Montag, 20. Juli 2015

Kindle Paperwhite 2 teardown

Kindle Paperwhite 2 – 4 GB – WLAN Edition – Teardown
Damaged my Paperwhite 2 several times while opening.
So I decided to write up a tutorial.
needed tools:
hair drier with essay
comodon squeezer (very good for leverage + cheap)
Credit card



1. TAKE YOUR TIME ON EVERY STEP.
Please read the complete tutorial before beginning teardown your device.

2. This is the right place, to leverage (there is a recess area on this place)
The gap dimension between the frame and housing is 0,15 - 0,2 mm (measured with a feeler gauge).
So if you get a piece of stable metal (like a comodon squeezer) with this width you can open up without damage.
Doesn’t push the lever too deep in y direction – height. You are risking to damage the display.

3. Heat up the area with your air dryer (till the glue begins to melt).
(There was no damage on the plastic after I heat it up between 60-70 C°.

4. Push your credit card between the frame and housing. Remove the lever and doesn’t use it anymore.
(This step will safe against damages).
Ride over the upper area (heat it up again if it’s not hot enough).



Be also careful not to damage the frame overhang.
If this happen, you can’t close the kindle anymore.



Heat up this area (till the glue begins to melt).
I used the upper framepart as pull of help.
Optional: push up your credit card under this area. (Not to deep – you are risking to damage the display).

Be careful in the lower left area (there is a ribbon cable (heat this area also up!!))



5. Heat up this area. (till the glue begins to melt).
I used the upper framepart as pull of help.
Optional: push up your credit card under this area. (Not to deep – you are risking to damage the display).

Be careful in the lower right area (there is a ribbon cable (heat this area also up!!))



6. Most critical part:
Heat up this area WELL. (till the glue begins to melt).
There is many many glue in this area.
I doesn’t recome to use any additional tool (credit card or lever).
You are risking to damage Chips or LED’s.
I used the left and right framepart as pull of help.
Heat up again if it’s not hot enough.



7. Screws

The rest is easy peasy.
Congratulations!! :)

Original Post: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258624

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