserting a memory card, remove the
Memory slot protective inserts from the “Memory Stick Duo”
slot and SD Memory Card slot.
 Press the protective insert until it clicks, then
release your finger to let it eject automatically.
Gently remove the protective insert.
When not using the memory card, insert the Memory
slot protective insert into the slot.
Note
If the Memory slot protective insert is not inserted in the slot,
foreign objects may enter the slot, and cause malfunction or
damage.
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 Insert a memory card in the  direction with its label
side up until it clicks into the place.
Note
The Reader has separate slots for “Memory Stick Duo”
Memory Card and the SD Memory Card. Be sure to insert the
memory card in the correct slot. Inserting the memory card in
the wrong slot may damage the slot and the memory card.
“Memory SD Memory
Stick Duo” Card

Mark

Mark
Notes
Be sure to insert the memory card in the correct direction. Forced
insertion may damage the slot.
Do not insert an incompatible memory card, as it may cause
malfunction.
Do not use a deformed memory card or adapter.
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Removing a memory card from the Reader
 Gently push in the memory card.
You will hear a click, and the memory card should pop
out.
“Memory SD Memory
Stick Duo” Card
 Remove the memory card squarely from the slot.
Notes
Do not remove a memory card or turn off the Reader while reading
or writing data as data may be damaged.
For details on handling memory cards, refer to “Notes on memory
cards” ( page 179).
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Importing and Transferring Content
Importing Content
Authorizing the Reader and your computer
Before purchasing and downloading eBooks from an online
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 145). If it has already been authorized,
“Authorized for the eBook Store.” or “This device is authorized for
Adobe DRM protected content.” is displayed.
Note
An 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
(indicating connection via USB) appears
not turn on until
on the screen (it takes about 5 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
by double-clicking the desktop icon.
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, you are required to enter your Adobe
ID. 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, an 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 37) 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 store 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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Hint
eBooks can be read on eBook Library using your computer. For
details on eBook Library operations, refer to the eBook Library
Help.
Importing content to eBook Library
You can import content files stored on your computer into
eBook Library.
You can import the following content files.
Book
PDF file, EPUB file, Text file, RTF file, Word file (unsecured)*1,
BBeB Book
Audio
MP3 and AAC format audio files (unsecured)
–MP3 file (.mp3 file extension)
The following specifications should be met in order to import an
MP3 file.
Bit rate: 32 to 320 kbps
Sampling frequency: 22.05, 44.1 kHz
–AAC file ( .mp4, .m4a, .mov, or .qt file extension)
The following specifications should be met in order to import an
AAC file.
Bit rate: 40 to 320 kbps
Sampling frequency: 24.0, 44.1, 48.0 kHz
Note
Movie files are not supported.
Picture
Bitmap file, JPEG file, GIF file*2, PNG file
*1Word files will be automatically converted into RTF files during
transfer to the Reader only if Microsoft Word is installed on your
computer.
*2For an animation GIF file, only the first frame will be shown.
For details on content files you can import, refer to the
eBook Library Help.
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 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 from “Import Folder” on the “File” menu.
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 75).
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)
A computer file that contains only
characters, which is readable on most
computers.
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File type
(file extension)
RTF file (.rtf)
Word file*1
(.doc, .docx*2)
Description
A document file format that can contain
information such as font type, size or color
in addition to text content.
Supported only by eBook Library.
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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Transferring Content
Transferring content to the Reader
You can transfer (copy) the content from eBook 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 Book
Audio
MP3 and AAC format audio files (unsecured)
–MP3 file (.mp3 file extension)
The following specifications should be met in order to import an
MP3 file.
Bit rate: 32 to 320 kbps
Sampling frequency: 22.05, 44.1 kHz
–AAC file ( .mp4, .m4a, .mov, or .qt file extension)
The following specifications should be met in order to import an
AAC file.
Bit rate: 40 to 320 kbps
Sampling frequency: 24.0, 44.1, 48.0 kHz
Note
Movie files are not supported.
Picture
Bitmap file, JPEG file, GIF file*2, PNG file
*1Word files will be automatically converted into RTF files during
transfer to the Reader only if Microsoft Word is installed on your
computer.
*2For an animation GIF file, only the first frame will be shown.
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Notes
If the Reader is locked, it will not be recognized on your computer
and content cannot be transferred. Deactivate the “Device Lock”
setting before USB connection ( page 146).
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 39).
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 eBook Library with the Reader (
page 52).
 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
(indicating connection via USB) appears
not turn on until
on the screen (it takes about 5 minutes).
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 Connect the Reader to your computer using the
supplied USB cable ( page 14).
eBook Library starts automatically and “Reader”
appears in the Source view of eBook Library.
Reader
Source view
Notes
If eBook Library does not start automatically, start it manually
by double-clicking the desktop icon.
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 USB connection.
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 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
as thumbnails.
(Thumbnail View), content can be displayed
 Select the content you want to transfer from the list.
 Drag the content from the list to “Reader” in the
Source view.
The content is transferred to the Reader.
Reader
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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 books on the Reader ( page 112).
Do not delete files in the folder under “database,” or files in
“database” on your computer. Perform data management using the
eBook Library. For details on the eBook Library operations, refer to
the eBook Library Help.
In eBook Library, you can set to merge the notes (bookmark/
highlight/markup) of the Reader and eBook Library while
synchronizing. When merging the notes, any inconsistent note for
the same word will be replaced with the latest note.
When you copy a book from eBook Library to the Reader, the
notes of the Reader will be replaced with the ones of the eBook
Library (or vice versa).
Transferring content via a memory card
You can transfer the content imported into eBook Library to
a memory card on the Reader.
Hints
“Memory Stick Duo” Memory Card and SD Memory Card can be used.
You can synchronize content in eBook Library with a memory card
on the Reader by specifying a folder (such as “Library” or the subitems under “Library”) ( page 52). For details on how to
synchronize content with a memory card, refer to the eBook
Library Help.
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 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
(indicating connection via USB) appears
not turn on until
on the screen (it takes about 5 minutes).
 Connect the Reader to your computer using the
supplied USB cable ( page 14).
eBook Library starts automatically and “Reader”
appears in the Source view of eBook Library.
Notes
If eBook Library does not start automatically, start it manually
by double-clicking the desktop icon.
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 USB connection.
 Insert a memory card into the appropriate memory
card slot of the Reader ( page 33).
“Memory Stick on Reader/SD Card on Reader” appears
in the Source view.
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 Click “Library” 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.
Hint
When you click
as thumbnails.
(Thumbnail view), contents can be displayed
 Select the content you want to transfer from the list.
 Drag the content from the list to “Memory Stick on
Reader/SD Card on Reader” in the Source view.
The content is transferred to the memory card on the
Reader.
Notes
If there is not enough free space on the memory card, content may
not be transferred. The free space of the memory card can be
increased in the following two ways.
Transfer any unnecessary content back to eBook Library, then
delete it to increase free space on the memory card.
Delete any unnecessary book on the Reader ( page 112).
Do not delete files and folders in the “Sony Reader” folder. Perform
data management on eBook Library. For details on eBook Library
operations, refer to the eBook Library Help.
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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 14).
eBook Library starts automatically and “Reader”
appears in the Source view of eBook Library.
 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.
 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.
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Synchronizing content in Library with the
Reader
You can synchronize content in eBook Library with the
Reader by specifying a folder (such as “Library” or the subitems under “Library”). The Reader will be automatically
updated to match the content in eBook Library when you
connect it to your computer. For details, refer to the eBook
Library Help.
Note
To synchronize content in eBook Library with the Reader, you need
to specify a folder (such as “Library” or the sub-items under
“Library”). For details on how to specify a folder, refer to the eBook
Library Help.
Hint
When you want to synchronize content in eBook 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
(indicating connection via USB) appears
not turn on until
on the screen (it takes about 5 minutes).
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 Connect the Reader to your computer using the
supplied USB cable ( page 14).
eBook Library starts and synchronizes content in the
Library with the Reader automatically.
Notes
If eBook Library does not start automatically, start it manually
by double-clicking the desktop icon.
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
Follow the steps below to find books transferred from your
computer.
Note
If you perform an invalid operation,
screen.
 In the Home menu, tap
appears at the bottom of the
(“Books”).
Home menu
Hints
If you want to continue reading from the last displayed page, tap
(“Continue Reading”) in the Home menu. The last displayed
page appears.
If you want to select a book from a collection, tap
(“Collections”) in the Home menu. Then, tap the desired
collection, and then tap a book of your choice.
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 Tap the desired book on the list.
Back icon
Indicates that content is stored on a
memory card.
:“Memory Stick Duo” Memory Card
:SD Memory Card
(Expiration): Indicates days remaining
until expiration. “Expired” is displayed
when the book has expired.
“Books” list
Index bar: The type of index bar varies
depending on the “Sort” type. For details,
refer to “About the index bar and scroll
bar” ( page 59).
Hints
If more than 10 books are stored, the index bar appears on
the right side of the list. The books are stored alphabetically. If
your desired book is not displayed in the list, drag the index
bar until the book appears or tap the first letter of the book title
in the index bar. You can also turn the list page by pressing
> (Page Turn) buttons.
<
If
you
have read the book before, the last displayed page of

