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Old 05-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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How to fix a creaky Aura.

A few places along the bezel of my Aura would creak and pop when I held it and moved my fingers around. After trying it out in a Aura sleepcover which I returned, it made the problem worse. Here is a quick solution that solved the problem for me.

I used a super fine hobby brush and painted some crazy glue into the seam around the top edge of the housing. I only applied it in the creaky areas, and very, very sparingly. Give it a quick wipe with your fingers immediately before it begins to dry to keep it smooth. A few minutes to dry and no more creak. The glue dries invisible but I did use a magic eraser to clean off a bit of residue that had a different sheen than the case.

Just wanted to put that out there in case it bothered anyone else.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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A few places along the bezel of my Aura would creak and pop when I held it and moved my fingers around. After trying it out in a Aura sleepcover which I returned, it made the problem worse. Here is a quick solution that solved the problem for me.

I used a super fine hobby brush and painted some crazy glue into the seam around the top edge of the housing. I only applied it in the creaky areas, and very, very sparingly. Give it a quick wipe with your fingers immediately before it begins to dry to keep it smooth. A few minutes to dry and no more creak. The glue dries invisible but I did use a magic eraser to clean off a bit of residue that had a different sheen than the case.

Just wanted to put that out there in case it bothered anyone else.
I have a creaky one, I've been deciding if it bothers me or not. Thanks for posting
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Good advice! As fat as I know I don't have a creaky one and I'm not interested in finding out! Ignorance is bliss as they say.
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You're super brave being the first to try glue. I'm glad it fixed it and thanks for the tip.
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I don't know how the Aura looks in detail and where exactly you are putting the glue. Depending on the details, and if you plan to make a back-up copy of the internal SD (I guess there is one) you might consider doing this before you apply the glue.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:30 AM   #6
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I believe I would choose the noise over a voided warranty.
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I suspect they all creak a little bit, mine certainly does, but not enough to bother me. I would never use glue to fix it - what if you or a service centre needed to remove the back?
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I was happy with mine. Now I find myself checking for noise by squeezing the edges when I read!!

Wish I has skipped this thread. Mine is not noisy but will be before I am done.
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I'm talking a minimal amount of glue here people. I doubt that anyone would be able to tell, I put it on and I can't even see it.

I was not really bothered by the noise mine made either until I put it in and out of the sleep cover a few times it got a lot worse.

I've already returned a Glo and they just sent me a refurb with the same problem so I can't be bothered to try that again, but if someone at Kobo did open it I bet the glue would just snap apart because it's just on the surface in the seam. I could be wrong...

So I'm not recommending anyone try it themselves just saying that it worked for me.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:09 AM   #11
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I would rather choose the glue over having to wait for a new unit if everything else was fine with it.
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For me when I pinch the bezel in the top right corner, it makes a little click sound - as if it's not fully "snapped" in place, even though it's as tight as it's probably ever going to be.

Everywhere else on the bezel is fine. It's really not a big deal to me - especially since I never hold the top part of the bezel when reading.
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A few places along the bezel of my Aura would creak and pop when I held it and moved my fingers around. After trying it out in a Aura sleepcover which I returned, it made the problem worse. Here is a quick solution that solved the problem for me.

I used a super fine hobby brush and painted some crazy glue into the seam around the top edge of the housing. I only applied it in the creaky areas, and very, very sparingly. Give it a quick wipe with your fingers immediately before it begins to dry to keep it smooth. A few minutes to dry and no more creak. The glue dries invisible but I did use a magic eraser to clean off a bit of residue that had a different sheen than the case.

Just wanted to put that out there in case it bothered anyone else.
Thanks for the tip. Since it's been a long time from application of glue, have you encountered the same squeaking thing again? What should be done if there's a need to open up the device for battery replacement or anything else?
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