Having purchased the $400 Amazon Kindle, while I was visiting family last Christmas my little sister accidentally stepped on the device, shattering the screen. It laid around for eight months in storage before I decided to try the impossible- a cross species transplant! Muahahahahahahaha!
This instructable will show you how I removed a broken screen from my Amazon Kindle and replaced it with the screen from an old Sony Reader. I make no guarantees that this method will work for you, and be aware that you'll need to destroy a $300 device to try and salvage a $400 device ($360, now).
ALSO BE AWARE- after I was finished the Kindle had some nagging button issues, so don't expect it to be perfect.
Let's get started:
Step 1: Gather the Tools and Materials
1. An Amazon Kindle with a broken screen, and ONLY a broken screen. If the motherboard is cracked as well, you're pretty much screwed.
2. An e-ink Sony Reader. I used the original black one that came out a few years ago that has been collecting dust. I have no idea if the newer white model will work.
3. A Dremel rotary tool with cutting and grinding wheels suitable for use on aluminum. I just used the ones that came with the tool.
4. A tiny Philips screwdriver for dismantling. Tweezers and a magnifying glass might be helpful, too.
5. A Well-Lit Work area, Determination, Steady Hands, and a bit of Luck.