Onyx Boox: White line on screen

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Problem

There seems to be a problem with eInk displays. All brands (e.g. BeBook, enTourage, Sony) are subject to having one or more white lines displayed suddenly, and the Onyx is no exception. After nine months of use, a white line suddenly appeared near the bottom of the screen:


Onyx boox white line 1.jpg
Broken white line at bottom of display, Home page view
Onyx boox white line 2.jpg
Broken white line at bottom of display, PDF view

Solution

From these forum threads:

it is advised to use the warranty and get the screen replaced.

I bought my Onyx Boox Jan 10, 2010 from http://www.ebookreaderdiscounter.com/ so I contacted them and got the screen replaced.

Onyx boox white line repaired.jpg
Screen is replaced :-)

Journal

2010-10-15 14:50

Created a ticket on http://www.ebookreaderstore.nl:

Onderwerp: Witte lijn op Onyx Boox 60 scherm
Geachte mevrouw/mijnheer,

10 Januari 2010 heb ik een Onyx Boox 60 e-reader gekocht via 
www.ebookreaderdiscounter.com.  Helaas verscheen er 1 maand geleden een
witte lijn op het scherm.  Voor afbeeldingen, zie mijn website:

    http://fvue.nl/wiki/Onyx_Boox:_White_line_on_screen

Is het mogelijk om het scherm te vervangen omdat dit defect optreedt binnen 
de garantietermijn?  Waar kan ik de Onyx Boox naartoe sturen voor reparatie?

Mijn order details zijn:

    Invoice Number: ...
    Order number: ...
    Customer Number: ...


Met vriendelijke groet,

Freddy Vulto
fvu...@gmail.com

2010-10-15 15:42

Received reply on ticket:

Dag Freddy,

Bedankt voor uw ticket, erg vervelend dat uw Onyx Boox defect is.

Via deze website kunt u een RMA aanvragen bij Digitest, zij mailen u verder met instructies voor het
versturen van de ereader. Accessoires kunt u hoe dan ook beter niet mee verzenden omdat het
mogelijk is dat deze kwijt raken.

Succes ermee, mocht u nog vragen hebben hoor ik dat graag.

Groet Karin

2010-10-19

Sent my Onyx Boox 60 with the acquired RMA service request number to digitest elektronik reparatur Service in Germany via TNT Post.

2010-10-22

My Onyx Boox 60 arrived at Digitest. They sent me a status report by e-mail:

Status: Spare part is not on stock, ordered

2010-11-11

Received back my Onyx Boox 60 via UPS and the accompanying letter states "Warranty Repair". The screen looks all right. I can see a tiny (1 mm) physical black border around the screen now which wasn't there before; either the screen is a little bit smaller or the screen is of a different type which makes the borders show black... But the screen looks all rights with the white line gone. Me happy!

See also

More e-readers with the same problem

http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/showthread.php?594-Vertical-white-line-in-e-reader-screen-just-randomly-appeared
Forum problem report for enTourage eDGe, d.d. Aug 2010
http://mybebook.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2778&p=14885
Forum problem report for BeBook Mini, d.d. Jul 2010, with video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1_1HLSYBKo
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35311
Problem reported in forum with Ebookwise 1150 and Sony Reader 505, d.d. Jan 2009

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