Maintaining Your Rocket eBook
Maintaining the Touch Screen
You can keep your touch screen in optimal working order by calibrating it. You
can make sure the screen continues to be easy to read by keeping it clean.
Calibrating the Touch Screen
Calibration ensures that when you tap the screen where there's an icon, menu, or
button, it recognizes that you want to perform a command. The Rocket eBook™
screen was calibrated for you at the factory, so it should be ready to use when
you receive it. However, if the screen ever doesn't perform exactly like you
think it should, you can calibrate it again. It's very quick and easy to do:
|Tap the Page
NOTE: If the screen fails to respond when you
tap the Page Orientation icon, turn off your Rocket eBook. Then, holding
down either the Page Forward or Page Back button, turn it back on. Keep
holding down the page button until the calibration screen appears.
|Using the stylus,
tap the center of the bulls-eye that appeared in the center of the
|Use the stylus to
tap the center of the circle that appears in one corner of the screen.
|Use the stylus a
third time to tap the center of the circle that appears in the opposite
corner of the screen.
That's all there is to it. The touch screen is now calibrated again.
Cleaning the Screen
To keep your Rocket eBook screen at its best, clean it occasionally with a soft,
lint-free cloth. You can use lens cleaner, but you should avoid using solvents.
Make sure that no moisture is allowed to seep under the plastic frame at the
edge of the screen.
Checking the Status of Memory and
To find out how much memory or battery life is still available on your Rocket
|Tap the Bookshelf
|Tap About Rocket
The screen displays the About Rocket eBook™ window. Notice
that a summary of the battery and memory status is given here, along
with your RocketID and the serial number of your unit.
|Tap the Details
A Status window appears and gives a graphical display for
both battery life and memory.
Battery: The dark bar on the graphical display shows how much
battery life is left. When the battery is fully charged, the bar is
completely dark. A fully charged battery will last about 20 hours when
using the backlight feature at the default intensity and about 40 hours
with the backlight off.
Memory: The dark bar on the graphical display shows how much
memory is used. When no memory is left, the bar is completely dark.
Numeric values are also shown to give more details about the memory
usage. The total memory available is about 4 megabytes.
|Tap the Done
button on the Status window, and then again on the About Rocket eBook
window when you are finished.
Charging the Battery
The Rocket eBook is powered by an internal battery that recharges when you seat
the device in its docking cradle. If the battery is fully discharged, it takes
about two hours to recharge. Since batteries drain slowly even when not in use,
it's a good idea to leave your Rocket eBook recharging in the docking cradle
when you're not using it. That way, you'll be sure it's fully charged when you
To recharge the battery,
|Make sure the
power cord is connected to the docking cradle
|Firmly place the
Rocket eBook in the cradle.
You do not need to turn off the Rocket eBook when recharging. If it’s on, you
can continue reading. Otherwise, a battery status window appears on the screen:
displayed while battery is charging
Charge complete - displayed if battery is fully charged and AC adapter is
Discharging - displayed if AC adapter is disconnected
NOTE: You can also recharge the battery without using the docking cradle.
If you're not sure the internal battery is working, you can check using this
alternate charging method.
Freeing Up Rocket eBook Memory
The Rocket eBook can store up to 4,000 pages, or enough for ten average fiction
books. Memory is also used by the markups you've made while reading your
RocketEditions such as bookmarks, notes, and underlines. In addition, if you
select a font that is different from the default settings, memory is used to
store that font.
The number of RocketEditions you can store depends on the size of your
RocketEditions and on how much marking up you do within each text. If you begin
to run out of memory, you can easily remove any RocketEditions you have finished
NOTE: You can also free up memory used by fonts by selecting the default
Deleting a RocketEdition's Markups
If you've marked up a RocketEdition by adding notes, underlines, or bookmarks,
you can free up some space on your Rocket eBook by deleting them if you decide
you no longer need them.
NOTE: If you save your markups before you delete them, you can get them
back the next time you send this RocketEdition to your Rocket eBook.
To delete a RocketEdition's markups,
|Tap the Book
|Tap About This
The screen displays the About This Title window. This
window lists title, author and ISBN, along with information regarding
how many underlines, notes or bookmarks have been saved for this
A dialog box appears asking you if you are sure you want
to delete the markups.
|Tap Yes to remove
the markups, and No otherwise.
If you choose to delete the markups,
the window redisplays with the counts set to zero.
|Tap Done to close
Deleting a RocketEdition from the Rocket
CAUTION: If you've marked up your RocketEdition by adding notes,
underlines or bookmarks, these will be lost if you delete the RocketEdition from
your Rocket eBook without saving your markups first.
To delete a RocketEdition from your Rocket eBook,
|Tap the Bookshelf
The screen displays a list of all the RocketEditions currently stored
on the Rocket eBook.
|Tap the name of
the RocketEdition you want to delete.
The Rocket eBook asks that you confirm that you want to delete the
|Tap Yes if you're
sure you want to delete this RocketEdition, and No otherwise.
you choose to delete it, the screen redisplays the list of
RocketEditions without the deleted title.
|Tap Done to close
Even if you delete a RocketEdition from the Rocket eBook, itŐs still yours
because it is also stored on your computer and again in your Rocket Account. You
can always get it back.
Changing Rocket eBook Device Settings
Setting the Time & Date
The time and date are displayed on the Status window when you tap the Bookshelf
icon and choose About Rocket eBook. You can set the time and date, and make
choices about how they are displayed.
|Place the Rocket
eBook in its cradle and turn it on.
from the menu bar.
You can now set the time and date, or change how the time and date are displayed
on your Rocket eBook.
To set the time and date:
|Select the Date
and Time tab.
appropriate information into fields to set the time (including time
zone) and the date.
you want to synchronize the Rocket eBook time and date with your
computer's system time, click Update Now in the box labeled "Use current
Your Rocket eBook now displays the new time and date.
To set the time and date formats:
|Select the Date &
Time Format tab.
format selections you want.
Sample time and date displays show you
how the time and date will appear for each of your selections.
Your Rocket eBook now displays the time and date in the formats you
Setting the Automatic Shutoff Delay
If you don't change pages or use the touch screen for a pre-set ten minute
interval, your Rocket eBook will turn itself off. This feature helps you save
your battery power. If you want to, though, you can change the amount of time
the Rocket eBook waits before shutting down.
To do this:
|Place the Rocket
eBook in its cradle.
from the main menu.
|Select the Misc.
Timeout, set the number of minutes you want the Rocket eBook to remain
inactive before it shuts down.
NOTE: A setting of zero disables