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This guide goes through the process to replace the ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches on the First Generation Amazon Kindle.

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  1. Kindle 1st Generation ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the grey plastic cover laterally off the back of the device.

  2. Kindle 1st Generation ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Kindle 1st Generation ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the battery on the side closest to the edge of the device.

    • Unplug the battery from the device by pinching the white connector and pulling.

    • Do not yank the battery or try to disconnect the battery by pulling the wires.

  3. Kindle 1st Generation ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches Replacement, ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew eight (8) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm).

  4. Kindle 1st Generation ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Kindle 1st Generation ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Start at one side of the device. Use a soft plastic prying tool to separate the casing of the device. Slowly work your way around the entire device.

    • Avoid prying between the buttons and the device. This could cause damage to the buttons.

  5. Kindle 1st Generation ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Kindle 1st Generation ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the two (2) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm) which fasten the metal casing shield.

    • Slowly remove the metal casing shield by lifting it and carefully peeling up the tape.

  6. Kindle 1st Generation ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two (2) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm) which fasten the ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches to the device.

  7. Kindle 1st Generation ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Kindle 1st Generation ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the flap attaching the blue and white ribbon cable to the motherboard by lifting it vertically with the pointed-end of the spudger.

    • The flap is connected via a hinge. Once you lift the flap, it will stay up and the cable will be lose. Remember to snap it back down during reassembly.

    • Carefully lift the ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switch vertically from the device motherboard.

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

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