View Full Version : Replacing the silver plates on prs 505


Student1
03-14-2009, 02:57 AM
Hi guys,

just wondering if there is a reseller that sells the silver plates from the prs 505. My reader fell to the ground (thankfully no internal dammage... buying some bookarmor so it never happens again...), but the bottom silver plate twisted and almost broke in half while trying to put it back together. Just need to find a web reseller that has these in stock, same or better ones... I'm guessing they will be a hot item when people start changing the batteries because these babies sure break off easy... very cheap metal! Wouldn't mind getting an upgrade on them!

Edit : Ahem, i mean plastic plates... not even cheap metal. What was i thinking... guess the R&D department thought metal would protect it too well... ;p

edit 2 : You can order it from sony here is the info :

The part number of the PLATE (LOWER) ASSY is A1362415A and it costs $ 35.98. While the part number of the PLATE (UPPER) ASSY is A1362416A and it costs $ 35.98.
http://servicesales.sel.sony.com

Curly
03-14-2009, 04:02 AM
Wow, it sounds like you were quite lucky there was no internal damage and the screen didn't break. Did the reader actually break open or did the plate break when it hit the ground?

I don't know where you can buy a plate, someone will come along who knows I'm sure. Can you buy a broken 505 for parts?

Student1
03-14-2009, 04:12 AM
Wow, it sounds like you were quite lucky there was no internal damage and the screen didn't break. Did the reader actually break open or did the plate break when it hit the ground?

I don't know where you can buy a plate, someone will come along who knows I'm sure. Can you buy a broken 505 for parts?

I know, it didn't drop from very high, about 3 and a half feet at most! Good thing i had the leather cover on it! But yes, i was very lucky! The plate actually bent inward and broke at where the screw holds it. I thought it was metal but its very cheap plastic, no wonder it broke! But the good thing about plastic is that crazy glue should be enough to hold it! But i would rather have some replacement parts... would be nice if there was some custom parts... like metal plates rather than flimsy plastic plates! But readers are not yet really mainstream so i doubt someone started a business arround this...

Yeah would be an idea, but buying a defective one on Ebay might be expensive... anyway considering the part i want to replace.

Curly
03-14-2009, 04:19 AM
Have you tried contacting Sony? I wonder how much they would charge to repair it?

Student1
03-14-2009, 04:35 AM
Have you tried contacting Sony? I wonder how much they would charge to repair it?

I'm sure they would charge a lot as its not covered in the warranty. I heard the battery replacement went over 200$. Funny when you can buy it from 27$ (already did when i need it i will have it :)). So plastic cover i dont even want to know... guess they have to get the money somewhere after that ps3 fiasco :). Tomorow i ll go to the hardware store and get some good ole crazy glue, will do the same as replacing the cover. What would really be nice would be metal covers... always like to pimp/hack my electronic devices =)!

Tracey
03-14-2009, 11:20 AM
Hi, there is a UK seller on eBay who is selling some PRS-505's which require repair.
May need to contact them for shipping details but they seem reasonably priced at present. The seller is called xsitems_ltd. Please be aware that i do not know of this company nor am i associated with it; just surfing around and thought it may be of interest to you!

Best wishes,

Tracey

Student1
03-14-2009, 12:08 PM
Thanks it is well worth a look, i will check it up! In the time being saw the dissasemble instructions that are on the site, very usefull as some parts have screws that are almost invisible ;p!

Student1
03-14-2009, 07:48 PM
Well i used some very high potency plastic glue and it did the job, the plate is just as good as new and my reader seems perfect! Still would be nice to replace them with something better, hopefully part vendors will rise up once these readers become maimstream!

Renaldo
03-14-2009, 10:41 PM
Glad you've got it fixed!

I was going to reccomend going to Sony's parts website: http://servicesales.sel.sony.com I don't know if they have the plates, but it's been my experience that you can find most things there, and all kind of random stuff. I've ordered parts from them in the past, and I've always had a great experience. And I can only imagine there are awesome people working behind the scenes there, because they've always anticipated what else I might need based on what I've ordered.

- Bought replacement silicon earbuds for my headphones, mentioned in the comments I only needed large if possible (they come in packs of 3 sizes) and they sent me 2 complete sets along with a handful of loose large silicon earbuds.

- Ordered a replacement stylus for a turntable, they sent me a record cleaning kit and replacement bands for it.

Those are just the things that spring to mind. If they don't have it on their site, it's not a bad idea to shoot them an email on what you're looking for.

Student1
03-15-2009, 05:27 AM
Thank you for the address,

i have just sent them an email, crossing my fingers. Thanks again for all the help guys!

Student1
03-15-2009, 09:43 PM
I already received word from sony! And it is available, here is where to order it!

http://servicesales.sel.sony.com/ecom/accessories/web/productSearch.do

part number is : PLATE (LOWER) ASSY is A1362415A, PLATE (UPPER) ASSY is A1362416A.

here is the reply from rep :

"

Thank you for contacting Sony Parts.

The information you requested is below:

The part number of the PLATE (LOWER) ASSY is A1362415A and it costs $ 35.98. While the part number of the PLATE (UPPER) ASSY is A1362416A and it costs $ 35.98.


You can order any available items through our website, or call us at (800) 488-7669.

http://servicesales.sel.sony.com

TIP: Shipping charges and local taxes will be added at checkout.

NOTE: Parts do not include installation instructions.


Thank you for choosing Sony.

The Sony Parts and Accessory Team
cdm2
Alfred

"

Altleast we know we can order it :)! Seems to be out of stuck, but i ll try ordering it and see from there!

Student1
03-15-2009, 09:56 PM
Hmm can't order to canada from that site, only for us citizens, is there another site for canada?

krighton
01-09-2010, 10:05 AM
i remember seeing some installation instructions for this (lower) but can't remember where.....anyone have a link.

netseeker
01-09-2010, 10:19 AM
i remember seeing some installation instructions for this (lower) but can't remember where.....anyone have a link.
Igorsk's disassembling guide was sufficient for me:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21729510@N03/sets/72157603454047408/

jtcasas
04-12-2010, 08:49 PM
Thank you all for the valuable information. My PRS-505 fell from about 3 feet, and the bottom bezel broke. I have just ordered a replacement using the assembly numbers that you provided.

moz
05-08-2010, 02:21 AM
The part number of the PLATE (LOWER) ASSY is A1362415A and it costs $ 35.98. While the part number of the PLATE (UPPER) ASSY is A1362416A and it costs $ 35.98.
http://servicesales.sel.sony.com

OW! That's making a new Kobo seem reasonable in comparison.

I've dropped both my 505's and broken the end plates. It's just something that happens to me. The annoying thing (apart from the bad design) is that with my new one I've now broken the plastic strip that holds the reader into the Sony cover. So book-armor is out as an option. The M-edge covers look ok but I'm not sure how well they'll work (and at $50 shipped I'm cautious about experimenting).

jtcasas
05-14-2010, 07:11 PM
OW! That's making a new Kobo seem reasonable in comparison.

I've dropped both my 505's and broken the end plates. It's just something that happens to me. The annoying thing (apart from the bad design) is that with my new one I've now broken the plastic strip that holds the reader into the Sony cover. So book-armor is out as an option. The M-edge covers look ok but I'm not sure how well they'll work (and at $50 shipped I'm cautious about experimenting).

@moz: I put in the order for the bottom bezel last month, but Sony tells me that it is back-ordered. A new eReader with a better design is sounding good to me.