[nSLUG] Reply to Oliver Re: Resuscitating a Kobo

Frank Geitzler frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca
Fri Jul 25 00:00:32 ADT 2014


On Thu, 2014-07-24 at 23:01 -0300, Oliver Doepner wrote:
> 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
> 

Thanks, Oliver.  I appreciate the offer.  The model of my daughter's
Kobo is N647B (unless the last character is an '8' rather than a 'B').
Do you plan to attend the next NSLUG technical meeting at Dal?
Frank  
> 
> 
> 
> 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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