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Old 09-04-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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failure rate of a device while used in 2 year?(in users' experience)

I'm buying new DR1000S after selling my DR800SG. But I've heard in this forum that iRex doesn't provide A/S any more.
So I wonder if I can use it without any internal problem, failure of the device for more than at least 2 years from now on. Because if it broke down suddenly, there would be no solution for it, you know.
At least in this forum, I've seen few threads regarding a user's experience about sudden failure of the device.. Is there somebody who has any idea about failure rate? Of course I mean no statistical one here, but just an privately experimental one.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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As far as I can tell - based on my own reader and reading in places like this - the device isn't particularly prone to just crapping out. It does seem to be a bit too fragile for some though. In particular there are reports of screen breakage, of the USB-connector giving way, and of the reset button giving way. (I really don't get that last one: it needs no force at all and provides an easy to feel click as feedback.)
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I recently bought a second hand DR1000 which is almost 2 years old and it still reads fine.

There's one regression with the screen. If I write notes, a grey band starts to form slowly accross the screen (somewhere above the center). But this only happens with note taking (because of the multiple partial refreshes), which I never do. Actually, this might have been an issue right from the start but I don't know.

Battery life isn't very long, but that seems to be normal based on what I've read here. I would advice buying a cover, because it does feel a bit fragile.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies. It seems that e-reader is so durable one.. that I don't have to worry about it.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:50 AM   #5
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There's one regression with the screen. If I write notes, a grey band starts to form slowly accross the screen (somewhere above the center). But this only happens with note taking (because of the multiple partial refreshes), which I never do. Actually, this might have been an issue right from the start but I don't know.
It did that right from the start. Does seem to differ a bit firmware to firmware though.
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