the book appears when you open the book.
Note
The content on the inserted memory card also appears in the
Book list.
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To return to the “Books” list
Press the OPTIONS button to display the Option menu, and
tap “Return to List.”
Using the Option menu of the book list
In the book list, press the OPTIONS button to open the
Option menu.
(“Now Playing” appears only while a track is playing.)
Option menu of the
“Books” list
Option menu of the book list in the
“Collections” folder
Option item
Description/Reference page
Sort
Sorts the “Books” list by title, author, or date.
Sorts the book list in the “Collections” folder by
title, author, date, or order ( page 58).
View
Switches the list display format (
Search
Searches a desired book title by keyword (
62).
page 61).
Now Playing Goes to the audio Playback screen (
page
page 130).
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Option item
Description/Reference page
Orientation
Switches the screen orientation (vertical/
horizontal) ( page 114).
To close the Option menu
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
Hint
You can display the Option menu of the “Collections” folder list by
pressing the OPTIONS button. You can switch the screen
orientation from the Option menu ( page 114).
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Sorting a list
You can sort the lists of books, collections, notes, audio files
and pictures.
Here the instructions to sort the “Books” list are given as an
example. You can sort the list by title, author, or transferred
date.
Hint
The sorting criteria vary depending on the list. The default sorting
criteria are as follows:
“Books” list: “by Title”
Book list in the “Collections” folder: “by Order”
“All Notes” list: “by Date”
“Notes” list: “by Page”
“Audio” list: “by Title”
“Pictures” list: “by Title”
 In the Option menu, tap “by Title,” “by Author” or “by
Date” to sort the list.
The “Books” list is sorted as specified.
Author name
Transferred date
Scroll
bar
Index bar
Sorted “by Author”
Sorted “by Date”
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 About the index bar and scroll bar
If more than 10 items are stored in a list, the index bar or
scroll bar appears on the right side of the list. You can use
them to search for an item that does not appear on the
current page.
The appearance of the index bar differs depending on the
sorting criteria.
Alphabetic index bar
If this appears, drag the bar until the desired item appears,
or tap the first letter of its title/author/artist/comment, by
which the list is sorted, in the index bar.
Alphabetic index bar
“#” contains books or authors that begin
with a number.
Bold letter indicates that the letter contains
any applicable book or author.
“ ” contains books or authors that begin
with a symbol.
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Index bar with icons
This bar appears when you sort the “All Notes” or “Notes”
list “by Type.”
Respective icons on the bar represent the type of note. Tap
the desired note type to find it.
For details about the icons displayed on the bar, refer to
“Searching notes” ( page 26).
Index bar with icons
Scroll bar
If this appears, drag the bar until the desired item appears.
Scroll bar
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Switching the list display format
You can choose to display the list format in either “List” or
“Thumbnail” view.
In the Option menu, tap “Thumbnail” of “View” to switch the
list display format.
“List” (default)
“Thumbnail”
When you change the list display format, the “Audio” list and
the “Pictures” list are also switched to the selected format.
Notes
In the “Handwriting” list, only “Thumbnail” view is available, and in
the “Text Memo” list, only “List” view is available.
In the “Books” list and the “Audio” list, the thumbnail can be
displayed only if the book or the track has cover art information.
Some cover art may not be displayable, depending on the file
format.
If a book or track does not include cover art information, the default
image will be displayed in the “Thumbnail” list.
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Searching for a book with a keyword
Using the on-screen keyboard, you can search for a desired
book, note or word from the Option menus.
Here the instruction to search the “Books” list for a book is
given as an example. You can search for a book by entering
the book title or author.
Hint
For details on how to use the on-screen keyboard, refer to “How to
use the on-screen keyboard” ( page 65).
 In the Option menu, tap “Search” to display the
keyboard.
The on-screen keyboard appears.
Search
Input area
On-screen keyboard
 Enter a word in the input area of the keyboard.
The word appears in the input area.
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 Tap “Search.”
The “Search Results” list appears.
Books including the input word in their titles/authors are
displayed.
“Search Results” list
 Tap the desired book.
The book page appears.
To close the Search Results list
Tap (Back).
Hints
You can perform other search operations in the same manner as
above after selecting “Search” in each Option menu (excluding
searching a book for a word.)
For details on searching a book for a word, refer to “Searching a
book for keywords” ( page 90).
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Search target and criteria
Search target and criteria (metadata) vary depending on the
type of Option menu as follows:
Option menu type
“Books” list
Book list in the
“Collections” folder
“Collections” folder
list
“All Notes” list
Search target
Book
Criteria
Title, author
Collection
Collection folder
Note
“Notes” list
Note
Home menu
Book page
Book
Word
Book title, created
date, first sentence of
the page containing a
bookmark or markup,
target word in an
added comment,
target word which is
highlighted
First sentence of the
page containing a
bookmark or markup,
target word in an
added comment,
target word which is
highlighted
Title, author
Word in a book
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 How to use the on-screen keyboard
The Reader provides “United States,” “United Kingdom,”
“French,” “German” and “Dutch” keyboards. When you set
the language in the “Menu Language” screen for the first
time, the keyboard type is automatically set depending on
the language set. However, you can change the keyboard
type in the “Advanced Settings” menu at any time ( page
147).
Cursor
Input area
Keyboard history
Character keys
/@#$
(Shift key)
Symbols/Abc
 (Backspace)
Return key (not available
for searching)
To input a character
Tap any character key on the keyboard. The tapped character is
entered in the input area. As you input characters, predictive words
from previously typed ones will appear in the Keyboard History
area. If you tap the word, it appears in the input area.
To input characters with umlaut or accent, etc., tap and hold a
character key to pop up candidate characters, and select the
desired one. For details on available characters, refer to
“Characters available from the pop-up window” ( page 67).
To
 toggle alphabetic characters between lower-case and uppercase, tap “” (Shift key).
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To input symbols, tap “Symbols” to display the symbol keyboard.
You can also tap “@#$” to display another type of symbol
keyboard.
To return to the alphabet keyboard, tap “Abc.”
To give a line feed, tap the “Return” key. (The “Return” key is only
available in the Comment editor and Text memo editor ( page 106
and 123).
A maximum of 64 (in vertical screen) / 98 (in horizontal screen)
characters can be input in the input area.
To edit an input word
Tap the input word directly to move the cursor.
To delete a character
Locate the cursor right next to the character by tapping and
then tap  (Backspace).
Notes
Keyboard history records letters and hyphens. Numbers or other
symbols are not recorded.
Keyboard history records only words of 3 to 16 letters in length.
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Characters available from the pop-up window
If you tap and hold a character key, optional characters will
pop up, from which you can select the desired one.
Characters selectable from the pop-up window are as
follows:
Character key
A
Selectable characters
a
C
c
D
d
E
e
I
i
N
n
O
o
S
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Character key
s
Selectable characters
U
u
Y
y
Z
z
!
?
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Operations on the book page
On the book page screen, you can perform the following
operations.
Size indicator
Current page number/
Total page number
Volume indicator
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.
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Turning a page
Drag on the touch screen.
To go back to the previous page, drag on the page the
opposite direction or press the < (Page Turn) button.
 Turning pages repeatedly
Hold on the touch screen after dragging, or press and hold
the < > (Page Turn) buttons.
Hint
You can reverse the direction of dragging in the “Settings” menu
( page 143).
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Tapping operations
 Double-tapping on the top right corner of a book
page
You can add/remove a bookmark ( page 94).
Bookmark
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 Tapping the page number at the bottom of the
screen
You can jump to the desired page from the Page Jump
panel ( page 86).
Page Jump panel
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 Double-tapping a word
You can highlight ( page 99), search ( page 90), or look
up the word ( page 76) from the pop-up menu.
Pop-up menu
 Double-tapping and dragging the consecutive
words
You can highlight ( page 99) or search the consecutive
words from the pop-up menu ( page 90).
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 Tapping a bookmark or a highlighted word(s)
You can add a comment by text/handwriting to the tapped
bookmark/highlighted word(s), or edit the comment from the
displayed menu ( page 104).
Highlighted word
Example: Tapping a highlighted word
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To use the links of eBooks files on the Reader
You can use the links on a BBeB, PDF or EPUB file.
The link appears highlighted on the screen. Tap to jump to
the linked page.
Link
Hint
If you want to return to the previous page after you jumped to the
linked page, press the OPTIONS button to display the Option
menu, and then tap “History”   (Previous View).
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Using the Useful Features
You can use the various features to enhance readability.
Embedded dictionaries
You can look up words using the English dictionaries
incorporated in the Reader.
Notes
Only English dictionaries (“New Oxford American Dictionary” and
“Oxford Dictionary of English”) are available.
If you set “English” for “Menu Language” at the initial setting, the
dictionary used is automatically selected from “New Oxford
American Dictionary” or “Oxford Dictionary of English” according to
the type of English keyboard you selected. However, you can
change it in the “Advanced Settings” menu at any time ( page
148).
If you set a language other than “English” for “Menu Language” at
the initial setting, the dictionary function becomes disabled. To
enable a dictionary, set either “New Oxford American Dictionary” or
“Oxford Dictionary of English” in the “Dictionary” setting ( page
148).
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 In the book page, double-tap the desired word.
The pop-up menu appears, in which the headline of the
word definition is displayed.
Close icon
(Dictionary)
Pop-up menu
 Tap
(Dictionary).
The definition is fully displayed in the dictionary viewer.
Close icon
Definition area
(Keyboard) (
page 78)
Dictionary viewer
Hints
You can turn the dictionary pages by dragging the definition
area or pressing the <
> (Page Turn) buttons.
or > (Page Turn) button while
If you press and hold the <
the dictionary viewer is displayed, you can accelerate turning
the pages.
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To close the dictionary viewer
Tap .
Looking up other words
You can view a list of words found by the same keyword and
select a headword to read its detailed definition.
 In the dictionary viewer, tap
(Keyboard).
The lookup result screen with the on-screen keyboard
appears.
Close icon
Candidate words in a list
Number of entries and page number/
total pages
Scrolls the page
Lookup result screen
 Tap the desired headword.
The definition is fully displayed in the dictionary viewer.
Hints
You can also look up another word by modifying the selected
word using the on-screen keyboard. As you modify the
characters in the input area of the keyboard, the lookup result
changes accordingly.
You can input up to 39 (in vertical screen) / 72 (in horizontal
screen) characters in the input area.
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Note
When using the embedded dictionary, you cannot input alphabet
with umlaut or accent. The tap and hold operation on the on-screen
keyboard is not available.
Adjusting the text size
You can adjust the text size using the size menu. Select
from 5 different text sizes (S, M, L, XL or XXL). “S” (original
size) is set by default.
 In the book page, press the
(Size) button.
The Size menu appears.
Size menu
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 Tap “M,” “L,” “XL” or “XXL.”
The text size is changed, and the text and layout of the
book page are adjusted automatically to fit the screen
size. The selected size is indicated at the bottom of the
screen.
“Zoom In” (
page 82)
Close icon
Size indicator
Size icons
 Tap , or press the
(Size) button.
After the Size menu is closed, the texts are displayed in
the selected size. To return the texts to the default size,
tap “S” in the Size menu.
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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, drag
> (Page Turn) buttons.
the page or press the <
When viewing a PDF file in S size, you can magnify the text size by
switching the screen orientation to “Horizontal.” This should be
used only if you wish to retain the original layout of the PDF file.
The text size of BBeB, PDF or EPUB files will be magnified as
follows:
BBeB file: S(100%), M(120%), L(150%), XL(200%), XXL(260%)
PDF file: S(100%), M(200%), L(300%), XL(450%), XXL(600%)
EPUB file: S(100%), M(130%), L(180%), XL(230%), XXL(310%)
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, L, XL, or XXL size, some functions
such as highlighting, searching, or the temporary selection of a
word, may not work correctly.
When you view PDF files in M, L, XL or XXL size, the page layout
is adjusted automatically to fit the screen size. In certain situations,
only text appears in these scales as some tables and graphics may
be reformatted and altered. In these cases, viewing in S size will
retain the original formatting.
Certain image-based pages such as the cover page of a book, or a
PDF file created as an image file, cannot be magnified to M, L, XL
or XXL size. In these cases, it is recommended to use the Zoom
Mode.
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Zooming in/out
The book page enters zoom mode by tapping “
on the size menu ( page 79).
 In the book page, press the
“ Zoom In.”
The Zoom bar appears.
Zoom In”
(Size) button, then tap
Zoom bar
Slider
 Drag the slider, or tap + or – of the Zoom bar
repeatedly until the page is zoomed to the desired
scale.
The page is zoomed in.
Hints
You can also zoom in a book page by tapping a point in the
Zoom bar.
By double-tapping on a book page in zoom mode, the page is
zoomed in and the double-tapped point is centered.
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To scroll a magnified page
When the book page is zoomed in, / / / appear at the
edges of the screen. You can display the edge of the page
by tapping / / / .
You can also scroll the page by dragging it.
To exit the Zoom mode
Tap , or press the (Size) button. The Zoom bar
disappears and the book page screen returns to the
selected text size.
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Using the Option menu of the book page
Press the OPTIONS button to open the Option menu of the
book page.
The Option menu consists of 2 pages and includes various
useful features.
(“Now Playing” appears only while a track is playing.)
Close icon
Close
icon
Displays
1st page
Displays
2nd page
1st page
2nd page
Option item
Description/Reference page
Go to Page
Displays the Page Jump panel (
History
Navigates previously viewed pages (
Displays the table of contents.
Table of
Contents*1
Search
page 86).
page 89).
Searches words in the book ( page 90).
Create/Edit Displays the tool bar to create/delete a bookmark
Notes
( page 95)/highlight ( page 100)/markup (
page 102) or displays the “Notes” list ( page 109).
Hide Notes/ Hides/Displays the bookmark/highlight/markup
( page 112).
Show
Notes*2
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Option item
Description/Reference page
Return to List Closes the book and goes back to the list from
which you opened the book.
Delete Book Deletes a book ( page 112).
Info
Displays the book information (
page 113).
Now Playing Goes to the audio Playback screen ( page 130).
Orientation
Switches the screen orientation (vertical/
horizontal) ( page 114).
*1The displayed items vary depending on the content.
*2“Hide Notes”/“Show Notes” is displayed only when notes are present
in the book.
To close the Option menu
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
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Jumping to pages (“Go to Page”)
You can jump to pages using the Page Jump panel. There
are two ways to perform the operation:
– Using the Page Jump bar.
– Specifying the page number (
page 87).
 To jump to pages using the Page Jump bar
 In the book page, press the OPTIONS button, then
tap “Go to Page.”
The Page Jump panel appears.
Close icon
“Enter Page #”
( page 87)
Page Jump panel
Page Jump bar
Hints
You can also display the Page Jump panel by tapping the
page number at the bottom of the screen.
or > (Page Turn) button while
If you press and hold the <
the Page Jump panel is displayed, you can accelerate turning
the pages.
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 Drag the slider, or tap a point on the Page Jump bar.
The page is displayed based on the slider position in the
Page Jump bar.
Slider
To close the Page Jump panel
Tap  or the page number at the bottom of the screen, or
press the OPTIONS button.
 Jumping directly to a specific page
You can jump directly to a page by inputting the page
number with the on-screen numeric keyboard.
 Tap “Enter Page #” on the Page Jump panel.
The numeric keyboard appears.
Input area
Number Keys
 (Backspace) key
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 Tap the number key to input the page number.
The input number is displayed in the input area. To
delete the number, tap the  (Backspace) key.
Hint
Up to 11-digit number can be input.
 Tap “Go.”
The input page appears.
To close the numeric keyboard
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
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Going back to previously displayed pages
(“History”)
You can go back to previously displayed pages.
 In the book page, press the OPTIONS button, then
tap “History.”
The History Jump icons appear.
 (Previous View)

