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Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement

What you need

  1. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

    • Be careful and do not slide prying tool deeper than 3-4 mm under the side bezel or you could peel off screen protector film.

  2. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 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.

  3. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully remove the mid-frame from the back cover.

  4. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use a screwdriver to remove the three 3.0 mm Phillips 000 screws that are holding the battery in place as shown.

  5. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully lift the battery and remove it from the device.

  6. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement, Motherboard: step 6, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement, Motherboard: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Use a screwdriver to remove the seven 3.0 mm Phillips 000 screws that are holding the motherboard in place as shown.

    • Don't lose the washer that is highlighted with an orange marker as shown. It is a necessary component to protect the screw.

  7. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Gently disconnect the zif connectors.

    • Some of these connectors are very thin and fragile, handle with care!

  8. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 3 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 3 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Gently remove the motherboard.

  9. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Charging Port Replacement, Charging Port: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • The charging port is integrated in to the device motherboard.

    • From here, to fix a faulty port, either replace the entire motherboard, or carefully desolder the old port and solder a new one on in its place.

    • Check out the soldering guide for help.

Conclusion

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

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9 Comments

How to replace the USB port; replace the motherboard. Kind of a lame fix if you ask me. Whatever happened to soldering a new port on?

Sam Hardeman - Reply

I have not done the fix yet but plan to replace the USB which appears to be a USB - micro B USB 2.0 Receptacle Connector 5 Position Surface Mount available at DigiKey. Is there any reason not to attempt this? I have microscope and soldering station. If not, where do you get the motherboard and how much is it?

Bill Smith - Reply

Any updates? Did you run into any issues?

theend12212012 -

Démontage facile effectivement, mais les cinq microsoudures sur la carte mère sont impossibles à faire avec un simple fer à souder ! Il faut utiliser du matériel pour CMS (composant à montage en surface)…

Ceci dit mon problème vient effectivement de ces microsoudures. En appuyant simplement sur ces contacts mon Kindle s’est remis en marche ! Vive le travail mal fait à la construction…

telerando - Reply

Getting the Kindle open and getting to the charging port was quite ‘easy’. In step 1 the top is stuck on with something like sticky back tape and the top can be gently pulled away from the tape.

Having got to the port I can not figure out how to replace it. This part does not seem to be easy, unless Step 9 is explained in much more detail. The contacts for the port seem to be incredibly small and I can’t figure out how they’re connected, or what part I need to order to replace the port.

Richard Garside - Reply

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