Introduction

Before you begin, make sure the device is off. You will need to use the screen replacement guide as a prerequisite.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Avoid prying near bottom right hand side due to LCD Connector
    • Avoid prying near bottom right hand side due to LCD Connector

    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen up in the right hand corner.

  2. Do not completely remove the screen yet as there is a ZIF connector connected.
    • Do not completely remove the screen yet as there is a ZIF connector connected.

    • Lift the screen and digitizer from the case.

    • You may need to use some force due to the glue.

    • Be mindful of the ZIF connector.

    • Disconnect the ribbon connector from the digitizer side using your hands or the plastic opening tool.

    • Remove the screen and digitizer from the case completely.

    • Locate the power cable that links the battery to the motherboard.

    • Carefully unplug the battery power cable to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

    • The third image shows what it should look like with the battery power cable is disconnected.

    • Begin by locating the double sided pull tape locations.

    • Do not lift on the battery when doing the following step. You will bend it. It is very pliable.

    • Pull the black soft tabs to release the tape's adhesion.

    • Make sure you pull the tabs slowly and continuously away from the case until the adhesive is completely out.

    • Do this to all 4 tabs until the battery is completely free of adhesion to the device's backing.

    • Make sure all the adhesive is removed before trying to lift the battery from the case.

    • After the battery is totally free of any adhesion, simply lift the battery from the case.

    • Inspect battery for any leakage.

    • Please follow all U.S. regulations and laws when disposing or recycling the battery.

Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

why is there so much empty space next to the battery?

Ethan Chow - Reply

Big screen, little processor. The screen dictates the space, that’s why the battery has to be secured with adhesive.

ctgblue -

I’m confused. If it’s a battery replacement issue, why is the battery not listed on the parts list? Is that not necessary once you take the old one out? Where do I get a new battery to replace the one this is teaching me to remove? O.o

tyger.night - Reply

You’ll have to google one. Amazon does not offer one. They want to sell you a new Kindle instead.

I am buying one with the plastic tools (ebay), even if they suck, they should get through this process once.

ctgblue -

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