Originally Posted by rixeta
any help would be much appreciated
What help exactly?
Removing the outer casing is as simple as, 1) remove battery. 2) lift the ends of the rubber strips on the battery side and unscrew the exposed screws. 3) pry out the 4 round rubber plugs on either side of the e-ink screen and unscrew the exposed screws. 4) a little judicious wriggling of the parts should allow you to expose the insides.
You then need to make the serial cable as per the instructions and set up a terminal program on your PC.
After that it is just a matter of following instructions.