Inleiding

This guide covers the basic steps to replace the screen on the First Generation Amazon Kindle.

  1. Slide the grey plastic cover laterally off the back of the device.
    • Slide the grey plastic cover laterally off the back of the device.

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  2. Use a plastic opening tool to lift the battery on the side closest to the edge of the device.
    • 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.

    My present keyboard Kiindle model is 2nd gen-made in China…was warned at purchase by Amazon that it wld not be repairable… will your solution/battery repair work?

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    • Unscrew eight (8) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm).

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    • Start at one side of the device. Use a plastic opening 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Remove the four (4) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm) which fasten the SD Card Reader.

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    • Lift the flap attaching the blue and white ribbon cable to the motherboard by lifting it vertically with a 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 SD Card Reader vertically from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the two (2) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm) connecting the ON/OFF Power and Wifi Switches.

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    • 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 Switches vertically from the device motherboard.

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    • Use a spudger to remove the Wifi antenna from the device by carefully prying it up off the casing.

    • The Wifi antenna is attached to the device by a mild adhesive. Once the antenna is free from the adhesive, set the antenna off to the side.

    • Do not try to detach the antenna from the motherboard.

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    • Unscrew the two (2) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm) attaching the scroll bar.

    • Use a spudger to lift the flap vertically in the second image to release the scroll bar from the motherboard.

    • 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.

    • Do not pull the scroll bar off the device. Simply flip it around so it is out of the way for further disassembly, as seen in the third image.

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    • Lift the flap attaching the blue and white ribbon cable to the motherboard by lifting it vertically with the spudger.

    • Lift the flap with the pointed-end of the spudger to detach the ribbon cable indicated in the second image.

    • The flaps are 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.

    • Use tweezers to pull the ribbon cable in the third image laterally to detach it.

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    • Detach the cable by pulling laterally with tweezers or your fingertips. Do this by grasping the edges of the white connector and pulling laterally.

    • Grasp the end of the cable with tweezers or your fingertips and pull upwards to detach it from the motherboard.

    • Do not grasp either cable by the wires and attempt to pull them.

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    • Remove the two (2) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm) which attach the motherboard to the front casing.

    • Carefully lift the motherboard off.

    • The piece marked in the third image may be loose and fall out freely. If it does not fall off, use your fingers or a plastic opening tool to snap it off. Make sure to place it under the motherboard during reassembly, as found in the image.

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    • Remove the seven (7) Phillips #00 screws (3 mm) remaining on the frame.

    • The orange-marked metal piece is only held down by a screw and will become loose. Make sure to re-position it during assembly.

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    • Press down firmly on the two white tabs, behind the large 'NEXT PAGE' button with the spudger. This will unsnap the front casing from the rest of the device.

    • The front case will begin to come loose. Do not try to pull it off.

    • Slide out the large 'NEXT PAGE' button laterally away from the keyboard.

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    • Slightly lift the top corner of the panel.

    • Slide the 'PREV PAGE' button out laterally towards the top corner.

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    • Slide out the small 'NEXT PAGE' button laterally towards the keyboard.

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    • Slide out the small 'BACK' button laterally towards the keyboard.

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    • The keyboard and the blue and white ribbon cable will slide out horizontally from behind the frame.

    • The rubber key pads will slide out from behind the frame.

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    • Use a spudger to pry the two white tabs off the edge of the metal frame. This will separate the front cover from the metal frame.

    • Use a spudger to break the adhesive holding the front cover onto the screen by sliding it slowly around the edges just underneath the front cover.

    • Do not attempt to remove the metal frame of the screen from the front cover until all adhesive as been separated between the front cover and the screen.

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Conclusie

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

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