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failed to load book because the requested resource is missing

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I can no longer open my book, the Tao Te Ching Translated by Stephen Mitchell. When I try to it gives me the error message "failed to load book because the requested resource is missing"
I've tried deleting and re-syncing it, still nothing. Could it be because you no longer sell it in the bookstore? If so that's total BS because even if you don't sell it anymore I still payed for it. HELP!
MacPro, Mac OS X (10.4.10), iPhone
  • Property Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here. Some books open, others don't. I get that stupid message all the time. Is Apple starting to resemble Microsoft? There are so many bugs in iOS4.
    4, iOS 4
  • Property Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    In fact, iBooks is so slow and unresponsive on a 3G that I don't understand why Apple released it for that device. Books take up to 15 seconds to open. I did find a way to stop the "resource is missing" warning (written in Microsoft-ese, worryingly): I simply tried to open every other book until successful, then went back and opened the one that did not open in the first place. The warning seems related to bookmark sync, but I am only guessing about that.

    iOS 4 clearly needs a bug fix in many areas: iBooks, Mail retrieval (which on some devices cycles forever), iTunes backup / restore (where many apps and preferences don't make it back into the phone), general speed and usability on the 3G, whose processor / RAM just can't handle the new software.
    3G, iOS 4
  • rbeckmann Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I frequently get the same message when initially opening a book. OK kicks you back out to the bookshelf. Just reopen the same book. It is successful for me 90% of the time on the second try. Pain but....

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    3G, iOS 4
  • Daveed V. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The error message is certainly opaque.

    However, one reason is seems to appear is when you open the book on one device, and then open it on another without closing it on the first. I guess it "protects" against two readers simultaneously reading the same book purchase on two separate devices.

    Again, that message needs better wording.

    As someone else pointed out, the message also seems to pop up when the software cannot sync with Apple's iBookstore servers. (That case deserves a different error message too.)
    iPhone 4, iOS 4, iBooks
  • wastedyuthe Calculating status...
    This is a silly error message that makes iBooks look buggy. It should be removed in an update imo. If they can't connect to the servers, then they should allow a little more time, as it seems on second attempt at selecting the book, no error message, as it has had time to connect.
    What if you aren't on a data connection? Does it still come up with it? If it can't connect to the server, then it should just take you to the page you were last on on that device. Done.
    Macbook Pro iPhone 3GS 32GB AppleTV, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • mr88cet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Property wrote:
    In fact, iBooks is so slow and unresponsive on a 3G that I don't understand why Apple released it for that device.

    It is indeed slow, but I prefer it still to be an option for us iPhone 3G users (until they finally get white iPhone 4s, at which time I'm upgrading!).

    I also get this message ... oh, perhaps 1/3 of the time, but then can almost always re-open the book afterward.
    Mac Pro 2.8GHz 8 Xeon, MacBook Pro 17", iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.4)


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