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The Paperwhite’s charging port is integrated into the motherboard, and can only be replaced by either de-soldering the old port and carefully soldering on a new one, or by replacing the entire board.

  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 - Replica

    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 - Replica

    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 - Replica

    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 - Replica

  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 - Replica

  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.

  6. 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.
    • 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. Gently disconnect the zif connectors. Some of these connectors are very thin and fragile, handle with care!
    • Gently disconnect the zif connectors.

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

  8. Gently remove the motherboard. Gently remove the motherboard. Gently remove the motherboard.
    • Gently remove the motherboard.

  9. The charging port is integrated in to the device motherboard. From here, to fix a faulty port, either replace the entire motherboard, or carefully desolder the old port and solder a new one on in its place.
    • The charging port is integrated in to the device motherboard.

    • From here, to fix a faulty port, either replace the entire motherboard, or carefully desolder the old port and solder a new one on in its place.

    • Check out the soldering guide for help.

Conclusione

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

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How to replace the USB port; replace the motherboard. Kind of a lame fix if you ask me. Whatever happened to soldering a new port on?

Sam Hardeman - Replica

I have not done the fix yet but plan to replace the USB which appears to be a USB - micro B USB 2.0 Receptacle Connector 5 Position Surface Mount available at DigiKey. Is there any reason not to attempt this? I have microscope and soldering station. If not, where do you get the motherboard and how much is it?

Bill Smith - Replica

Any updates? Did you run into any issues?

theend12212012 -

Démontage facile effectivement, mais les cinq microsoudures sur la carte mère sont impossibles à faire avec un simple fer à souder ! Il faut utiliser du matériel pour CMS (composant à montage en surface)…

Ceci dit mon problème vient effectivement de ces microsoudures. En appuyant simplement sur ces contacts mon Kindle s’est remis en marche ! Vive le travail mal fait à la construction…

telerando - Replica

Getting the Kindle open and getting to the charging port was quite ‘easy’. In step 1 the top is stuck on with something like sticky back tape and the top can be gently pulled away from the tape.

Having got to the port I can not figure out how to replace it. This part does not seem to be easy, unless Step 9 is explained in much more detail. The contacts for the port seem to be incredibly small and I can’t figure out how they’re connected, or what part I need to order to replace the port.

Richard Garside - Replica

You can order a replacement USB port from Amazon. That part is easy. Desoldering and resoldering on the new USB port was beyond my abilities. I have ruined my motherboard.

bonjoukhadar -

This is NOT an easy task. Opening up the Kindle is fine, but replacing the USB port by desoldering and resoldering on a new one requires advanced micro soldering skills and equipment.

Oh and, you need to remove the rubber LED power cover and another pad from the other side of the USB port.

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