This would occur if you have upgraded to firmware 1.10 for Iriver Story HD after you have authorized the reader in Adobe Digital Editions. If you upgraded after installing 1.10 you shouldn't have this problem.
The Iriver agent in Sweden has confirmed that there is a bug in the firmware and we are quite a few users who have the same problem as you do. We are all waiting for a fix of the firmware, meanwhile we can't use our readers for copyright-protected books, only for free ones.
On the main Iriver site however, there is no mentioning of the problem, and the 1.10 version is still available for download. I too have mailed them without getting an answer. Very frustrating.
Here is the link to the Swedish agent's site where they state that there is a bug in the firmware: http://canman.se/nyheter/iriver-story-hd-firmware-bugg
Let's hope they will fix this very soon!
I didn't upgrade yet - firmware is 1.02EU
Should I upgrade now?
This would occur if you have upgraded to firmware 1.10 for Iriver Story HD
after you have authorized the reader in Adobe Digital Editions. If you
upgraded after installing 1.10 you shouldn't have this problem.
The Iriver agent in Sweden has confirmed that there is a bug in the
firmware and we are quite a few users who have the same problem as you do.
We are all waiting for a fix of the firmware, meanwhile we can't use our
readers for copyright-protected books, only for free ones.
On the main Iriver site however, there is no mentioning of the problem,
and the 1.10 version is still available for download. I too have mailed
them without getting an answer. Very frustrating.
Here is the link to the Swedish agent's site where they state that there
is a bug in the firmware:
Let's hope they will fix this very soon!
After the problem occurred, the Swedish agent advices against upgrading. They have even removed the link to the firmware.
It was when we upgraded that the problems started, so as far as I know you should not upgrade. It seems you have the same problem but for some other reason.
This DRM business i really a nuicanse, and it is even worse if the readers and software can't even handle it. My reader is useless for me until this problem is fixed, and I bought it only a couple of weeks ago.
Now I did what I read in this thread:
I de-installed and re-installed ADE by removing all concerned files, but
it seems, I deleted one file or folder on the iriver, that shouldn't have
been removed. (someting like ".Adobe Digital Editions" or so, I don't
And now ADE doesn't see the iriver at all
And I too cannot re-authorize the ereader, as it's not seen by ADE...
What could I do? PLEASE....
Hi, have you managed to get it working yet? For us who had problems after installing the 1.10 firmware there is as of today a "new" firmware version to download: 1.00. After installing it and de-authorizing and re-authorizing in Adobe Digital Editions we can finally read our books again.
But that was not your problem. I hope you have solved it.
Indeed, I had two problems:
1) the missing files. this I could solve by doing a system reset (but I came to this solution by myself, I simply tried, as I didn't get any support neither from iriver nor someone else).
2) not being able to read epub-books on my iriver
No, I could'nt really solve the problem yet.
ADE and my reader are not compatible, as adobe themselves told me...
"We are sorry but we cannot support customer on this issue because is not related to our product itelf.
We are sorry that Iriver support did no answer but the only way for customer to get this issue fixed is definitly to contact them.
This also because the ebook that we have as supported devices from Iriver are:
Iriver Ltd Iriver Cover Story EB05 Dedicated 6” e-reader device with wifi
Iriver Ltd Cover Story EB307 6” Dedicated eInk Reading Device with wifi
this do not mean that it will not work, but that we do not have information about it because we have not directly tested it.
Customer in this case have really to rely on Iriver support, they are the only that can precisely fix their issue.
Futhermore by reading the forum I can see that seems that the issue is already known and more customer have deleted somefile from his Device..
So again for her the only solution is to get in contact with the device manufacturer."
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So, I use calibre to bring the books readable to my device...
Do you get the feeling from reading the text of the message from Adobe
support that the writer's native language is not English? It would help a
LOT if Adobe had stateside technical support from people who were able to
understand us as countrymen, not from the classroom.
My native language isn't English either
But if the answer were OK, I wouldn't mind their origin
I also got the "Can't open doc" message on DRM EPUB's, This was on a Story HD Basic, right out of the box (came with firmware 1.02).
After finding this post I tried to download the 1.00 "fix" from 5 Aug.
The download kept failing (you get a zip file which is corrupt). After spending a few hours on this, I finally downloaded getright (any download manager will probably work) and enabled segmented download (put it on 4 segments). With getright I managed to download the 1.00 "fix" without getting a corrupt zip file
I can also report that after installing this firmware version the "Cant open doc" was gone (I also de- and re-authorized the device in ADE after the patch)
Straight out of the box, I did the iRiver update, then started reading the pre-loaded books on the reader. After reading a couple of ebooks, I then went out to my local library website to 'check out' 2 ebooks to read. After having some initial issues trying to download the books to my iRiver Story HD, I was finally able to transfer the 2 books to the ereader. Going to the list of titles on the eReader, all the pre-loaded books are missing and I can't open the the 2 ebooks I downloaded (says my Adobe ID does not match the eReader). I don't remember if I set up a email ID in the eReader when I first pulled it out of the box. I'm tempted to re-initialize the eReader and start from scratch to see if that clears it up.
From a customer support standpoint, iRiver sucks. I have sent them 2 emails about my problem and they have not responded. They have not even acknowledged (auto-reply or otherwise) receipt of the emails. I'm going to try calling them, if I can get off work soon enough to catch them still open. The FAQ section of the website really sucks as well. Very few question/responses about dealing with system settings and unable to open ebook issues.
If I can't get any response from iRiver 'Support' or satisfactory answers, I will probably have to resort to a more direct approach of writing directly to the president of the company to get their attention.