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Sony® Reader (PRS-505) System Update

What Does This Do?

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.

This utility updates the Sony Reader (PRS-505) system software to version 1.1.00.18040 and provides the following benefits:

  • Support for EPUB file format
  • Support for Adobe® Digital Editions 1.5 or later and Adobe DRM-protected content
    Note: Requires installation of, and authorization with, Adobe Digital Editions 1.5 or later.
  • Enables text within PDF eBooks to be reflowed. This will enlarge the text and improve the readability of text-based PDFs
  • Support for SDHC memory cards that have a capacity of more than 4 GB
  • Delete eBooks directly on device
  • General fixes to improve stability and performance

Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)

Model:
PRS-505
Operating System:

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

How to Check if You Need the Update

  1. On the Sony Reader, press and hold the Menu button until the Home menu opens.
  2. At the Home menu, use the arrow buttons to select Settings, then press ENT.
  3. At the Settings menu, move to select About, then press ENT.
  4. At the About screen, the version number is displayed.
    Note: If the version is 1.1.00.18040 or higher, the Reader does not need this update.

Important Notes

  • 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 3 to 4 minutes.
  • General instructions for installing updates to the Sony Reader are available in the Quick Start Guide and Help files.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • 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.
  • 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-505_Updater_1.1.00.18040_a.exe file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  4. Connect the Sony Reader to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
  5. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the PRS-505_Updater_1.1.00.18040_a.exe file to begin the installation.
    WARNING: Do not disconnect the Sony Reader during the update process.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
    Note: The Sony Reader will automatically restart during the update process.
  7. After the software update is complete, an Update Completed message is displayed.
  8. 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-505) Update is complete.

Installation Verification (optional)

  1. On the Sony Reader, press and hold the Menu button until the Home menu opens.
  2. At the Home menu, use the arrow buttons to select Settings, then press ENT.
  3. At the Settings menu, move to select About, then press ENT.
  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.

File Download

Date: 7/24/2008
Version: 1.1.00.18040
Size: 18.30 MB
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