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Old 01-20-2020, 03:28 PM   #1
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Red face Any use for a broken Kobo?

I have a Kobo Clara lying around with its screen broken (vertical lines covering 1/3 of the surface). Otherwise it works fine. Can I sell it for parts? Give it away for parts? Should I just throw it away? thank y'all for your time
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:38 PM   #2
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I have a Kobo Clara lying around with its screen broken (vertical lines covering 1/3 of the surface). Otherwise it works fine. Can I sell it for parts? Give it away for parts? Should I just throw it away? thank y'all for your time
If you were to sell it for parts, you'd also be selling the SD card which is registered to your account.
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Old 01-21-2020, 12:31 AM   #3
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I have a Kobo Clara lying around with its screen broken (vertical lines covering 1/3 of the surface). Otherwise it works fine. Can I sell it for parts? Give it away for parts? Should I just throw it away? thank y'all for your time
Since you appear able to access the device, just make sure that you trigger a factory reset before selling/giving it away for parts. Depending on your firmware, you may need to do a search for devmodeon and then in settings => Device information => Developer options to trigger the old complete factory reset.

@JSWolf: Jon, does that take care of your paranoia?
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:11 AM   #4
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Worth bearing in mind though that likely the most useful part in a Clara would be the display, which is broken. The odds of it being useful for anything but e-waste recycling (please don't trash it) is relatively low. But you never know.
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:45 AM   #5
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folks on ebay will buy pretty much anything for parts.
search ebay for sold or for completed sales for clara, listed as " for parts" to check.
use advanced search filters
i have sold honestly listed tablets with broken screens that way
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:43 AM   #6
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folks on ebay will buy pretty much anything for parts.
search ebay for sold or for completed sales for clara, listed as " for parts" to check.
use advanced search filters
i have sold honestly listed tablets with broken screens that way
Probably further down the line folks will be looking for a replacement battery and/or motherboard.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:51 AM   #7
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Probably further down the line folks will be looking for a replacement battery and/or motherboard.
And maybe even a replacement SD card as the one they have has been bricked.
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:11 PM   #8
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that's very reassuring, thank you all! i will sell it on ebay *after* factory resetting it.
unrelated but i'm always surprised of how responsive and insightful everyone is on this forum
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I may have a use for it if my problems with MH Clara are hardware instead of software. Let me know if you're giving it away. Or send me the ebay listing.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:04 AM   #10
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I listed a broken Nook Glo on Ebay for a low price for parts, and it was snatched up within days. There is no other way to get parts. So, be specific with what is wrong with it.
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