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With a defective charging port, you're going to have a hard time trying to connect your Kindle to a computer or charger. This can lead to problems when trying to charge your battery or when trying to update your Kindle. This guide will teach you how to change your charging port.

  1. Carefully wedge the plastic opening tool between the back panel and the device to free the clips holding the back panel and the device together.
    • Carefully wedge the plastic opening tool between the back panel and the device to free the clips holding the back panel and the device together.

  2. Work your way around the back panel to free all the clips. Work your way around the back panel to free all the clips. Work your way around the back panel to free all the clips.
    • Work your way around the back panel to free all the clips.

  3. Carefully remove the back panel from the device.
    • Carefully remove the back panel from the device.

    • Gently peel the back panel away from the adhesive, being mindful to keep the adhesive strip in good condition so that it can be used again.

    • Using tweezers, lift the orange bridge connector off.

    • Place the tweezers in between the battery and the end of the bridge and lift upwards.

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    • Gently wedge the spudger under the battery starting from the left side, and slowly work the spudger around the edge to loosen the battery from the tape. Be careful not to rip the thin foil on the back of the battery.

    • Only use ESD safe tools when working on internal components of your device such as a spudger or opening tool.

    • It is not advised to use a metal spudger, as you could puncture the battery.

    • Lift the battery up using the spudger and use your fingers to slowly pull the battery off the adhesive.

    • Using the tweezers, gently lift the tape off of the Power bridge connector. If a new unit comes with a new piece of tape, remove entirely, if not remove and place one corner lightly face down on a clean surface to be used again.

  5. Once free of the adhesive and connectors, remove the old battery from the device.
    • Once free of the adhesive and connectors, remove the old battery from the device.

  6. Locate the 2 Phillips screws (labeled PH 0) and remove screws using a screwdriver with a PH0 bit. Locate the 2 Phillips screws (labeled PH 0) and remove screws using a screwdriver with a PH0 bit. Locate the 2 Phillips screws (labeled PH 0) and remove screws using a screwdriver with a PH0 bit.
    • Locate the 2 Phillips screws (labeled PH 0) and remove screws using a screwdriver with a PH0 bit.

  7. Using the metal spudger, tweezers, and your finger tips,  gently lift the orange power bridge connector off of the motherboard first and then off of the kindle. Using the metal spudger, tweezers, and your finger tips,  gently lift the orange power bridge connector off of the motherboard first and then off of the kindle. Using the metal spudger, tweezers, and your finger tips,  gently lift the orange power bridge connector off of the motherboard first and then off of the kindle.
    • Using the metal spudger, tweezers, and your finger tips, gently lift the orange power bridge connector off of the motherboard first and then off of the kindle.

  8. Use the tweezers to pluck the orange bridge power connector from the Kindle. The charging port and power button is attached to the connector. Use the tweezers to pluck the orange bridge power connector from the Kindle. The charging port and power button is attached to the connector.
    • Use the tweezers to pluck the orange bridge power connector from the Kindle. The charging port and power button is attached to the connector.

Conclusion

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

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Where did you source a replacement charging port?

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