(Next View)
History Jump icons
 Tap
 (Previous View).
The previously displayed page appears. To return to the
current page, tap  (Next View).
Hints
You can also perform the same operation by dragging on the
touch screen or pressing <
> (Page Turn) buttons while the
History Jump icons are displayed.
If you tap on the page number, the History Jump icons
disappear, and the Page Jump bar appears.
To hide the History Jump icons
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
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Searching a book for keywords (“Search”)
You can search for keywords by using the on-screen
keyboard ( page 65).
There are two ways to search for a keyword:
– Double-tapping a word in the book page of the book.
– Using the Option menu ( page 92).
 To search by double-tapping a word
 In the book page, double-tap the desired word.
The pop-up menu appears.
(Search)
Close icon
Pop-up menu
Note
If you display the tool bar from “Create/Edit Notes” within the
Options menu, you cannot display the pop-up menu, but only
select the word temporarily by double-tapping on that page.
(However, you can search a word by selecting “Search” from
the Option menu.)
To cancel the selection, deactivate all the items on the tool
bar, then tap any point on that page of the book.
Hint
To select consecutive words, double-tap the first word and
drag across the desired portion.
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 Tap
(Search).
The search result page containing the input word(s)
appears. The results are highlighted on the page.
Search result page
 Tap 
(Next Search) to skip to the next page that
contains the input word(s).
The next page containing the input word(s) appears. To
return to the previous page containing your input
word(s), tap  (Previous Search).
To exit the search result page
Tap . The highlight of input word(s) disappears.
Hint
If you select “Search” from the Option menu again, the on-screen
keyboard will appear with the searched word in its input area.
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 To search from the Option menu
 In the book page, press the OPTIONS button, then
tap “Search.”
The on-screen keyboard appears.
Input area
 Input a word using the on-screen keyboard (
65), then tap “Search”.
The search result page containing the input word
appears. The results are highlighted on the page.
page
Search result page
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 Tap 
(Next Search) to skip to the next page that
contains the input word(s).
The next page containing the input word(s) appears. To
return to the previous page containing your input
word(s), tap  (Previous Search).
To exit the search result page
Tap .
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Creating a bookmark on a book page (“Create/
Edit Notes”)
You can create a bookmark on a book page for your future
reference.
There are two ways to perform the operation:
– Double-tapping a page.
– Using the Option menu (
page 95).
 To create a bookmark by double-tapping a page
 In the book page, double-tap near the upper right
corner of the screen.
The upper right corner of the page is shown as folded.
Bookmark
Hint
To delete the bookmark, double-tap it again.
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 To create a bookmark from the Option menu
 In the book page, press the OPTIONS button, then
tap “Create/Edit Notes.”
The tool bar appears.
Tool bar
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 Tap
(Bookmark).
The upper right corner of the page is shown as folded,
and the color of in the tool bar is shaded.
(Bookmark)
Bookmark
Hint
To delete the bookmark, tap
(Bookmark).
To close the tool bar
Tap .
Hints
You can add a comment to a bookmark. For details, refer to
“Adding a comment to a bookmark or highlight” ( page 104).
While you are viewing a comment of a bookmark in the Comment
viewer, you can delete both the bookmark and comment by tapping
“Delete” ( page 108).
You can delete all the notes within a book from the Option menu of
the “Notes” list ( page 110).
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Notes
When you delete a bookmark with a comment, the comment will
also be removed. Tap “Yes” in the confirmation message to delete
both the bookmark and the comment.
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.
While an item on the tool bar is active, you cannot select a word by
double-tapping. While no item is active, you can select the word,
but cannot display the pop-up menu. (However, you can search a
word by selecting “Search” from the Option menu.)
To cancel the selection, deactivate all the items on the tool bar,
then tap any point on that page of the book.
 To display a bookmarked page
You can display the bookmarked page from the “All Notes”
list ( page 26) and the “Notes” list ( page 109).
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Highlighting a word(s) (“Create/Edit Notes”)
You can highlight a word(s) on a book page.
There are two ways to perform the operation:
– Double-tapping a word in the book page of the book.
– Using the Option menu ( page 100).
Hints
You can add a comment to a highlight. For details, refer to “Adding
a comment to a bookmark or highlight” ( page 104).
You can also highlight a word(s) with a hyperlink and add a
comment to it ( page 104).
Notes
When you tap a highlighted word(s) with a hyperlink, the Comment
editor ( page 105, 106) or the Comment viewer ( page 108)
appears instead of jumping to a page. To enable the hyperlink, hide
the highlights using “Hide Notes” in the Option menu ( page 112),
or delete the highlight ( page 99).
You
cannot highlight the cover page and pictures, as well as book/

