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Old 11-13-2007, 11:40 AM   #1
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silver/chrome edge, again?

Been using the new reader and (mostly) like the improvements over the prs-500, but am miffed why sony insists on edging the reader with a reflective chrome-like surface. The designers must not actually use the reader. In the sun, or under lights, it makes reading difficult.

Took too long hacking my prs-500 (took apart, sanded/painted and then redid with paint that wouldn’t scratch off) and hacked electronics are more difficult to resell on ebay. Has anyone come up with an easy and possibly undo-able solution? I read someone was going to try fingernail polish.

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Old 11-13-2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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I think I'm confused, Cogito, it sounds like you're talking about the 505 (which doesn't have the pseudo-chrome edging), but the pic you posted is a 500. As a consequence, I'm not sure what you're trying to do ....
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Natch,
Sorry for being unclear. I posted photo of prs-500 to show the mod. Here’s a photo of my prs-505. Are there some models without the chrome?
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:17 PM   #4
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Ah, yes, the top/bottom edges, I hadn't realized that it was so visible on the dark blue (I've only seen the silver, and that edge tends to wash out next to the main casing).

Okay, now I know what you're asking.

I wouldn't suggest nail-polish, some of them contain stuff that will dissolve plastics pretty readily.

You might try your local model/hobby shop, especially if it's a small operation rather than a big chain one. They might be able to suggest a paint that'll stick to the stuff for you.
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Even though the chrome on the silver appears to blend in with the rest of the case, I find that it occasionally bounces distractingly bright beams of light into my eyes while I'm reading.
I wonder if something like paint-on latex, which can be removed pretty easily, would be a solution. Also, it would add grippy edges to the device!
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:37 PM   #6
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I like that idea.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:53 PM   #7
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Has anyone taken the prs-505 apart yet? The 500 was easy after someone had already figured it out. Looks like the 4 screws on the back might lead one right inside. Obviously it’s easier painting unattached pieces.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:08 PM   #8
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Tape everything up and take out that paint gun!
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Just cover it with duct tape?
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