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Introduction

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation (7th Generation of Kindles) possesses a 3.7 Volt, Lithium Polymer battery (Model No: MC-354775-05). This guide requires that the Kindle is turned off, and that a plastic opening tool, and a PH000 screwdriver are used.

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    • Ensure that the device is turned off before beginning.

    • Gently pry the bezel off the screen using a plastic opening tool. Start at the corners and slide around the edges until you return to your starting point.

    • Be careful if using the metal spudger, as it can scratch the surface of the Kindle.

    Be very careful along the lower left side, where the cable to the touchscreen can be easily cut with a plastic spudger.

    John Kenny - Reply

    Be careful at the top of the 3G version. The wifi and cell antennas are located along here.

    James Sullivan - Reply

    I can’t get my spudger in to start lifting. Any advice?

    Davey - Reply

    it takes a bit of force to first insert the spudger into the crack

    bonjoukhadar -

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    • Unscrew the eleven 3.2 mm Phillips #000 screws surrounding the frame.

    I have a 3rd Gen Paperwhite and there are only 10 screws. 5 along each side

    bonjoukhadar - Reply

  3. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Battery Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Gently lift the mid-frame out of the case with your hands.

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    • Unscrew the three 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screws that are securing the battery.

  5. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Battery Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Gently lift the battery from the frame.

    We had a Kindle that unfortunately took a dunk in (clean) water. It was then inoperative. I followed this guide, and took the battery out, let everything dry for a few days, then replaced the battery. Now it works fine! Thanks!

    Frank Demarest - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Same for 5th Generation ??

PAUL FRIEND - Reply

where can i buy a new battery ?

david horn - Reply

you need a taobao.

lol

kassadin -

where can I buy a replacement battery?

boelens - Reply

If the charging light does not turn on (at all, no colour) - does it make sense for me to try a new battery?

Artūrs Lataks - Reply

Yes unless you want to buy a new Kindle. Batteries (MC-354775-05) run under 20 from various sites.

DDD -

I used this guide to replace the battery in my Kindle which I bought in 2016 - the battery was down to only holding charge for a few hours. My kindle usage is heavy though - especially while sitting out 12 weeks of redundancy with nothing to do - it was a real sanity saver.

I bought the replacement marked as 58-000049 compatible - which it was

Thank you

jacqui_scarff - Reply

How can I tell which generation my Kindle Paperwhite is?

pbr - Reply

when removing the frame, the edges of the display have unfortunately lifted off a bit, respectively there are now some slight scratches at the corners of the display, as if the foil was off there.

Is there anything I can do about it? Thanks in advance

bastimm - Reply

Thank you for this! Just did it myself. The only thing I would add to this guide is that you may need to replace the adhesive for the bezel — the corner that I initially peeled off had some trouble staying down after I replaced it.

Matthew Fox - Reply

Worked almost fine for me! Found replacement battery on ebay with original model number.

The only point I somehow struggled with is the fact that there is no option to shut down the paperwhite. The only options my device provide are reboot and display off (and cancel of course). However, I selected reboot, lowered 2 screws from the battery and before booting up again I removed the last screw and replaced the battery.

Groej Htro - Reply

This worked fine for me battery is great only problem is that the backlight (actually front light at bottom of display) no longer work!1

David Binder - Reply

That worked well. Thank you.

judithmatz - Reply

Go easier on the spudger than I did. Go in too far, and you can separate the screen, causing a permanent issue. Any tape from under the bezel that tears needs to be replaced as best you can as its absence will cause light to show through the bezel in that spot when you reassemble anything.

shf781 - Reply

Available for Kindle 8th generation.

cssuntherrao - Reply

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