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Introduction

Replace your Kindle's old motherboard with a new one.

  1. Using a spudger or plastic opening tool, gently pry the bezel from the screen. It is easier to start in the corners and work your way around the bezel. Do not insert the spudger too far under the bezel; it could easily damage the screen.
    • Using a spudger or plastic opening tool, gently pry the bezel from the screen. It is easier to start in the corners and work your way around the bezel.

    • Do not insert the spudger too far under the bezel; it could easily damage the screen.

    I found it easier to start this step off with one of the Opening Picks found in the iOpener pack.

    NathanF - Ответить

    The glue on bezel started to peel the sticky back protective layer off the screen for me - managed to smooth it back down, although now have an unsightly crease. I would try to hold the screen down when you pull the bezel off to stop damaging the screen.

    Callum Rogers - Ответить

    This step is most time consuming. Take you time and try not to scratch the bezel :)

    Oleksii - Ответить

  2. Remove the eleven 3.0 mm Phillips screws surrounding the midframe. At the top of the display, a strip of black tape covers one screw. At the top of the display, a strip of black tape covers one screw.
    • Remove the eleven 3.0 mm Phillips screws surrounding the midframe.

    • At the top of the display, a strip of black tape covers one screw.

    On 3G version you will not have the top middle screw.

    BJones - Ответить

    Hello, the original battery is 1420m Ah and 3.7VDC, but the buttery you offer to sell is 1600mAh, is it right? there is no problem with different mAh? mi kindle is the amazon kindle 1est generation

    Paula Ponce de Leon - Ответить

  3. Lift the midframe out of the case.
    • Lift the midframe out of the case.

    • If the midframe is stuck, slide it to the left first, and then lift it out.

    There are clips in the bottom of the case helping hold the midframe in. Lift the top of the midframe up enough to clear the black back piece and then slide up and out.

    BJones - Ответить

  4. Turn over the midframe to locate the battery. Remove the three Phillips 3.0 mm screws securing the battery to the midframe.
    • Turn over the midframe to locate the battery.

    • Remove the three Phillips 3.0 mm screws securing the battery to the midframe.

  5. Gently lift the battery from the bottom, and slide it out of the midframe.
    • Gently lift the battery from the bottom, and slide it out of the midframe.

    Thanks for providing this guide, I would have been lost without it. My old kindle, however, had very stiff and hard rubber/plastic. There was no way I could have slid the glass to the side or gotten the plastic spud under the edge of the glass or the plastic.

    What I did was to remove a piece of the plastic next to the glass , about 1/8” square, then insert a putty knife in between the two sides towards the edges. It all popped apart without breaking anything. Perhaps I could have done this without cutting out the little piece.

    Joseph L Woollett - Ответить

    Thank you for this very user friendly guide.My kindle is now working as new.The screws are small and fiddly and the correct tools are essential. I took roughly about 45 minutes from start to finish and the most difficult part was taking the casing apart without damaging the screen .. A 5 star service.

    jonesmrse - Ответить

  6. With the case and battery removed from the midframe, begin removing all cables attached to the motherboard. Place the device so the midframe's backside faces up. Start with the cable on the bottom left corner. Use a spudger to lift up the white locking cable tensioner and slide the flex cable out.
    • With the case and battery removed from the midframe, begin removing all cables attached to the motherboard.

    • Place the device so the midframe's backside faces up. Start with the cable on the bottom left corner.

    • Use a spudger to lift up the white locking cable tensioner and slide the flex cable out.

    • Proceed counterclockwise to the next cable and repeat. Small flex cable on the bottom won't need cable tensioner lifted, just carefully pull out.

    The second connector is not exactly a "repeat". The lock to be lifted is on the cable side, whereas the first connector's lock is away from the cable.

    Yishai Sered - Ответить

    Does anyone know the part number or for that matter where i can purchase the original LED assembly?

    Thanks

    naz zan - Ответить

  7. Remove the white flex cable by gently lifting the yellow plastic connector. Remove the white flex cable by gently lifting the yellow plastic connector.
    • Remove the white flex cable by gently lifting the yellow plastic connector.

  8. Remove the yellow anti-static tape from the display ribbon cable connector. Use a spudger to lift up and disconnect the cable tensioner. Use a spudger to lift up and disconnect the cable tensioner.
    • Remove the yellow anti-static tape from the display ribbon cable connector.

    • Use a spudger to lift up and disconnect the cable tensioner.

  9. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the seven 3.0 mm Phillips screws securing the motherboard: Three silver screws with silver washers
    • Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the seven 3.0 mm Phillips screws securing the motherboard:

    • Three silver screws with silver washers

    • Two silver screws with no washers

    • One black screw with a golden washer

    • One black screw with a square washer

  10. Remove the motherboard.
    • Remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Not sure if this is an error, but on the 3G paperwhite, we needed to use a #0 Phillips, not a #2. Great guide otherwise!

Caleb Begly - Ответить

Please suggest what type of controller is used and the model and flash memory in the Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation?

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