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The Dung Heap / Re: Would You Like Some Scorpions With Those Bananas?
« Last post by Scav on August 16, 2017, 09:02:34 PM »
Free scorpion? What a deal!
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DIY/Fix-It Up/Repair / Re: Kindle Demos
« Last post by Scav on August 09, 2017, 05:56:03 PM »
I found a cheap screen. I think e-ink looks great - it's so close to real paper. I'm looking forward to reading some books on mine.

Yeah it popped apart really easily. You shouldn't have any problems.
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DIY/Fix-It Up/Repair / Re: Kindle Demos
« Last post by plongeur66 on August 05, 2017, 01:55:01 PM »
I have no reason to believe that the fix won't work. Some people apparently like the e-ink displays, I've read posts of people repurposing them for thermometer readouts or whatever. My intent is just to flip for some quick cash. The USB-serial converter cost me $1, no way would I have spent $40 on a screen. Did you have an easy time opening yours? Just pry along the edges?
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DIY/Fix-It Up/Repair / Re: Kindle Demos
« Last post by Scav on August 05, 2017, 08:19:27 AM »
That'll be interesting. I'd like to see how it's done.

The Kindle was totally dead. After fully charging, it comes to life and after updating the firmware, is able to take it online via its 3G modem that offers free internet for the life of the device. It's exceptionally slow and the browser is extremely limited because, well, it's an e-ink display with a processor powered by a hamster wheel. Still, it's a neat device for reading Wikipedia and the battery life with wireless off is absolutely stellar. I have a new screen coming in from China - I'll post some pics once it's arrived.
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DIY/Fix-It Up/Repair / Re: Kindle Demos
« Last post by plongeur66 on August 02, 2017, 08:42:27 AM »
The USB-to-serial converter has arrived, I haven't gotten around to using it. A project likely for early October, it's still outdoor (garage sale, car repair, etc.) season.
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DIY/Fix-It Up/Repair / Re: Kindle Demos
« Last post by Scav on August 01, 2017, 07:49:34 PM »
How did you make out with your Kindle recovery?

I just picked up a Kindle 3 (D00901) with a busted screen. I'm trying to find a replacement screen that's reasonable but so far they're pretty pricey considering a replacement device is around $30-40.
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The Dung Heap / Re: Slick Roads
« Last post by Scav on July 16, 2017, 02:33:52 PM »
Wow, what a mess! Slime eels for days.
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The Dung Heap / Re: Slick Roads
« Last post by plongeur66 on July 16, 2017, 02:21:34 PM »
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The Dung Heap / Re: Slick Roads
« Last post by Scav on July 16, 2017, 11:27:40 AM »
Dang. The video was removed.
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