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Old 08-29-2017, 01:57 PM   #1
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Nook Glowlight Plus Screen Issue - Scratched?

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Yesterday I pulled my beloved Nook Glowlight Plus out of my bag, and when I turned it on to start to read, I noticed a white spot on the screen. It looked like a speck of dust, but when I tried to wipe it away it just stayed there.

In the dark, it appears to be a bright spot, with the backlight bleeding through. It doesn't feel scratched, but it looks like it is. It looks like a scratch on the top of the screen, not on the e-ink layer itself, if that makes sense.

I have attached a photo. The spot is small, but it is very annoying while reading.

Is there anything I can do to repair this problem?
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:59 PM   #2
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Likely nothing you can do to fix it. The original Glowlight was very prone to this kind of damage, I think the Plus was supposed to be better. I'm not a particular fan of covers, but if you're carrying it in a bag with other stuff something to protect the screen from scratches would be a good idea.
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Did you have a case on your nook when you put it in your bag?
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Is there anything I can do to repair this problem?
No. It's physical damage to the light guide layer of the screen (which is the top layer).

It might be less obvious at a different viewing angle.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:06 AM   #5
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Yes, unfortunately the old Nook has a light diffuser which is very easily scratched, and the light is shining through the scratch. There's nothing you can do about it. I'd really suggest keeping the device in a cover to avoid such damage in the future.
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