Introduction

The screen of this kindle 4 was broken. You could not see the break from the front, but half of the screen was frozen and did not work anymore. We ordered a new screen from aliexpress

Remove the back of the kindle. The back is glued in the middle and attached with 2 pins at each side. The top and bottom pins slide in the frame, so if you pull too hard they might break.
  • Remove the back of the kindle.

    • The back is glued in the middle and attached with 2 pins at each side. The top and bottom pins slide in the frame, so if you pull too hard they might break.

    • Watch out for static electricity, it might destroy your device. Decharge before you start by holding a radiator or use a bracelet.

    • Start with opening the back at the sides. Push your knife or tweezers in a bit deeper at the middle and twist them to push the glued cover part from the frame. Don't do this near the side buttons as you might cut the wire of the buttons.

    • See this video from second 33 until 2:00. Do not follow it any further as you don't need every step from this this take apart guide to replace the screen!

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Now the back side is open, disconnect the screen cable from the motherboard as is done in this video from 3:14 until 3:21. Again do not follow the next steps from the video as we don't need them to replace the screen.
  • Now the back side is open, disconnect the screen cable from the motherboard as is done in this video from 3:14 until 3:21. Again do not follow the next steps from the video as we don't need them to replace the screen.

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Remove the front cover as is shown in this video from 4:11 until 4:48
  • Remove the front cover as is shown in this video from 4:11 until 4:48

  • Again do not follow the video any further as we do not need these steps to replace the screen

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The screen is glued to the bezel over the entire surface of the screen, so inevitably the screen will be broken in pieces when removing it from the bezel. Start from the sides and break of the screen piece by piece by pushing tweezers between the bezel and the screen. The glue loosens easier if you warm up the screen with a blow dryer.
  • The screen is glued to the bezel over the entire surface of the screen, so inevitably the screen will be broken in pieces when removing it from the bezel.

  • Start from the sides and break of the screen piece by piece by pushing tweezers between the bezel and the screen. The glue loosens easier if you warm up the screen with a blow dryer.

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This is the most tedious step. Remove the glue and fine bits of glass sticking to the bezel. Not all glue has to be removed, but the glass has to be gone. You can scrape off the glue with a knife (razor blade is the most convenient, but a regular knife works as well) or use the help of some solvents.
  • This is the most tedious step. Remove the glue and fine bits of glass sticking to the bezel. Not all glue has to be removed, but the glass has to be gone. You can scrape off the glue with a knife (razor blade is the most convenient, but a regular knife works as well) or use the help of some solvents.

  • The picture shows the bezel before glue removal. I forgot to take one after.

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Put the new screen in place. Make sure the connector sticks through the bezel. Connect the connector to the motherboard
  • Put the new screen in place.

  • Make sure the connector sticks through the bezel.

  • Connect the connector to the motherboard

  • Test the connection by turning the device on

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  • Clip the front and back cover back in.

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Conclusion

This guide will help you to disassemble your device, take out the old screen, replace it by a new and reassemble your device.

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Francis Santens

Member since: 11/07/2016

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Mine has the same issue but the replacement screens are so expensive it is not interesting to repair it :-(

Thanks anyway for the guide ;-)

weax - Reply

having a really hard time with breaking the screen, any advice beyond what you've posted? what tools do you recommend?

melissa.cm.kong - Reply

I just used a kitchen knife and a blow dryer. It is definitely the most time consuming part. Good luck!

Francis Santens - Reply

I've bought ED060SCN LF instead of ED060SCF LF will it work? it is for kindle 5 but seller wrote it is good for Kindle 4 too... might be a good idea to uplug old screen and plug new in just for powering up before start removing the old imho, I will check..

FotoAmg AmgFoto - Reply

I have no idea, I guess it its worth a try!

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