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#1  ljohn1999 08-19-2010, 03:29 PM
I would like to buy one of those SD card reader / writer for my ebookwise 1150 so I can directly put reading material on the card from my computer. My problem is finding an adapter that will fit these large size cards. I bought one on line that is suppose to take the old larger cards but it was to small. My laptop has one of those multi card readers but again it is to small for the card. Can someone point me to a card reader adapter that is known to fit the ebookwise 1150 SD flash cards and would also fit into my computer? Thanks
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#2  250 Coupe 08-20-2010, 05:44 AM
I think part of your trouble finding a reader is a misunderstanding about which card is used in the eBookwise. It uses a SmartMedia card. They are no longer available new except from JR Music (http://www.jr.com/delkin-devices/pe/DEK_DDSMFLS2128/) but readers are still around.

I don't have much luck finding readers at JR Music, this one is from Tiger Direct. I don't own one of these and don't know any more about it than what's shown but it should work just fine.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1187796&CatId=942

As an aside, DO NOT remove the card with the reader turned on. There have been reports of the eBookwise being damaged by doing so. I put a small flag of tape on the edge of my cards so I can get them out without resorting to tweezers.

Michael
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#3  FizzyWater 08-20-2010, 11:35 PM
The last time I was in Target, the media card adapter they had in the laptop aisle included a slot for SmartMedia cards.
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#4  ljohn1999 09-06-2010, 09:41 AM
Thank you to both responders above. I did find it at my local Target store, but was glad as well to know where to find it online should I have needed to. Now I just need to learn how to use it in place of the ebookwise Librarian.
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#5  youngsmoke 11-30-2010, 04:23 PM
Hey,
You can't transfer your books directly to the SD card unless they are already in the readers native format. I did the same thing (bought a smart media reader) and found out the hard way that if you have the book in any other format (pdf or doc) you have to use the librarian software to convert it to the native format. sorry and good luck
Ari
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#6  JayCook 11-30-2010, 05:01 PM
Really? I just ordered a SmartMedia Card. So I won't be able to use the same files I would transfer via the Personal Content Server onto the Card (i.e. *.rtf, *.doc etc. - insert the card - then see the files?
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#7  250 Coupe 12-01-2010, 01:07 AM
Quote JayCook
Really? I just ordered a SmartMedia Card. So I won't be able to use the same files I would transfer via the Personal Content Server onto the Card (i.e. *.rtf, *.doc etc. - insert the card - then see the files?
The files need to be in *.imp format to transfer directly. My 1200 will convert *.rb files dropped into the root but I don't remember if the 1150 will. There are programs out there that create *.rb files, I use this to convert *.lit files, http://www.processtext.com/abclit.html

I've not used the personal content server so I don't know if you can download files from there and save them to a card (or your PC).

You can try the eBook Publisher from eBook Technologies to create *.imp files locally and transfer them to your card.
http://www.ebooktechnologies.com/support_download.htm

Michael
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#8  booklover6 07-11-2011, 08:54 AM
I gave my ebookwise to my 8 yo daughter some time ago, but she is not satisfied with most of the classics I put on it. So last night I tried to hook up to the personal content server, and could not connect the device at all. The computer shows it hooked up, the little antenna showed the connection, but the device, no connection. So thank you for the link to the card reader, I ordered one this morning.

I would actually prefer to load books onto the card, so hopefully this will work. I've got the mobi2imp program and have converted some books for her. If I recall, its the OEB container file that must be loaded to the device, correct? Hopefully the reader will be here by the end of the week....that company also sells the reader on ebay and I ordered it there.

In the meantime, I put the book she wanted to read onto the Nintendo DSL and she is reading it now. That screen is so small, though. The ebookwise really is a nice reader, but for the format limitation.
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#9  DaleDe 07-11-2011, 10:40 AM
You simply load the IMP file to the card. It is the container file and will be expanded when you place the memory card back in the device.
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#10  booklover6 07-11-2011, 11:11 AM
Thanks. It has been quite some time since I last loaded books onto the device, and I always did it via the content server before.
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