Thank you Twobob. I did get it working and it was great. Took it camping and screen broke even worse than before.
Luckily I had been pursuing a Sony PRS-600 through Craigslist that I bought for $30 (with a lighted case). Been a good reader for last 2 weeks. Then I found my GOOD kindle yesterday while rearranging the living room.
So now I have to decide which ereader to keep and which to give to my daughter when my son inherits the PRS-500. That discussion is in another thread.
Thank you very much for all the help.