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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.

    Be careful here. If you’re using something like a spudger or a longer bladed tool, it’s possible to slide it under the backlight/touch membrane and pull it up from the assembly. Use shallow movements and try your best to pry it up from the bezel only.

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  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.

    This instruction set neglects to explain how the screen if removed how they show, still has the processor, battery, and other elements attached to the back side. These components must be removed from old screen back and placed on replacement one. IF there is a way to just do the screen without removing the components, these instructions do NOT show how to do that.

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Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

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

WhiteTail - Reply

I’m hoping to replace my screen with this part:

Kindle Paperwhite (2nd Gen) Display

Does this part include the mid-frame? I would like to avoid using the iOpener if possible.

Thank you!

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