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Introduction

Use this guide to replace a cracked, scratched, or faulty display (screen) in your Kindle 3.

Parts

  1. Starting just above one of the page-turning buttons, pry open the back of the device using a pry tool, or similar plastic opening tool. Do not attempt to pry directly on the page turning buttons. This will damage the buttons. If you are having trouble getting an initial gap to pry from, run the flat edge of the pry tool along the front-to-back plate seam until it slips into a gap.
    • Starting just above one of the page-turning buttons, pry open the back of the device using a pry tool, or similar plastic opening tool.

    • Do not attempt to pry directly on the page turning buttons. This will damage the buttons.

    • If you are having trouble getting an initial gap to pry from, run the flat edge of the pry tool along the front-to-back plate seam until it slips into a gap.

    • Don't insert your tool too far, or you may damage some of the orange flex cables near the edges of the device.

    • When reinstalling the back cover, slide the bottom edge into place first, and then press up the sides and along the top until all the clips snap into place.

  2. Unscrew the two silver 4 mm Phillips screws securing the battery connector.
    • Unscrew the two silver 4 mm Phillips screws securing the battery connector.

  3. Lift battery out of housing starting at the end that was secured by the screws. Two silver washers beneath the battery connector may come loose—don't lose them. When reinstalling the battery, first slide the bottom edge into place and make sure the two retaining tabs are secure, before screwing down the connector.
    • Lift battery out of housing starting at the end that was secured by the screws.

    • Two silver washers beneath the battery connector may come loose—don't lose them.

    • When reinstalling the battery, first slide the bottom edge into place and make sure the two retaining tabs are secure, before screwing down the connector.

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  5. Remove six silver Phillips screws from the locations shown.
    • Remove six silver Phillips screws from the locations shown.

  6. Pry the display connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard to disconnect it.
    • Pry the display connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard to disconnect it.

  7. Remove eleven smaller, gray-colored Phillips screws from the locations shown.
    • Remove eleven smaller, gray-colored Phillips screws from the locations shown.

  8. Lifting from the top edge, slide the entire motherboard and midframe assembly together away from the bottom edge of the Kindle, and remove it carefully.
    • Lifting from the top edge, slide the entire motherboard and midframe assembly together away from the bottom edge of the Kindle, and remove it carefully.

  9. Remove the damaged screen from the housing. Press gently from the outside to the inside. Be careful not to brake the frame.
    • Remove the damaged screen from the housing.

    • Press gently from the outside to the inside. Be careful not to brake the frame.

    • The preexisting adhesive should be sufficient for attaching the new screen.

    • There are at least two different versions of the screen for this model, TED060SCE(LF)T1-0I and ED060SC7(LF)C1. Check the sticker on the back of your display and make sure your replacement display matches.

Conclusion

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

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22 Comments

I did it!

But it worked only the third time I opened the kindle, the first and second time the screen stayed frozen with some horizontal lines, the third time I only unlatched and latched all the ribbon cables and...voila! it worked!

Thank you, Im VERY happy!

marferrero - Reply

Hi!!where have you buy the screen??? I've broken my today, and I doesn't want to buy another e-book reader yet!!

Thank you

edaddezio -

Awesome Guide!!!

Ebay or this place has them.

http://www.powerbookmedic.com/Amazon-Kin...

The screw diagrams for grey and silver sets were very helpful!

note: There 2 or 3 odd cup-shaped washers that differ between versions. 2 go under the batter screws to keep height/pressure constant, on may be under a screw for the modem/RF module.

Lee Studley - Reply

Yes! I did it! Kindle works properly! Many tnx!!!

Mike Titov - Reply

Please note before ordering: there are at least two different models of screen for the Kindle 3 keyboard.

ED060SCE(LF)T1-0I and ED060SC7(LF)C1 (you can find the model no. on a sticker on the back of the screen). My UK 3G model had the ...C1 built in. Be sure to order the correct one. The ...T1 screen will work as a replacement for the ...C1 model, but badly (text is fine, images and screensavers are not display correctly).

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