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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.

  1. 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.
    • 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.

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

  3. Gently lift the mid-frame out of the case with your hands.
    • Gently lift the mid-frame out of the case with your hands.

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

  5. Gently lift the battery from the frame.
    • Gently lift the battery from the frame.

  6. Flip the black latch with a plastic opening tool, and then gently pull back the orange ribbon cable.
    • Flip the black latch with a plastic opening tool, and then gently pull back the orange ribbon cable.

  7. Flip the tiny off-white latch with angled precision tweezers toward the direction of the battery.
    • Flip the tiny off-white latch with angled precision tweezers toward the direction of the battery.

    • Gently peel back the orange ribbon cable.

  8. 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.
    • 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. Peel back the white connector with your fingers.
    • Peel back the white connector with your fingers.

  10. Unscrew the six 3.0 mm Phillips #000  screws surrounding the motherboard. Unscrew the one 2.5 mm Phillips #000 screw.
    • 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. Use a plastic opening tool to lift the motherboard upwards from the frame.
    • 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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