My new PRS600 reader from Sony was hung and I was getting pretty worried. I was using calibre on Linux and unplugged the device without unmounting. I would reset it and it would boot, but come to a blank version of the menu screen with 1fskin:/l/string… showing at the bottom. I tried a hard reset, but the device would not respond.
Here are the steps I did to resolve the issue.
- Push in the reset button in the bottom of the reader.
- Power on the device.
- Quickly plug the device into the computer (before it hangs again).
- Rename \database\cache\media.xml to media.xml.bak.
- Unmount and unplug the device to resume operation.
This may not solve every problem, but it worked for me.