Słomkowski's technical musings

Playing with software, hardware and touching the sky with paraglider.

Replacing broken Kobo Mini e-ink display


Display in my BlueFly vario got broken for some reason, it shows stripes on half of the screen. I decided to replace the display. First, I opened it up to make sure I order the appropriate model.

Remove the cover and unplug the battery connector then unplug the display:

Unscrew four screws holding the PCB. Move the board aside:

Unscrew four screws joining magnesium frame to the plastic bezel. Remove the frame with the display. The display is glued to the frame by two adhesive tape stripes. Use knife to gently separate them, as shown in the picture:

The original display has following markings on it:

ED050SC3(LF) H1 EMN50A5011(B144)
E1N004E41K5V03797AT

The exact type is ED050SC3. I bought mine on AliExpress for $15. The new display is protected by the transparent adhesive tape, remember to remove it before assembly.