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Knittymama1
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cracked screen-can I fix it?

Any way to fixed a cracked Nook Color screen yourself? My husband is very capable with this stuff, just need to know how to do and and where to get the parts. Please tell me this is possible! :-(

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WTibbs
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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

Unfortunately there is no way to fix the screen without voiding the warranty. However, I don't believe the 1yr defective warranty will cover a cracked NC screen. If you purchased the Accidental Protection Plan, I'd reccomend calling 1800-THE-BOOK for a replacement. Just curious...how did it happen?

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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

 


WTibbs wrote:

Unfortunately there is no way to fix the screen without voiding the warranty. However, I don't believe the 1yr defective warranty will cover a cracked NC screen. If you purchased the Accidental Protection Plan, I'd reccomend calling 1800-THE-BOOK for a replacement. Just curious...how did it happen?


 

Good post.

 

If you have no other recourse there are people that fix (replace) the screens for all kinds of things-iphones, ipods, smartphones, and all.  They may be able to replace it at some point if you can find someone who does this.  I know my brother has done this for other's smartphones and has for iphones and ipods (I'm no suggesting him, by the way), but others out there are running lucrative businesses doing this.

 

There is also one place that shows how to take the NC apart, but you'd have to find some place to get the screen and be certain this is something that you or someone you know can do.  They sometimes require special tools for screen removal.

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Knittymama1
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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

I am going to call customer service, but I'm doubting they will cover it since I forgot to buy the extra warranty (busy mom syndrome:-( It's broken because I was holding it and bent over to help my son and it slid out of my hand. I could kick myself for not remembering to buy the warranty. But I'm also irrited with how easily it broke, it barely fell to the ground!

 

And I'm annoyed that we live in a such a disposable society where you're expected to buy a warranty for everything rather than making it easy to have something fixed. I have no problem buying the parts and fixing it, but from my googling I can't really find out how. :-(

 

 

 

 

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PeterDe
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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

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If you want to attempt it here is some information:

 

The display is a: LG LD070WS1 (SL)(02)

You can search eBay for one. About 70.00 ish

 

Her is a video on how to take it apart:

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/xXAndroidGuruXx#p/a/u/1/3SVO2JCgqPM

 

How to re-assemble it

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/xXAndroidGuruXx#p/a/u/0/-NNo75HhVzM

 

 

Tear down:

 

http://www.techrepublic.com/photos/nookcolor-teardown/487294?tag=thumbnail-view-selector;get-photo-r...

 

 

Good luck!!!!

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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

Thanks! I'll have my husband take a look. He loves to do this type of stuff.

 

Customer service said "sorry" when I called them today, but then also told me to take it to the store. So I'll go talk face to face and see if I get any sympathy. If not, guess we'll try the fix!

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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

Peter, thank you for posting those links, very informative indeed.

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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?


Knittymama1 wrote:

Thanks! I'll have my husband take a look. He loves to do this type of stuff.

 

Customer service said "sorry" when I called them today, but then also told me to take it to the store. So I'll go talk face to face and see if I get any sympathy. If not, guess we'll try the fix!


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Don't expect to find it in a store, any store.

 

 

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mogulman
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If they won't do anything see if they have any returned NC they will sell you at a discount.  I have made some pretty good deals on cellphones.   

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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

I just read your note about being told to go to the store. My daughter's new Nook Tablet screen is cracked. It was a Christmas gift and the extended warranty was not purchased. I called B&N Nook Customer Service and was told they couldn't help. But, they told me to try the store. I thought maybe there was hope. How wrong I was - I was thoroughly embarrassed as the lady told me "who do you think I am - I am a book store manager with other clerks here, not a much of technicians."

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hja626
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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

Where would one find a Nook Color screen to purchase to be able to install and replace the cracked screen?

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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?


hja626 wrote:

Where would one find a Nook Color screen to purchase to be able to install and replace the cracked screen?


I've seen them very rarely on eBay. More often, I see defective nook colors being sold on eBay "for parts" which may or may not have a functional screen.

 

You may want to check this site out http://www.zdnet.com/photos/nookcolor-teardown/487636

 

Here's a site

 

http://www.portatronics.com/index.php?cat=c258_B-N-nook-color.html

 

 that offers replacements but given the price, you'd be better off buying a refurbished nc straight from B&N for $129 (with the option to add a nook simple touch for an additional $20--free S&H but tax will be added)

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170810354383?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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sonya17
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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

Not sure where you are located but I'm here in South Florida and there is a  store which I'm told they have locations all over UBREAKIFIX.COM. They are able to fix a cracked screen.  Hope this helps. :smileyhappy:

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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

You can get a replacement nook color screen at bcdelectrostore. They provide a how-to guide on replacing it. Definitely a much cheaper option than buying a new or refurbished nook color. $39.99 + Free Shipping

 

http://www.bcdelectrostore.com/magento/ereader-parts/barnes-noble-nook-color-ebook-ereader-screen-re...

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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

Thanks Strikes. That's the first time I've seen someone link to a place to get a replacement color screen. Very Helpful!

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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

Hi,

 

I have a black and white nook, it is not under warranty, the screen shattered, do you know of a place in Fort Myers that can fix it.

 

Thanks

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Re: cracked screen-can I fix it?

it might be cheaper to just purchase a new Nook right now.
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