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.

  1. Insert a plastic opening tool between the plastic panel shown on 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.

  2. Use an aluminum driver attached with a Phillips head size #00 to remove the four 3mm screws shown in the picture.  For reassembly, note that the top two and bottom two screws are different sizes.
    • Use an aluminum driver attached with a Phillips head size #00 to remove the four 3mm screws shown in the picture. For reassembly, note that the top two and bottom two screws are different sizes.

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

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

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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