The Asus Eee PC 1008HA may have a super thin and light frame, but there’s something else it has too: A screen which may be prone to cracking. DigiTimes reports that the company purchased some display panels from a secondary supplier due to high demand, and that these screens are more likely to crack.

The problem is apparently being address and Eee PC 1008HA netbooks shipped in the third quarter of 2009 won’t have this problem. But if you have an Eee PC 1008HA with a cracked screen, you may want to contact Asus ASAP to get it taken care of. In the meantime, I wouldn’t panic. It sounds like the issue affects some, but not all of the existing units.

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2 replies on “Report: Some Asus Eee PC 1008HA screens crack, Asus knows, is working on it”

  1. Hi, firstly my apologies if this is in the wrong section – also I know the code is wrong but I’ve discarded my old screen and can’t find the screen number on the ‘net! I recently suffered a cracked screen on my 1008HA – apparently it isn’t a warranty issue – but that’s another story. To save time and effort I purchased a replacement screen and fitted it myself. On taking the screen casing apart I can see what the problem is. The screen has chassis supports screwed to either side which locate into fixing points within the case. However the top and bottom of the screen are unsupported – not a problem on the bottom edge as there is no opportunity to flex ; BUT approx 9″ – the top edge is unsupported, The case is thinnest here and, given the right conditions – lifting by the top of the screen, or evening opening too forcefully the case and screen can flex, and as in in my case the screen can crack, without ‘impact’ damage which is how the sub contracted warranty repairers see it. The machine is a great netbook – but you have been warned – I hope this may help users avoid an issue that’s wrongly deemed outside of warranty, and a replacement cost of around £70.

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