What You Can Do with Reader
Thank you for purchasing this Sony Portable Reader System PRS-505.
Read through this Quick Start Guide to prepare the Reader for use.
Once initial preparation is complete, you can transfer content from
your computer to the Reader to take it anywhere you wish.
It is recommended that you perform customer registration by
registering your contact information, which enables Sony to send
you information regarding technical support, software updates, etc.
Select "Product Registration Website" on the launcher.
picture files, etc.r
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Ultimate
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
800 MHz Celeron class processor or better
128 MB or more (minimum 512 MB for Windows
Free space on hard
20 MB or more
Depending on the content amount, more space
may be required.
High Color or more, 1024 x 768 pixels or more
(True Color, 1280 x 1024 pixels, or more
CD-ROM drive, USB port, pointing device such as
mouse or track pad
• Internet connection (broadband recommended, some fees may
apply) is also required on your computer.
• This software is not supported by the following environments:
- An operating system other than those included above
- Personally built computer or operating system
- Upgraded manufacturer-installed operating system
- Multi-boot environment
- Multi-monitor environment
The following are requirements to use eBook Library.
*1 Online eBook store
*2 Content that you already have can also be transferred.
For details on content type compatible with the Reader,
refer to the User's Guide (PDF).
Transfer content from your computer to the Reader
using eBook Library.
Read this manual for initial preparation.
- Charge the Reader.
-Install eBook Library on your computer.
Download eBooks from CONNECT eBooks from your
When installation is not successful· Q&A
Q1 Does your computer meet system requirements?
Check that your computer meets the system requirements listed above.
Q2 Were you logged on as an "Administrator," did you close all
running software programs before beginning the installation?
Log on as "Administrator."
Close all running software programs, including background programs
such as virus-protection software.
Enjoy content on the Reader.
Q3 The set-up program does not start automatically.
If the set-up program does not start automatically when you insert the
CD-ROM, click "Start" on the Windows taskbar, click "My Computer," and
then double-click the optical disc drive icon to start the program.
Q4 Is the progress bar in the installation window moving, and the
access lamp of the CD drive flashing?
When the bar is moving and the lamp is flashing, the installation is still in
progress. Please wait for the installation to finish.
If the solutions listed here do not resolve the issue, refer to "Support"
on this Quick Start Guide.
• For the latest information on eBook Library and to download any software
updates, visit the Web site: