Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation LED Lights Replacement
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Use this guide to install new LED lights into your Kindle Paperwhite.
- Author: Anthony Nahal
- Difficulty: Moderate
Having trouble reading in the dark? Replace the display's LED lights if the lighting on your Kindle is uneven or absent.
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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.
Turn over the midframe to locate the battery.
Remove the three Phillips 3.0 mm screws securing the battery to the midframe.
Use a spudger to lift up the white locking cable tensioner and slide the flex cable out.
Proceed counterclockwise to the next cable and repeat.
Remove the yellow anti-static tape from the display ribbon cable connector.
Use a spudger to lift up and disconnect the cable tensioner.
Use a pair of tweezers to remove the white strip of tape that covers the LED lights.