After Hours

Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle completely disassembled

Overall, the Amazon Kindle was surprisingly easy to crack open. The process required no special tools and took about 30 minutes. The tiny ribbon cables and connectors were the most difficult part.

Except for the E-Ink ribbon cable, which gave me a little trouble, reassembling the Kindle was equally straightforward. When pt back together, our Kindle worked perfectly. I'll post a review of my experience with the Kindle in the IT Dojo blog.

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About Bill Detwiler

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...

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