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Old 05-11-2024, 12:02 PM   #16
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This is great info on available Sony Reader covers - thank you! Not sure if the T1/T2 seller would ship to the US, but certainly worth asking the question.

I do have a black PRS-650 cover (no built-in light) that I purchased with the used Reader but it's beat to hell. It's falling apart from heavy use. I'll ask on the Flea Market page if anyone has interest in selling a slightly used one.

Also now have a PRS-950 in pristine condition and good battery - love the 7" form factor. Unfortunately though the cover on that one is actually in far worse condition than the 650!
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Same experience trying to find new-in-box Sony Reader covers, not many new to be found. I'd be interested in your tips to refurbish existing ones. Actually have a PRS-650 cover that came with the reader. It's so beat up it's practically unusable in its current state.

Noted your post in Flea Market regarding getting a PRS-950. An obvious idea I hadn't yet considered. Thinking a few in this forum may have a lightly used PRS_650 cover for sale. Worth a shot!
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..Same experience trying to find new-in-box Sony Reader covers, not many new to be found. I'd be interested in your tips to refurbish existing ones.
At the moment on ebay.com are a few for 600 and 300 on sale, used or new in boxes.

I will make a tutorial with pictures for refurbishing covers of the T-series hopefully soon. Plus, next week I get in a sc-350 cover in bad shape - I will try out if it works as easy when there is some bolster and stitching.

I can tell you how to reduce the T-covers to "linen-bound" books:

You'll need the backside of a table knife + kitchen paper + Ethanol or Isopropanyl around 85% in a spray bottle. I use the variety for surface disinfection (NOT the one for skin/human/animal, that stuff has added fatty parts, not good).

Spray the liquid on the gummy part (not the part, that looks like leather on the T1 / T2 covers) - starting where the frays are. Let it sit a few seconds, spray again and start scratching gently with the back of the knife.

Keep spraying and scratching in sections, clean the surface with the kitchen paper from time to time to see clearly, if you need to scratch some more.

Try to not touch the leather-looking part at all - that is made of layers of paper glued together at the edges.

Be careful with the spraying around the edge of the cover, because you don't want to unglue the edge at all.

With the T3: that one goes easy - the inside though is fabric as opposed to the gummy stuff on the T1/T2. I once tried to get rid of that but I simply destroyed the cover in the process. I think it might be better to use some adhesive microfaser-fabric without ripping the old - need to test first if the magnets would still hold with that much fabric.

I haven't gotten around to glue new faux leather on the T1 cover but here is what mmc_meneses used:

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I bought this one:
https://es.aliexpress.com/item/10050...yAdapt=glo2esp

But I think it would be better this other one...for next time, as it is a bit more wider so i don't need to fold the book with two separated cuts of leather:
https://m.es.aliexpress.com/item/100...yAdapt=glo2esp

I hope that could be o f some help
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Old 05-16-2024, 03:21 PM   #19
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I just found these brown PRS-600 covers on Newegg: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E1685820...9SIADM2JPG3241

without light version
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Thanks Soire. Good instructions on repairing Sony covers. Will give this a try.

In terms of new-in-box Sony covers, also found two on Amazon. The first is a red cover for the PRS-T2. Second is the same brown cover for the PRS-600. If you come across any others, I'd definitely be interested:

https://a.co/d/3v9bDyv
https://a.co/d/2sgaK6G
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Thanks Soire. Good instructions on repairing Sony covers. Will give this a try.

In terms of new-in-box Sony covers, also found two on Amazon. The first is a red cover for the PRS-T2. Second is the same brown cover for the PRS-600. If you come across any others, I'd definitely be interested:

https://a.co/d/3v9bDyv
https://a.co/d/2sgaK6G

Do not use the links in the above quoted post. Use these LINKS BELOW, which are better suited to Mobileread:

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Prsa-sc2...s%2C169&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-PRSASC6-...s%2C167&sr=8-1

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Thanks for the tip, Dr. Drib.

From previous posts, any interest in selling your older Sony Reader covers? Please let me know if so and thanks.
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Thanks for the tip, Dr. Drib.

From previous posts, any interest in selling your older Sony Reader covers? Please let me know if so and thanks.

You're welcome. (I just now saw your response.)

What I do have is currently in an air-conditioned storage unit in the U.S. I might be going back this coming Christmas to visit my sisters, but it's too early to tell right now. I'll try to remember your interest [if/when?] in those.
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That's fantastic, thank you! I know the holidays are a long way off, but appreciate you keeping me in mind.
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