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Old 09-18-2017, 10:05 PM   #1
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Non-working touch on PW3

The touch stopped working after an accident involving my purse and a water bottle.

The kindle is out off warranty, but Amazon offered me an discount that covers about 70% of a Kindle.

The point being, the message they send says the kindle will be deactivated. But now I found a replacement screen for sale.

There is any point on repairing and keep this kindle? Or now it will be fully blocked?

I am able to change the screen, but hacks involving welding tools are a bit above my pay grade....

This kindle can be used again, or should only be used for parts?

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The kindle will be deactivated when you return it. If you have the tools and the skills to repair it, you can try. Note: if you try and fail, Amazon will not give you 70% towards a new ereader.

Personally I would just send the kindle back to them and get a new one.
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They said I don't need to send the e-reader back, I can dispose of it how I see fit.
That's why I am asking.

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The touch screen part may be the screen, and it may be the logic board.

The "display" part plugs into the logic board at a different spot from the "touch" part.
( I know this, because I broke the touch part of my logic board while trying to repair water damage.. my replacement logic board works with the same screen )

So without knowing if the touch layer is broken, or if the logic board is broken, I would not recommend order a replacement screen.
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The touch screen part may be the screen, and it may be the logic board.

The "display" part plugs into the logic board at a different spot from the "touch" part.
( I know this, because I broke the touch part of my logic board while trying to repair water damage.. my replacement logic board works with the same screen )

So without knowing if the touch layer is broken, or if the logic board is broken, I would not recommend order a replacement screen.
If the logic board is broken, I would still manage to add new books and force reboot using the power button? Cause these parts are working, but I have no idea on how to discover if it is the screen or the logic board.

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If the logic board is broken, I would still manage to add new books and force reboot using the power button? Cause these parts are working, but I have no idea on how to discover if it is the screen or the logic board.

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Your best bet is get a new kindle. Oh and you do have that 70% off offer in writing.

Some kindles don't like hot bubble baths either.
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A new PW3 will be arriving in 2 days. But I fell kinda bad simply throwing it away if there is still anyway to use it.

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There probably wasn't anything you could do.
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If the logic board is broken, I would still manage to add new books and force reboot using the power button? Cause these parts are working, but I have no idea on how to discover if it is the screen or the logic board.

Thanks for all the info

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Yes, I may not have explained very well.

On the logic board are little controllers for many different features:
The light, touchscreen, battery, display, memory, etc.

I managed to break just the controller that controlled my touchscreen, the rest of the kindle was working properly when I did that.

the way I broke it is quite complicated, and probably not the same way your touch screen stopped working, but it is possible, just a warning that a replacement screen may not work if that is the case.

And the only good way to find out is to buy a replacement touch screen, and a replacement logic board - but at that point you have a whole new kindle :-) :-)
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