Sony PRS-505 Manuel d'utilisation


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What You Can Do with Reader

Thank you for purchasing this Sony Portable Reader System PRS-505.
Read through this Quick Start Guide to prepare the Reader for use.
Once initial preparation is complete, you can transfer content from
your computer to the Reader to take it anywhere you wish.





Content (book/audio/
picture fi les, etc.)


*1 Online eBook store
*2 Content that you already have can also be transferred.

For details on content type compatible with the Reader,
refer to the User’s Guide (PDF).

Download eBooks from CONNECT eBooks from your

Transfer content from your computer to the Reader
using eBook Library.

Enjoy content on the Reader.

Read this manual for initial preparation.

• Charge the Reader.

• Install eBook Library on your computer.

Getting Started



Getting Started

Checking the package contents

The Reader comes installed with a built-in rechargeable battery.

• Reader (with Soft cover) (1)
• USB cable (1)
• CD-ROM (1)

- eBook Library software
- User’s Guide (PDF)
- Sample contents

• Quick Start Guide (this manual) (1)
• Flyers
• Dummy cards (2)




• This CD-ROM will not play in an audio CD player.


First, charge the Reader battery, as battery power may not be
suffi cient immediately after purchase.
Turn on the Reader, then connect the Reader to your computer
using the supplied USB cable. The indicator lights up red while
charging, and goes off when charging is complete.

USB cable

To USB connector

Charge indicator

Slide POWER switch


When you connect the Reader to your computer,


connection via a USB) is displayed on the Reader’s screen. If the
battery has been fully depleted, it takes about 40 minutes until


displayed, and you will not be able to turn on the Reader by the POWER
switch during this time. In this case, wait until

is displayed.

The indicator lights up in red while

is not displayed, and the

Reader is charged.

• If the remaining battery power of a connected notebook computer

is low, charging via USB connection may not be possible.

• If you connect the Reader to a notebook computer which is not

connected to an AC outlet, the battery of the notebook computer will be
drained. Do not leave the Reader connected to a notebook computer
which is not connected to an AC outlet for an extended period.

• The Reader can also be charged by connecting to an AC outlet

using the AC Adaptor for Reader (AC-S5220E) (optional).

Installing eBook Library

Turn on the computer and start Windows.

Log on using an account with administrator privileges and
connect to the Internet with your computer.

Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your computer’s drive.

The launcher appears.

Select “Install eBook Library.”

The Install Wizard screen appears. Follow the on-screen
instructions to install.
Subsequently, install the User’s Guide as well by selecting
“Install PRS-505 User’s Guide (PDF)” on the launcher.

If the installation is not successful, refer to “When installation is
not successful – Q&A” on this Quick Start Guide.

To start eBook Library

Double-click the eBook Library icon (

) on the Windows


• You can also start eBook Library by clicking the Start menu and

then selecting “All Programs” – “Reader” – “eBook Library.”





It is recommended that you perform customer registration by
registering your contact information, which enables Sony to send
you information regarding technical support, software updates, etc.

Select “Product Registration Website” on the launcher.



System requirements

The following are requirements to use eBook Library.


Windows Vista

Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Ultimate

Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


800 MHz Celeron class processor or better


128 MB or more (minimum 512 MB for Windows

Free space on hard

20 MB or more
Depending on the content amount, more space
may be required.


High Color or more, 1024 × 768 pixels or more
(True Color, 1280 × 1024 pixels, or more

Other devices

CD-ROM drive, USB port, 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

- Macintosh

When installation is not successful - Q&A

Q1 Does your computer meet system requirements?

A1 Check that your computer meets the system requirements listed above.

Q2 Were you logged on as an “Administrator,” did you close all

running software programs before beginning the installation?

A2 Log on as “Administrator.”

Close all running software programs, including background programs
such as virus-protection software.

Q3 The set-up program does not start automatically.

A3 If the set-up program does not start automatically when you insert the

CD-ROM, click “Start” on the Windows taskbar, click “My Computer,” and
then double-click the optical disc drive icon to start the program.

Q4 Is the progress bar in the installation window moving, and the

access lamp of the CD drive fl ashing?

A4 When the bar is moving and the lamp is fl ashing, the installation is still in

progress. Please wait for the installation to fi nish.

If the solutions listed here do not resolve the issue, refer to “Support”
on this Quick Start Guide.

• For the latest information on eBook Library and to download any software

updates, visit the Web site:


© 2007 Sony Corporation Printed in China



Portable Reader System


About the serial number

The serial number provided for this unit is required for customer registration. The
number is on a label on the back of the unit. Do not remove the label.

Owner’s Record

The model and serial numbers are located on the back of the unit. Record them in the
space provided below. Refer to these numbers in the spaces whenever you call upon
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ___________________________
Serial No. ___________________________

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”, 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

• Adobe, Adobe Reader and Adobe PDF are trademarks or registered 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.

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 ™ and registered trademark ® symbols are not indicated throughout
this document.

Program ©2006, 2007 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2006, 2007 Sony Corporation


Quick Start Guide
Guide de démarrage

How to Use

Read to learn about advanced features

Included with the Reader is this Quick Start Guide and the PDF-format
User’s Guide pre-loaded on the Reader. Additionally, after installing the
supplied eBook Library, you can refer to the Help within eBook Library.

