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.

  1. Insert plastic opening tool into the corners of the Paperwhite and slide around the edge perimeter to remove 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.

  2. 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.
    • 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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  4. Carefully lift and remove the mid-frame.
    • Carefully lift and remove the mid-frame.

  5. 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.
    • 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.

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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