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Old 10-09-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
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Busted Screen

So, it has finally happened to me. I dropped the jetBook accidentally while unpacking my briefcase from waist height to the carpet below. It was in its case--so I thought nothing of it--but now I see that the screen is busted. No crack that can be felt, but a huge black splotch over it.

It's been asked before, but might as well try again... ... anyone know where to get a replacement?

This is my nifty custom-dyed job too.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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Check Amazon and New Egg for new readers. The odds are, even if you could buy the screen alone, you would pay pretty much what a new reader would cost and, at least, with a new reader, you would get a new warranty.

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Old 10-09-2010, 03:10 PM   #3
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It's not likely that any after market parts supplier will sell a replacement screen for
less than the discounted sale prices we have seen. Wasn't there one with the Libre for
~$70? At least the same screen is used in several devices, it looks like even in the $99
MSRP "Mini".

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Old 10-09-2010, 03:56 PM   #4
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the prices on Libres and jbls seem to have been spiking (generally 130+). Even at MWave. Maybe so they won't undercut the Mini?

If it gets under 75 again, I'm pouncing.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:00 PM   #5
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Yeah, I considered just buying a new one, but thought it would be worth a shot to see if anyone has heard of a screen source for, say, $30. That MINI looks interesting, though Nate's review wasn't particularly glowing. Anyone know if the quoted weight includes the batteries?
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Kralik I believe even with the battery's it is the lightest of all the Jetbooks.

Not fond of converting my whole library to read them though.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:12 PM   #7
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Presumably it will get multiple formats support once Ectaco gets working on better firmware. I know its the lightest, but just wondering if batteries were taken into consideration. jetBook LITE, for example, is heavier than the original when you include the batteries.
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:43 PM   #8
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http://www.borders.com/online/store/..._libre-ereader

borders, 99$ aluratek libre.
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:54 PM   #9
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Kralik, I suspect the best bet would be to purchase a used device. If the new devices are sold (on sale) for $70-90, perhaps a used one will go for something closer to your $30 target.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:54 PM   #10
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So, it has finally happened to me. I dropped the jetBook accidentally while unpacking my briefcase from waist height to the carpet below. It was in its case--so I thought nothing of it--but now I see that the screen is busted. No crack that can be felt, but a huge black splotch over it.

It's been asked before, but might as well try again... ... anyone know where to get a replacement?

This is my nifty custom-dyed job too.
Kralik,

Where are you located? I have a Jetbook whose case is falling apart; the screen is still good though. If you are close, maybe we can figure something out.

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Kralik, I suspect the best bet would be to purchase a used device. If the new devices are sold (on sale) for $70-90, perhaps a used one will go for something closer to your $30 target.
The most recent ones I've seen go for $60-80 still. (On ebay)
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:16 AM   #12
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Kralik,

Where are you located? I have a Jetbook whose case is falling apart; the screen is still good though. If you are close, maybe we can figure something out.

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Case is falling apart, really? How?

I'm in the Pacific Northwest (US).
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:08 PM   #13
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I have the same issue as Kralik with my Aluratek. So, I think I will wait and watch as prices come down and features go up.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:25 PM   #14
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Now that it is broken and ebook readers in general are going down, I'm starting to think of other brands... that new 5" Sony looks niiiice...
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:21 PM   #15
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Kralik, a year ago at this time, you were helping me decide! Whatever you choose, I recommend you wait till Thanksgiving weekend for the deals.
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