These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Identification and Background ¶
The Kindle Paperwhite model EY21 (Wifi) was released in October 2012. This model of the Kindle E-reader line was. Two versions of the Paperwhite were released, one with Wifi only and the other with 3G and Wifi. The 3G version weighs more and can be identified by the words 3G - Wifi on the bottom of the back of the device.
The Paperwhite is the third iteration of Kindle E-readers, coming with a higher pixel density than previous models and it was the first to come with a built in light. It is visibly distinguishable from previous models by the lack of buttons save a power button on the bottom and the FCC-ID number, found on the back of the device on the bottom, A8Y-1496 for the Wifi or A8Z-2690 for the 3G.
For more information regarding common troubleshooting errors check out the Kindle Paperwhite Troubleshooting Guide