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Old 09-25-2012, 11:15 PM   #16
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The environmental impact of ebooks vs printed books is definitely something that I've thought about and looked into, and although there are some obvious advantages to ebooks, I don't think that enough people (excluding you) consider the environmental disadvantages when they decide to upgrade e-readers every year since there's a lot that has to go into both producing and disposing of such devices. The Green Press Initiative has a pretty good document that outlines some of the things to take into consideration when trying to be green (although I question some of the numbers they use, such as saying that a Kindle's carbon dioxide equivalent emissions are higher than an iPad's).


He already explained why he didn't buy a new one in the very post that you quoted.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:54 AM   #17
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:57 AM   #18
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Haha, well, it's not like I'm proposing that nobody buys an e-reader (I own one), but just to be mindful of what happens if you throw away your old devices (not just e-readers) or buy new devices.
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I just discovered that the K3 and K5 have the same eink display connector. Now I am tempted to try swapping screens between them. I hope no "magic smoke" escapes while trying this procedure.

Being able to swap screens with a different model adds to the repair possibilities, if it actually works.

But not now... later...
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #24
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I just discovered that the K3 and K5 have the same eink display connector. Now I am tempted to try swapping screens between them. I hope no "magic smoke" escapes while trying this procedure.

Being able to swap screens with a different model adds to the repair possibilities, if it actually works.

But not now... later...
Keep us informed!...........
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:40 PM   #25
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Hi Jim,

I think it's great you fixed your Kindle. I fixed mine as well - using the kindle repair tutorial on scribd http://www.scribd.com/doc/111612727/...dle-repair-com

The kindle 3 is quite easy to fix. I've also fixed my wifes kindle touch - this was a lot harder! it involved using a hair dryer. The hair dryer was used to heat up the glue that holds the metal skin onto the kindle case (once you remove that you can then undo screws and get at the screen.

I've yet to see a good tutorial for fixing the kindle touch but saw this method on youtube I think. BTW I've heard the Kindle 4 version with the single button is impossible to fix - so don't bother.

Not sure why they need to make it so hard to fix some of these things.

Anyway - if you have a broken/frozen kindle 3 screen - fix it! its easy.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #26
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also replaced a K3 Screen

After reading these posts desided to replace my broken k3 screen.
I ordered a screen in China cost 56euro and 4 weeks.
Downloaded a utube movie with a tutoreal to disassemble the k3.

After only one hour My kidle was as new again.

Thanks for the idea.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:18 PM   #27
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Thanks to the OP for this thread. Nice to know that there are others who feel the same way about fixing things. I've just replaced the screen on my wife's kindle. Very rewarding. For me, removing the old screen was the trickiest bit as it was gummed down. I levered it up at a corner and slid a credit card into the gap and then down and around the four sides. Nothing snapped or shattered, but I'm very glad that the screen was broken to begin with!

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Old 12-09-2012, 02:56 AM   #28
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I paid US $63 (with free, albeit slow, shipping) for the replacement screen.

I am happy with how it turned out and satisfied with my decision to replace the screen instead of buying a new reader.

I admit it was not an obvious choice, since a new Kindle NT would have cost only a few dollars more than the replacement screen. However, other than the crack in the original screen, I knew my Kindle was in perfect functioning condition, so I thought it would be materially wasteful to discard it when a repair was possible.

In conclusion, if you take pride in fixing things and keeping them going, I would recommend the replacement screen route. On the other hand, I think it would be perfectly reasonable and defensible to put the money towards a new reader instead.
Very sound reasoning about the condition of your Kindle.

And the pride of accomplishment is worth a lot too.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #29
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I'm glad to hear others have successfully fixed their Kindles, too. Reuse, repair, recycle!
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The kindle repair tutorial on scribd is very helpful.
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Hi Jim,

I think it's great you fixed your Kindle. I fixed mine as well - using the kindle repair tutorial on scribd http://www.scribd.com/doc/111612727/...dle-repair-com

The kindle 3 is quite easy to fix. I've also fixed my wifes kindle touch - this was a lot harder! it involved using a hair dryer. The hair dryer was used to heat up the glue that holds the metal skin onto the kindle case (once you remove that you can then undo screws and get at the screen.

I've yet to see a good tutorial for fixing the kindle touch but saw this method on youtube I think. BTW I've heard the Kindle 4 version with the single button is impossible to fix - so don't bother.

Not sure why they need to make it so hard to fix some of these things.

Anyway - if you have a broken/frozen kindle 3 screen - fix it! its easy.
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