Introduction

Everyone has dropped an electronic device and felt the sinking feeling of picking it up only to find a shattered screen. This guide shows you how to replace the screen on your Kindle Voyage should that ever happen.

Image 1/2: Use the tool to pry the plastic away from the device. Image 2/2: There will be adhesive holding this piece of plastic to the device. You may have to pull pretty hard to get it separated.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool between the plastic panel shown on the device.

  • Use the tool to pry the plastic away from the device.

  • There will be adhesive holding this piece of plastic to the device. You may have to pull pretty hard to get it separated.

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  • Use an aluminum driver attached with a Phillips head size #00 to remove the four 3mm screws shown in the picture.

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  • Once the screws are removed, the back panel can slide off the device.

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  • Remove the magnetic component with the magnetic head of the aluminum driver.

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Image 1/2: Once the tabs are open, gently pull the ribbon cables out of their housings. Image 2/2: Once the tabs are open, gently pull the ribbon cables out of their housings.
  • Use a spudger to push up the black tabs on all three ribbon cables.

  • Once the tabs are open, gently pull the ribbon cables out of their housings.

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Image 1/2: Work your way around the screen until you can pry it all the way open. Image 2/2: There is adhesive holding the screen to the front panel, so you will need to apply some pressure to completely separate the two.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the small crack between the screen and the front panel.

  • Work your way around the screen until you can pry it all the way open.

  • There is adhesive holding the screen to the front panel, so you will need to apply some pressure to completely separate the two.

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Image 1/2: Lift the screen off of the front panel. Image 2/2: Lift the screen off of the front panel.
  • Once the screen is free of the front panel, pull the loose ribbon cables through the openings in the bottom of the screen.

  • Lift the screen off of the front panel.

I pressed down the screen Kindle Voyage. Where can I order a new screen? goldenbek@list.ru

Altynbek Shalandiyev - Reply

Die Bilder vermitteln einen falschen Eindruck! Das Glas ist sehr wohl geklebt - mit einem wiederlich zähem Zeug. Ausserdem sollte man auf der unteren (Kontakt-) Seite beginnen, da dort nur ein schmaler Metallrand mit Kleber versehen ist. Und viel, viel Geduld mitbringen! Der Kleber löst sich so mit 1mm pro Stunde...

Mark Lauinger - Reply

Wo hast du denn deinen neuen display hergehabt? Hast du einen guten gefunden?

Anika -

Hi, same problem - i don't know where to buy the replacement screen/lcd-panel for the voyage. any ideas?, best, Axel

Axel - Reply

Conclusion

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

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My screen glass is cracked, but the e-ink screen is fine. I found a replacement glass on Amazon, but how can I separate the e-ink display from the glass without destroying it? Is there a replacement piece that contains both?

John Davis - Reply

Did you get anywhere with this John?

dave -

I'm wondering the same thing. How are you guys separating the screen? it's just not coming off. it's crumbing and cracking rather than lifting.

Gerald Onyango -

My guess is that the e-ink TFT screen is bonded to the glass digitizer with a UV curing optically clear adhesive. The chance of separating the broken digi and the e-ink part without cracking the TFT are close to impossible. I know they use a very strong thin wire system to separate LCD's on small devices like phones but not sure if the e-ink screen is strong. I have managed to source a couple of recycled working screens complete with digi and e-ink together for some customers. As soon as we have them here and done the repairs, we will experiment on getting one of the damaged ones apart to see if we can replace just the digitizer. REO Technology Ltd. www.reotech.co.uk

Chris Halliwell - Reply

Hey folks! i feel like i found the replacement for a broken screen for kindle voyage. I am not sure about links sharing policy here, but if you will google "ED060TC1" you'll find plenty of offers from china. In order not to be screwed by amazon manufacturer uses "Montana" as brand on a front panel. Gonna order one today.

ivansaraev - Reply

Did it work?

crg -

Can you give us an update on compatibility with Amazon Voyage?

Thanks in advance

Chris Halliwell -

yes, the screen is working, however my device seems to be broken... it shows me - "your kindle needs a repair"

ivansaraev -

When I opened the black cover in step 1, my touchscreen stopped working. What is the problem and what do i need to do to fix it???

Daniel Zhou - Reply

I have a replacement screen but i can't separate the old digitizer because of the adhesive. They make it look so easy in this guide but i have all the tools required and i'm taking my time and the screen is just crumbling and not lifting.

Gerald Onyango - Reply

This is was more difficult than the writer makes it seem. Impossible to get screen off on the basis of these instructions. Out a$30 screen and have to order a new voyage.

Glenn Blasius - Reply

Same experience here, plus some bloody finger :)

i'll see if somebody on ebay wants to buy what remains, after the first cuts my patience cracked and so did the lcd.

Diego Costantini -

indeed this is not possible as the instructions purport. The e-ink screen is bonded to the protective screen with a very sticky glue. I think it impossible to just replace the protective screen.

bob williamson - Reply

Yeah, this is pretty much impossible. Screen is tightly bonded to the rest of the body. This guide should either be revised or removed, because it will result in people destroying their device.

aleximaschas - Reply

This gets the screen replaced, but I don't think it actually fixes the Voyage. Did the author actually put a new screen into a Voyage and make it work?

My attempt, and every one I've found online, winds up with the screen working but saying "Your Kindle needs repair: code 2" which means "beyond hope, buy a new Kindle."

I think that there may be some kind of an issue with a calibration or serial number tie between the screen circuitry and the main board.

It's IMO wrong for iFixit to present this as such an easy fix when in fact, as far as I can tell, it's actually impossible.

John Ridley - Reply

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