After Hours

Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle

Disconnect the Kindle's E-Ink display ribbon cable

This ribbon cable connector for the Kindle's E-Ink display is the worst of the bunch. The flimsy plastic gate is easily broken and the cable must be inserted, not just placed, in the connector.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...