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Old 04-05-2012, 02:12 AM   #1
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Unhappy Exactly half the screen frozen

So I was reading Inheritance (great book, by the way) and totally out of the blue - the left half of the screen froze. It's like my EZReader is having a stroke or something. It remains so when I switch pages, lock it, turn it off and charge it. Like dead pixels or something. Here's the picture:

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Anyone know what's up?
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:37 AM   #2
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The screen controller has failed. Time for a new reader.
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Oh wow, I've had it for just a month...
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Could be because of a drop, that the plug got moved a bit.
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You could try applying a firmware, it can not hurt and it is a minute possibility that it would fix it, otherwise you need to try and return it. Good luck.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:15 PM   #6
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You could try applying a firmware, it can not hurt and it is a minute possibility that it would fix it, otherwise you need to try and return it. Good luck.
I would not try a firmware upgrade on a formerly working unit that is acting up in a way that the firmware was not destined to fix.

I, also would (have someone) check the Display module connector.

A pin will remove the 4 round 'feet'/plugs.
Under is a small Phillips (the battery compartment screwdriver should work).
The cable/connector is near the 'jog' swithch

Static is your enemy, be sure to be grounded while handling the insides.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:07 AM   #7
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I would not try a firmware upgrade on a formerly working unit that is acting up in a way that the firmware was not destined to fix.

I, also would (have someone) check the Display module connector.

A pin will remove the 4 round 'feet'/plugs.
Under is a small Phillips (the battery compartment screwdriver should work).
The cable/connector is near the 'jog' swithch

Static is your enemy, be sure to be grounded while handling the insides.
The connector was connected. I think the issue might be something inside the connector :/
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The connector was connected. I think the issue might be something inside the connector :/
Then I go with either the Screen driver is shot, or the display substrate is cracked.

Neither is good.

Last I heard, a new screen at Astak, was $80 plus shipping.

All the Pocket Pro's at geeks.com are gone so no good answers left
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give it a while, they sometimes get out and in stock again... I hope for you... Though I think I bought one of the last sets in factory liquidation.
Do perhaps any of the newer V3's not speak to you ?
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aztekcomputers appear to have some in stock for about $61 including shipping.

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I thought they where phased out?
It's a great device for the price, but the blacks aren't too black unfortunately
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