Introduction

Use this guide to properly replace your speakers.

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Remove the six 4 mm screws in order to access the front plate. Use a  Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the six 4 mm screws in order to access the front plate. Use a  Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the six 4 mm screws in order to access the front plate. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pry the top three sides of the bezel. Since there is glue under the bezel,  gently pivot the face at the bottom off the Kindle and slide the clips out. The clips can be easily bent. Do not try to force the clips out. If you do bend some, they can be bent back. The clips can be easily bent. Do not try to force the clips out. If you do bend some, they can be bent back.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the top three sides of the bezel. Since there is glue under the bezel, gently pivot the face at the bottom off the Kindle and slide the clips out.

  • The clips can be easily bent. Do not try to force the clips out. If you do bend some, they can be bent back.

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Use your Phillips #00 srewdriver to remove the indicated screws.
  • Use your Phillips #00 srewdriver to remove the indicated screws.

  • There are three pairs of screws that are each different. The screws on the top corners are 4 mm #00 Phillips screws, the screws on the bottom corners are 2 mm #00 Phillips screws, and the black bottom center screws are 6 mm #00 Phillips screws.

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With the screws removed, gently remove the case from the internals. With the screws removed, gently remove the case from the internals.
  • With the screws removed, gently remove the case from the internals.

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Use the pointy end of your Spudger to separate the Speaker's connector from the motherboard on both sides. Use the pointy end of your Spudger to separate the Speaker's connector from the motherboard on both sides. Use the pointy end of your Spudger to separate the Speaker's connector from the motherboard on both sides.
  • Use the pointy end of your Spudger to separate the Speaker's connector from the motherboard on both sides.

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The speakers are held down solely with contact adhesive, so use your Spudger to pry them from the support board. The speakers are held down solely with contact adhesive, so use your Spudger to pry them from the support board. The speakers are held down solely with contact adhesive, so use your Spudger to pry them from the support board.
  • The speakers are held down solely with contact adhesive, so use your Spudger to pry them from the support board.

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Conclusion

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

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