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Old 07-01-2010, 11:20 PM   #16
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I have a case for a few reasons. The protection issue is one. To prevent accidental button presses (i.e. turning on, page turns etc).

My cover makes it eaiser to hold (feels more like a book) and looks kinda stylish too. Also it camoflages it from my 3 year old who will pick up and play with anything that has a screen in it (he thinks its a book and daddy books are dull)
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:35 PM   #17
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Mmm... because I've already broken one of the screens from the pressure of objects in my bag pushing up against the screen. Luckily Borders gave me a new one for free.
I also broke by screen. Kobo was in my pocket and I hit the corner of a desk in the bookstore from which I purchased the Kobo. The protective cover does not break, it is the LCD behind the protective screen. I contacted Kobo who said they could repair the Kobo, but it would likely cost over $100. Perhaps it would cost as much as the Kobo. I similarly broke a Sony laptop LCD screen once and was able to replace the screen myself by purchasing a new LCD for it, and it was relatively inexpensive. This Kobo screen seems to be the price of the Kobo, unless I can find a source for the LCD.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:08 PM   #18
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I also broke by screen. Kobo was in my pocket and I hit the corner of a desk in the bookstore from which I purchased the Kobo. The protective cover does not break, it is the LCD behind the protective screen. I contacted Kobo who said they could repair the Kobo, but it would likely cost over $100. Perhaps it would cost as much as the Kobo. I similarly broke a Sony laptop LCD screen once and was able to replace the screen myself by purchasing a new LCD for it, and it was relatively inexpensive. This Kobo screen seems to be the price of the Kobo, unless I can find a source for the LCD.
It's not an LCD, it's an eInk display. I doubt you'll be able to repair the Kobo for much less than the actual reader, the display is the most important part of the whole unit in an eReader.
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