Originally Posted by Patricia
Don't despair just yet.
I got my old Sony PRS 500 out from the box where it had been reposing for the last six months, opened the cover, and saw a very similar picture.
"Oh Noooo!," I thought. "It must be a broken screen substrate."
However, I tried a long mains recharge (overnight) and the pattern vanished. The device is now working as well as ever it did.
Originally Posted by allovertheglobe
Looks like my original Sony Reader screen after a little accident (as dismayed as I was that it didn't survive, it was pretty obvious where the damage came from)
My DR1000 displayed strange lines after a long period of disuse, but after recharging and quite a few refreshes (!), they finally disappeared. I'm afraid though that Grimulkan's screenshot indicates something more serious...
allovertheglobe is probably right, unfortunately
Although I didn't expect it to work, I did try charging the device completely and had it boot up/shut down several times, all to no avail. I think this has effectively ended my DR adventure, it was great while it lasted.