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Old 11-11-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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I just got my Nook Touch today and I noticed that the screen, as in, the gray background, is slightly darker than my old Kobo Wifi. Is this normal?

I also noticed that when you hold the device at an angle, there's a line, more like a thin bar, of e-ink down the left and right edges of the screen.

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Old 11-12-2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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Install the latest Nook firmware update and you should notice that the screen is a little lighter in color. Here's the link for software upgrade: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Soft...uch/379003175/

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Thanks for the link . You mean the firmware can actually control how light or dark the gray background of the screen is? I thought that was just part of the hardware.
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Thanks for the link . You mean the firmware can actually control how light or dark the gray background of the screen is? I thought that was just part of the hardware.
The firmware controls what shows on the screen, doesn't it? Anyhow, I noticed my screen looked lighter after my update, that's all I'm going on. Let us know what you think after doing an update.

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Old 11-13-2011, 01:13 AM   #5
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I also noticed that when you hold the device at an angle, there's a line, more like a thin bar, of e-ink down the left and right edges of the screen.
This is called ghosting. Just change pages 8 times, this will cause the screen to refresh and it'll go away.
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It would seem the bars on the edges of mine don't go away. I noticed they're also on the top and bottom and are like a border around the screen, and always stay there.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:11 PM   #7
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It sounds to me like you might have a damaged screen, I'd try to take it back and get it exchanged.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:39 PM   #8
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Yeah, it doesn't seems normal at all. Could you provide a picture for us? There are no bars on my screen.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:06 AM   #9
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Could it be the ir emitters for the touch screen?
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