Disconnect the Kindle's E-Ink display ribbon cable
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Great gallery, Bill. Did you happen to notice what was directly beneath the small knockout box? It was too difficult looking at the pictures to line it up. Is it something that may need to be user-serviceable or some sort of expansion?
Aligning the components, I believe it is the small ribbon connector you may see in pict.25 placed on the left of the battery connector. As seen in pict.13, removing just the knockout box will give you access to this connector seeing part of the metal shield, also. I can't figure why Amazon's designers added this knockout box. Maybe Bill can give us a hand with this.