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Introduction

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation possesses a six inch, 300 PPI display. This guide requires that the Kindle is turned off, and that a plastic opening tool, angled precision tweezers, and a PH000 screwdriver are used.

  1. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 3 Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 3 Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Ensure that the device is turned off before beginning.

    • Gently pry the bezel off the screen using a plastic opening tool. Start at the corners and slide around the edges until you return to your starting point.

    • Be careful if using the metal spudger, as it can scratch the surface of the Kindle.

    Be very careful along the lower left side, where the cable to the touchscreen can be easily cut with a plastic spudger.

    John Kenny - Reply

    Be careful at the top of the 3G version. The wifi and cell antennas are located along here.

    James Sullivan - Reply

    I can’t get my spudger in to start lifting. Any advice?

    Davey - Reply

    it takes a bit of force to first insert the spudger into the crack

    bonjoukhadar -

  2. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the eleven 3.2 mm Phillips #000 screws surrounding the frame.

    I have a 3rd Gen Paperwhite and there are only 10 screws. 5 along each side

    bonjoukhadar - Reply

  3. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Gently lift the mid-frame out of the case with your hands.

  4. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the three 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screws that are securing the battery.

  5. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Gently lift the battery from the frame.

    We had a Kindle that unfortunately took a dunk in (clean) water. It was then inoperative. I followed this guide, and took the battery out, let everything dry for a few days, then replaced the battery. Now it works fine! Thanks!

    Frank Demarest - Reply

  6. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement, Motherboard: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the black latch with a plastic opening tool, and then gently pull back the orange ribbon cable.

  7. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the tiny off-white latch with angled precision tweezers toward the direction of the battery.

    • Gently peel back the orange ribbon cable.

  8. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Peel back the orange ribbon cable near the battery.

    • Flip the tiny black latch with angled precision tweezers toward the closest edge of the device.

  9. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Peel back the white connector with your fingers.

  10. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the six 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screws surrounding the motherboard.

    • Unscrew the one 2.5 mm Phillips #000 screw.

    • There is a little metal plate underneath the 2.5 mm screw and washers under four of the 3.0 mm screws.

  11. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the motherboard upwards from the frame.

  12. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Screen/Display Touch Panel Replacement, Screen/Display Touch Panel: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • The touchscreen is attached to the rest of the frame. Purchasing a new frame will require reattaching the motherboard and the battery.

Conclusion

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

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hi there thank youfor your helping tutorial.

i just bought some used Kindle in order to buy at my shop. but i have a problem with some Kindle that i disassembled in order to have some spare parts and especially with the screen.

even after removing the screen it will stay frozen, even if i change the motherboard with a new one it will stay on the last screen shown.

Might you give me any explanation about the issue? and is that a way to reset the screen in order to use it as spare parts for other kindles?

charbel - Reply

Thank you so much for this tutorial! Thanks to it I was able to replace a (physically) broken display. I un-assembled the entire device, let it rest until the shipment from China arrived and re-assembled it. It works flawlessly again and looks like new. One word of caution, though: The new display came without frame and removing the old display from the frame (both are pretty tightly glued together) resulted in quite some patient work and many pieces of broken glass (even with having it all heated). Anyway it worked out like a charm at the end!

Uwe Ritter - Reply

Hello, where I can but a replacement screen for Kindle Paperwhite 300 ppi?? Thanks!!

Andres Barrera - Reply

For anyone curious, the panel number for the PW3 is ED060KD1. You can use this to look it up on eBay etc.

Joshua Rong Xing Ong - Reply

Do you have to take the broken screen out of the frame and then put the new one in? Is it difficult?

Chris -

Hello! Thanks for the tutorial.my kindle screen is broken. Also the screen lights up every 3 seconds and then gets dark again. It could be some kind of bootloop because the device wont stop, even if I press the power button for a long time. Does anyone know if the device will work again after I change the display? I dont know if there is something more broken. The kindle was damage by pressure. Thanks for your help!

Joscha B - Reply

Hello! Thanks for the tutorial.my kindle screen is broken. Also the screen lights up every 3 seconds and then gets dark again. It could be some kind of bootloop because the device wont stop, even if I press the power button for a long time. Does anyone know if the device will work again after I change the display? I dont know if there is something more broken. The kindle was damaged by pressure. Thanks for your help.

Joscha B - Reply

Hi. I have the problem of removing the screen from the metal frame too. Do you have any advise for that?

Thank you.

Michele - Reply

Go Bulls!!!!!

Jason Stewart - Reply

where can I buy a replacement screen for this

Joel Simpson - Reply

ebay search ED060KD1

Webber Lai -

I would like to know if the screen of my kindle amazon, with reference ED060KD1 C2-YA

It is compatible with any screen ED060KD1 C1, C4, etc.

Thank you very much and greetings.

vert273 - Reply

Thank you for this guide, it was very helpful. I replaced a broken screen. I disassembled the unit to be able to see the model # of the screen before ordering a new one on eBay. The replacement screens on eBay did not come glued in to a tray so I needed to peel off the old one. I also had to be careful when buying a replacement because the cheapest screens did not some with backlight or touch!

Nigel Maynard - Reply

Is compatible with paperwhite 2?

Mariano Politano - Reply

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