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 how to replace a faulty screen.

Image 1/1: Be sure to begin prying along the 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 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.
  • Remove the eleven 3.2 mm Phillips 000 screws from corners of 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 lift and remove the mid-frame.

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  • The screen itself is glued to the mid-frame. If your replacement screen does not include the mid-frame, heat the screen with an iOpener and gently pry it from the mid-frame with a blue plastic opening tool.

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Conclusion

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

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My opening tool is orange. Will this still work for me?

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