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Old 09-19-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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PRS-505 with a damaged screen - write off?

Thanks to a nasty impact my PRS-505 now has a few dead lines on the screen.

I've checked around and the replacement screens seem pretty difficult to lay your hands on, and there's an issue with calibrating them specifically for the device, so repairing it myself doesn't seem like it's that do-able.

It's not the newest of devices so i'm not entirely sure i can even send it off for repairs, and if i can i imagine the cost will be fairly high.

Does anyone have any opinion on the matter?
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
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Personally, I think it would not be worth the expense or effort. The 505 was a great device, but the new line is so much better. The touchscreen and instant dictionary look up alone justifies the price. If you are looking to keep the cost down, consider getting a 350. I was surprised that the smaller screen is very easy to read, and it has most of the same features of the 650.
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Despite being a hardcore 505 lover, I tend to agree with Avwriter on this one. I just bought a 650, and it surpasses the 505. Period. It would cost far more than it's worth to fix your 505 at this stage, in my opinion. Grab a (silver ) 650, and bury your 505 with full honours. You won't regret it.
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