Kindle Paperwhite Battery Replacement

Student-Created Guide

Student-Created Guide

An awesome student from our education program made this guide. It is not managed by iFixit staff.

This guide will tell you how to install a new battery for your Kindle.

Having charging problems? It could be time for a new battery.

Edit Step 1 Case  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Case  ¶ 

  • Gently pry the bezel off the screen using a spudger. It is easier to start in the corners and work your way around the bezel.

  • Do not insert the spudger too far under the bezel; it could easily damage the screen.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the 11 Phillips 3.0 mm screws surrounding the frame.

  • At the top of the display, a black strip of tape covers one screw.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Lift the midframe out of the case.

  • If the midframe is stuck, slide it to the left first, and then lift it out.

Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

  • Turn over the midframe to locate the battery.

  • Remove the three Phillips 3.0 mm screws securing the battery to the midframe.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Gently lift the battery from the bottom, and slide it out.

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

For more information, check out the Kindle Paperwhite device page.

Required Tools

Spudger

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

Phillips #2 Screwdriver

$2.95 · 5 In stock

Recommended Tools

54 Bit Driver Kit

$29.95 · 50+ In stock

Pro Magnetic Project Mat

$19.95 · 50+ In stock

Pro Tech Screwdriver Set

$59.95 · 50+ In stock

Anti-Static Project Tray

$4.95 · 50+ In stock

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You may not need a new battery. I had the issue of the paperwhite re-indexing ALL of my content and getting snagged on a corrupted book toward the end of the process. This looks for all the world like the battery is dying.

Backup your kindle devices folder to a computer.

Delete everything but the book you are reading.

Delete the hidden indexes in the system folder.

Restart the kindle.

Now it should charge to 100% - and last weeks instead of hours.

(search for kindle paperwhite indexing battery re-indexing)

cimac tiga, · Reply

If you have a corrupted book how do you tell which one it is?

Bonnie Ferguson,

The spudger was no help what so ever as it was too thick to get between the edge. I finally had to use a exacto knife. And the #2 screwdriver they recommended was laughably large! I ended up using a screwdriver I got with a kit to tighten your glasses. On the battery (which iFixit doesn't sell but recommended from another seller) the last two digits were different (03 rather than 05) and it didn't work. I don't know if that's why, or if something else is wrong. The only thing that was useful was the video - at least I knew what to do and the order to do it. Too bad none of it worked. Guess I'm getting a new Paperwhite Kindle!

pjparke, · Reply

The battery on my Kindle Paperwhite 1st Gen died earlier this month. I ordered a replacement battery online, opened my Paperwhite using the instructions on this page, replaced the battery and yeehaa, it works again. Thank you!!!!

Paul Magis, · Reply

My Kindle Paperwhite (first generation) only has 10 screws rather than 11 as described, i.e. the one in the top middle is missing from the description. So before digging for that extra screw you might want to check whether the midframe lifts out of the case already with the 10 easily accessible screws removed.

I had some trouble first with prying off the bezel using different spudger tools. The Jimmy finally did the trick for me, since it is thin enough to get into the edge around the screen and also flexible enough to cut into the adhesive.

markus, · Reply

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