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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.

  1. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

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!?

Adam Britt - Reply

Hi Adam,

I have the same issue, the light is orange but the Kindle won’t turn on. I ordered the battery at www.batteryupgrade.com. But they have some misleading info on their website so they sent me the wrong battery even if it states that it supports Kindle Paperwhite 2012. Check the connections on original and on the new battery. In my case the battery looks the same, but the connections doesn’t. Now I’m waiting for the new one …

Regards.

Andrej Mihelic - Reply

Hi, does it works the same way for a Kindle 3rd gen?

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