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Introduction

This guide will teach users how to pry open the back cover, and remove screws in order to access the battery.

  1. Starting just above one of the page-turning buttons, pry open the back of the device using a pry tool, or similar plastic opening tool. Do not attempt to pry directly on the page turning buttons. This will damage the buttons. If you are having trouble getting an initial gap to pry from, run the flat edge of the pry tool along the front-to-back plate seam until it slips into a gap.
    • Starting just above one of the page-turning buttons, pry open the back of the device using a pry tool, or similar plastic opening tool.

    • Do not attempt to pry directly on the page turning buttons. This will damage the buttons.

    • If you are having trouble getting an initial gap to pry from, run the flat edge of the pry tool along the front-to-back plate seam until it slips into a gap.

    • Don't insert your tool too far, or you may damage some of the orange flex cables near the edges of the device.

    • When reinstalling the back cover, slide the bottom edge into place first, and then press up the sides and along the top until all the clips snap into place.

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  3. Unscrew the two silver 4 mm Phillips screws securing the battery connector.
    • Unscrew the two silver 4 mm Phillips screws securing the battery connector.

  4. Lift battery out of housing starting at the end that was secured by the screws. Two silver washers beneath the battery connector may come loose—don't lose them. When reinstalling the battery, first slide the bottom edge into place and make sure the two retaining tabs are secure, before screwing down the connector.
    • Lift battery out of housing starting at the end that was secured by the screws.

    • Two silver washers beneath the battery connector may come loose—don't lose them.

    • When reinstalling the battery, first slide the bottom edge into place and make sure the two retaining tabs are secure, before screwing down the connector.

Conclusion

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

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5 Comments

Hi Allison Monahan,

thank you very much for yor help! By using your guide I made my nearly 6 years old Kindle Keyboard fixed - great!

Stefan Schiche - Reply

I went to mpfproducts.com and ordered my new battery which came in today. I’ve changed out the battery and my Kindle 3 is now charging. YAHOO!!!

Ruth Kuykendall - Reply

Where did you get the battery? I couldn’t find it on Amazon. Do you have a model number for the battery? Thanks.

sand1k -

The old Amazon link has been removed. There’s now a link at the top of this guide to an eBay vendor that stocks the battery. Good luck!

Jeff Suovanen -

Thanks, Allison and IFIXIT!!! God, I love this site. Cheers, Tom

tombeanhall - Reply

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