After Hours

Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle

Kindle SD card reader ribbon cable connector - Slightly open

To remove the Kindle's SD card reader, you'll need to disconnect this ribbon cable from the connector on the mail PCB.

These tiny connectors are my least favorite part of the cracking open process. They are easily broken, and nearly impossible to fix when damaged.

Photo by Bill Detwiler/


Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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