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Old 09-16-2009, 03:58 PM   #1
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Half of the screen doesn't work

Hello.

Bottom half of screen of my Kindle 1 doesn't work. I can see text only when I turn the page and screen becomes black for a second or less. When the screen is white I can't read anything from bottom half.



Can it be repaired without changing the screen? I have no warranty.
What can be a problem with?

Thanks.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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It doesn't look like a broken screen, but perhaps a problem with the controller. Even out of warrenty, I'd suggest you give Amazon a call and see what they say.

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I would be interested to find out what Amazon has to say.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:45 PM   #4
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At worse case they are selling refurbished K1's for $149
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:20 PM   #5
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Absolutely call Amazon Kindle support. Let us know what they say.

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Old 09-17-2009, 03:37 AM   #6
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The problem is I not in US right now.. So I want to understand if the problem is with LCD or not. Thanks.



So text couldn't be read at the bottom 1/2 part of screen.
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If it was a broken glass substrate, the line would not be perfectly straight and horizontal, nor would it be exactly half way down the screen, and nor would the unresponsive half be plain white.

So it's a problem with the electronics controlling the screen, or with the cable to the screen, but not a crack in the glass of the screen.

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Old 09-17-2009, 05:36 AM   #8
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Definitely a screen controller issue, but it's a hardware problem, and has to go back to Amazon.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:36 AM   #9
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Got this link from another thread - a company that fixes Kindles - might send them your problem and see what they can offer.
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Even if you are outside the us, there is a number amazon support lists to call........it couldn't hurt to try seeing as its not a user caused problem. Good luck.

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Old 09-20-2009, 02:10 PM   #11
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Got this link from another thread - a company that fixes Kindles - might send them your problem and see what they can offer.
Just what I needed to Bookmark...

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Just what I needed to Bookmark...

For the price they sell repairs you can by refurbished kindle from amazon.. I want to buy one too but they don't send overseas
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For the price they sell repairs you can by refurbished kindle from amazon.. I want to buy one too but they don't send overseas
Please share your experience with this company. Another member had posted it but we haven't had any reports on how they are to deal with.
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