Two years ago I bought my eBookwise, it was a gift to myself because as much as I enjoy e-books, I'm not fond of reading off of my computer.
Holly probably remembers the day my eBookwise arrived. I was so excited to get started that I didn't even read the instructions first. Holly talked me through it, step by step. She didn't even laugh too hard when I complained that it was hard using my fingers when I named and registered it and that I wished there was a special pen that I could use. She calmly informed me that there is indeed a pen and that I can find it slid into it's spot on the top right hand corner of my device.
My lovely eBookwise has been everywhere with me. It's awesome being able to cart around as many books as I want in one handy little device.
Sadly, I left my eBookwise unattended yesterday and when I went back to retrieve it it was not left in the spot I had put it. I said, "Who touched my eBookwise?" My youngest child said "Cotton did."
Oh, really? Cotton is one of our dogs. A tiny Maltese who can do a few tricks, but moving an eBookwise from the headboard to the dresser is not one of them.
Bottom line is that the eBookwise was dropped to the floor and would no longer turn on.
Have you ever lost your wallet, or have one of your kids go missing while out in public?
No joke when I say I felt that kind of panic.
I was also mad. At the little one for touching it and at myself for leaving it where he could get it.
I waited all day for Dh to come home and see if he could fix it.
He plugged in the charger to make sure the battery just wasn't dead. I knew it was fully charged, but Dh still had to make sure.
Then he started to take it apart.
Here is the inside of the back piece. That's the battery.
This is the over half-- the motherboard that is underneath the LCD screen.
Somehow there were some crumbs, so Dh cleaned it. He also looked closely for anything that may have moved around or something during the drop. He found what was broken, he fixed it, put it back together!!
For real, I was so sure that I would have buy a new one. I even looked on eBay to try and find a used one. Huge relief. Phew.