How to Remove a Kindle Battery

The Kindle is a portable e-book reader originally developed and released by Amazon in late 2007. The device runs on the 532MHz Freescale ARM processor and the Linux 2.6.10 operating system. The Kindle can store up to 4 GBs of data on a removable SD card, depending on your specific model. The Kindle also features a 3.8 x 4.6-inch display and built-in Wi-Fi. Removing your Kindle's battery means partially dismantling the device.

Power down your Kindle. If it has been running for awhile, let it cool down for a few minutes before removing the battery. Place the Kindle so the screen is facing downward on a flat surface.

Press down on the Kindle's back cover and slide it to the right to disengage the back cover. Remove it from the device to reveal the battery pack in the Kindle's bottom right corner.

Locate the black and red cable extending from the battery. Gently pull on the connector to unplug it from the Kindle's main circuit board. Loosen the eight Torx screws fastening the Kindle's back casing in place. Insert a thin, flathead screwdriver into the crease along the Kindle's outside edge. Work your way around the entire device until the back casing is separated. Remove the back casing to reveal the Kindle's internal circuit board and components.

Lift the battery out of its compartment and set it aside.

Things You'll Need

  • Torx screwdriver
  • Flathead screwdriver
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Ezekiel James began as a music writer in 2003. Since then, James has served as a writer for several music, technology and design publications. His work has been published on eHow, and in print for the "The Potrero View" and "Punk Planet." James is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Portland State University.