Kindle Paperwhite Case Replacement

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This guide shows you how to install a new case onto your Kindle Paperwhite.

  • Author: Anthony Nahal
  • Time required: 15 to 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

The case of your Kindle Paperwhite gets a lot of abuse from everyday life. Replace a cracked or a scratched case to restore that fresh out-of-the-box feeling.

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  • Gently pry the bezel off the screen using a spudger. Bezel is adhered to the frame with double-sided tape, so a little heat might help if necessary. Be careful not to heat too much, the bezel is plastic!

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

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  • 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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  • Lift the midframe out of the case.

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

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

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

Required Tools

Phillips #2 Screwdriver

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Plastic Opening Tools

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