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Introducción

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 five short steps how to replace a faulty battery.

  1. 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.
    • 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.

    I broke an LED light and slightly pulled up the layer protecting the screen leaving some bubbles I can’t really get rid of. This guide has no warning whatsoever about being careful with the spudger and making sure you don’t go too deep. The sticky bezel you pry off can be really sticky and difficult to come off (like mine was). If this guide had a simple warning and explanation to be careful about depth of spudger/plastic tools around LEDs and the middle of the screen I would not have ruined a perfectly good kindle and new battery!

    Albert Einstein - Contestar

    I noticed that the screen protector film was starting to lift with the outer bezel. Luckily I stopped at this point as it would have ruined the Kindle. It would seem some paperwhite 2s have a bonded screen film which makes battery replacement impossible. Perhaps you should mention this before owners buy a battery?

    Anna Lien - Contestar

    My first attempt started at a bottom corner— while reading I wouldn’t have to stare at any scratches I made. But the bottom bezel has a ton of glue, and is difficult to separate even when you do it last. What worked for me was to start from a top corner, and separate in both directions, using picks and other tools to keep the side bezels separated. Then I worked the bottom bezel free from both corners.

    Matt D - Contestar

    Agreed that the information in the instructions is lacking. I wish I had known that the bezel is only glued on and not locked in to the backplate in any way. I think the warning to focus on the outer edges is misleading and definitely steered me way closer to the screen separation issues than I would have otherwise. I wish I had read these comments before starting.

    Dan M - Contestar

  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.
    • 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.

    I only found eight screws on my missus’ Kindle. Serial number 9062 xxxx xxxx xxxx

    But I also found it was a 3G model, which I didn’t know!

    Mark Sanders - Contestar

  3. Carefully remove the mid-frame from the back cover.
    • Carefully remove the mid-frame from the back cover.

  4. Use a screwdriver to remove the three  3.0 mm Phillips 000  screws that are holding the battery in place as shown. Use a screwdriver to remove the three  3.0 mm Phillips 000  screws that are holding the battery in place as shown.
    • Use a screwdriver to remove the three 3.0 mm Phillips 000 screws that are holding the battery in place as shown.

  5. Carefully lift the battery and remove it from the device.
    • Carefully lift the battery and remove it from the device.

Conclusión

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

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Do you have a source for the battery itself? Thank you.

mattstonecash - Contestar

I’ve done this on two different Kindles with the same result: dead kindle. No matter how long it stays on the charger, the light stays amber. Screen will not change. Hard reset seems to do nothing; the light flashes, but no change. One Paperwhite even got a new motherboard. This is crazy! Is it possible to fix one, do I have to just buy another!?

Adam Britt - Contestar

Hi Adam,

I have the same issue, the light is orange but the Kindle won’t turn on. I ordered the battery at www.batteryupgrade.com. But they have some misleading info on their website so they sent me the wrong battery even if it states that it supports Kindle Paperwhite 2012. Check the connections on original and on the new battery. In my case the battery looks the same, but the connections doesn’t. Now I’m waiting for the new one …

Regards.

Andrej Mihelic - Contestar

Did replacement of battery help you to resolve problem?

behemothkat -

I know I’m replying to a 3-year-old message, but Andrej Mihelic wrote “they sent me the wrong battery even if it states that it supports Kindle Paperwhite 2012“on a page about the 2nd generation Paperwhite, that is a 2013 model, not 2012. So, people, be careful about the battery you purchase.

kautame -

Hi, does it works the same way for a Kindle 3rd gen?

ANRV - Contestar

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