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Old 06-28-2018, 12:20 PM   #31
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I might just look at getting an Aura edition 2 instead.
I would not if I were you. The touch screen is really bad. I would advise buying a refurbished Glo HD instead or paying more for the Aura H2O Ed. 2.
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But the electric tape mod is (a) the same difficulty, (b) doesn't make the screen darker and is (c) easily reversible. Why did you do this??
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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Old 06-28-2018, 01:30 PM   #33
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If the screen lighting is too uneven on the Clara even apart from the light bleed issue, I might look at the Aura edition 2 instead.


The screen lighting is not uneven at all if you ignore or get rid of the small bleed spots.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:57 PM   #34
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you shouldn't have to apply the fix the fault shouldn't be there in the first place it's a terrible defect/oversight by Kobo.
I agree. If the picture shown in #615 is typical of an unfixed Clara, that's pretty pathetic quality control.
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:06 PM   #35
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I feel like this 'light bleed' "issue" is blown so far out of proportion.
the front light won't damage your eyesight, or make it impossible to read, it won't hurt your eyes, give you a headache, or make the device explode (not even a little bit)
Maybe so, but it's still pathetic quality control. It's not like they're selling at a huge discount "as is." Heck my Sony PRS-700 "won't explode or give me a headache," but I don't think I would want to read on it for more twenty minutes.

The thing is, this doesn't look like it should be a hard fix with changes in manufacturing. Kobo needs to 1) Change their manufacturing procedure so the bleed doesn't happen and, 2) Offer to replace defective units with good ones. It's ridiculous that new Clara owners are having to find ways to fix the defects on their brand new Claras.
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I agree. If the picture shown in #615 is typical of an unfixed Clara, that's pretty pathetic quality control.
Hi, actually the picture in # 615 is the fixed version with black marker.

You are looking at the naked screen the bezel removed. Any lights you see
outside of the viewing area is normal. Before the black marker fix I had 5 large bright patches within the viewing area.There are no more visible light bleeds after reassembling the unit. As you can see in the next picture.
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:31 PM   #37
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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.
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I hope so too. When I first tried the tape fix I noticed the problem is at the side of the glass not on the surface. Somehow the light is bouncing out of the side and back in, creating the bright spots. So black marker fixed the light bounce.

This should be an easy fix during the manufacturing process.
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I hope so too. When I first tried the tape fix I noticed the problem is at the side of the glass not on the surface. Somehow the light is bouncing out of the side and back in, creating the bright spots. So black marker fixed the light bounce.

This should be an easy fix during the manufacturing process.
Did YOU Report it?
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Yes I have written a very lengthy email to feedback@kobo.com and
did include a link to this thread and relevant post numbers.
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I agree. If the picture shown in #615 is typical of an unfixed Clara, that's pretty pathetic quality control.
But, that photo is of the naked screen. There is no way to tell what that actually looks like when the device is assembled.

Edit: Atilla pointed out that this was after the fix and before the reassembly. Which means I still can't think of a photo that actually demonstrates the problem.

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But, that photo is of the naked screen. There is no way to tell what that actually looks like when the device is assembled.

Edit: Atilla pointed out that this was after the fix and before the reassembly. Which means I still can't think of a photo that actually demonstrates the problem.
this may shed some light no pun intended

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But, that photo is of the naked screen. There is no way to tell what that actually looks like when the device is assembled.
Oh. The picture was pretty dark, I didn't realize it was out of its case. I thought that looked pretty terrible. Sorry for missing this important detail.
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