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Old 08-17-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
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Device: sony 505 with broken screen. pocketbook 360 now.
broken screen. is there a program that skims off top one inch of screen?

broken screen. dropped something on the reader. =(

is there a program that can move the text so it doesn't display on the damage area?

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Old 08-17-2009, 12:57 AM   #2
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Hi PennPin,
If you are reading eBooks without DRM or with the DRM removed then you can use Calibre for this. I previously owned a PRS-505 with almost exactly the same damage and simply set a bigger top-margin and minimal bottom and side margins to compensate.

Sadly if you have LRX books from the Sony store I don't think there is anything you can do.

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Yes there is - Calibre.

Do a "Convert" and specify a large number of pixels in the top margin. My old 505 came in contact with an eight year old and I had the same problem. I found 195 pixels was the right number for my screen; just keep re-converting until you get it right and then set that as a default. The screen seems to be built in segments and a whole segment goes at once so I wouldn't be surprised if 195 worked for you as well.

I also found a permanent solution - I bought a new 505 and donated the old one to the eight year old. He loves it and doesn't mind the large top margin at all.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:45 PM   #4
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As for the protected LRX books from Sony, the only solution I can think of is to read them on your PC within the Sony software.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:40 PM   #5
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thanks for all the advice. I'm thinking of selling it anyway just to get the prs 300 pocket edition when it comes out.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:42 PM   #6
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That's not the screen. That's the controller. If it's still under warranty, (less than a year old), Sony will replace the entire unit. ($29 shipping)

When this happened to me I was reading an ePub book. (large margins in base font). Reading with horizontal orientation was still possible.

Great excuse to buy a new reader though!
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