Skip to Content

Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • PRS-650

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

This utility updates the Sony Reader PRS-650 firmware to version 1.0.01.08040 and resolves the following symptoms.

  1. Reader cannot open a purchased book and "Protected Page Error" is displayed.
  2. Annotations on a purchased book are lost.

What products and operating systems does this apply to?
Operating Systems:

  • Apple Macintosh (32 bit only)
    Mac OS X version 10.6.3 or later
    Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later
    Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later

Important Notes:

  • The software update process takes about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.

Available Download
File name: PRS-650Updater.dmg
File size: 21.8 MB (22,916,996 bytes)
Updated on: 16 March 2011

File Info

File Name

  • Firmware Update For Mac OS

File Version

  • 1.0.00.14080

File Size

  • 21.8MB

Release Date

  • 2011-03-16

System Requirements

  • Mac OS

Install

Details

Download and Installation Instructions:

WARNING!! The Sony Reader must be fully charged before installing this update. Failure to fully charge the Sony Reader before installing the firmware update may cause the Reader to be unresponsive or to require repair.

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Please confirm again that your model is PRS-650 before you start the download.
  3. Download the PRS-650Updater.dmg file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  4. Connect the Sony Reader to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
  5. Reader Library starts up, so close Reader Library.
  6. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the PRS-650Updater.dmg file to begin the installation.
    WARNING!! : Do not disconnect the Sony Reader during the update process.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
    NOTE: The Sony Reader will automatically restart during the update process.
  8. After the software update is complete, an "Update Completed" message is displayed.
  9. Click the X to close the update utility.
    After the Sony Reader restarts, and the Sony Reader displays an update complete message, the installation of the Sony Reader Update is complete.

Alternate Installation Method Instructions:

  1. Within the Reader Library software, click the Help menu command.
  2. At the Help menu, click Check for Updates.
  3. Click OK to download the update.

Possible Errors During Update:

  • ERROR: "Please first quit Reader Library and try again." is displayed.
    RESOLUTION: Close Reader Library, close PRS-650 Updater by X button, and restart PRS-650Updater.dmg.
  • ERROR: “Update isn’t complete. Please try again” is displayed.
    RESOLUTION: Close PRS-650 Updater by X button, and disconnect the USB cable from PRS-650, and do Installation Instructions again.
  • ERROR: Update button of PRS-650 Updater is not enabled even if PRS-650 is connected to the computer.
    RESOLUTION: Close PRS-650 Updater by X button, disconnect the USB cable from PRS-650 and press reset button of PRS-650 . Restart PRS-650 by Power Key and do Installation Instructions again.

Installation Verification (optional):

  1. On the Sony Reader, press the Home button.
  2. At the Home menu, select Settings.
  3. At the Settings menu, select About.
  4. At the About screen, version 1.0.00.14080 should be displayed.
    NOTE: If the version is not 1.0.00.14080, please re-download the update, and then perform the software update again.