Remove nine screws to detach the Kindle's main PCBTo detach the Kindle's main PCB, you'll need to remove nine Phillips 000 screws. Eight screws are visible once you remove the case's back panel. The ninth screw is hidden under the SD card reader, which you'll need to remove to access the screw.
The Kindle also has six ribbon cables on the main PCB that you must disconnect before lifting the PCB away from the case. In addition to the ribbon cables, you must disconnect two antenna cables, the battery cable (which you already disconnected), and the speaker cable.
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