|09-03-2012, 09:47 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Is my screen broken
I'm fairly certain the screen is broken on my Cool-er but I'm trying to be sure. My cool-er did one of its (extremely annoying) firmware crashes and as I was busy I did not fix it for a month when it first crashed the screen was blank, however since I've fixed the firmware (and incidentally changed to the pocketbook firmware, which seems to work fine apart from the screen ) the bottom quarter of the screen is frozen on a jumbled miniaturized images.
This image shows what the screen looks like, is this an unsolvable problem. I;ve opened up the cool-er and the screen looks physically fine.
page turns are also fine.
Last edited by pdurrant; 09-05-2012 at 04:19 PM. Reason: max picture width is 600 pixels. Resized image
|09-04-2012, 05:24 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cornwall UK
Device: BeBook 1. BeBook Mini. BeBook Neo and Club. BeBook Live. BeeBook Pure.
That is a broken screen. It is the glass substrate that cracks.
|09-05-2012, 04:01 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kharkov, Ukraine
Device: lbook V3, iRex DR800SG
Too bad! The screen is definitely broken. If you want to restore your Cool-er, you can use a Kindle 2 as a donor. Its screen is of the same model and it can be taken out easily.
Disassembling of both readers should not be a problem for a careful person, too.
|09-05-2012, 04:23 PM||#4|
The Grand Mouse
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
It's a physical problem. Getting the screen replaced will probably cost more than a replacement ebook reader. Also, the screens are very fragile when on their own. Replacing a broken screen is a lot trickier than one might expect, even if you can get the part.
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