Introduction

Disassembling a tablet often requires some gentle prying of the frame. Be sure to exercise care during these first few steps(disassembling), and do not lose your screws! The Paperwhite is a sturdy tablet that can be broken down into just a few components. This guide will show you in just five short steps how to replace a faulty battery.

Insert plastic opening tool into the corners of the Paperwhite and slide around the edge perimeter to remove bezel. Be sure to begin prying along the outer edges , these are the optimal points for removing the bezel.
  • Insert plastic opening tool into the corners of the Paperwhite and slide around the edge perimeter to remove bezel.

  • Be sure to begin prying along the outer edges , these are the optimal points for removing the bezel.

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Using a Screw Driver, Remove the eleven 3.2 mm Phillips 000 screws from corners of the mid-frame and from behind the black strip as shown. Do not forget the screw in the middle of the black adhesive strip.
  • Using a Screw Driver, Remove the eleven 3.2 mm Phillips 000 screws from corners of the mid-frame and from behind the black strip as shown.

  • Do not forget the screw in the middle of the black adhesive strip.

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Carefully remove the mid-frame from the back cover.
  • Carefully remove the mid-frame from the back cover.

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Use a screwdriver to remove the three  3.0 mm Phillips 000  screws that are holding the battery in place as shown. Use a screwdriver to remove the three  3.0 mm Phillips 000  screws that are holding the battery in place as shown.
  • Use a screwdriver to remove the three 3.0 mm Phillips 000 screws that are holding the battery in place as shown.

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Carefully lift the battery and remove it from the device.
  • Carefully lift the battery and remove it from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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Do you have a source for the battery itself? Thank you.

mattstonecash - Reply

I’ve done this on two different Kindles with the same result: dead kindle. No matter how long it stays on the charger, the light stays amber. Screen will not change. Hard reset seems to do nothing; the light flashes, but no change. One Paperwhite even got a new motherboard. This is crazy! Is it possible to fix one, do I have to just buy another!?

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