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Old 08-05-2010, 02:47 AM   #1
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What to do with a Gen3 w/ a cracked screen?

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A couple of months ago I cracked the screen on my Gen3 during sleep . Luckily I was insured so now I'm reading away again on a new Gen3, but I wonder: what (if anything) can I do with a Cybook that, apart from an unreadable cracked screen, is still functioning well? Should I keep it for spare parts? Use it as a giant USB key? Send it to someone with a functioning screen but a disfunctional reader?

What?

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Old 08-05-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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The price of replacing the screen would be the same as buying another used reader. So I don't think it's worth it.

You could donate it to MR community or try selling on eBay (you could get 15-40$).
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:00 PM   #3
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I have looked inside my Gen3, and it appears that the screen is bonded to the circuit board, probably with some sort of double sided tape. So, buying a software bricked Gen3 with a good screen would seem to be a good idea, but getting the screen swapped over without damaging it might be problematic. Perhaps someone elso has actually attempted replacing the display?
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:43 PM   #4
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my wife's cool-er has just given up the ghost. I think it is the same 'platform' as cybook gen 3.The cool-er screen is fine.

would this cybook with broken screen work with our cool-er?
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:37 AM   #5
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my wife's cool-er has just given up the ghost. I think it is the same 'platform' as cybook gen 3.The cool-er screen is fine.

would this cybook with broken screen work with our cool-er?

I haven't the foggiest, really. Anyone?
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They are the same screens, so yes i would say
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:21 PM   #7
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Has anybody every switched a Gen3 screen before? Is it really glued to the circuit board, and if so, how hard is it to get it apart?
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I have looked inside my Gen3, and it appears that the screen is bonded to the circuit board, probably with some sort of double sided tape. So, buying a software bricked Gen3 with a good screen would seem to be a good idea, but getting the screen swapped over without damaging it might be problematic. Perhaps someone elso has actually attempted replacing the display?
No this is not a good idea, the display quality will suffer from such a replacement. When Bookeen (and others) change the screen, they have some part of the firmware to change, because each batch of screen are not driven the same way.

It will display, for sure, but you will be more prone to ghosting of artefact like this.
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