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Old 09-26-2018, 03:18 PM   #121
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Do you mean design flaw?
yes indeed i did/do thanks for pointing the flaw/mistake out i have edited it accordingly.

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Old 09-27-2018, 03:46 AM   #122
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I have been told by kobo (fb chat) that if anyone buys a Clara HD from their website, and it has the light bleeding issue, they will be able to return it for a replacement. Also, as mentioned before, that they are "working on" the problem.
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personally i'd wait until they made a device that didn't have such a common design fllaw/fault before i parted with my hard earned cash.

but perhaps that's just me.

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Old 10-06-2018, 03:37 PM   #124
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why buy a newer ereader when you believe the one you already have is much better

in life never waste time or money. although perhaps i was just guilty of the first

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Old 10-21-2018, 10:47 AM   #125
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I discovered another way to get rid of the light bleed.

There was no need for the tape. All I did was touch up the side of the screen (not the surface but the little indentation on the side) with black marker where the bleeds were. The effect was immediate.

However "WARNING" it did make the screen DARKER specially when I first run the marker up and down the edge. Later I did remove most of it with alcohol. So I found out even trace amount of black gets rid of the leaks. This attached picture shows after I cleaned up the sides with alcohol which lighten up the screen.

It is still darker then original.

Please do not attempt this unless you can afford to brake your brand new e-reader. Be very careful. And I say again the screen gets DARKER and no amount of cleaning restores the original brightness.
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Just to follow up.

Here is the final result after reassembling. Picture taken in complete darkness.

PS. My camera shows the picture darker. It is a lot whiter when I look at it.
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I did not like the added thickness however minor to the height of the bezel.
Forevermore there appeared a tiny gap on the bottom side of the bezel because I only applied the tape to the sides.

After cleaning the edges with alcohol I am quite happy with the result.

I actually went to Chapters this morning and compared my unit with their demo. Granted they have bright lights but I did not notice any difference in screen brightness. I am thinking the lack of leak spots (I had 5 bright spots) gave me the illusion of darker screen.

I was able to read comfortably in complete dark with both settings at 30% and in outdoors with 50% light the screen looks like paper.

Again it is easy to mess up the device so like I said unless one can afford to brake and lose warranty, shouldn't do it.
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Just to be more precise about the my post #615 the marker was applied to the
tiny indentation between the glass and the material under it (red arrow).

The black strings you see on the surface (actually under) the glass are from factory.
Atilla! You are my hero *again*!! My Clara's light bleed was annoying me more and more, and I too didn't like the idea of any extra thickness between the screen and the bezel (blackout or electrical tape), so I applied your black marker solution. OH MY! Now my Clara's screen is perfect. Thank you!

I haven't noticed any general darker lighting (yet), but if I do (when I read this evening when it's darker), I'd consider that an extra win!

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