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.

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

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

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

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

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Image 1/3: Next, gently lift the 3G assembly with a Spudger or your fingers. Image 2/3: This Kindle Touch is the WiFi only model and comes with a plastic placeholder instead of the 3G assembly. Image 3/3: Disconnect the antenna lead by carefully prying it off the 3G board with a plastic tool.
  • 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.

The 3G model has an antenna connector near the top left on the underside.

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Conclusion

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

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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?

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