Introduction

Vibration is a useful tool to ensure the user that a device is responding to the press of a button. This guide shows how to replace the vibrator in a Kindle Voyage should the device fail to vibrate properly.

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.

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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.

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?

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

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  • Use tweezers to pinch in the sides of the vibrator cable and slide it out of its housing.

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  • Gently peel the vibrator off of the device.

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Conclusion

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

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OK, the procedure seems straightforward enough, but you say “no parts required” when you actually *do* need to buy the replacement parts for the pieces that are no longer functioning. Where can you buy these parts?

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