chapter titles that are displayed in the upper right of a book page.
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 To highlight a word(s) by double-tapping
 In the book page, double-tap the desired word, then
(Highlight).
tap
The word is highlighted.
(Highlight)
Close icon
Pop-up menu
Hints
To highlight consecutive words or multiple lines, double-tap the
first word and drag across the desired portion, then tap
(Highlight).
To
delete
the highlight, press the OPTIONS button, then tap

(Eraser) on the tool bar. Then, tap or
“Create/Edit Notes” 
stroke a part of the highlighted word(s).
Note
If you display the tool bar from “Create/Edit Notes” within the
Options menu, you cannot display the pop-up menu, but only
select the word temporarily by double-tapping on that page.
(However, you can search a word by selecting “Search” from
the Option menu.)
To cancel the selection, deactivate all the items on the tool
bar, then tap any point on that page of the book.
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 To highlight a word(s) from the Option menu
 In the book page, press the OPTIONS button, then
(Highlight marker).
tap “Create/Edit Notes” 
The color of
in the tool bar is shaded and the
highlighting function becomes available.
 Drag across the word(s) on the book page.
The word(s) is highlighted.
(Highlight marker)
Highlighted word
Hints
To highlight multiple lines of text all at once, drag across the
lines starting from the first character to the last character.
(Eraser), then tap or stroke a
To delete the highlight, tap
part of the highlighted word(s).
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Notes
(Highlight marker) /
(Eraser), it will remain
Once you tap
active until you tap another item in the tool bar.
While an item on the tool bar is active, you cannot select a
word by double-tapping. While no item is active, you can select
the word, but cannot display the pop-up menu. (However, you
can search a word by selecting “Search” from the Option
menu.)
To cancel the selection, deactivate all the items on the tool
bar, then tap any point on that page of the book.
Hints
While you are viewing a comment of a highlight in the Comment
viewer, you can delete both the highlight and comment by tapping
“Delete” ( page 108).
You
can delete all the notes within a book from the Option menu of

the “Notes” list ( page 110).
Note
When you delete a highlight with a comment, both highlight and
comment will be removed. Tap “Yes” in the confirmation message
to delete both the highlight and comment.
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Marking up a book page by handwriting
(“Create/Edit Notes”)
You can freely mark up a book page using the supplied
stylus or a finger.
 In the book page, press the OPTIONS button, then
tap “Create/Edit Notes”  (Pen).
The color of in the tool bar is shaded and the markup
function becomes available.
 Mark up the book page.
Lines are drawn as you drag on the touch screen.
(Pen)
(Eraser)
Close icon
Hint
(Eraser), then stroke a part of the
To erase the line, tap
line. If the markup was drawn by multiple lines, stroke across
all points of each line thoroughly in order to completely erase
the markup.
 Tap .
The markup is saved, and the tool bar is closed.
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Note
During the markup operation, the current page is saved by
performing the operations, such as pressing a button, closing a
book.
 To display a marked page
You can display a marked page from the “All Notes” list (
page 26) and the “Notes” list ( page 109).
To display an iconized markup in original form
If you magnify/reduce the text size, the markup is displayed
as at the first character of the marked page. To display
the markup on the original page, tap to pop up its
thumbnail, and tap the thumbnail. (If the marked page was
not created on the PRS-600, only the thumbnail will be
displayed.)
Thumbnail of the marked page
Notes
fall on the same position, they appear side by side.
If multiple
This
product
(PRS-600)
cannot display a markup that was created

