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Old 03-30-2010, 03:58 AM   #16
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Its not that easy to crash the eInk screen, so dont worry!

I think the replacement of the screen should be, about ~130$. Anyone who knows exactly, please correct me.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:40 AM   #17
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I've been thinking of getting a 360 so I don't like to look at the ugly pictures.

Anyone know how much it is to replace the screen?
It's about 100 € in Europe. Except for Ulli's device; I don't know about any other broken 360° screens so far.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:00 AM   #18
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Cracked my PocketBook 302. Anyone know where I could ship it for repairs and what the approximate cost would be? Is this a DIY project if I I had the screen shipped to me instead?

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Old 08-16-2010, 05:22 AM   #19
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Cracked mine 302. Anyone where I could ship for repairs and what the approximate cost would be? Is this a DIY project if I I had the screen shipped to me instead?

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Please contact your vendor. They will be willing and able to repair your device. And no, you shouldn't do it yourself except if you are a PC technician.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:40 AM   #20
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Please contact your vendor. They will be willing and able to repair your device. And no, you shouldn't do it yourself except if you are a PC technician.
OK, thanks.
Waiting for the vendor response.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:42 AM   #21
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It's about 100 € in Europe. Except for Ulli's device; I don't know about any other broken 360° screens so far.
I just got a quote for 140 euro for the PB302. That's w/out the to/fro shipping cost. I think I just acquired an expensive brick
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:54 AM   #22
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Out of curiosity, how did the 360 and 302 screens break?
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:31 AM   #23
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I am wondering how this can happen, too.

In some cases it happens, when the device got repaired once but why this happens in first time is absolutely mysterious to me.
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:55 AM   #24
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Out of curiosity, how did the 360 and 302 screens break?
Light pressure from my elbow. Was reaching over to pick a book. The pb302 was in it's leather jacket. Heard a crack and that was it .
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:25 AM   #25
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Same thing happened to me, however to the best of my knowledge I didn't put any pressure, or the device fell. I got my 360 on January 28, and 3 weeks later I somehow broke the mirror.

The warranty does not cover mirror replacement, which costs $125 without shipping. A new PB 360 with shipping included costs $141.

One thing is clear, about e-book readers: they are very fragile. I doubt the device would have lasted very long anyway, me carrying on the Metro, with all the squeezing and pushing you get during rush hour.

Here's a picture of what mine looks like. I'm still able to use it thanks to the accelerometer, I start reading the page, and when I get to the broken part I turn the device 180º and continue reading, but boy, what a pain in the ass that is!

I am on the market for another reader, but so far I haven't found one that offers enough protection.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:23 AM   #26
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So .... consider your device fragile and invest in a hard case if you're packing it for travel or carrying it around with you, because you know it in your heart that any 'rugged/hardened' reader is going to cost much more then a reader/case combo.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:05 PM   #27
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So .... consider your device fragile and invest in a hard case if you're packing it for travel or carrying it around with you, because you know it in your heart that any 'rugged/hardened' reader is going to cost much more then a reader/case combo.
One day you realize that even hard case did not help.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:42 AM   #28
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depends how hard the hard case is

it'd have to be a solid box that doesn't fold no matter how much pressure you put on it (within reason), but that'd make your pocket book rather bulky

a simple leather wrapping won't help much when you have your pocketbook in an already bursting backpack and you get pushed around on the metro... the device is just plastic and when you put stress on the entire device, the screen is the first thing that pops

Like any other piece of electronics, ereaders are breakable devices and you should treat them as such, so don't just stuff them somewhere
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it'd have to be a solid box that doesn't fold no matter how much pressure you put on it (within reason), but that'd make your pocket book rather bulky
I do not mind (well, within reason) bulk an weight, but even so I still haven't managed to find anythign suitable... pondering about adapting a alrge enough cigar boxm, but again the probelm is finding the right dimensions.
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:48 AM   #30
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Here is mine, which I posted about in this thread:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=123311

My situation is a little different, as the whole unit has locked up. After five days, I still have the same image on the screen and have been unable to change it. To me that would indicate something besides just a broken screen. Comments?
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