After Hours

Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle

Disconnect the Kindle's scroll wheel and keypad ribbon cables

Lifting up the metal EMI shield near the Kindle's white scroll wheel reveals ribbon cable connectors for the keypad (gray cable) and scroll wheel (translucent, brown cable). Gently open the gate on each connector and pull the cables free.

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About 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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