Introduction

The ambient light sensor is what lets you read in less-than-ideal lighting situations. It is attached to the motherboard near the battery and again at the top where it actually can get light from outside of the device.

Insert a plastic opening tool between the plastic panel shown on the device. Use the tool to pry the plastic away from the device.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool between the plastic panel shown on the device.

  • Use the tool to pry the plastic away from the device.

  • There will be adhesive holding this piece of plastic to the device. You may have to pull pretty hard to get it separated.

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Use an aluminum driver attached with a Phillips head size #00 to remove the four 3mm screws shown in the picture.
  • Use an aluminum driver attached with a Phillips head size #00 to remove the four 3mm screws shown in the picture.

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Once the screws are removed, the back panel can slide off the device. Once the screws are removed, the back panel can slide off the device. Once the screws are removed, the back panel can slide off the device.
  • Once the screws are removed, the back panel can slide off the device.

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Remove the magnetic component with the magnetic head of the aluminum driver. Remove the magnetic component with the magnetic head of the aluminum driver.
  • Remove the magnetic component with the magnetic head of the aluminum driver.

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Use an aluminum driver with Phillips head #00 to remove the four 3 mm screws shown in the picture. Use the same driver to remove the two 2.5 mm screws.
  • Use an aluminum driver with Phillips head #00 to remove the four 3 mm screws shown in the picture.

  • Use the same driver to remove the two 2.5 mm screws.

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Using the tweezers, undo the attached clip. Remove the three 3 mm screws holding down the rest of the antenna with an aluminum driver and the Phillips #00 head. You should now be able to simply take the WiFi bar off of the device.
  • Using the tweezers, undo the attached clip.

  • Remove the three 3 mm screws holding down the rest of the antenna with an aluminum driver and the Phillips #00 head.

  • You should now be able to simply take the WiFi bar off of the device.

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Gently remove the connector to the motherboard using tweezers. Continue to carefully pull the rest of the connector from the adhesive connecting it to the Voyage.
  • Gently remove the connector to the motherboard using tweezers.

  • Continue to carefully pull the rest of the connector from the adhesive connecting it to the Voyage.

  • Detach sensor from the top using fingers

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Conclusion

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

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If i do this wiithout putting the lightsensor back on, can i then use the kindle without light ?

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Lasse

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