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.

  1. Insert a plastic opening tool between the plastic panel shown on the device. Use the tool to pry the plastic away from the device.
    • 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.

  2. Use an aluminum driver attached with a Phillips head size #00 to remove the four 3mm screws shown in the picture.  For reassembly, note that the top two and bottom two screws are different sizes.
    • Use an aluminum driver attached with a Phillips head size #00 to remove the four 3mm screws shown in the picture. For reassembly, note that the top two and bottom two screws are different sizes.

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

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

  6. 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.
    • 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.

  7. 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.
    • 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.

  8. 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.
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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18 Comments

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.

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