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Remove the SIM card tray (if present in your model).

Insert a large plastic opening tool next to the Kindle's headphone jack.

Make sure the notch on the plastic opening tool is facing the back of the Kindle.

Move the plastic opening tool evenly around the Kindle, separating the two halves.

Be careful not to completely separate the rear cover. There are two delicate flex cables that connect the display assembly to the motherboard.

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