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Disassembling a tablet often requires some gentle prying of the frame. Be sure to exercise care during these first few steps(disassembling), and do not lose your screws! The Paperwhite is a sturdy tablet that can be broken down into just a few components. This guide will show you in just eight steps how to replace a faulty motherboard.

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  1. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Insert plastic opening tool into the corners of the Paperwhite and slide around the edge perimeter to remove bezel.

    • Be sure to begin prying along the outer edges , these are the optimal points for removing the bezel.

    • Be careful and do not slide prying tool deeper than 3-4 mm under the side bezel or you could peel off screen protector film.

  2. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Using a Screw Driver, Remove the eleven 3.2 mm Phillips 000 screws from corners of the mid-frame and from behind the black strip as shown.

    • Do not forget the screw in the middle of the black adhesive strip.

  3. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully remove the mid-frame from the back cover.

  4. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use a screwdriver to remove the three 3.0 mm Phillips 000 screws that are holding the battery in place as shown.

  5. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully lift the battery and remove it from the device.

  6. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 6, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Use a screwdriver to remove the seven 3.0 mm Phillips 000 screws that are holding the motherboard in place as shown.

    • Don't lose the washer that is highlighted with an orange marker as shown. It is a necessary component to protect the screw.

  7. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Gently disconnect the zif connectors.

    • Some of these connectors are very thin and fragile, handle with care!

  8. Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 3 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 3 Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Gently remove the motherboard.

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

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