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Introduction

Removing the Kindle Voyage back panel is a necessity for replacing all the other parts of the device.

  1. 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.

  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.

  3. 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.

    Why is step 4 needed? The magnetic component doesn’t appear to be in the way of the battery replacement. Is the magnetic component just sitting on the posts (without screws attaching)? Will any magnet work to remove it? Is there any electrical connection to this component?

    John - Reply

    There is no electrical connection, it is just sitting there. It should be removed so that it doesn’t fall out during the rest of the repair.

    Merlin04 - Reply

    I’ve tackled apparently more complicated jobs on iMac, MacBook and iPhone, but this one has defeated me! I can’t complete step 3 the panel simply will not slide off.

    Graham Miles - Reply

    Correction, tried some more. After one and a half hours of struggling I finally managed to slide the cover off. Now tht it’s been done once, it slides on and off easily.Just putting this here in case others have the same problem - persevere. In principle the job’s an easy one.

    Graham Miles - Reply

  4. 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.

    This instruction confused me. There is a component above the battery. It’s not held there by anything (no adhesive or fasteners), so you can just take it off. They’re saying to use anything magnetic to pick it up, but you can just use your fingers.

    moec - Reply

Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

I'm having trouble getting the last two clips to snap back together on the top of the device. I'm pinching them together at the top, but nothing happens. It doesn't seem like it should be this difficult. What do you advise? Thanks!

Hannah BP - Reply

I have the same problem. It would be very helpful to get a tip here.

Sylvia Liemer - Reply

I 'm having the same problem with Hanna:

I' having trouble getting the last two clips to snap back together on the top of the device. I'm pinching them together at the top, but nothing happens. It doesn't seem like it should be this difficult. What do you advise? Thanks!

panthalas15 - Reply

Years later, but I just replaced the battery in mine and figured this out. You have to align the top clips first (and may have to lightly pry them open before you do that). Then bow the piece of plastic slightly and get the bottom clips in.

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