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 eight steps how to replace a faulty motherboard.

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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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.
  • 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.

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Gently disconnect the zif connectors. Some of these connectors are very thin and fragile, handle with care!
  • Gently disconnect the zif connectors.

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

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Gently remove the faulty motherboard from the device. Gently remove the faulty motherboard from the device. Gently remove the faulty motherboard from the device.
  • Gently remove the faulty motherboard from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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