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Old 03-27-2010, 04:19 AM   #1
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Looking to buy broken kindle 1 with working screen.

My Kindle 1 screen broke last week
While I own the Nook now (Which I love now that I got it) I would like to fix my Kindle to have as a back up and for college so that I don't risk braking my new Nook in my book bag. Anyway, I'm well educated on working with electronics so I am confident if I get a replacement screen for my Kindle I can repair it on my own (Amazon wants $100 to give me a refurbished one which is more than I want to spend for a back up devise). Sadly all the broken down Kindle's on Ebay have broken screens. Thus if anyone here has a Kindle 1 that is broke but the screen works, I am willing to buy it from you.

Note: I also found out that the sony reader 505 screen works in the Kindle as a repair, thus anyone with a sony reader 505 broken but the screen works, I am willing to buy it if no one else has a broken kindle with a screen that works).


Anyway, I know this is a longshot as almost every Kindle that brakes usually has a broken screen, but thought I would give this a try.

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Old 03-27-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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one of the reasons it's a longshot is because Amazon CUstomer Service is so generous about helping! have you contacted them just in case they'll replace it?

good luck!
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Old 03-27-2010, 01:22 PM   #3
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Yes, I contacted Amazon and because it is not still under warranty they will only offer me two options:

1.) Buy a refurbished Kindle for $100

or

2.) Buy the new Kindle 2 and they will give me free 1 day shipping (Like thats a deal lol).
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Old 03-27-2010, 03:04 PM   #4
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you gotta search ebay for stuff like this.

Or may be try a parts supplier like this one: http://www.portatronics.com/index.ph...FRTyDAodok7sCg
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:13 PM   #5
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you gotta search ebay for stuff like this.

Or may be try a parts supplier like this one: http://www.portatronics.com/index.ph...FRTyDAodok7sCg
Yes but they want $169 for them to replace the screen plus shipping...
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:22 AM   #6
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Alas... the Kindle is an electronic solid state device. What usually breaks on devices like this are mechanical things... the screen gets broken or perhaps a button might.

I wish you luck on your search.

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you know a refurbished K1 for 100 bucks is not a bad deal at all!
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you know a refurbished K1 for 100 bucks is not a bad deal at all!
Quite true.
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