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Onyx boox m92 and m96 broken screen
#1  MishaZip 01-17-2017, 01:11 PM
Hello everyone.
I have two onyx boox readers with broken screens - m92 and m96 universe.
The distributor says that the damage is way beyond warranty and they won't replace the screens.
I live in NY, United States and can't find any office that would replace the screens for me.
I by myself can open reassemble the readers and order the screens, but by far I couldn't find the information of how to replace them. The most confusing part is whether the cables that connect the screen to the reader's body are just attached to it (so i can just pull them off with my bare hands and attach the ew screen the same way) - flex cables.
or those cables are soldered to the reader's body so i will have to solder them back which is not doable for me.

Also the model and voltage of the screen. I've encountered a few posts that stated that the model of the screen must be very particular and the screens on the same models of readers vary significantly. is it still up to date? Can i use the same model of the screen on both m92 and m96 ? May be I may use screen from amazon dx that seems the same?
Still can't figure many questions.

I would appreciate any help on the subject.
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#2  nhedgehog 01-17-2017, 04:53 PM
1) This is the Pocketbook thread
2) I couldn't find something for the M92 so fast but for the M96 it doesn't look to me like a screen to solder
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#3  Pajamaman 01-17-2017, 08:03 PM
How did you break two screens? Are they very fragile?
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#4  Randy11 01-18-2017, 06:12 AM
For the M92, there is some batch of production, so the voltage must be adapted to each batch. One of vendors can do that in Europe : http://ereader-store.de/en/, there is probably some other vendors, he had proposed this service in the Onyx forum.

For the M92, this can help : M92 : check the screws and dust.
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#5  MishaZip 01-18-2017, 04:14 PM
Quote Pajamaman
How did you break two screens? Are they very fragile?
yes. I simply transportet them within cases ! That was all.

I was able to take apart my m96. Now i know the screen number and the voltage. I'm pretty sure i can reassemble the thing back with a new screen.
I found the screens around 40-50 bucks each, but the problem with voltage remains.

Voltage on the original screen was -1.52
When i ask the sellers about this feature on their screens they can't answer me back.I ask my distributor for the tool to reset the voltage via usb connection so i could use the screen with different voltage, but they just don't answer me back.
I'd love to have the tool since it seems to be the only way to deal with the voltage discrepancies. I downloaded the same tool for m92 model (which i don't want to reassemble because it works partially and i still can read from it) , but I don't know if the same tool is applicable to m96 universe model.
Seems like a Booxtor can address this issue since he's into this stuff.
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#6  Dr. Drib 01-23-2017, 12:06 PM
You're in the wrong Forum, friend.

Now moved to the correct Forum....the Onyx Forum.


Don
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#7  Booxtor 01-28-2017, 03:52 PM
Exact voltage setting is only important on M92, especially when the screen has some issues with contrast. There are tools to adjust it.
Be careful buying those cheaper screens on Ali. In most cases they are selling kind of sorted out by the factory screens with malfunctions. Pay attention to the correct version of the screen! You need ED097OC4 (LF) for M92 and ED097TC1 (LF)-55 for M96.
During disassembling it is easy to damage the flexible cable to the buttons board. It is soldered to the PCB. So please be careful especially if you are trying to avoid soldering.
Also I suggest to cover edges of the screen with scotch before you insert it , to protect them against hard contact to the metal frame. Double check after you inserted it it is really correct sitting in shape. I ruined a couple screens just ignoring this step.
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#8  MishaZip 02-01-2017, 04:08 PM
Booxtor
Thank you for the reply and tips !
I looked up the model of the screen from my m96 universal - and for some reason it was ED097OC4 (LF) with the same connectors. So i ordered that model and now waiting for it to arrive.
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#9  MishaZip 07-21-2017, 12:11 PM
I want to replace the screen on M96.
Found this model - ED097OC1
http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Amazon-Kindle-DX-ED097OC1-ED0970C1-eBook-E-Ink-9-7-Inch-LCD-Screen-Replace-/192150492817?epid=1831761876&hash=item2cbd0fd691:g :qC8AAOSwTM5Yz0tK

will it fit technically?
The original model for some reason was ed0970C4 (lf)
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#10  tommyer 07-21-2017, 05:56 PM
Why do you want to use a screen with a different number than the original one?
There are more than three or four different versions of the M96 series. I don't know if they differ in terms of screens.
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