Introduction

This guide will show users how to replace the LCD screen on the Amazon Kindle DX in just a few simple steps.

Please note: This guide shows the use of incorrect tools. Always use the appropriate tools when handling delicate internal components of the device to avoid any complications with electrostatic discharge.

Take your Kindle and place it screen side down in order to open it from the back.  Use the opening tool from the ifixit tool kit and insert it between the metal casing and plastic top piece.
  • Take your Kindle and place it screen side down in order to open it from the back. Use the opening tool from the ifixit tool kit and insert it between the metal casing and plastic top piece.

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Once enough pressure is applied the small piece will pop open.
  • Once enough pressure is applied the small piece will pop open.

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  • Remove the plastic piece.

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  • Once the small plastic piece is removed you will need to locate two 40mm screws on both corners of the remaining casing. Use the PH000 Philips Head Screwdriver from the tool kit to remove both screws.

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  • Use the opening tool again to take the off the bigger metal piece.

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  • Once the piece removed, locate the battery.

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  • Locate the two 30mm screws securing the battery on the bottom of the Kindle DX. Use the PH00 Philips head screw driver from the tool kit to remove both screws.

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  • Take the battery off once the screws have been removed.

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  • Unscrew the 30 mm screws using a Phillips #000 screwdriver as shown in the picture.

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  • Unscrew the 30 mm screws using a Phillips #000 screwdriver as demonstrated in the picture.

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  • Remove the black case to reveal the mother board.

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  • This step shows the use of incorrect tools. Always use ESD safe tools when handling delicate internal components, like the motherboard.

  • Use the nylon spudger to take off the metal protection lid.

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  • This step shows the use of incorrect tools. Always use ESD safe tools when handling delicate internal components, like the motherboard.

  • Use the nylon spudger to remove the second shield.

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  • Replace the now accessible LCD with the new one that you bought online.

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Conclusion

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

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Guide is incomplete :(

Robert Rogers - Reply

I can follow and understand up to step 11.

Steps 12 and 13 loose me, why would one need to remove the metal protection lid / shield? There does not seem to be any screws covered by the lids that need to be removed.

one would need to unclip the screen from the motherboard the lead off board from the wireless card to aerial and unscrew the remaining motherboard screws at least before you could remove the motherboard to access the screen to replace it.

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