はじめに

Having trouble reading in the dark? Replace the display's LED lights if the lighting on your Kindle is uneven or absent.

  1. Using a spudger or plastic opening tool, gently pry the bezel from the screen. It is easier to start in the corners and work your way around the bezel.
    • Using a spudger or plastic opening tool, gently pry the bezel from the screen. It is easier to start in the corners and work your way around the bezel.

    • Do not insert the spudger too far under the bezel; it could easily damage the screen.

  2. Remove the eleven 3.0 mm Phillips screws surrounding the midframe.
    • Remove the eleven 3.0 mm Phillips screws surrounding the midframe.

    • At the top of the display, a strip of black tape covers one screw.

    • Lift the midframe out of the case.

    • If the midframe is stuck, slide it to the left first, and then lift it out.

    • Turn over the midframe to locate the battery.

    • Remove the three Phillips 3.0 mm screws securing the battery to the midframe.

    • Gently lift the battery from the bottom, and slide it out of the midframe.

    • With the case and battery removed from the midframe, begin removing all cables attached to the motherboard.

    • Place the device so the midframe's backside faces up. Start with the cable on the bottom left corner.

    • Use a spudger to lift up the white locking cable tensioner and slide the flex cable out.

    • Proceed counterclockwise to the next cable and repeat. Small flex cable on the bottom won't need cable tensioner lifted, just carefully pull out.

    • Remove the white flex cable by gently lifting the yellow plastic connector.

    • Remove the yellow anti-static tape from the display ribbon cable connector.

    • Use a spudger to lift up and disconnect the cable tensioner.

    • Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the seven 3.0 mm Phillips screws securing the motherboard:

      • Three silver screws with silver washers

      • Two silver screws with no washers

      • One black screw with a golden washer

      • One black screw with a square washer

    • Remove the motherboard.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the white strip of tape that covers the LED lights.

    • Use a spudger to gently remove the plastic screen from the display.

    • The plastic screen is held on by a thick layer of glue. Be patient when lifting the screen to avoid bending or breaking the thin plastic.

    • Once the outer screen is removed from the Kindle, gently use your fingers to pull off the LED lights.

まとめ

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

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Hello to you! Your guide helped me to understand what happened with my kindle. I've got a scratch on the screen but it seems not very deep; the scratch is on a plastic screen, mentioned on the 12-th step. Is it possible to replace this screen with the same one or simple screen protector can do? Thank you.

Alexander - 返信

Can the LEDs simply be removed using this method? I think they are giving me a headache, even on the lowest setting...

Jessica - 返信

Best way is to jailbreak the kindle and use KO reader. In that you can switch off the lights completely. This is a software hack but then you do not need to open the paperweight at all

ziphyr zz -

Is it possible to replace the LEDs with warm white or even yellow (no blue light at all)?

Rob Noble - 返信

i'd also like to replace the LEDs with a warmer light -- but I wonder foremost: can I really detach and reattach the plastic (as it is glued onto the display?) without destroying the SMOOTH and EVEN lighting when I reattach it?

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