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PRS-T1 Reader dead
#1  petercreasey 03-30-2019, 09:51 AM
Sony PRS-T1 ereader is off and non-responsive even after long battery charging and multiple reset attempts.

I assume the battery is dead.

Is there: (1) any way to wake it up; and (2) is it worthwhile to try to get Sony to repair the ereader?

Thanks.
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#2  rcentros 03-30-2019, 12:26 PM
I don't know that Sony any longer has any facilities for repairing a T1. Batteries can be purchased fairly cheaply, but replacing them requires de-soldering and re-soldering three wires.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQovQSrbpPo

Battery available on eBay (if in the U.S.) ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Battery-for-Sony-PRS-T1-PRS-T2-PRS-T3-PRS-T3S-PRS-T3E-Replace-1-853-104-11-LIS14/263774710413?hash=item3d6a32aa8d:g:xW0AAOSw4GFbLe7 H

You can also usually find cheap T1s on Shop Goodwill or eBay. (Not much there right now.) It might not be a bad time to upgrade to a T2.
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#3  DoctorM 03-31-2019, 12:10 AM
Although if you want quick and dirty, you could probably snip and twist the new wires to the old leads and add a little electrical tape to insulate.
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#4  rcentros 03-31-2019, 01:16 PM
Quote DoctorM
Although if you want quick and dirty, you could probably snip and twist the new wires to the old leads and add a little electrical tape to insulate.
As bad as I am at soldering, that would probably be the best solution for me.
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#5  FrustratedReader 05-17-2019, 03:57 PM
I think my battery is nearly dead? Goes to a stripe pattern when charger unplugged and after awhile seems to freeze?
https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Premium-For-Sony-PRS-T1-PRS-T2-PRS-T3-PRS-T3E-PRS-T3S/254188874641
Maybe this is better for ordering in Europe, not sure. Maybe only ships to USA which is strange.
Edit
Mysteriously now shipping anywhere. Perhaps eBay is buggy.
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#6  John F 05-17-2019, 04:39 PM
Quote petercreasey
Sony PRS-T1 ereader is off and non-responsive even after long battery charging and multiple reset attempts.

I assume the battery is dead.

Is there: (1) any way to wake it up; and (2) is it worthwhile to try to get Sony to repair the ereader?

Thanks.
Just curious, can you read with it plugged in?
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#7  FrustratedReader 05-18-2019, 06:06 AM
Seems the stripe pattern means fully charged. Strange design.
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