[nSLUG] Resuscitating a Kobo

Clint MacKinnon clint.mk at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 09:49:19 ADT 2014


Hi Frank,

Sounds like she may have crushed one of the membranes in the LCD panel.

If that is the case the best bet would be to either find a broken Kobo of
the same model to scavenge a panel from or buying a new Kobo.
On Jul 14, 2014 11:42 PM, "Frank Geitzler" <frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca>
wrote:

>  My daughter took a Kobo to the beach.  No problem, till she accidentally
> braced her hand flat on it to get up off the sand...
> The Kobo is a wireless model, is charged up (she forgot to bring me the
> charger, when she visited today) and can be turned on and off; but
> unfortunately the display on the screen is jumbled -some of the text is
> legible, enough to read the messages saying that it is powered off or on,
> and the book title being read can, with a bit of guessing, be made out.  I
> took it in to Chapters today, and they told me that model hasn't been sold
> for several years, and none are available for which it could be exchanged.
> They tried the 'factory reset' routine (shove a paper clip into a small
> hole on the back), but that didn't help.
> Does anyone have any useful suggestions?  No rush -I will just put it away
> till the next meeting -of either (or both) clubs.
> Frank Geitzler
>
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