Frequently asked questions - FAQ
General technical questions
> Please explain what is the difference between CARTA+ and the old EINK screens?
Posted: Nov 1, 2017 in General technical questions
The new Carta displays utilize the most advanced bistable electronic paper technology to deliver the best contrast ratio E Ink has ever delivered to the market with the same extremely low power consumption expected from an E Ink display.
1. Carta screens offers better contrast ratio. Black is more darker and the background is whiter then previous generation
3. The picture is faster rendered and displayed on Carta screens. This will allow for faster page turns.
4. The successor of the Carta+ is the newest Carta2+ (HD), which offers another technology, called Snow Field. This technology is another aproach of Onyx to improve the EINK Regal waveforms for Carta HD screens
> My device seem to stuck in boot loop / shows error messages. What can I do?
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 in General technical questions
It is very rare error and occurs randomly on all Android devices (phones and tablets).
According to some sources, Android device can show up this behavior due to various issues in your device and its software, but we cannot pinpoint a single reason. E.g. sometimes corrupted and clogged cache is one of the reasons.
We suggest to try wipe cache or factory reset of your Device using Onyx recovery mode:
1. Make sure that your device is actually powered off (e.g. press the power button for 6-7 seconds).
2. Press the "Power" and the "Back" (or "<") buttons together, until you see the start-up logo on the screen.
3. Once you can see the logo, release the buttons and allow the device to enter the "System Recovery Mode".
4. Next use "Page Down (>)" button to get to the "wipe data/factory reset" option When in recovery mode the "Page Up" and "Page Down" buttons are how to can navigate and highlight what option you need.
5. Once you have selected the "wipe data/factory reset", press the "Power" button to select that option.
6. On the following screen, repeatedly press the "Page Down" button until the "Yes - delete all user data" option is what is selected.
7. Then press the "Power" button to hard reset the Boox.
Alternatively I suggest to download and install the latest software using MFG Tools (available in our Download area):
Please note! MFG Tool work on Windows PC only. It must not be installed on PC. Just download the package, unzip it in a folder.
Connect your device to your PC (if possible don’t use USB 3.0 ports). Power off it (long press on power button) and start MfgTool2.exe from unzipped folder
You must set your Boox in download mode now. Just re-boot your device in this mode using a special buttons combination: Press PgDn (<) + PgUp (>) + power button for 3-4 seconds. The led blinks once but screen remains unchanged. Your device is in download mode now and MFG program window should report HID compliant device connected.
Press start button and wait for your update being installed
Payment, Shipping, Refund, Upgrade
> I'm not a EU resident traveling to Europe next week. Can I purchase tax free in your store?
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 in Payment, Shipping, Refund, Upgrade
Even if you are just visiting EU and your shipping address is in EU (e.g an Hotel), we have to charge the VAT in your invoice by our law. However you can get the pre-paid VAT refunded if you can prove you have left EU with your purchase. Just go to the custom office and let them stamp a copy of your invoice. Afterward please send it back to our office (original document). Once we have it your VAT will be refunded accordingly to the payment method you used in our store.
> I am not from EU. Why do you offer just UPS Shipping to my country?
Posted: Oct 15, 2017 in Payment, Shipping, Refund, Upgrade
In the past we have shipped our sendings with DHL as Premium Packages. Packages were always handled by local postal services (service partners of DHL) of country of destination and very often the quality of their service was just bad (we got quite often complains about damaged packages). Very often packages to USA, Australia or Canada have been delayed for weeks for customs clearance. Now with UPS it is always EXPRESS delivery which usually costs a couple of hundred EUR, but we could bargain very good conditions. It costs now almost as high as usual postal fees. But customers have their ordered goods within of a couple of days. We consider UPS as the best affordable shipping partner now.
> I am not from EU. Are there any additional import fees at the time of delivery?
Posted: Oct 12, 2017 in Payment, Shipping, Refund, Upgrade
When you buy goods abroad of your country, depending on goods price (or origin) you most likely have to pay import taxes (UPS collects and processes it on behalf of the government and calls it brokerage fees). We cannot even estimate the amount of those fees. It depends on goods price, origin, import rules of country of destination (even states and provinces have different rules). We assume customers know those rules, when they place their orders abroad of their countries. Our EU customers have to pay German taxes VAT (19%), but for customers from abroad of EU we don't charge German taxes. There is however no guarantee, that you don't have to pay import taxes at all, when your country has particular rules and thresholds for import of goods.
> I am not EU citizen, do I have to pay your VAT of 19% ?
Posted: Oct 13, 2017 in Payment, Shipping, Refund, Upgrade
You don't have to pay our taxes, if your shipping address is not an EU address. After you have registered your non EU shipping address in our store, the total amount of your order will be recalculated without tax.
> We are an EU company. Do we have to pay your VAT of 19% ?
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 in Payment, Shipping, Refund, Upgrade
You don't have to pay our taxes, if you have got a valid EU VAT ID. Please insert your Company name and VAT ID in the registration form. Your VAT ID will be checked automatically and if it is valid, the total amount of your order will be recalculated without tax. In case the validation don't work, just please contact us using contact form and tell us your VAT ID. We will change your registered data manually, so you can place your orders VAT free.