User’s Guide (PDF)

Contains instructions for advanced features of the Reader and
troubleshooting information.

Browsing the User’s Guide on your computer

The PDF fi le of the User’s Guide is
provided on the supplied CD-ROM.
Click the Start menu at the bottom
left of the Desktop, then select “All
Programs” – “Reader” – “PRS-505
User’s Guide” to start Adobe Reader
and open the User’s Guide.
For details on how to use Adobe
Reader, refer to Adobe Reader Help.



• To view the User’s Guide,

you should have installed
Adobe Reader 5.0 or later.
Adobe Reader can be
downloaded by selecting
“Get Adobe® Reader®” on
the launcher.

Browsing the User’s Guide using Reader



The PDF fi le of the User’s Guide is
transferred to PRS-505.
From the Home menu, select
“Books by Title” – “User’s Guide”
from the Book list.

• A

 mark in this Guide indicates a

link. Press

/ to select the desired

link, then press Enter to jump to the
linked page.

• To zoom in a page, press


eBook Library Help

Provides detailed information about using eBook Library and the

Click “Help” − “eBook Library


If you encounter an issue, try the following.

• If you cannot install eBook Library

Refer to “When installation is not successful – Q&A” in this Quick

Start Guide.

• For other issues

Refer to the “Troubleshooting” section in the User’s Guide.

If the issue persists

Visit the support site (

If the issue still persists

Contact Sony Portable Reader System Support Center.
Phone number : 1-866-962-7669
For details, refer to “Other Information” in the User’s Guide.

Importing eBooks from CONNECT

eBooks to eBook Library

You can purchase (download) eBooks from the online eBook
store “CONNECT eBooks” to your computer.

• The following explains how to import/transfer/read eBooks. For

details on other content formats supported by the Reader, refer to
the User’s Guide (PDF) included on the CD-ROM.


• To purchase (download) eBooks, you need to prepare an Internet-

accessible environment on your computer.

Turn on the Reader, then connect it to your computer

using the supplied USB cable.

Slide POWER switch.

USB cable

To USB Connector

• When you connect the Reader to your computer with eBook

Library started, the date and time of the Reader is
automatically synchronized with your computer clock.

Click the Start menu, then select “All Programs” –

“Reader” – “eBook Library” to start eBook Library.

Click “eBook Store” in the Source view of eBook Library.

The eBook Store page appears.

Follow the instructions in the store to authorize the

Reader and your computer.

Authorization is required only on the fi rst visit to CONNECT

Follow the instructions in the store to purchase

(download) eBooks.

Downloaded eBooks are automatically imported to “Library”
in the Source view of eBook Library.



Source view

• eBooks can be read on eBook Library using your computer. For

more information about using eBook Library, refer to the eBook
Library Help.



Transferring eBooks from your

computer to the Reader

Check that eBook Library is running and that the Reader

is connected to your computer using the USB cable.

“Sony’s Reader” appears in the Source view of eBook

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.
List view


• When you click “Books,” “Audio” or “Pictures” in the Source

view, only their respective content types are displayed.

• When you click

(Thumbnail view), content can be displayed

as thumbnails.

Select the content you want to transfer from the list.

To select multiple content, click the content while holding
down the Ctrl key.

Drag the content from the list to “Sony’s Reader” in the

Source view.

The content is transferred to the Reader.

Sony’s Reader


• Do not disconnect the USB cable from the Reader while data is

being transferred.

• Do not leave the Reader connected for extended periods to a

notebook computer that is not connected to AC power, because
the Reader may drain the computer’s battery.

• If the computer enters a power saving mode, such as the system

suspend, sleep or hibernation while the Reader is connected to the
computer directly, the Reader battery will not be charged. Instead,
the Reader will continue to draw power from its battery, discharging

On transferring via a memory card
• To transfer eBooks to a memory card on the Reader, insert the

memory card in the Reader, then follow the above steps (except
drag and drop the content on “Memory Stick on Sony’s Reader/SD
Card on Sony’s Reader” in step 4). For details, refer to “Transferring
content via a memory card” in the User’s Guide.

• With a memory card slot on your computer or a memory card

reader, you can also transfer content directly to the memory card
and then insert it in the Reader.

If a memory card is inserted in your computer or a memory card

reader, the memory card icon appears in the Source view. Follow
the above steps (except drag and drop the content on “Memory
Stick on PC/SD Card on PC” in step 4) to transfer to a memory

• When inserting the memory card into the Reader, it may take time

for the Reader to recognize the content fi les in the memory card if
the capacity of the content fi les stored on the memory card is large.



Reading eBooks on the Reader



















Number tabs

From the Home menu, press

/ to

select “Books by Title”, then press

The Book list appears.
If the contents of the book on the
Reader and the memory card exceed
30 items, the Index menu appears. The
Book list can be further sorted by
selecting the category item in the Index
menu. For details, refer to “Sorting the
Book list” in the User’s Guide.

• You can easily select a desired item by

pressing the same number button as
indicated on the number tab.


/ to select the desired book

from the list, then press Enter.

The Option menu appears.


/ to select how to open the

book, then press Enter.

Press > to proceed to the next page.

To return to the previous page, press <.



(size) if you want to zoom in the page.

The page can be magnifi ed.
To restore the original scale, press



To close the book

Press MENU.

• To return to the Home menu, press and hold MENU.



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