PKard Reader Appears Scratched

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PKard Reader Appears Scratched

Post by carl » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:27 pm

The PKard Reader is shipped with protective plastic on the front and back. Several customers have commented on how poorly the reader looks when they get it out of the box. The protective plastic mars easily if you scratch it with a fingernail. The finish underneath is much harder and won't mar as easily. The protective film can be removed using a fingernail and some patience (it's not always easy to get off). See below:
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The protective plastic being removed from a reader.
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PKard Reader (TSS-PK7) Protective Plastic

Post by carl » Tue May 06, 2014 4:33 pm

The PKard Reader (TSS-PK7) also ships with a protective plastic film over the plastic portion of the reader. Drag a fingernail across the face of the reader, and if it makes a mark, the plastic film is probably still there. In this image, you can see a mark on the left half of the reader where I tested to see that the plastic was still there. The protective film can be removed using a fingernail and some patience (start at one of the corners).
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The protective plastic being removed from an 8-PIN reader.
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PKard Reader (TSS-PK8) Protective Plastic

Post by carl » Tue May 06, 2014 4:48 pm

The PKard Reader (TSS-PK8) actually ships with two pieces of protective plastic film. First, there's the obvious plastic which you can see below the right side of the reader in the attached image. The second piece is like the others documented here. Again, drag a fingernail across the face of the reader, and if it makes a mark, the plastic film is probably still there. In this image, you can see a mark on the left half of the reader where I tested to see that the plastic was still there. I tried to put the mark in the dark reflection where it would show the most. The protective film can be removed using a fingernail and some patience (start at one of the corners).
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The protective plastic being removed from a 30-PIN reader.
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