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Old 10-01-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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In January of 2011 I patchiest a Kindle. I was over the moon I was telling all my friends what a good thing it was. Early February it would not switch on the screen looked a mess. It was exchanged for a replacement Kindle, that lasted about 6 weeks and was hit by the same problem. I was exchanged for another that one lasted bout 6 weeks. I know Amazon will exchange it for another but I am sick of Kindles now.
I bought a Bebook mini It was very good for about ten days then it would not switch on!
I am not ham fisted and yet I can't keep an reader for long for some reason I cant figure out.
I am waiting for PLAY.COM to collect the Bebook mini 3 weeks so far.
Can anyone suggest what I might be doing wrong
Any sensible ideas will be appreciated

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Old 10-01-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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A "messed up screen" sounds like a broken screen substrate. An eInk screen has a very thin layer of glass underneath the outer plastic screen. Any bending force, or a sudden shock, will fracture this. These devices do need to be treated with moderate care. A good protective case is essential.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:33 PM   #3
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It sounds like you keep busting the screen. It is glass, it will break if you are too rough with it. That said, I'm not easy on mine at all and mine hasn't broken, so I don't know what you could be doing with yours. A cover and case might help ya
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:39 PM   #4
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Do you keep them in a case when not in use?
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:42 PM   #5
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Smacking the screen with ball-peen hammer would be an example of "wrong." I'd stop doing that in case you thought you could.
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Smacking the screen with ball-peen hammer would be an example of "wrong." I'd stop doing that in case you thought you could.
How about a claw-hammer??!
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:20 PM   #7
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Smacking the screen with ball-peen hammer would be an example of "wrong." I'd stop doing that in case you thought you could.
Would the same principle apply to gavels?
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:21 PM   #8
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I'd get one of those hard book-like Kindle cases and be more careful. If they're being put in a bag and bent around, it's not good. I always kept mine in a hard case and straight pocket in my bookbag.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:29 PM   #9
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Would the same principle apply to gavels?
Nope, you are both good to go!
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I'm not sure if you should be working in sales or customer support!!
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:27 PM   #11
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:57 PM   #12
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It sounds like the OP needs everything insured.
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Are you keeping your ereaders away from any extreme temperatures and/or steamy environments?
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I would have made a joke about the OP being based in the UK, but then again I just remembered that yesterday was the hottest October day on record in the UK.
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