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Introduction

Next to the battery is the 3G unit. However, in the

models that are WiFi only, there will instead be a plastic placeholder instead. The replacement instructions for both are identical.

Video Overview

  1. With the small plastic opening tool, undo the plastic clips around the back lid. With the small plastic opening tool, undo the plastic clips around the back lid. With the small plastic opening tool, undo the plastic clips around the back lid.
    • With the small plastic opening tool, undo the plastic clips around the back lid.

  2. Gently lift the bottom and pull as the rest of the plastic guides are on a track. Gently lift the bottom and pull as the rest of the plastic guides are on a track.
    • Gently lift the bottom and pull as the rest of the plastic guides are on a track.

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  4. Remove these five 2 mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove these five 2 mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove these five 2 mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove these five 2 mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  5. Using the flat end of your spudger, gently pry the battery up and remove it. Using the flat end of your spudger, gently pry the battery up and remove it. Using the flat end of your spudger, gently pry the battery up and remove it.
    • Using the flat end of your spudger, gently pry the battery up and remove it.

  6. 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.
    • 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.

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