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View Poll Results: Does your Forma have the wedge-side light issue?
No wedge-side light issue 12 14.46%
Have wedge-side light issue, but living with the issue 52 62.65%
Have wedge-side light issue, seeking warranty replacement 6 7.23%
Have wedge-side light issue, returning for refund 13 15.66%
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:13 AM   #46
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Hello, I have the same issu on my kobo forma (even when i'm at 1% of power).
Did someone resolved this issu rebooting the kobo as written on this post?

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Old 12-29-2018, 05:22 AM   #47
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Hello, a friend recently came down from Canada and bought me a Kobo Forma. Like many of the Kobo Forma owners I too could see a distinct strip on the button side of my Forma along with some uneven lighting (damn! I didn't take any picture) but since it could not be returned I thought it wise to just keep it and ignore the issue. But since my eyes kept wandering to that particular light strip I thought to play with my Forma light settings. I moved the light slider all the way up to 100 and kept the energy setting "sleep after" to "never". Couple of hours later I found that the light strip has significantly dulled and the screen lighting has become more even. Another of this shock treatment to my Forma and the lighting is most uniform since I opened that box and that light strip is barely visible. I don't know how it happened but it did work for me. Or may be my brain is playing trick? Thought to share with you guys so somebody could come up with some explanation.

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Old 12-29-2018, 05:07 PM   #48
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Hello, a friend recently came down from Canada and bought me a Kobo Forma. Like many of the Kobo Forma owners I too could see a distinct strip on the button side of my Forma along with some uneven lighting (damn! I didn't take any picture) but since it could not be returned I thought it wise to just keep it and ignore the issue. But since my eyes kept wandering to that particular light strip I thought to play with my Forma light settings. I moved the light slider all the way up to 100 and kept the energy setting "sleep after" to "never". Couple of hours later I found that the light strip has significantly dulled and the screen lighting has become more even. Another of this shock treatment to my Forma and the lighting is most uniform since I opened that box and that light strip is barely visible. I don't know how it happened but it did work for me. Or may be my brain is playing trick? Thought to share with you guys so somebody could come up with some explanation.

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Hey, I have to create this account just to confirm that this does seem to work somehow. Ive kept the screen on for 8 hours up to now and it seems like the black and light strips have become less noticeable.
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:57 PM   #49
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Another confirmation

As the previous poster, I'm posting to confirm this method works.

I went from thinking about returning the Forma, to thinking about buying one for multiple friends and family members because it's about as perfect a consumer tech device I've ever used.

I had the side bar uneven light problem on my Forma and thought I would just live with it. As the days went on I became more and more annoyed with it until I found this thread. I turned off the auto-sleep feature, set the light to maximum brightness, and turned off daylight spectrum changing so that it was full blue. Then I made sure the battery was completely charged and put it on a shelf over night. The next day I plugged it in, turned it on, and the light strip was almost completely gone. It's almost unnoticeable now.

Thanks for the tip indyglow!
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:36 PM   #50
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Hello, a friend recently came down from Canada and bought me a Kobo Forma. Like many of the Kobo Forma owners I too could see a distinct strip on the button side of my Forma along with some uneven lighting (damn! I didn't take any picture) but since it could not be returned I thought it wise to just keep it and ignore the issue. But since my eyes kept wandering to that particular light strip I thought to play with my Forma light settings. I moved the light slider all the way up to 100 and kept the energy setting "sleep after" to "never". Couple of hours later I found that the light strip has significantly dulled and the screen lighting has become more even. Another of this shock treatment to my Forma and the lighting is most uniform since I opened that box and that light strip is barely visible. I don't know how it happened but it did work for me. Or may be my brain is playing trick? Thought to share with you guys so somebody could come up with some explanation.

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I tried your solution on my Forma for 5 to 6 hours, until the battery was drained. Unfortunately the light strip is still there and I cannot see any improvement.

How many "shock treatments" does your Forma go through until the light strip vanish ?
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