Introduction

The motherboard holds together all the main components for the Kindle. Without a motherboard, your Kindle will not function. With a defective motherboard, your Kindle will run into some problems. This guide will teach you how to change your Kindle's motherboard.

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

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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.

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Carefully remove the back panel.
  • Carefully remove the back panel.

  • Gently peel away from the adhesive, being mindful to keep the adhesive strip in the best condition possible to be used again.

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Using the tweezers, lift the orange bridge connector off. Place the pliers in between the battery and the end of the bridge and lift upwards.
  • Using the tweezers, lift the orange bridge connector off. Place the pliers in between the battery and the end of the bridge and lift upwards.

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Gently wedge the curved blunt face metal spudger under the battery from the left side, and slowly work the spudger around the edge of the  to loosen the battery from the tape. Be careful not to rip the thin foil on the back of the battery. Once the battery is lifted around the corner, switch to the straight blunt faced spudger for easier removal Gently wedge the curved blunt face metal spudger under the battery from the left side, and slowly work the spudger around the edge of the  to loosen the battery from the tape. Be careful not to rip the thin foil on the back of the battery. Once the battery is lifted around the corner, switch to the straight blunt faced spudger for easier removal
  • Gently wedge the curved blunt face metal spudger under the battery from the left side, and slowly work the spudger around the edge of the to loosen the battery from the tape. Be careful not to rip the thin foil on the back of the battery. Once the battery is lifted around the corner, switch to the straight blunt faced spudger for easier removal

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

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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. 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.
  • 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.

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Once free, remove the unit from the device.
  • Once free, remove the unit from the device.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Locate the 3 Phillips screws (PH 0) on the motherboard and proceed to unscrew them using  a screwdriver with a PH 0 bit. Locate the 3 Phillips screws (PH 0) on the motherboard and proceed to unscrew them using  a screwdriver with a PH 0 bit. Locate the 3 Phillips screws (PH 0) on the motherboard and proceed to unscrew them using  a screwdriver with a PH 0 bit.
  • Locate the 3 Phillips screws (PH 0) on the motherboard and proceed to unscrew them using a screwdriver with a PH 0 bit.

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Locate the connector from the display screen on the motherboard and disconnect it with tweezers Locate the connector from the display screen on the motherboard and disconnect it with tweezers
  • Locate the connector from the display screen on the motherboard and disconnect it with tweezers

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Use the metal spudger to wedge out the motherboard from the Kindle. Use the metal spudger to wedge out the motherboard from the Kindle. Use the metal spudger to wedge out the motherboard from the Kindle.
  • Use the metal spudger to wedge out the motherboard from the Kindle.

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Conclusion

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

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