If Amazon will fix it, why doesn't the seller do this and then sell the fixed version.
A broken Kindle still gets you access to the Kindle store. This is worth something ($75?) today if you want to buy Kindle AZWs and strip their DRM. If someone works out how to get the PID associated with Kindle for PC, this value drops to zero (because you won't need a Kindle to get circumventable ebooks).