DIY-ing My Kindle 3


After scouring the World Wide Web for months, I found out that sending a Kindle 3 for repairs to a third-party is too costly for me to bear. There are only a few companies which offer a Kindle 3 screen repair service, and most of them are located in the US and the UK. Being a Malaysian, sending my Kindle to either the US or UK would already be costly enough, what more with having to bear the repair costs and the shipping back to Malaysia! The total cost for all that amounts to at least RM700++, which not only exceeds the value of a Kindle 3 but also that for a new Kindle Paperwhite. Therefore, the solution for me (if I don’t want to ditch my old, broken Kindle, that is) is to order a replacement screen unit from a manufacturer and do the repair myself. It didn’t take me long to find a seller on eBay, which I promptly ordered.

Still waiting for that screen to arrive here. Once it does, I will conduct the repairs myself based on guides that I find on the WWW.

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