Kindle 3 broken E ink screen replacement tutorial
My 4-year old Kindle 3’s E ink screen started to freeze and the usual slide and hold method ceased to work. One of the worse days of my life. Hours of stalking forums for solutions could not help resuscitate my precious Kindle. As the Kindle withdrawal effects start taking place, I started rolling on the floor, screaming NOOOOOOOOOO! I lacked audience. I needed some disapproving eye rolling feedback so I Skype my S/O and continued my annoying act. He hung up.
A week of dramatic cries and a dozen of burgers later, I decided to seek other solutions. Things started to look up and I had lesser breakdowns. Terrible me stopped kidnapping my neighbour’s dog and attempt to feed him expired catnip. I have to thank my long time confidant, Google for this.
I usually prefer repairing instead of binning things over a minor damage and it was one of my earliest gift from my S/O too. More reason to get it fixed. I got my Kindle 3 replacement E ink screen online for USD $20. IKR?! It’s only $20 thus it was worth a try =)
In a nutshell
- All you need is just a Phillips screwdriver.
- Watch the Kindle screen replacement video before you begin.
- Remove all screws at sight. There are like a dozen or more of them.
- Remove battery
- Unlock all four cables
- Lift it up and you’ll see your screen
- My screen is secured with light adhesive (no screws involved)
Bob the builder! Can we fix it?
Tip: Take photos as you go. With so many screws and a few parts to keep track off, the photo will be your reference to get things back where it should be.
My S/O didn’t think I could do it (terrible bugger) so I was really happy when I saw this screen. Phew!
It is not as scary as it looks. I let the Youtube step by step video run as I work on mine.
And its alive!
It’s a fairly easy and straightforward process and it cost me only $20 to get my beloved Kindle 3 up and running again. My Kindle 3 and I lived happily ever after. And my S/O is temporarily relieved of my cray cray antics until am up to something random again. His eardrums deserve that 8 hours of sound rest.
PS: Hope you enjoyed my fiction. It’s for amusement purposes only. My tutorial seemed a little too short for my liking so I decided to torment my readers with some my usual lame style of bantering.
PPS: My S/O does not hang up on me IRL for he knows I’ll turn into a Gojira if that ever happens =) The technical part of this entry are as real as my dead cactus shown above =)