Introduction

This guide goes through the process to replace the ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches on the First Generation Amazon Kindle.

Slide the grey plastic cover laterally off the back of the device.
  • Slide the grey plastic cover laterally off the back of the device.

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Use a plastic opening tool to lift the battery on the side closest to the edge of the device.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the battery on the side closest to the edge of the device.

  • Unplug the battery from the device by pinching the white connector and pulling.

  • Do not yank the battery or try to disconnect the battery by pulling the wires.

My present keyboard Kiindle model is 2nd gen-made in China…was warned at purchase by Amazon that it wld not be repairable… will your solution/battery repair work?

Thanks,Dortrin

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  • Unscrew eight (8) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm).

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  • Start at one side of the device. Use a soft plastic prying tool to separate the casing of the device. Slowly work your way around the entire device.

  • Avoid prying between the buttons and the device. This could cause damage to the buttons.

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  • Unscrew the two (2) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm) which fasten the metal casing shield.

  • Slowly remove the metal casing shield by lifting it and carefully peeling up the tape.

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  • Remove the two (2) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm) which fasten the ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches to the device.

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  • Lift the flap attaching the blue and white ribbon cable to the motherboard by lifting it vertically with the pointed-end of the spudger.

  • The flap is connected via a hinge. Once you lift the flap, it will stay up and the cable will be lose. Remember to snap it back down during reassembly.

  • Carefully lift the ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switch vertically from the device motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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