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Old 09-24-2009, 07:12 AM   #1
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600 Display Question - not about glare!

I've had my silver 600 for about 3 days and although it does have some glare, generally I'm quite happy with my new toy.
However, I just realized that on the right hand side of the screen there seems to have line ( like border), and seems like the line gets slightly thicker as you go up to the right hand corner. No line on the left side..
just wondering if others have the same line. is it done on purpose to give a book page feel? or is it just my 600?
did not notice it until now and curious if it was there before or just developed....

although insignificant , it's started to annoy me, w

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Old 09-24-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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Mine has an even border on the right when reading. Not in the menus though.
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hmm..mine has it even when turned off. i can still see the line..
now I'm thinking it might be the screen just a tad crooked..
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:57 AM   #4
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I'll double-check when I get to it later. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:16 AM   #5
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It's just the edge of the screen. Most of the Sony units have this, some more noticeable than others. I have the dark blue 505, so I never noticed it on mine, but it's there.

If it really starts to get to you, get a skin for it that is dark and it'll blend in.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:50 AM   #6
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Doesn't show up at all on the black 600. I guess it just blends into the case.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:49 AM   #7
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hmm..mine has it even when turned off. i can still see the line..
now I'm thinking it might be the screen just a tad crooked..
Does it look like this? http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...55&postcount=1

I had this 9 months ago on my new iRex 1000S. It has been a so called "line error" and I had to send it in.
On my (red) Sony 600, there's kind of a frame (maybe 0.2mm thick, about 0.3mm from the edge) on both sides and top and down.
If you just see it on one side, it sounds more like a defect to me, especially as it's getting thicker to the top. And you shouldn't see it at all, when the unit is turned off.
Was the same on my iRex 1000S though. Visible even when turned off.
And: The line was changing colors. In a text book, it was black. In a black graphic, it was white. And someone in this forum did explain to me, that "line errors" always would appear vertically.

I've wondered like you, whether the "line error" on my iRex 1000S might be intentional. As you say, to make it more "book like".
But still: Any kind of feature wouldn't be visible, when your reader is turned off. When the line doesn't disappear, when turned off, my only explanation would be the defect described.

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Old 09-24-2009, 09:52 AM   #8
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Lev, do you have a picture? Either I don't have it on any of my readers or I just can't figure out what you're talking about.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:24 AM   #9
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The black border is just outer frame of the screen (outside of the 600x800 area) which is visible if the E-Ink panel is not precisely aligned.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2172951...7603454047408/
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:27 AM   #10
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A similar question was recently posed regarding the PRS-505 screen.

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Old 09-24-2009, 10:56 AM   #11
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Thanks for the reply everyone. looks like it is a problem with alignment. here are some shots I took, and then zoomed in so you can see the line better..
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:18 AM   #12
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My 505 had a similar problem as yours but going in the opposite direction. The broder got thinner as it approached the top right corner. I ended up returning my 505 and getting another one from the same store but located at a different location. The border on the new unit also suffers the same problem but to a lesser degree.

I think Sony needs to improve on their manufacturing process. I've read in other threads about people complaining about the screen coming with dust specs in between the touch and screen layers. Not sure how crooked screen and dusts are passing their QC/QA.

It could've been a bad batch of readers that got through since I think some people have even borders.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:59 AM   #13
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I don't think I can return it just for that as I bought it through internet...much more difficult to explain online without actually showing it to staff..

but yeah, makes one wonder about sony QC...
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Perhaps you could get in touch with Sony directly and they will exchange it out for you. Fortunately, on my readers, I can only see the edge of the screen when I tilt it so I'm looking slightly under the edge, at least on the 700 because of the side lighting. On my 600 it's pretty aligned right to the edge of the screen on both sides. My 505 is "out of town traveling" so I can't check that one, but I don't recall seeing any part of the screen misaligned.
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Thanks for the reply everyone. looks like it is a problem with alignment. here are some shots I took, and then zoomed in so you can see the line better..
Pshaw, that's nuthin

Honestly I'm suprised you noticed it. I didn't notice it on my 505 until someone pointed it out on their unit. But when I'm in a book, I'm in it, you know?
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