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Old 07-12-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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Replacement Screen

Hi, I have managed to stand on my reader and crack my screen!! now my insurance covered for a replacement reader but they also left me with the old one. so the question is is there any way to get a replacement screen? i'm in the UK just to compound things!!

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Old 07-12-2007, 11:32 AM   #2
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That is one area where pbooks are superior to ebooks. Next time think of a telephone directory rather than the Reader.

Those that have tried to replace the screen have found that the cost through Sony is US $250+. I have never seen e-ink screens offered for sale except in developer kits from e-ink and the price was many times what the Sony Reader costs.
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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You may not be able to replace the screen, but you should now have spare parts like and extra battery and such just in case.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:47 AM   #4
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I'd keep it until e-Ink displays are available for consumer purchase (probably be by the end of the year or so, just a guess).

Ouch!
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:49 PM   #5
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When I had a similar problem a few weeks ago, Sony repaired mine without any fuss. As long as you are under warranty, there really isn't much to worry about.

I've also had my doubts about Sony recently. You have some people out there who put their readers through hell (accidentally, of course) but they somehow survive. On the other end of the spectrum, there are people like us who don't mistreat our readers but they unexpectedly wake up dead one day. Now that my reader is in working order again, I've become increasingly paranoid of transporting it the "wrong" way or even handling it too rough. Is my newly-repaired reader as robust as it should be or does it remain overly sensitive. This is the question that I ask myself every time I pick up my reader.
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Any time I leave the house with the Reader it is in the original case and that is inside the Pouch which has additional protection for the screen. I've been safe so far.
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