Introduction

Use this guide to replace the SIM Card in your Kindle 2.

Image 1/3: Wedge the plastic opening tool in the small opening between the grey plastic and the metal casing. Image 2/3: Move the plastic opening tool across the opening while pressing down to separate the grey plastic from the metal casing. Image 3/3: Slide the gray plastic top piece away from the Kindle's metal casing.
  • Lay the Kindle face down on a soft cloth to protect its screen.

  • Wedge the plastic opening tool in the small opening between the grey plastic and the metal casing.

  • Move the plastic opening tool across the opening while pressing down to separate the grey plastic from the metal casing.

  • Slide the gray plastic top piece away from the Kindle's metal casing.

  • Once the gray plastic top piece is detached from the metal back cover, remove it.

I had a heck of time using the spudger. I have found that grabbing the corners and using my thumbs to push the plastic away worked like a champ.

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  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 4mm screws from the metal casing .

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Image 1/2: Remove the metal casing. Image 2/2: The volume control button rests in a slot on the side of the Kindle. When the metal casing is removed, the volume control button may fall out. When reassembling, place the volume control button back into its slot.
  • Locate the three clips that hold the metal case in place. Use the plastic opening tool to push down and pry towards the metal casing to release each clip.

  • Remove the metal casing.

  • The volume control button rests in a slot on the side of the Kindle. When the metal casing is removed, the volume control button may fall out. When reassembling, place the volume control button back into its slot.

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  • For safety reasons, use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 3mm screws that hold the battery in place.

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Image 1/2: Use your fingers to lift the battery out of the device. Image 2/2: Use your fingers to lift the battery out of the device.
  • Pry upward under the black tab with the spudger to dislodge the battery.

  • Use your fingers to lift the battery out of the device.

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Image 1/2: Lift the plastic panel and place it away from the Kindle 2. Image 2/2: Lift the plastic panel and place it away from the Kindle 2.
  • Remove 16 3mm Phillips #3 screws from the plastic panel.

  • Lift the plastic panel and place it away from the Kindle 2.

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Image 1/2: Push the SIM card in the direction of the "UNLOCK" arrow on the SIM card case. Image 2/2: Push the SIM card in the direction of the "UNLOCK" arrow on the SIM card case.
  • Locate the SIM card slot above and to the left of the LAB126 Logo and beneath the Wireless Card.

  • Push the SIM card in the direction of the "UNLOCK" arrow on the SIM card case.

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  • Lift the now unlocked case up on its hinges to reveal the SIM card slot.

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Conclusion

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

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