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Old 01-31-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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broken screen -fixable?

My sister got a HanLin v3 about a year ago. It worked fine, but one fine day the screen cracked. I don't know how it happend, but she was real careful with it, so all I can think of that it was spontaneous crackage. Anyhoo, she considered sending it out to have it fixed, but decided against it and gave it to me to take apart. I started to, but then thought - it's just the screen, right? There's gotta be a place that would sell a replacement screen. But so far I've come up empty.

Any advice on where to get one and how to fix the darned thing would be greatly appreciated

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Old 01-31-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
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I know that in Australia we can get replacement screens from the distributor. You may wish to try the supplier in your case
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:29 PM   #3
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You can get them direct from Jinke. If you search this forum you will find the details but it was several months ago.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:11 PM   #4
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I wouldn't recommend buying and changing the screen at the moment wait a few more months. with the reader already being sold at $280 from astak you will be able to buy a used reader for around $120-150 once many current users upgrade to I-pad or the many other devices coming up.
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I wouldn't recommend buying and changing the screen at the moment wait a few more months. with the reader already being sold at $280 from astak you will be able to buy a used reader for around $120-150 once many current users upgrade to I-pad or the many other devices coming up.
They are actually now $239 on their website. Man the price has dropped and becoming a real dangling carrot for me to think about buying a second ereader.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:47 AM   #6
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Thank you so much to everyone who posted. I found the post with directions on how to change the screen and I'm going to do it. I send a request to Jinke asking about retailers that are maybe closer to me than China that I could get the screen from, but they are dragging their feet in replying. I don't really blame them, since they don't get anything out of this if I do it myself. Anyone know where I can get a screen? Are they standard or do I have to have the screen that is specific to a Hanlin V3?
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Anyone know where I can get a screen? Are they standard or do I have to have the screen that is specific to a Hanlin V3?
Not sure, but you may need to replace a resistor and update the waveform (for which you need a specific file), and I'm not sure if that's as easy as it sounds.

Take a look at this document for step-by-step instructions.
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Is it really worth to replace a broken screen ?

I mean, I have a Bebook One (a clone of the V3). I had a problem with my screen and feared that it might broken, so I looked at the Bebook homepage. In the FAQ, it said: to replace a broken screen, we charge 125 €. A new Bebook Mini (the Hanlin V5) costs about 189€.

So I thought to myself: the new faster Bebook Mini costs just about 60€ more then the repair of my old used Bebook One. Would it be really worth to have it repaired ? Especially since I had to sent the Bebook One in, that would have been another 10€ for insured shipping ...

Luckily my screen wasn't broken and the fix was covered by warranty, but still, I think if it would have been broken, I would have gotten a new one ...
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