on a model whose screen size is different.
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Adding a comment to a bookmark or highlight
You can add a comment to a bookmark or highlighted word.
There are two ways to perform the operation:
– “by Drawing”
– “by Keyboard” (
page 106)
 Adding a comment by drawing
 In the book page, tap the desired bookmark or
highlighted word.
The Method menu appears.
Close icon
Method menu
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 Tap “by Drawing.”
The Comment editor with the freehand tool bar appears.
Drawing area
Comment editor
 Draw freely in the drawing area.
Lines are drawn as you drag on the touch screen.
Note
The handwritten comment cannot have multiple pages.
Hint
To erase the line, tap
line.
(Eraser), then tap any point on the
 Tap “Done” to save the comment.
The Comment editor is closed, and
bookmark or the highlight.
is attached to the
Note
Make sure to tap “Done” when you wish to save the comment.
If you tap , the confirmation screen appears.
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 Adding a comment using the on-screen keyboard
 In the book page, tap the desired bookmark or
highlighted word.
The Method menu appears.
Close icon
Method menu
 Tap “by Keyboard.”
The Comment editor with the on-screen keyboard
appears.
Input area
Close icon
On-screen keyboard
Comment editor
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 Enter your comment using the on-screen keyboard
(
page 65).
Hints
Up to 2048 characters can be input in a comment.
The on-screen keyboard in the Comment editor has a “Return”
key. You can provide a line feed using this key.
 Tap “Done” to save the comment.
The Comment editor is closed, and
bookmark or the highlight.
is attached to the
Note
Make sure to tap “Done” when you wish to save the comment.
If you tap , the confirmation screen appears.
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 To view a comment
Tap a bookmark or highlight with
The Comment viewer appears.
on a book page.
Page number of the comment
(not displayed for handwritten
comment)
Comment viewer
Hint
/:
The arrows become available when the
comment has multiple pages (not
displayed for handwritten comment).
To display the previous/next page of
the comment, tap /.
You can also view a comment from the “Notes” list (
page 109).
Note
When you tap a highlighted word(s) with a hyperlink, the Comment
editor ( page 105, 106) or the Comment viewer ( page 108)
appears instead of jumping to a page. To enable the hyperlink, hide
the highlights using “Hide Notes” in the Option menu ( page 112),
or delete the highlight ( page 99).
 To edit a comment
Tap “Edit” in the Comment viewer to display the Comment
editor. Edit the comment using the on-screen keyboard (
page 65) or the Comment editor for handwriting.
 To delete a comment
Tap “Delete” in the Comment viewer. The comment and the
bookmark/highlight will be deleted.
You can also delete all the notes in a book from the “Notes”
list.
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Selecting a note (“Create/Edit Notes”)
You can display the “Notes” list by tapping “ Notes” in the
tool bar. The “Notes” list includes all the notes of the
currently viewed book. You can jump to a page by tapping
an item in the list.
Hint
You can search the “Notes” list for a note containing a text
comment using the on-screen keyboard ( page 111).
 In the book page, press the OPTIONS button, then
tap “Create/Edit Notes.”
The tool bar appears.
 Tap “
Notes.”
The list of all the bookmarks, highlights, and markups in
the current book appears.
Scroll bar
Page number
Indicates type of note (
page 27)
 Tap a note.
The page that includes the note is displayed.
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Hints
You can also create notes (excluding markups and handwritten
comments) in eBook Library.
In eBook Library, you can set to merge the notes of the Reader
and eBook Library while synchronizing. When merging the notes,
any inconsistent note for the same word will be replaced with the
latest note.
When you copy a book from eBook Library to the Reader, the
notes of the Reader will be replaced with the ones of the eBook
Library (or vice versa).
 To delete all the notes within a book
In the Option menu of the “Notes” list, tap “Delete Notes.”
Tap “Yes” to delete all the notes in the list.
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Using the Option menu of the “Notes” List
Press the OPTIONS button to open the Option menu.
(“Now Playing” appears only while a track is playing.)
Option menu
Option item
Description
Sort
Sorts the list “by Page,” “by Type”
or “by Comment” ( page 58).
Searches a desired note by
keyword ( page 62).
Deletes all the bookmarks,
highlights, markups and
comments within the book.
Goes to the audio Playback
screen ( page 130).
Switches the screen orientation
(vertical/horizontal) ( page 114).
Search
Delete Notes
Now Playing
Orientation
To close the Option menu
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
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Hiding notes (“Hide Notes”)
Notes, such as bookmarks, highlights and markups in a
book can be hidden/shown from the Option menu of a book
page.
 In the book page, press the OPTIONS button, then
tap “Hide Notes.”
All bookmarks, highlights, and markups within a book
are tentatively hidden. To show them, in the book page,
press the OPTIONS button, then tap “Show Notes”.
Note
When you select “Hide Notes” in one book, the other books notes
are also hidden.
Deleting a book (“Delete Book”)
You can delete a book on the Reader or memory cards that
are inserted into the Reader.
 In the book page, press the OPTIONS button, then
tap to display the second page of the Option
menu, and tap “Delete Book.”
 Tap “Yes.”
The book is deleted and the screen switches to the book
list.
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Displaying book information (“Info”)
You can check book information, such as title, author, book
cover thumbnail and etc.
 In the book page, press the OPTIONS button, then
tap to display the second page of the Option
menu, and tap “Info.”
The book information appears.
Items
Description
Book cover
thumbnail
Title
Author
Publisher
Category
eBook ID
Kind
Date
Size
Location
The book cover thumbnail. (BBeB file only)
The book title.
The name of author(s).
The publisher. (BBeB file only)
The book category (BBeB file only)
The Book ID. (BBeB file only)
The file type.
The latest update and creation date.
The file size.
The memory location where the book is stored.
Internal memory: The book is stored on the
Reader.
Memory Stick/SD Memory Card: The book is
stored on a memory card.
Path
The file path location.
Digital Rights This field is only displayed 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.
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Items
Description
Expiration
date
This field is only displayed when a book with DRM
and an expiration date is selected. (PDF and
EPUB file only)
Switching screen orientation (vertical/
horizontal) (“Orientation”)
In the Option menu, you can switch the screen orientation
from vertical to horizontal or vice versa. Once the screen
orientation is switched, all menus and contents are
displayed in the selected orientation.
Hint
You can switch the screen orientation from any of the Option
menus.
 In the book page, press the OPTIONS button, then
tap to display the second page of the Option
menu, and tap “Orientation.”
The orientation is switched from vertical to horizontal.
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 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). To display the lower part, drag the page
horizontally or press the > (Page Turn) button.
Displaying upper half
Position indicator
Displaying lower half
Position indicator
115
Creating Drawings and Text Memos
Creating Drawings and Text
Memos
You can create either a handwritten drawing or a text memo
independent of any book stored in the Reader.
Note
If you perform an invalid operation,
screen.
appears at the bottom of the
Drawing by handwriting
You can create handwritten drawings.
 In the Home menu, tap
(“Handwriting”).
Home menu
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Hint
When more than 8 drawings are stored, the scroll bar appears
on the right side of the list. You can display the next page of
> (Page Turn)
the list by scrolling the bar, or pressing the
button.
 Tap “New Drawing.”
“New Drawing”
Indicates that content is
stored on a memory card.
:“Memory Stick Duo”
Memory Card
:SD Memory Card
Scroll bar
Created date
and time
Created
drawings
“Handwriting” list
Note
In the “Handwriting” list, only “Thumbnail” view is available.
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 Start to draw in the drawing area.
Drawing area
Drawing editor
Hint
To erase a line, tap
(Eraser), then stroke a part of the line.
 Tap “Done” to save the drawing.
Note
Make sure to tap “Done” when you wish to save the drawing. If
you tap , the confirmation screen appears.
Newly created drawings will be saved only on the internal
memory.
Hint
If you tap “New,” the current drawing is saved, and a new
drawing editor opens.
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How to use the drawing editor
(Eraser)
(Pen)
Drawing editor
 To draw
With (Pen) selected, drag on the screen with the supplied
stylus or your finger.
 To erase a drawing
Tap
(Eraser), stroke across the drawing thoroughly. To
erase only a line, tap any point on the line.
 To create a new drawing
Tap “New.” The current drawing is saved, and a new drawing
editor opens.
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To close the drawing editor
To save and close the current drawing, tap “Done.”
To close without saving the drawing, tap , then “Yes” in
the confirmation screen. Tap “No” to cancel the operation.
To view a drawing
In the “Handwriting” list, tap the desired drawing. Press the
< > (Page Turn) buttons or drag on the touch screen to
display the previous/next drawing.
Drawing viewer
Current drawing number/
Total drawing number
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 To edit a drawing
In the drawing viewer, tap “Edit” to display the tool bar. Edit
the drawing in the same manner as you drew it ( page
119).
 To delete a drawing
With the drawing viewer open, press the OPTIONS button.
Tap “Delete Drawing”  “Yes” in the confirmation screen.
Creating a text memo
You can create a text memo using the on-screen keyboard.
 In the Home menu, tap
(“Text Memo”).
Home menu
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Creating Drawings and Text Memos
Hints
When more than 9 text memos are stored, the scroll bar
appears on the right side of the list. You can display the next
> (Page
page of the list by scrolling the bar, or pressing the
Turn) button.
 Tap “New Memo.”
Indicates that content is
stored on a memory card.
:“Memory Stick Duo”
Memory Card
:SD Memory Card
“New Memo”
Scroll bar
Created text
memos
Created date
and time
“Text Memo” list
Note
In the “Text Memo” list, only “List” view is available.
Continued 122
Creating Drawings and Text Memos
 Enter text on the input area using the on-screen
keyboard (
page 65)
Input area
Close icon
Text memo editor
Hint
The on-screen keyboard in the Text memo editor has a
“Return” key. You can provide a line feed using this key.
 Tap “Done” to save the text memo.
The text memo is saved, and the text memo editor
closes.
Notes
Make sure to tap “Done” when you wish to save the text. If you
tap , the confirmation screen appears.
Newly created text memos will be saved only on the internal
memory.
Hint
If you tap “New,” the current text memo is saved, and a new
text memo editor opens.
Continued 123
Creating Drawings and Text Memos
To view a text memo
In the “Text memo” list, tap the desired text memo. Press the
< > (Page Turn) buttons or drag on the touch screen to
display the previous/next text memo.
Close icon
Current memo page/
Total memo page
Current text
memo number
of total
Text memo viewer
/:
The arrows become
available when the memo
has multiple pages.
To display the previous/
next page of the memo,
tap /.
 To edit a text memo
In the text memo viewer, tap “Edit” to display the on-screen
keyboard, then edit the text.
 To delete a text memo
With the text memo viewer open, press the OPTIONS
button. Then, tap “Delete Memo”  “Yes” in the confirmation
screen.
Continued 124
Creating Drawings and Text Memos
Using the Option menu of the Handwriting
and Text Memo lists
Press the OPTIONS button to open the Option menu.
(“Now Playing” appears only while a track is playing.)
Option menu of the
“Handwriting” list
Option menu of the
“Text Memo” list
Option item
Description/Reference page
Now Playing
Goes to the audio Playback
screen ( page 130).
Switches the screen orientation
(vertical/horizontal) ( page
114).
Orientation
To close the Option menu
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
Continued 125
Creating Drawings and Text Memos
Option menus of the drawing and text memo
viewers
Option menu of the
drawing viewer
Option menu of the
text memo viewer
Option item
Description/Reference page
Delete Drawing/Delete
Memo
Deletes the drawing/memo (
page 121, 124).
Opens the audio Playback screen
( page 130).
Switches the screen orientation
(vertical/horizontal) ( page 114).
Now Playing
Orientation
To close the Option menu
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
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Playing Audio Files
Playing Audio Files
Playing audio files transferred from your
computer
You can play back MP3 and AAC files (unsecured) on the
Reader. You can also read books while listening to an audio
file ( page 129). When listening to audio files, connect the
optional headphones to the headphone jack.
Note
If you perform an invalid operation,
screen.
 In the Home menu, tap
appears at the bottom of the
(“More”) 
(“Audio”).
Home menu
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Playing Audio Files
Hints
The content on the memory card also appears in the “Audio”
list.
When more than 10 tracks are stored, the index bar appears
on the right side of the list. You can display the next page of
> (Page Turn)
the list by scrolling the bar, or pressing the
button.
You can place (“Audio”) in the Home menu in “Customize
Home Menu” ( page 31).
 In the “Audio” list, tap the desired track.
Thumbnails of pictures
(if contained on files)
Indicates that
content is stored on
a memory card.
: “Memory Stick
Duo” Memory Card
: SD Memory
Card

