Buy Kobo Glo HD motherboard (or broken device with functioning motherboard)
#1  JeanOlivier 05-06-2018, 12:20 AM
This is my first post here but I'm a long time lurker with a Kobo Glo HD.

However, it bricked recently, it seems like the Ricoh Power Management Unit is faulty from what I've read here. It just died when I plugged it in my phone charger an it's now completely unresponsive and the PMU chip gets extremely hot when charging.

So I'm looking for a replacement motherboard, or a device with a broken screen or that's otherwise unusable, but with a working motherboard. I can fix the common broken usb port, so if this is the only issue of your motherboard, I might still be interested.

Thank you very much in advance!

#2  JeanOlivier 05-11-2018, 03:10 PM
I ended up buying a Kobo-refurbished Glo HD on ebay (they are selling a few there at a very reasonable price) and swapping the on-board sd-card for the one from my old one and everything is good.

I'd still like a motherboard to try and save my old unit if someone eventually has one to sell.

#3  sv2000 09-21-2018, 06:08 PM

I have a Glo HD with a cracked screen, and could sell you the motherboard if you're still looking. USD15 including shipping within the US (willing to ship outside the US as well, need to check on the shipping though).

#4  Adyanth 07-26-2019, 01:48 AM
Anyone still have that motherboard? Same problem here :/

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