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.

Image 1/2: Be sure to begin prying along the outer edges , these are the optimal points for removing the bezel. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Do not forget the screw in the middle of the black adhesive strip. Image 2/2: 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.

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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.

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

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Image 1/2: Don't lose the washer that is highlighted with an orange marker as shown. It is a necessary component to protect the screw. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Some of these connectors are very thin and fragile, handle with care! Image 2/2: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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