“Audio” list
Playback screen
To stop playback, tap  on the screen.
Succeeding tracks are played in the listed order.
To close the “Audio” list
Tap (Back).
Continued 128
Playing Audio Files
To close the Playback screen
Press the OPTIONS button to display the Option menu, and
tap “Return to List.”
Hints
You can read a book while playing tracks. To do so, play the track
before you begin to read a book.
You can display the Option menu of “Audio” by pressing the
OPTIONS button ( page 131).
While
a track is playing, the volume indicator appears at the bottom

right of the screen.
Continued 129
Playing Audio Files
Operations on the Playback screen
On the Playback screen, you can perform the following
operations.
Play mode icon*1
: Shuffle play
: Repeat (1 Song)
: Repeat (All Songs)
Picture area
Track name
Artist name
Elapsed
playback time/
Total time of the
current track
Volume indicator
Album name
Playback progress bar
(stop)/(play)
Slider Current track number/
total track number
*1The play mode icons appear while tracks are playing in shuffle play or
repeat play ( page 132).
Button/Gesture
Operation
Dragging ( page 70)
  (Page Turn)
buttons
Playback progress bar
Skips to the previous/next track.
/
VOL –/+ button
Rewinds/Fast-forwards the track
by dragging the slider or tapping a
point of the Playback progress
bar.
Stops/Restarts the playback.
 Adjusts the volume.
 Mutes on/off by pressing and
holding it.
Continued 130
Playing Audio Files
Using the Option menu of Audio
Press the OPTIONS button to open the Option menu.
(“Now Playing” appears only while a track is playing.)
Option menu of the “Audio” list
Option item
Description/Reference page
Sort
Sorts the “Audio” list “by Title”or
“by Artist” ( page 58).
Switches the list display format
( page 61).
View
Now Playing
Orientation
Goes to the audio Playback
screen ( page 130).
Switches the screen orientation
(vertical/horizontal) ( page 114).
To close the Option menu
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
Continued 131
Playing Audio Files
Option menu of the Playback screen
Option item
Description/Reference page
Repeat
Off (default setting): Stops
playback after playing all tracks.
1 Song: Plays the current track
repeatedly.
All Songs: Plays all tracks
repeatedly.
Plays all tracks in random order.
Goes to the book page screen.
The last displayed page appears.
Closes the Playback screen and
displays the “Audio” list.
Switches the screen orientation
(vertical/horizontal) ( page 114).
Shuffle Off/ Shuffle On
Continue Reading
Return to List
Orientation
To close the Option menu
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
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Viewing Pictures
Viewing Pictures
Viewing pictures transferred from your computer
You can view BMP/JPEG/GIF/PNG files on the Reader.
Note
If you perform an invalid operation,
screen.
 In the Home menu, tap
appears at the bottom of the
(“More”) 
(“Pictures”).
Home menu
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Viewing Pictures
Hints
The content on the memory card also appears in the “Pictures”
list.
When more than 10 pictures are stored, the index bar appears
on the right side of the list. You can display the next page of
> (Page Turn)
the list by scrolling the bar, or pressing the
button.
(“Pictures”) in the Home menu in “Customize
You can place
Home Menu” ( page 31).
 In the “Pictures” list, tap the desired picture.
Indicates that
content is stored on
a memory card.
: “Memory Stick
Duo” Memory Card
: SD Memory
Card
Thumbnails

“Pictures” list
Picture viewer
To close the Picture list
Tap (Back).
To close the Picture viewer screen
Press the OPTIONS button to display the Option menu, and
tap “Return to List.”
Continued 134
Viewing Pictures
Hints
The Size menu of the Picture viewer can be displayed by pressing
the (Size) button. In the Size menu, you can zoom in/out a
picture ( page 82).
You can display the Option menu of “Pictures” by pressing the
OPTIONS button ( page 137).
To increase the resolution of landscape pictures, view them in
horizontal mode ( page 114).
Operations on the Picture viewer
On the Picture viewer, you can perform the following
operations.
Current picture number/
total picture number
Picture viewer
Button/Gesture
Operation
Dragging ( page 70)
  (Page Turn)
buttons
To display the previous/next
picture.
Continued 135
Viewing Pictures
To zoom in/out a picture
You can zoom in/out a picture. On the Picture viewer, press
the (Size) button to display the Zoom bar.
For details about using the Zoom bar and scrolling the
magnified picture, refer to “Zooming in/out” ( page 82).
Zoom bar
Slider

