From the Obsolete-At-Birth department: I've got
this old Sony Electronic Book
Player, aka Data Discman. Model # DD-8. Unlike all the others I've seen, it does
not fold shut -- it's like an old Gameboy, only bigger. I think it may be a very
old model, but I dunno.
Wow! I remember these, they've got to be close to 12-15 years old based on
where I remember seeing them. I thought they were really cool, but support
for them was way to limited, and they cost way to much for me to afford at
the time. Finally with my Sony Clie, I've got a usable electronic book (of
course it still cost to much).
My brother has the exact same model, same vintage (we
each got one as a gift 10
years ago or whenever it was) and his apparently does the same thing. In both
cases, the player was working fine, and it got put away on a closet shelf (no
batteries) -- then a few months later, we go to use it and discover mysterious
screen death. In other words, they weren't dropped or overheated or anything
obvious like that, as far as we know.
I can't help, but I've seen almost the exact same problem with the original
Nintendo Gameboy's. I've had two of the originals, and in both cases, I put
them up without batteries, and when I went to use them the next time,
sizeable portions of the screen wouldn't display anything (entire vertical