Kindle is working!! The pictures were a great help. FYI - there are actually nine 3mm screws (step 8). The 9th one is under the press fit connector in step 6. Also, if you have never done this before, it’s really about a 6-8 hour job, 4 of which just to pry the Kindle apart. Be careful that you’re not just prying off the screen. It’s attached to the ‘guts’ which are clipped in there. So be patient. I’ve read too many comments on other sites where people cracked the screen. And heed Greg’s warning about reconnecting those 2 obscure press fit connectors. I was able to pull the ribbon on the smaller one under the metal piece and it was easier to connect. Also, once I replaced the pink screws, the sound buttons worked.
Thanks Gary. I’m just getting ready to try and put it back together. I’m guessing I should try to charge the battery before I close it up.
trishgal - I used this battery kit
All the tools you need are there. I did buy the T3 Torx screwdriver. It was too big for the pink screws. The one in the above kit worked. I also bought the ifix adhesive remover kit.
It took me 4 hours over 2 days to get the back off the kindle. I almost separated the screen from the electronics. Have not attempted to put everything back together yet, however, Greg Ferry, I did notice the very thing you mentioned. And I have 2 unrelated questions.
1) Do I need glue to reassemble this? Can I just use crazy glue?
2) My volume buttons weren’t working. Is there some electronic contact that needs to be made? I wonder if the fact that the old battery was expanding (which is why I’m replacing it) had anything to do with that.