[nSLUG] Resuscitating a Kobo

Oliver Doepner odoepner at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 23:01:33 ADT 2014


I might have an old Kobo with a  functional LCD panel (but some sort of
motherboard meltdown).
Let me see if I can find it and you can have it for parts.

Cheers
Oliver


On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Clint MacKinnon <clint.mk at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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Oliver Doepner
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