Zed Lopez

New Life for Old Gadgets

I was very sad that after just a few months, my used Kindle DX’s battery stopped taking a charge. But with this video, a replacement battery from an Ebay seller (same battery as the Kindle 2 – if it were DX only I’d probably have been out of luck), the plastic pry tools from a cellphone repair kit, and the precision screwdrivers I already had, it’s good as new.

You know what’d be nice? If it weren’t always a damned finicky ordeal to replace a damned battery.

Yeah, I know, crazy talk. Who wants to keep the same gadget for longer than its battery lifetime anyway?