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Kindle Paperwhite (4th Gen) Screen Replacement

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  1. Kindle Paperwhite (4th Gen) Screen Replacement, Remove the top case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • With the splungers, split the top case from the rest of the body.

    • The case is glued to the screen, optionally use a hair dryer or heat gun to soften the glue

  2. Kindle Paperwhite (4th Gen) Screen Replacement, Split the back case with the frame: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • With a T5 Torx Screwdiver, unscrew the 10 screws holding the frame with the back case

    • After that, with the opening tool, split the back case from the main body

  3. Kindle Paperwhite (4th Gen) Screen Replacement, Disconnect the wires and remove the motherboard: step 3, image 1 of 1
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • With the tweezers, disconnect the wires from the motherboard. Start with the battery and then remove the 3 connections from the screen

    • Unscrew 2 T5 Torx holding the motherboard to the frame

    • Remove the motherboard from the frame

    • (optionally) remove the battery from the frame

  4. Kindle Paperwhite (4th Gen) Screen Replacement, Remove the broken screen from the frame: step 4, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite (4th Gen) Screen Replacement, Remove the broken screen from the frame: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • with the help of a heat gun or hairdryer and a razor blade, remove the screen from the frame (this step will take significant time)

    • After all the glass is fully removed from the frame, use alcohol or a dissolver to clean the remaining glue

  5. Kindle Paperwhite (4th Gen) Screen Replacement, Attach the new screen: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Attach the new screen to the frame

    • 1st, verify it fits well. Once that is done, remove the adhesive tape from the back of the screen and attach the screen to the frame - apply light pressure to fully glue it to the frame.

  6. Kindle Paperwhite (4th Gen) Screen Replacement, Re-wire the screen: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Put back the motherboard in the frame.

    • Place the motherboard in the plastic spacers provided. After it fits, screw the 2 T5 Torx holding the motherboard to the frame

    • Connect all wires to the motherboard (3 from the screen, 1 battery)

  7. Kindle Paperwhite (4th Gen) Screen Replacement, Re-assemble back: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Re-attach the frame with the back case, making sure it clicks and sits right in

    • Screw the 10 T5 Torx screws attaching the frame to the case

    • Finally, put in the front case and hold it tight together for the glue to apply.

    • (optionally) if there are places where the glue was removed, dissassemble again the top frame and add extra in the adhesive side of the top case.

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Oriol Torrillas

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