Sony® Reader (PRS-600) System Update

What Does This Do?
This utility updates the PRS-600 firmware to version 1.0.01.08040 and resolves an issue where the PRS-600 cannot read data from a memory card.
Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)
Model:
PRS-600
Operating System:

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

Important Notes
  • IMPORTANT: This utility is for Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 or later, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 or later, or Mac OS X Snow Leopart 10.6 or later operating systems only. If you are using a computer with a Microsoft® Windows® operating system please go to the PRS-600 System Update for Windows page.
  • WARNING!! The Sony Reader must be fully charged before installing this update. Failure to fully charge the Reader before installing the firmware update may cause the Reader to be unresponsive or to require repair.
  • The software update process takes about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Installation Instructions
  1. WARNING!! The Sony Reader must be fully charged before installing this update. Failure to fully charge the Reader before installing the firmware update may cause the Reader to be unresponsive or to require repair.
  2. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  3. Download the PRS-600Updater.dmg file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  4. Make sure that all memory cards have been removed from the Reader.
  5. Connect the Sony Reader to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
  6. If the eBook Library software starts, close eBook Library before continuing.
  7. .
  8. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the PRS-600Updater.dmg file to begin the installation.
    WARNING!!: Do not disconnect the Sony Reader during the update process.
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
    Note: The Sony Reader will automatically restart during the update process.
  10. After the software update is complete, an "Update Completed" message is displayed.
  11. Click the "X" to close the update utility.

After the Sony Reader restarts, and the Reader displays an update complete message, the installation of the Sony Reader (PRS-600) Update is complete.

Alternate Installation Method Instructions
  1. Within the eBook Library software, click the "Help" menu command.
  2. At the "Help" menu, click "Check for Updates".
  3. Click OK to download the update.
Possible Errors During the Update Process
ERROR: "Please first quit eBook Library and try again." is displayed. RESOLUTION:
  1. Close the eBook Library software.
  2. Click the X in the upper right hand corner to close the PRS-600 updater window.
  3. Disconnect the USB cable from the PRS-600.
  4. Start the update process again.
ERROR: "Update isn't complete. Please try again" is displayed. RESOLUTION:
  1. Click the X in the upper right hand corner to close the PRS-600 updater window.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the PRS-600.
  3. Start the update process again.
ERROR: The "Update" button in the PRS-600 Updater is not enabled even if the PRS-600 is connected to the computer. RESOLUTION:
  1. Click the X in the upper right hand corner to close the PRS-600 updater window.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the Reader.
  3. Press the Reset button on the Reader, and then press the Power button to restart the Reader.
  4. Start the update process again.

Installation Verification (optional)
  1. On the Sony Reader, press and hold the "HOME" button until the Home menu opens.
  2. At the "Home" menu, touch "MORE" then "SETTINGS".
  3. At the "SETTINGS" menu, touch "ABOUT".
  4. At the "About" screen, version "1.1.00.18040" should be displayed.
    Note: If the version is not 1.1.00.18040, please re-download the update, and then perform the software update again.
Download
PRS-600Updater.dmg  (16.69 MB)
File:
Date:
8/25/2009
Version:
1.0.01.08040
Size:
16.69 MB