Sunday, April 24, 2016

Kindle Paperwhite – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the case – How to remove the battery – How to replace the display – Tablet repair and service

Category: Tablets Repair and service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the case 
  • How to remove the battery 
  • How to remove the display 

Kindle Paperwhite

Gently pry the bezel off the screen using a spudger. It is easier to start in the corners and work your way around the bezel.
Do not insert the spudger too far under the bezel; it could easily damage the screen.
Remove the eleven 3.0 mm Phillips screws surrounding the midframe.
At the top of the display, a strip of black tape covers one screw.
Lift the midframe out of the case. If the midframe is stuck, slide it to the left first, and then lift it out.
Turn over the midframe to locate the battery.
Remove the three Phillips 3.0 mm screws securing the battery to the midframe.
Gently lift the battery from the bottom, and slide it out of the midframe.
Use a spudger to lift up the retaining flap on the large ZIF connector at the bottom left of the motherboard.
Gently pull the large ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.
Flip up the retaining flap on the small ZIF connector at the bottom of the motherboard.
Pull the small ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.
Lift up the flat, yellow connector from its socket on the bottom right of the motherboard.
Remove the yellow anti-static tape from the display cable.
Use a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the display cable ZIF connector. Carefully pull the display cable out of its socket.
Lift the motherboard out of the midframe.
The screen itself is glued to the midframe. If your replacement screen does not include the midframe, heat the screen with an iOpener and gently pry it from the midframe with a spudger or plastic card.