After Hours

Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle

Kindle EMI shield - Front

I believe this thin metal plate is an EMI shield used to protect the Kindle's digital circuitry from any electromagnetic interference. At this point, the EMI shield is held held on with tape and is easily removed.

Photo by Bill Detwiler/TechRepublic.com

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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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