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Old 01-09-2007, 05:56 AM   #1
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Photo of smashed iLiad device

This poor guy over here cracked the screen of his iLiad device a day before New Year.

I honestly wish him more luck with e-readers for this year
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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Ouch! That's gotta hurt his wallet!
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:16 AM   #3
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Ouch! That's gotta hurt his wallet!
I took mine for a shower... it has been drying up for two days now, in fact I'm hitting the power button right now and saying some prayers...
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:25 AM   #4
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:11 AM   #5
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This thread has prompted me to buy an M-Edge case for mine.

Too bad they're on backorder
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:20 AM   #6
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I've got a device that looks just like that (it was slung in my rucksack with an A4 book on a train journey and came out looking like that :-(

The device is possibly too fragile, without a cover, for an active lifestyle, and I wander if the cover would help enough ...

I'm mulling over if I want to get it fixed or wait for new devices comming out (as the cost of fixing it - it will probably cost more than getting a Sony or waiting for one of the new devices to be launched this year ...)
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:49 PM   #7
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I took mine for a shower... it has been drying up for two days now, in fact I'm hitting the power button right now and saying some prayers...
It still works -- good, now I just gotta finish those books...
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:44 PM   #8
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It still works -- good, now I just gotta finish those books...

Phew! That must have been quite a scare!
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:30 AM   #9
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Phew! That must have been quite a scare!
Yes -- 600 euros down the drain, almost literally... I was assuming that one of my 2-3 insurances would cover it, but I'd rather not try. I already have a bad name at the insurance company, due to my "Yes! I won this year too" policy
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:13 AM   #10
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I was using my ereader for ~2-3 weeks and have the same problem happen. My broken ereader has been returned more than 8 weeks for the repairing.

I just got the following message form the technical support: " Unfortunately we have to inform you, that your device is still in our repair centre due to missing spare parts/displays. The repair centre will handle your case with high priority as soon as they receive the spare parts. " It takes forever.........

My advice is that if the reader is so easy to be broken; please come with a cover!!! B.T.W, its power managerment (battery life) is so bad- less than 10hours no matter you turn it off or not AND it is so bloddy expensive. I am so pissed off and may have to buy a sony erader!!
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:45 AM   #11
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I had a scare last night. I set the iliad on my bed when I got home from work. I was getting into bed later on, forgot about it, and accidently kicked it off in the dark. My bed is pretty tall (~3.5 feet), and I heard it hit the footboard. The first thing that came to my mind was that picture.

Luckily, it didn't have a scratch on it, and the screen has no damage. I just got a shipment notification on my M-Edge cover, so it'll be a relief when that gets here.
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:36 AM   #12
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B.T.W, its power managerment (battery life) is so bad- less than 10hours no matter you turn it off or not AND it is so bloddy expensive. I am so pissed off and may have to buy a sony erader!!
Faulty battery...? It shouldn't be draining if the unit is turned off...
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:22 AM   #13
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@Adam B.

I can tell you from my own experience that the M-Edge Book-Cover does a lot to soothe your nerves. I don't know how well it would protect the Iliad from extreme pressure on the front (display), but apart from that it's very well padded and I don't wrap my Iliad in towels anymore when I transport it in my suitcase...:-)
I actually never take my Iliad out of the cover anyomre...only when I have to eset it which happens seldom luckily.
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:26 PM   #14
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Even with my M-Edge case, I still didn't feel like the screen was fully protected. I don't think there's enough mass to the front cover of the screen. So what I did, was cut up an old 3 ring binder (the kind with the thick cardboard sides), and put it in the inside front sleeve. Since I used a black binder, it doesn't stand out. And aside from the side where you can see the cut, it looks pretty good. I really feel like my Iliad is protected now. And it give the case the little bit of thickness I thought it was lacking.
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