Kindle Keyboard Battery Replacement Tutorial

The Kindle Keyboard is one of the oldest Kindles made my Amazon. Because of this, the main problem you will run into is a poor battery life. Replacing the battery on a Kindle Keyboard is fairly easy.

You will need the following:

Here are the basic steps.

  • Remove the back cover using a pry tool
  • Unscrew the two screws that hold the battery using a Philips #00 screwdriver or equivalent tip
  • Lift out the battery and replacing it with the new one
  • Reassemble the Kindle

Read further for a more detailed guide with photos for each step.

How to Replace a Kindle Keyboard Battery

Using a plastic pry tool, insert it in between the edge of the back cover and the Kindle frame to remove the back cover.

Do not pry on the page turn keys, or you will damage them. Do not Insert the pry tool too far or you could damage the flex cables.

Once you have loosened enough of the back cover, use your fingers to pry cover loose. You might have to apply a bit of pressure, but the back is stronger than you would think.

Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver remove the 2 screws securing the battery.

Then lift up on the battery to remove it. There will be two washers beneath the battery by the screw holes. Make sure they are still there when you install the new battery.

Kindle Keyboard Battery Washer Placement 2

To install the new battery, insert the bottom of it first and then put the battery in place.

When reinstalling the back cover to reassemble the Kindle, insert the bottom first and then press it in along the sides and top.

That’s it. Your Kindle should be ready to go. If for some reason it doesn’t work, try doing a hard reset by pressing the power button for forty seconds. That often fixes any problems it might have.

Let us know if you tried this tutorial and how it went.

14 comments

  1. Mary Cassidy

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    replaced the battery and stll no power after charging it – now what? Please help!

  2. Tim S

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    Instructions and battery replacement worked like a charm. Thank you!

  3. Jim T

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    Instructions were great. Quick and easy battery replacement once I realized the back is not fragile. Thanks!

  4. KRP Team

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    You’re welcome! Glad to help you get your Kindle up and running again.

  5. J

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    Hi, new battery didn’t work for me. Could be a broken screen though.

    • KRP Team

      Reply

      I am sorry you are having problems with your Kindle. Does the image on your screen look distorted at all?

  6. Steve Malutich

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    Hello. Tutorial worked well, thank you! Took me a little while to get a tool in to the crack in the back cover to finally get it off, but once I got it started, it went well. Glad you warned to not pry near the page turn keys. I did break one of the pry tools provided – one of the ones with the handles – solid handle, not fluted. I could send a picture if that helps. Might I get a replacement for that tool. Thank you!

  7. Honsell

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    I don’t remember how long since I bought my Kindle Keyboard but it was one of the first ones. That would be 6+ ? years. Today I replaced the battery but it did nothing. I charged the battery 2 hours and the green light came on. I held the start button for a minute. Nothing. Called Kindle, they said they didn’t see that I had even a Kindle Keyboard reader. Checked battery voltage, 4+V. Can anyone help me>>>

    • KRP Team

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      Hi. Do you know if the Kindle was working before you put the new battery in? It might not be a battery issue.

  8. Honsell

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    Yes it worked perfectly. I was extremely careful with the replacement. I even put the old battery back in but nothing. I called Kindle but they don’t even show I ever had a Kindle Keyboard. Thank you for your comments. Any more?

    • KRP Team

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      Hi. Just to clarify, are you saying that when you put the old battery back in, it still didn’t work? If so, than something must have happened to your Kindle during the repair process, and a new battery wouldn’t fix it anymore. I wouldn’t be able to say what is wrong with it, without looking at it myself.

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