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Old 08-15-2007, 05:10 PM   #1
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Replacement housings from Sony?

Does anyone know whether it is possible to get a replacement housing from Sony, and what the Part number and price would be?

I want to try painting the reader once it gets in, in the vein of the Steampunk reader (great job!), but want my original case as a fallback in case I goof it up.

I imagine Sony has to have stock of replacement parts, it's probably just a matter of finding out how to get them out of the warehouse and at what price

Edit: I'll answer my own question here. Looks like replacement housings are available for the U2, but at $100 a pop I think I'll be leaving my reader stock

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Old 08-16-2007, 06:15 AM   #2
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That's a classic, Sony move. I had a decent shortwave radio by Sony years ago. Not only was the power connector not available on any "universal" AC/DC adapter, but when the antenna broke, Sony wanted $75 for a replacement. This was just a plain, telescoping antenna like any portable radio would have, just longer. Of course, nobody on earth had non-Sony replacements of the right dimensions.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:27 PM   #4
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"The Sony reader is not to be used as a hockey puck."
It will make for some great between-period on-ice reading though

Until someone goes top shelf and sends both my water bottle and Reader flying
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:15 PM   #5
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You might find someone with a version that could be partsed out. They still haven't asked for my broken one back yet (and I haven't called like I thought I would, yet.)

I can't say I will sell it (heck, I may disassemble it, take photos, and post them here so people can see the interior of it....) But I can't be the only person with a cracked screen that is otherwise useless.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:56 AM   #6
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That's what I figured. Once I get my Reader (ordered today, woohoo!) I'll try to find someone who's willing to part one out.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:45 PM   #7
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If someone has dissasembled one and has any info on tricky spots to take it apart let me know and I will disassemble mine and give it a paint job.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:33 AM   #8
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I wonder what the best paint would be. What is the housing made of, do we know? I'm still waiting for mine to show up but I stopped off at Borders on the way to my hockey game to play with it. It seemed to be pretty solid, maybe aluminum underneath the stock paint?
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:42 PM   #9
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