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Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement

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  1. Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Use the plastic opening tool to undo the ten plastic clips around the back panel of the Kindle.

  2. Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Gently lift the bottom and slide the panel off.

  3. Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 3 Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 2 of 3 Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the five screws.

  4. Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Using the flat end of your spudger, gently pry the battery up and remove it.

  5. Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement, Remove the 3G Board: step 5, image 1 of 3 Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement, Remove the 3G Board: step 5, image 2 of 3 Kindle Touch 3G Card Housing Replacement, Remove the 3G Board: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the indicated four 2 mm screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver. (Units with the 3G assembly have Phillips #000 screws.)

    • Next, gently lift the 3G assembly with a Spudger or your fingers.

    • This Kindle Touch is the WiFi only model and comes with a plastic placeholder instead of the 3G assembly.

    • Disconnect the antenna lead by carefully prying it off the 3G board with a plastic tool.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

Hey, thanks for your guide!

I, however, have one question, maybe I misunderstood - is it possible to add a 3G module to a kindle touch that didn't have one installed by default?

Would it work?

Curious_Guy_Threepwood - Reply

You would need to add more than just a 3G module - there’s a slot for a SIM-card tray and special Amazon SIM that are missing from non-3G Kindle Touches. I don’t know if there would be any software changes that would need making.

Darren John de Lima -

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