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Sony PRS T2 and micro SD Card question
#1  injapan 02-11-2020, 02:59 AM
I have an old Sony T2 e-reader and I can't seem to see the device (the T2) on my Mac or Windows computers (tried various things)

So I thought about getting around that by using a micro SD Card and loading up ebooks from my computer

but then I realised you have to initialize the card

does this mean that I can't do this?

what should I do?

many thanks for your help
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#2  injapan 02-11-2020, 05:07 PM
so .......... what I am saying is;

even though my Sony T2 doesn't show up on my computer(s) at all
...... can I still load ebooks on to the (sony formatted) micro SD Card on my computer and then read them on my T2?

something tells me that a formatted card won't be readable on a computer (??)

thanks
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#3  JSWolf 02-11-2020, 05:18 PM
Quote injapan
so .......... what I am saying is;

even though my Sony T2 doesn't show up on my computer(s) at all
...... can I still load ebooks on to the (sony formatted) micro SD Card on my computer and then read them on my T2?

something tells me that a formatted card won't be readable on a computer (??)

thanks
The SD card should be fat32 formatted and yes, you will be able to read it on your computer.
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#4  injapan 02-11-2020, 05:24 PM
Quote JSWolf
The SD card should be fat32 formatted and yes, you will be able to read it on your computer.
thanks for that


so, to clarify, when formatting the micro SD Card on the Sony T2, the T2 will format the micro SD Card into a computer readable format (fat32)

......... and not some special Sony reader only format

if so then I will hold off buying a new e-reader

many thanks
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#5  JSWolf 02-11-2020, 05:29 PM
Quote injapan
thanks for that


so, to clarify, when formatting the micro SD Card on the Sony T2, the T2 will format the micro SD Card into a computer readable format (fat32)

......... and not some special Sony reader only format
When you get a microSD card, don't format it and use it as is. If that doesn't work, then you can format it. I don't recall if the T2 has an option to format the microSD card.
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#6  injapan 02-11-2020, 05:56 PM
thank you. Appreciate that

;]
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#7  JSWolf 02-11-2020, 06:12 PM
Quote injapan
thank you. Appreciate that

;]
Your welcome. Let us know how it works out.
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#8  Hemmi 02-11-2020, 07:11 PM
Have you tried doing a Device Shutdown on the T2? A reboot's always worked for me in the past.

My laptop always tells me there's an issue with my T2 when I hook it up but Calibre sees it just fine so I ignore the computer's message. Loads books from Calibre just fine.
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#9  injapan 02-11-2020, 07:20 PM
Quote Hemmi
Have you tried doing a Device Shutdown on the T2? A reboot's always worked for me in the past.

My laptop always tells me there's an issue with my T2 when I hook it up but Calibre sees it just fine so I ignore the computer's message. Loads books from Calibre just fine.
yes, I have. I have tried factory reset as well as device shutdown etc
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#10  injapan 02-13-2020, 03:20 AM
good news, thanks you guys

I got a micro SD Card and didn't format it
I just loaded the books on to it as JSWolf suggested and it worked

VERY HAPPY!

thank you
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