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:
- Kindle Keyboard Replacement Battery
- Plastic pry tool and Philips #00 screwdriver (usually this will come with the replacement battery)
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.
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.