Introdução

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  1. To remove the back cover, gently pry open the edge of the case with a small flat edged tool, beginning from a top corner, working your way towards the bottom in both directions. Remove the 6 silver screws. Remove the 11 black screws.
    • To remove the back cover, gently pry open the edge of the case with a small flat edged tool, beginning from a top corner, working your way towards the bottom in both directions.

    • Remove the 6 silver screws.

    • Remove the 11 black screws.

    • Pop up the ribbon cable that connects the screen to the board.

    • Gently lift out the board. The screen remains with the case. The top right (looking at the photo) corner of the board can be difficult to lift out. Lifting by the black plastic tab (where you've taken out two silver screws) may help.

    • Replace the clearly broken screen with a good one. The screen is glued on the frame slightly. You may break it if you don"t lift it around its sides slowly. You may use something thin (such as your finger nail) for that.

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  3. Reverse steps to put it back together.
    • Reverse steps to put it back together.

    • Fire it up and hope for the best :D

Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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lmac

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Great guide! I'd love to try it out - where did you find a replacement screen?

Alan - Responder

replacements are available on ebay. If you want to save a little money, (they aren't cheap) bid on a demo unit and remove the screen from that one and put it in your broken kindle. You may want to review some other teardown guides on some other sites, though. This walkthrough leaves out some details that are useful such as the fact that the screen is held in with adhesive, which makes the final removal tricky, just to name one.

Chad McCollister -

There is some glue on the edges of the screen, pull gently from edge to edge and your old screen should come out nicely.

Luc Vo Van - Responder

My wife's Kindle 3 was frozen, and nothing I had tried worked. I saw a Kindle 3 on E Bay with a cracked screen very cheap. I took a chance and ordered it, and used the guide (sort of in reverse) to remove the guts from the one with the broken screen to replace the guts of ours. That way I didn't have to worry about the glue holding the screen to the case and she got to keep her case that already had her name on it! It came on immediately and after a few more minutes to deregister, re-register, update the firmware and transfer our titles, it was ready to go. I'm keeping the old motherboard (especially the battery and wifi connector) and screws for replacements. Thanks for the great guide! W. A. R.

Wendell Robison - Responder

The guide was very useful. To avoid breaking the screen, you can use the spudger tool: gently insert next to a corner between the screen and the case; waiting for the glue to stretch and the glass to release in that spot, and gently work your way around until the entire screen lifts.

***IMPORTANT*** when you order a replacement screen, MAKE SURE IT HAS THE EEPROM CHIP ON THE FLAT RIBBON CABLE. The chip is a little black square next to the connector on the connector side of the cable, read by the Kindle upon reset. Graphics / greyscale will look weird without the chip (although text still is readable).

You can get proper greyscale with the chip from your old display:

- connect the old display (or cut-off cable end with the chip)

- reset Kindle (push and hold power key until it blinks, then hold 5 more seconds)

- the Kindle restarts and reads the EEPROM

- re-connect new display (the one without the chip)

You are good to go (at least until another reset - then the procedure needs to be repeated)

Michael - Responder

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