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Kindle Touch Screen Replacement

What you need

  1. Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Use the plastic opening tool to undo the ten plastic clips around the back panel of the Kindle.

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    • Gently lift the bottom and slide the panel off.

  3. Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 3 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 2 of 3 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the five screws.

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    • Using the flat end of your spudger, gently pry the battery up and remove it.

  5. Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Remove the 3G Board: step 5, image 1 of 3 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Remove the 3G Board: step 5, image 2 of 3 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Remove the 3G Board: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the indicated four 2 mm screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver. (Units with the 3G assembly have Phillips #000 screws.)

    • Next, gently lift the 3G assembly with a Spudger or your fingers.

    • This Kindle Touch is the WiFi only model and comes with a plastic placeholder instead of the 3G assembly.

    • Disconnect the antenna lead by carefully prying it off the 3G board with a plastic tool.

  6. Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Bezel: step 6, image 1 of 2 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Bezel: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the six 4 mm screws to access the front plate.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the bezel from the top and sides

    • The bottom of the bezel will be glued, so be careful when sliding the clips out.

    • The clips can be easily bent, so do not try to force them out. If you do bend some, they can be bent back.

  8. Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Rear Casing: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Use your Phillips #00 srewdriver to remove the indicated screws.

    • There are three pairs of screws that are each different. The screws on the top corners are 4 mm #00 Phillips screws, the screws on the bottom corners are 2 mm #00 Phillips screws, and the black bottom center screws are 6 mm #00 Phillips screws.

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    • With the screws removed, gently remove the case from the internals.

  10. Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Motherboard: step 10, image 1 of 3 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Motherboard: step 10, image 2 of 3 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Motherboard: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • With the screen facing you, use your heated iOpener or other heating element to loosen the glue holding the WiFi unit to the screen. After 30 seconds, remove the heating element.

    • After the glue is loosened, use a thin tool, like a Spudger or small plastic opening tool, to separate the WiFi unit from the screen.

  11. Kindle Touch Screen Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • With the motherboard facing you, use the pointy end of your Spudger to gently separate the two speaker's connectors.

    • This connector type requires being lifted out of place, not pulled. Accidentally pulling may damage the wires.

    • During reassembly, make sure the speaker's connectors are not pushed behind the motherboard.

    • Use your #00 Phillips Screwdriver to remove the seven 2 mm screws.

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    • Use a Spudger to separate the display's connector from the motherboard.

    • Gently remove the motherboard from the display support.

  13. Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Screen: step 13, image 1 of 3 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Screen: step 13, image 2 of 3 Kindle Touch Screen Replacement, Screen: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Using your Metal Spudger, place the pointy end into the top of the clip.

    • Gently rotate the Spudger and lift the plastic unit to create a gap on the side.

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    • Use the Spudger in the gap to pry the clip open.

    • Repeat for the other clips.

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    • With the clips separated, gently guide the Screen's Motherboard Connector through the hole.

Conclusion

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

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6 Comments

I would love to know where I can get the replacement screen. Any links?

Ryan Lee - Reply

Good guide, thanks, finally, if you need to remove the screen itself from the black plastic frame you can do this inserting the spudger carefully between the screen and the black plastic frame and gradually moving it all round the frame. It will help if you put a heated silicon gel pack over each side before trying to release it

John Chapple - Reply

I have a Kindle with half of screen responding to touch

Is the touch incliduded on the screen itself? Will replacing the screen help or is there another way to fix the touch?

Mohd. Nauman Khalid - Reply

No, the touch circuitry is built into the motherboard.

Chris Halliwell -

Where do you buy the screen replacement part for the Kindle Touch?

Andrew Manger - Reply

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