Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation Motherboard Replacement
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How to dissemble a Kindle Paperwhite in order to replace the motherboard.
- Author: Isabelle Burgess
- Time estimate: 20 - 35 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
Replace your Kindle's old motherboard with a new one.
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Using a spudger or plastic opening tool, gently pry the bezel from the screen. 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.