How to Replace a Kindle Battery

By Thomas West

The Kindle is a wireless reading device, or e-reader, that lets you carry your entire library in a small package that weighs just over 10 ounces. There are more than 350,000 titles available for purchase that can be downloaded to your device in about a minute without the need for external computers or cables. The Kindle's battery life is long, except when the text-to-speech feature is used frequently, in which the device reads the book to you. The battery can be replaced in about five minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Kindle battery

Step 1

Remove the Kindle's back cover by gently pressing down both your thumbs near the cover's center while pushing it to the side.

Step 2

Gently pry the battery out of the opening with a fingernail. Pull the wiring connector off the battery. Do not dislodge or loosen the white square underneath the Kindle's battery.

Step 3

Make sure the new battery is the correct replacement by comparing it with the old battery. It should be the same size and have the same wiring connector.

Step 4

Push the connector on the battery’s wiring harness into the Kindle’s wiring connector. Gently push the battery into the opening.

Step 5

Slide the battery cover back into position until it snaps into place.

Tips & Warnings

  • The Kindle's battery should hold a charge as long as a week with the wireless function turned on, according to Amazon.com. If you turn the wireless function off, the charge should last as long as two weeks.
  • Make sure you buy the right type of replacement battery for your Kindle. There are three versions of this device: the Kindle, the Kindle 2 and the Kindle DX.