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Old 03-16-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
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Is this "glass breakeage" or manufacturer's defect? (judging from the picture)

Folks,

Please look at the pictures below and give your best judgment from your experience with multiple readers - could this look like a mechanical damage of the screen (although it is not visible on the outside of the screen) or it is simply faulty device and something is wrong with the electronics, but the screen was not cracked or broken?
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:27 PM   #2
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To my very untrained eye it looks like cracked glass substrate.

The question is why it cracked. It does not look like it cracked by pressing something on the screen. In that case I would expect a star shaped crack.
Perhaps the frame was twisted, or perhaps the glass substrate was not seated properly in frame and cracked or the glass might have had a flaw.

It is very difficult to judge from a relatively low resolution photograph. You will have to take it apart and see. Even then it might be impossible to judge. What if the glass had a flaw before installation?
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:32 PM   #3
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Classic picture of a broken substrate - you can see the line of the break running top left to lower right in the first picture.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:56 AM   #4
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Classic picture of a broken substrate - you can see the line of the break running top left to lower right in the first picture.
Harry is right.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:23 PM   #5
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My first crashed eInk display was looking like a little bit looking like this. The only diffrence was, that it was much more visible.
My one broke because something hit against the screen.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:19 AM   #6
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yup....Harry nailed it. Yar, you know these things are not intended to help level a table....right?
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:44 AM   #7
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OMG. Broken screen - my nightmare having the first device. Why is this happening? What can I do to avoid this?
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OMG. Broken screen - my nightmare having the first device. Why is this happening? What can I do to avoid this?
Take good care. No really. The 301 is a rather sturdy device, though.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:38 PM   #9
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To avoid, dont act like the display is a punchball or something else like this
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:58 PM   #10
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Folks, if you could post images of broken or cracked screens here to this thread, I'd appreciate it very much. Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:45 AM   #11
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Take good care. No really. The 301 is a rather sturdy device, though.
Your fun calming Because I've heard all sorts of horrors about the fragility of the screen and became a bit paranoid
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To avoid, dont act like the display is a punchball or something else like this
I'll try!
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Not a pocketbook, but that's what my screen looked like
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:41 PM   #14
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I've been thinking of getting a 360 so I don't like to look at the ugly pictures.

Anyone know how much it is to replace the screen?
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