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Introduction

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation possesses a GS957661, 3G motherboard. This guide requires that the Kindle is turned off, and that a plastic opening tool, angled precision tweezers, 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.

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

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

  6. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the black latch with a plastic opening tool, and then gently pull back the orange ribbon cable.

  7. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the tiny off-white latch with angled precision tweezers toward the direction of the battery.

    • Gently peel back the orange ribbon cable.

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    • Peel back the orange ribbon cable near the battery.

    • Flip the tiny black latch with angled precision tweezers toward the closest edge of the device.

  9. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Peel back the white connector with your fingers.

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    • Unscrew the six 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screws surrounding the motherboard.

    • Unscrew the one 2.5 mm Phillips #000 screw.

    • There is a little metal plate underneath the 2.5 mm screw and washers under four of the 3.0 mm screws.

  11. Kindle Paperwhite 3rd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the motherboard upwards from the frame.

Conclusion

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

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5 Comments

how do I fix my loose charging port?

angusc - Reply

how do i fix my loose charging port connection

angusc - Reply

Where can I buy a kindle paper white, new mother board?

Lorraine - Reply

Tip, heat the front bezel to soften the glue.

KAASKOP3000 - Reply

I totally know how to fix my kindle but I don’t know where to get the part. I broke the tip to the ribbon cable for the only %#*@ button on the device. do they sell those here?

Corry Newton - Reply

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