Kindle Paperwhite Screen Replacement

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Use this guide to install a new screen into your Kindle Paperwhite.

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Edit Step 1 Case  ¶ 

  • Gently pry the bezel off the screen using a spudger. 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.

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the 11 Phillips 3.0 mm screws surrounding the frame.

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

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Lift the midframe out of the case.

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

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Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

  • Turn over the midframe to locate the battery.

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

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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

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Edit Step 6 Screen  ¶ 

  • Remove all the cables connected to the midframe.

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Place the device with the backside of the midframe facing up.

  • There are four cables connected to the midframe. Remove the cable on the bottom left-hand corner first.

  • Using a spudger, lift up the locking cable tensioner, and slide the flex cable out. Repeat this step with the remaining cables.

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Use your fingers to lift up the white flex cable.

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Above the white flex cable is another flex cable covered with anti-static tape.

  • Use your fingers to remove the anti-static tape.

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

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • With the flex cables removed, the screen is now disconnected from the rest of the Kindle.

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

For more information, check out the Kindle Paperwhite device page.

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A few points.

1 could be clearer as to which particular model is being used in this dis-assembly (is this the wifi version?).

2 could do with showing the removal of MB from system (not hard but incomplete without it).

3Can you either go further by demonstrating how to remove screen from mid frame and or identify a supplier of the midframe and lcd combined? This would be particularly helpful as the screen appears to be completely glued to the midframe with no obvious way to remove it.

Pete B, · Reply

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