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Authorising the computer via ADE does not affect the reader, just the
computer. Since you are already authorised, the problem is somewhere else.
I don't know everything you've done, but let me give you some of the steps
that seem to work for others. I am not a MAC person, so I will do this in
general terms, and hope you have enough skill with the MAC to know what to
do. You may have done all of these steps and if so, then you have a
First, you must attach your PRS-505 to your MAC so that the MAC recognises
it as a disk drive.
Next, you must go to the SONY Store and create an account, or login to it.
When you have logged in, the SONY Store will look for an attached device -
your PRS-505. It will register the device with the SONY Store, and also
update a small file on the reader with user information including the
registration. This is key for Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). When this is
done, the SONY Store will go to a "ready" state, which is when you would go
look for books to download, etc. Instead, log out of the SONY Store, but
keep your PRS-505 plugged into the MAC.
Now, open ADE. As ADE opens, it looks for attached devices just like the
SONY Store did, and when it finds one, it will check that file to see that
the reader is authorised. ADE will then display the reader in the left hand
panel of Library view, and activate it for you to work with. The PRS-505
will display a small circle with two arrows in it, which means that it is
communicating with ADE. Now you can drag and drop books from ADE to your
When you are done, shut down ADE first. The PRS-505 will finish its
internal update and the small circle will disappear. At that point, you can
eject the reader or disconnect it from your MAC. This process is
important. If you just pull the plug before the PRS-505 has finished its
update, it will corrupt some files.
I hope this helps!
Thanks for such a long and detailed answer. I really appreciate.
Still impossible to see my Sony on ADE left sidebar even following your steps. My computer is well autorized in ADE....
I have the same problem - reader does not show on the pane. I have tried everything suggested, and even called Sony for help. They recommended I upgrade my reader - I did so even though it was running the latest version. I even checked to see that my email address at Sony matched the email adrress at Adobe. Still no luck. Once you decide to go to this modern system for reading you better be prepared to jump through hoops and spend lots of time!
Can anyone suggest what else one can try???
Well it sems that since I have juped through the hoops, I was now able to drag & ddrop the book onto my eBook without incident. It still does not appear on the Digital Editions list. But it is now working.