Continued 136
Viewing Pictures
Using the Option menu of Pictures
Press the OPTIONS button to open the Option menu.
(“Now Playing” appears only while a track is playing.)
Option menu of the “Pictures” list
Option item
Description/Reference page
Sort
Sorts the “Pictures” list “by Title”or
“by Date” ( page 58).
Switches the list display format
( page 61).
Goes to the audio Playback
screen ( page 130).
Switches the screen orientation
(vertical/horizontal) ( page 114).
View
Now Playing
Orientation
To close the Option menu
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
Continued 137
Viewing Pictures
Option menu of the Picture Viewer
Option item
Description/Reference page
Slideshow On/Off
Starts/Stops a slideshow of
pictures.
The “Slideshow” setting can be
configured from the “Settings”
menu ( page 143).
Closes the Picture viewer screen.
Return to List
Now Playing
Orientation
Goes to the audio Playback
screen ( page 130).
Switches the screen orientation
(vertical/horizontal) ( page 114).
Note
Even when the “Slideshow” setting in the “Settings” menu is set to
“Off,” you can start a slideshow by selecting “Slideshow On” in the
Option menu of the Picture Viewer.
To close the Option menu
Tap , or press the OPTIONS button.
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Settings
Changing Settings
You can configure various settings in the “Settings” menu.
Note
If you perform an invalid operation,
screen.
 In the Home menu, tap
appears at the bottom of the
(“More”) 
(“Settings”).
Home menu
Hint
You can place
Home Menu” (
(“Settings”) in the Home menu in “Customize
page 31).
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Settings
 In the “Settings” menu, select the setting item you
want to change.
Illustrations below show the “Date and Time” setting.
“Settings” menu
 Tap the desired part or field to change the setting.
To input a number, tap the numeric key.
Numeric Keys
“Date and Time” setting screen
 Tap “OK” or “Yes” to confirm the setting, or tap
(Back) to cancel the setting.
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Settings
Settings menu items
In the “Settings” menu, you can configure the following
settings.
Setting item
Description
Date and Time
Sets date and time displayed on the
Reader. To input the value, tap the
numeric key.
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 clock.
Date and Time
Format
Sets the display format of date and time.
Active settings are displayed in black.
“Date”: “Month-Day-Year,” “Day-MonthYear”
“Time”: “12 hour,” “24 hour”
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Settings
Setting item
Description
Power
Management
Activates or deactivates the Power
Management.
On (default setting):
After 60 minutes of inactivity, the Reader
enters sleep mode automatically while the
battery power is consumed slightly.
After 5 days of inactivity, the Reader
automatically shuts down and stops
consuming the battery power.
If battery power is at a low level, the Reader
will shut down after 60 minutes of inactivity.
Off: Power Management is not activated.
For details, refer to “About the Power
Management of the Reader” ( page 11).
Note
In the following states, the Reader does not
enter sleep mode after 60 minutes of
inactivity even if “Power Management” 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
–When playing a track or slideshow
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Settings
Setting item
Description
Page Turn
Gesture
Changes the drag direction to turn pages.
 (default setting): Proceeds to the next
page by dragging from left to right on the
touch screen.
: Proceeds to the next page by dragging
from right to left on the touch screen.
Slideshow
Configures the slideshow settings.
On: Activates the slideshow.
Off (default setting): Deactivates the
slideshow.
Slide Duration: Use the numeric keypad
to input the duration time. The duration
time can be set up to 60 seconds in 1
second increments.
Note
Large size pictures may take more time to
display than is shown in the “Slide Duration.”
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Settings
Setting item
Description
Menu Language
Sets the language of the displayed menu
or messages.
Available languages: “English,”
“Français,” “Deutsch,” “Nederlands”
Hints
When you turn on the Reader for the first
time or after restoring the default settings (
page 163), you are required to set the
language in the initial setting. If you select a
language other than “English,” the
“Keyboard” setting is set automatically.
The setting of “Keyboard” also determines
“Date and Time Format” and “Dictionary”
settings.
Once the initial setting is completed, setting
“Menu Language” will not set “Date and
Time Format”, “Keyboard” or “Dictionary”
settings automatically.
Advanced
Settings
Refer to “Advanced Settings menu items”
( page 146).
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Settings
Setting item
Description
About
Displays the firmware version of the
Reader, the product name, license
information, etc.
Restore Defaults Refer to “Restoring default settings”
( page 163).
To cancel the operation
Tap (Back).
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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: To input a password, tap in the 4digit number using the numeric
keys.
Once the password is set, the next time
you turn on the Reader, the screen asking
for the password appears. To unlock it,
input the password using the numeric
keys, and then tap “OK.”
Notes
You are recommended to make a note of
your password and keep it in a safe place
separate from the Reader. If you forget your
password, contact your Sony Support
Center ( page 152); 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.
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Settings
Setting item
Description
Calibrate Touch
Screen
Keyboard
Lets you calibrate the touch screen by
following the on-screen instructions.
Sets the country whose standard
keyboard arrangement is employed for the
on-screen keyboard.
Available keyboards: “United States,”
“United Kingdom,” “French,” “German,”
“Dutch”
Hints
When you turn on the Reader for the first
time or after restoring the default settings (
page 163), the “Keyboard” setting screen
appears only if you select “English” for
“Menu Language.” (If you select a language
other than “English,” the “Keyboard” setting is
determined according to the language you
set.) The setting of “Keyboard” automatically
sets “Date and Time Format” and
“Dictionary” settings.
Once the initial setting is completed, setting
“Keyboard” will not set the “Date and Time
Format” and “Dictionary” settings
automatically.
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Settings
Setting item
Description
Dictionary
Sets the dictionary used. The type of
dictionary is automatically set according to
the keyboard that you set in the initial
setting.
Available dictionaries: “New Oxford
American Dictionary,” “Oxford Dictionary of
English,” “None”
Hint
At the initial setting, if you select “United
States” for the “Keyboard” setting, “New
Oxford American Dictionary” is automatically
set, while selecting “United Kingdom” sets
“Oxford Dictionary of English.” For settings
other than those above, “None” is
automatically selected.
Customize Home
Menu
Clear Keyboard
History
Refer to “To customize the Home menu”
( page 31).
Deletes the record of all typed words
made via the on-screen keyboard. After
deleting the record, no word will appear in
the Keyboard History area on the onscreen keyboard.
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Settings
Setting item
Description
Format Memory
Formats the internal memory of the
Reader or memory card. Formatting will
erase all the contents.
“Internal Memory”: Formats the internal
memory.
“Memory Stick”: Formats the “Memory
Stick Duo” memory card.
“SD Card”: Formats the SD memory card.
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.
Hint
You can also shut down the Reader by
sliding the POWER switch and holding it for
more than 3 seconds.
Notes
After shutdown, the Reader may take a few
moments to turn on.
If you connect the Reader to your computer
after shutdown, the Reader will need to be
turned on again.
To cancel the operation
Tap (Back).
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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 the tip of the supplied stylus, or a small pin or
clip, then slide the POWER switch to turn on the
Reader.
Removing the tip from the supplied stylus
Twist the tip until it detached from the supplied stylus. To
push the RESET button, use the other end of the tip that
is stored in the body. Be sure to attach again after using
it.
Use to push the RESET button
The content and settings stored on the Reader are not
affected by resetting, and no information is erased.
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Troubleshooting
Notes
If you reset the Reader and connect it to your computer
without turning it on, the Reader is not recognized by your
does not appear on the screen of the
computer, and
Reader. Make sure to turn on the Reader before the
connection.
The bookmarks, highlights, markups, or the setting information
may be deleted by resetting.
The screen will not change after pressing the RESET button.
Slide the POWER switch to turn on the Reader again.
 Check the symptoms in “Troubleshooting” ( page
153).
 Check for information about the issue in eBook
Library Help.
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Troubleshooting
 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.
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Troubleshooting
Power
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
Battery cannot be
Charge the battery within the
temperature range of 50 °F to 86 °F
charged (the charge
(10 °C to 30 °C).
indicator does not
Otherwise, the charging may be
light up).
insufficient or may not start.
Battery life seems
The operating temperature is below
41 °F (5 °C). This is due to the
short.
battery characteristics and not a
malfunction.
You have not used the Reader for a
prolonged period. Efficiency of the
battery will be improved by
occasionally 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 during charging.)
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Troubleshooting
Power (continued)
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
The Reader cannot
be turned on.
Moisture condensation may have
occurred. Wait for a few hours and
then turn on the Reader.
Battery power has been fully
depleted. Charge the Reader via
USB ( page 13). The charge
indicator lights up in red and
charging starts. After about 5
minutes, the Reader automatically
turns on and
(indicating
connection via USB) appears on the
screen.
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Troubleshooting
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.
The Reader
authorization/
deauthorization is
not possible with an
eBook store.
 The Reader authorization/
deauthorization is not possible with
eBook stores if “Device Lock” of the
Reader is set to “On.” Set it to “Off,”
then authorize/deauthorize the
Reader.
You cannot select
 Calibrate the touch screen from
items even if you tap
“Calibrate Touch Screen” in the
the center of them.
“Advanced Settings” menu ( page
147).
The screen is frozen.  Reset the Reader by pressing the
RESET button. Then, slide the
POWER switch to activate the
Reader again ( page 150).
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Troubleshooting
Reading/playing/viewing contents
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
A book cannot be
read.
A book with copyright protection
cannot be read on any device other
than the authorized one.
If
 the book has an expiration date,
confirm whether the book has
already expired ( page 55).
The
Reader is authorized for some

different user.
An audio file cannot
be played back.
Audio files that are not supported by
the Reader cannot be played. For
details on supported audio files, refer
to page 44.
Sound is not output. Increase the volume if it is set to low.
If sound is not output through
headphones, make sure the
headphone plug is firmly inserted in
the headphone jack.
A picture cannot be Picture files that are not supported
displayed.
by the Reader cannot be viewed. For
details on supported picture files,
refer to page 44.
A
 picture of large size may not be
displayable, and its file will not appear
in the list. Delete the picture file using
eBook Library.
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Troubleshooting
Reading/playing/viewing contents (continued)
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
“Continue Reading” If the file status has changed (such
does not work or the
as in the following cases), the data
bookmarks are
on Continue Reading or notes may
missing.
be deleted.
A Text/RTF/PDF file is edited.
An eBook purchased with an authorized
Reader is read on another de-authorized
Reader by memory card transfer.
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Troubleshooting
Connection to the computer
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
The Reader cannot
be operated during
USB connection.
Disconnect the USB cord from the
Reader, and reset it, then reconnect
the USB cord.
The
Reader is locked.

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.
Connection via an extension cable or
USB hub is not guaranteed. 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 by
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.
The Reader cannot
be recognized.
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Troubleshooting
Connection to the computer (continued)
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
The Reader cannot
be recognized.
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 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 13). The charge
indicator lights up in red and
charging starts. After about 5
minutes, the Reader automatically
turns on and
appears on the
screen.
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Troubleshooting
Connection to the computer (continued)
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
Content cannot be
transferred to the
Reader from your
computer.
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 or to a “Memory Stick Duo”
Memory Card, then delete it to
increase free space on the Reader.
The Reader is not authorized to
transfer DRM content.
There is no response Disconnect the USB cable from the
from eBook Library
Reader, then reconnect it.
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
Connection via an extension cable or
to the computer.
USB hub is not guaranteed. 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
Are
you using a USB hub or USB

indicator does not
extension cable? Connection via an
light up).
extension cable or USB hub is not
guaranteed. Connect the USB cable
directly to the 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 secure 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.
The authorization data may have
been damaged as a result of
shutting down while reading an
eBook. Deauthorize your computer
and the Reader, then authorize
again.
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Troubleshooting
Memory card
Symptom
Cause or corrective action
Content on a
Check that the memory card is
memory card cannot
inserted in the Media slot in the
be read/played/
correct direction.
viewed.
Check
to see that you are using a

memory card that is supported by
the Reader.
Clean
the terminal area of the

memory card gently with a soft cloth
if it is dirty.
Check
whether the books/pictures/

tracks are transferred by eBook
Library or Adobe Digital Editions.
Content cannot be
Unlock the erasure prevention switch
transferred to a
if it is locked.
memory card.
There is not enough free space on
the memory card. Delete
unnecessary data.
A memory card
A memory card which is not
cannot be
formatted in FAT 16 or FAT 32 may
not be able to be recognized on
recognized.
eBook Library.
When formatting a memory card,
format it using the Reader.
Content on a
Unlock the erasure prevention switch
memory card cannot
if it is locked.
be deleted.
Uncheck the read-only attribute of
content.
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Troubleshooting
Restoring default settings
You can restore all the default settings of the Reader.
The default settings will be restored as shown in the table
below:
Items
Option
menu
Default settings
Sort
Books: by Title
Book list in the
“Collections” folder: by
Order
Audio: by Title
Pictures: by Title
All Notes: by Date
Notes: by Page
View
List
Orientation
Vertical
Repeat
Off
Shuffle
Off
Show Notes/Hide Notes Show Notes
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Troubleshooting
Items
Settings
menu
VOL –/+
button
Default settings
Power Management
Page Turn Gesture
On
Left-to-right to turn to the
next page.
Slideshow
Turn: Off
Slideshow Duration: 05
seconds
Advanced Device Lock Device lock: Off
Settings
Password: 0000
Customize
(“Text Memo”) is
Home Menu displayed in the right of
bottom row, and
(“Handwriting”) in the
center.
Sound volume
Mute: Off
Volume level: Level 3
 In the Home menu, tap
(“More”)  (“Settings”)
“Restore
Defaults.”

