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Old 05-10-2019, 06:50 AM   #1
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Anyone bought or opened up their Kobo Clara HD recently?

Kobo Clara HD has a known backlight bleed issue as seen on attached pic taken from previous Clara threads which can be fix from this helpful video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxqVLnosNTI

I'm travelling to Montreal soon and looking to get the Clara HD from Indigo store.

1. For those who purchased in 2019, does it still have the backlight bleed issue?

2. If you opened up to change SD card, did Kobo install foam on the sides now or only at the bottom still?
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Old 05-10-2019, 10:46 AM   #2
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Kobo Clara HD has a known backlight bleed issue as seen on attached pic taken from previous Clara threads which can be fix from this helpful video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxqVLnosNTI

I'm travelling to Montreal soon and looking to get the Clara HD from Indigo store.

1. For those who purchased in 2019, does it still have the backlight bleed issue?

2. If you opened up to change SD card, did Kobo install foam on the sides now or only at the bottom still?
I bought a Clara HD less than a month ago. The screen has no light bleed issue. (Not sure why my picture was turned sideways. But you can see it is fine.)

I have not opened the Clara at all. I was planning on changing the SD, but honestly I'm lazy and really don't need the space.
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Old 05-10-2019, 10:53 AM   #3
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Kobo Clara HD has a known backlight bleed issue as seen on attached pic taken from previous Clara threads which can be fix from this helpful video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxqVLnosNTI

I'm travelling to Montreal soon and looking to get the Clara HD from Indigo store.

1. For those who purchased in 2019, does it still have the backlight bleed issue?

2. If you opened up to change SD card, did Kobo install foam on the sides now or only at the bottom still?
While that video fixed it that way, based on what mine looked like, and other reports, the issue is that some glue along the sides didn't hold properly. It could be there wasn't enough, or some cases were slightly warped. If this has been fixed in the manufacturing, I expect it has been a change in how the glue was applied.

If you do see the light bleed, there is a simpler fix than in the video. Run a black felt-tip pen along the edges of the screen. This prevents the reflection that appears to be the cause of the problem.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:01 AM   #4
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While that video fixed it that way, based on what mine looked like, and other reports, the issue is that some glue along the sides didn't hold properly. It could be there wasn't enough, or some cases were slightly warped. If this has been fixed in the manufacturing, I expect it has been a change in how the glue was applied.

If you do see the light bleed, there is a simpler fix than in the video. Run a black felt-tip pen along the edges of the screen. This prevents the reflection that appears to be the cause of the problem.
I thought it was due to lack of light blocking tape along the sides of the screen?
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I have had 3 in the past year NONE have had Light Bleed.
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I bought a Clara HD less than a month ago. The screen has no light bleed issue. (Not sure why my picture was turned sideways. But you can see it is fine.)

I have not opened the Clara at all. I was planning on changing the SD, but honestly I'm lazy and really don't need the space.
Great. Is it possible to take a pic of your Clara with similar light settings and setup like this one?
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Great. Is it possible to take a pic of your Clara with similar light settings and setup like this one?
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Here are two pictures. The first one recreates the exact settings in your attached picture (light set at 5%). The second one has the light and color temperature both cranked to 100%

Now one thing: The light bleed is those bright spots you see along the left hand side of the screen in your picture. The cones of light and shadow along the bottom edge can happen with any frontlit e-ink reader, if the front light is set very low (like the 5% shown) and you are in a completely dark room. They look a little more pronounced in that picture than I am used to seeing them, but every reader I've seen, Kobo, Nook or Kindle could have that under the right conditions.

It's from the way frontlighting works. There isn't a solid bar of light at any of the edges of the screen. It is a series of LEDs (I think it's five on the Clara) so there can be a slight shadow between the LEDs close to the source. It should only occur along the edge of the screen where the lights are housed (usually the bottom, but on the Oasis, they are on the side).

As you can see with my own 5% picture, it isn't usually noticeable. Only under some conditions. I usually leave my light at 25% and haven't seen it on my Clara, even at night in a completely black room.
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Old 05-10-2019, 01:43 PM   #8
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I bought a Kobo Clara from Fnac in France for less than a month and I have fortunately not this problem of light. the lighting is perfectly hoomogeneous. I think the problem is solved with the new versions.
For the SD card I ordered a card of 32 GO class 10 which I have not yet opened the hood. lol
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Great. Is it possible to take a pic of your Clara with similar light settings and setup like this one?
Your picture shows Light bleed on lower right. When did you get this Clara?
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