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Old 07-19-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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just broke the screen of my precious Iliad

Before going out to diner, I put my Iliad on to charge and set the device on the top of my computer box. Got home form dinner and started looking at some web sites and as I usually do, put my big feet on the computer box. Only problem, I felt a sickening crunch as my foot hit the screen of my Iliad.

The poor thing has survived several drops including one from my car on to a gravel car park (withoput a cover on it) on to suffer such a disgraceful end to it's life. I would have to disagree with people who say the screen is fragile, it took a reasonable degree of force to break the screen.

Ah well time to contact Irex and start the path of getting it repaired and back to using the Sony for a few months.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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I would have to disagree with people who say the screen is fragile, it took a reasonable degree of force to break the screen.
It takes a reasonable degree of force perpendicular to the screen to break it. But it takes a measly amount of force to break the substrate via torsion (twisting/bending) - that's what everyone's complaining about.

Anyway, very sorry for your loss and hope you get it back repaired soon!
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We definitely need somethink like this for eReader owners
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:00 AM   #4
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We definitely need somethink like this for eReader owners
Please do not misuse the term eReader. eReader is the term used for the eReader software and/or eReader format eBooks. If you use it as a generic term meaning electronic reader then you will confuse people and they will think it's OK to purchase eReader format eBooks when it may very well not be the case.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:16 PM   #5
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:42 AM   #6
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I have returned to using my first electronic reader, the Sony 500 while I save up for either a repair or a new Illiad. I have to watch what I spend at the moment as I will be going to Hong Kong next month so long as my leave is approved. If Leave is denied (which would be reasonable given I just returned this week form two weeks leave) then I will use the money earmarked for flight to buy a new device.
However the Illiad was just the start of technology disasters, my MP 3 player broke down (in for repairs under warranty) then my mobile phone broke (it was out of warranty) and needed to be replaced I obviously dis something to incur the wrath of she who rules the world.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:38 PM   #7
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Yes. Enraged Shes Who Rule the World tend to smash things against the walls until they break.

But look on the bright side: If it was a He Who Rules the World he very probably would have punched you on the nose instead.

Hmmm... realizing that there is a high toll the world pays in smashed things AND noses, I'd like to think of Them Who Rule the World as an old married couple, bickering the day away...



Cheers,
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But look on the bright side: If it was a He Who Rules the World he very probably would have punched you on the nose instead.

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MMMMMM so is that why I find myself with a burst blood vessel in my eye, he aimed for the nose and got the eye instead
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Before going out to diner, I put my Iliad on to charge and set the device on the top of my computer box. Got home form dinner and started looking at some web sites and as I usually do, put my big feet on the computer box. Only problem, I felt a sickening crunch as my foot hit the screen of my Iliad.
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