The “Restore Defaults” screen appears.
If “Device Lock” ( page 146) is set to “On,” the screen
asking for the password appears. Input the password,
then tap “OK.”
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Troubleshooting
 Tap “Yes” to restore default settings.
To cancel the operation, tap
(Back).
 Follow the on-screen instructions to set the initial
settings (
page 10).
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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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Updating the Reader Device
Software
By updating the Reader device software, you can ensure
your Reader has the latest features. The latest software
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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About Books Pre-installed on the
Reader
The Reader is pre-installed with sample content so that you
can try them out right away. The pre-installed sample
content is for the purpose of trial reading, viewing and
listening.
About sample content
The Reader is pre-installed with sample content.
If you delete pre-installed sample content, you cannot
restore it, and Sony will not supply any replacement content.
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Notes on Reader Disposal
The built-in rechargeable battery of the Reader is recyclable.
Do not remove the battery yourself, consult Sony Support
Center ( page 152).
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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.
Applicable accessories: Headphones
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Other Information
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.
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.
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Other Information
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.
Notice for customers: the following
information is only applicable to equipment
sold in countries applying EU directives
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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Other Information
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-600
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.
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On heat build-up
Heat may build up in the Reader while charging, or if it is
used for an extended period of time.
On the headphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones while driving, cycling, or operating
any motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is
illegal in many areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to
play at a high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian
crossings. You should exercise extreme caution or
discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using the headphones at a high volume. Hearing
experts advise against continuous, loud and extended play.
If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce the volume
or discontinue use.
Caring for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to
hear outside sounds and to be considerate to the people
around you.
Warning
If lightning occurs while you are using the Reader, take off
the headphones immediately.
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Note on use
Replacement or repair of the touch screen if broken or
scratched during use is not covered by the warranty.
Do not drop or submit the Reader to excessive shock.
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.
Do not leave the Reader on an unstable surface.
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.
The touch screen is delicate and subject to cracking.
Handle the Reader with due care.
Do not poke people using the supplied stylus.
Do not treat or use the supplied stylus roughly, such as
bending it, or scratching the touch screen with it.
Use the supplied stylus only for touch screen operations.
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Other Information
Do not use the stylus if it is damaged or deformed.
Depending on the types of the text and characters, the
text shown on the Reader may not be displayed properly
on device. This is due to:
–The capacity of the Reader.
–The Reader is not functioning normally.
–Content information is written in the language or the character
that is not supported by the Reader.
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Notes on memory cards
 About “Memory Stick Duo” Memory Card
“Memory Stick Duo” Memory Card is a high-capacity
compact IC recording media. Not only can you exchange
data among “Memory Stick Duo” Memory Card compatible
devices, but also you can use as an external removable data
storage.
 About SD Memory Card
SD Memory Card complies with compact memory card
standard and is commonly used as a storage media for
digital still cameras.
For details on memory cards supported by the Reader, refer
to “Inserting a Memory Card” on page 33.
 Notes on handling memory cards
When using miniSD Card on the Reader, an adapter (sold
separately) is required.
The Reader does not comply with the following:
−MagicGate standard.
−copyright protection of SD Memory Cards.
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Other Information
You cannot record or delete data stored in a memory card
when its erasure prevention switch is locked.
Keep a memory card in its case when you carry or store
it.
Do not touch the connector of a memory card with bear
hands or metallic objects.
Do not bend, drop, or subject a memory card to excessive
shock.
Do not disassemble or modify a memory card.
Do not allow a memory card to get wet.
Avoid the following to prevent data damage. Sony does
not provide any guarantee for damaged data.
−Remove a memory card or turn off the Reader while reading or
writing data.
−Operate the Reader in the location where static charge or
electrical noise is present.
Do not use a label other than the dedicated one in the
label area.
Do not use or store the Reader in a location subject:
−extreme high temperature, such as in a sun-heated car.
−direct sunlight.
−high humidity or places with corrosive substances.
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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 benzene, as it may mar the
finish of the case.
Be careful not to let water get into the Reader.
Clean the headphone plug periodically.
Tapping or dragging on the touch screen using a dirty
stylus may damage the surface. Wipe the stylus with a dry
cloth when it gets dirty.
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.
 “Memory Stick,” “Memory Stick Duo,” “Memory Stick PRO Duo,”
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.
 MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed
from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
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Other Information
 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.
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.
busybox
dosfstools
FreeType
gcc
glibc
intiscripts
Kernel
kernel header
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Other Information
libgcc
libstdc++
make
MAKEDEV
mtd
procps
uClibc
udev
USB driver
util-linux
zlib
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-600
Power source
Built-in rechargeable battery: DC 3.7 V
AC adapter: DC 5.2 V
USB
Battery life (continuous playback)
Maximum Battery: Approx. 7,500 continuous page turns when reading only *
* Measured using a fully charged battery and counting consecutive
BBeB Book and ePub format page-turns at approx 1 page per sec.
Actual battery life may vary based on usage patterns and specific
device.
User available capacity
Approx. 380MB
Available memory capacity of the Reader may vary.
Operating temperature
41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 4 7/8 × 6 7/8 × 12/32 inches (121 × 174.3 × 9.8 mm)
Mass
Approx. 10.1 oz (286 g)
Optional Accessories
AC Adapter for Reader: AC-S5220E
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System requirements
The following are requirements to use eBook Library.
OS
Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1 or later
Microsoft
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
B
(“Continue Reading”).............54
(“Books”)................................54
(“All Notes”)...........................27
(“Collections”)........................30
(“Text Memo”).......................121
(“Handwriting”).....................116
(“More”).................................24
(“Audio”)...............................127
(“Pictures”)...........................133
(“Settings”)...........................139
(Home) button..........................6
(Size) button.......................7, 79
<
>(Page Turn) buttons............6
(Expiration)............................55
Battery........................................15
Book list......................................55
Bookmark...................................94
A
Advanced Settings....................146
Calibrate Touch Screen.......147
Clear Keyboard History.......148
Customize Home Menu......148
Device Lock........................146
Device Shutdown................149
Dictionary............................148
Format Memory..................149
Audio files.................................127
C
Charge indicator...........................8
Charging.....................................13
Collection....................................30
Comment..................................104
D
DC IN jack....................................7
Default settings.........................163
Dictionary...................................76
Drawing....................102, 104, 116
E
eBook Library...........17, 41, 44, 48
Install..............See “Quick Start”
Uninstalling.........................166
eBooks........................................42
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H
N
Headphone jack............................7
Highlight......................................98
Hole for hand strap.......................8
Holes for cover attachment...........8
Home menu................................24
Horizontal.................................114
Note....................................26, 109
Now Playing...........29, 56, 85, 111,
125, 126, 130, 131, 137, 138
I
Import.........................................41
Information................................113
L
Link.............................................75
M
Markup.....................................102
Media slot...............................8, 33
“Memory Stick Duo” slot..........8
SD Memory Card slot.............8
Memory Card..............................33
“Memory Stick”...................33, 179
O
On-screen keyboard...................65
Option menu..........29, 56, 84, 111,
125, 131, 137
OPTIONS button..........................7
Orientation................................114
P
Page Jump panel........................86
Picture......................................133
Power Management....................11
POWER switch.......................8, 10
R
Reading Books...........................54
Reset........................................150
RESET button.................7, 150
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S
V
SD Memory Card................33, 179
Search........29, 56, 62, 84, 90, 111
Setting......................................139
About..................................145
Date and Time....................141
Date and Time Format........141
Menu Language..................144
Page Turn Gesture..............143
Power Management............142
Restore Defaults.................145
Slideshow............................143
Slideshow.................................138
Sort...............29, 56, 111, 131, 137
Stylus................................8, 9, 150
Synchronizing.............................52
Vertical......................................114
View............................56, 131, 137
VOL –/+ button.....................7, 130
Z
Zoom in/out...............................136
T
Table of Contents........................84
Tool bar.......................................95
Touch Screen................................6
Transfer.......................................44
Troubleshooting........................150
U
Updating...................................167
USB................................13, 46, 49
USB connector........................7
190