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  1. Power off your Kindle before beginning disassembly. At each corner, use the blue plastic opening tool to unhook and separate the front panel from the adhesive.
    • Power off your Kindle before beginning disassembly.

    • At each corner, use the blue plastic opening tool to unhook and separate the front panel from the adhesive.

    • Run the tool along the seams to pry open the front panel.

  2. Peel the front panel off to remove it from the Kindle.
    • Peel the front panel off to remove it from the Kindle.

    • If this is the first time the front panel has been removed, the adhesive may require a significant amount of force to undo.

    • To prevent damaging the front panel, peel the panel from the corners towards the middle of the Kindle.

    • When reassembling your device, if you are replacing the front panel, additional adhesive may be required.

  3. Remove the ten 5.0 mm T5 Torx screws. A magnetized screw mat can help you keep track of your screws.
    • Remove the ten 5.0 mm T5 Torx screws.

    • A magnetized screw mat can help you keep track of your screws.

  4. Working evenly along the corners and edges, separate the internal contents from the back panel.
    • Working evenly along the corners and edges, separate the internal contents from the back panel.

    • There are many clips securing the screen to the back panel. Force will be required to remove the back, but you should never feel that the Kindle may break.

Conclusion

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

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