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Old 10-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Possibility of retrofitting 3G to PW

I broke the screen on my beloved Kindle 3 (keyboard) today, so I am in the market for a paperwhite. I know, I am going to miss the hardware buttons but time has marched on.

So, given that I have a broken 3rd gen Kindle with 3G, does anyone know if its possible to remove the 3G module from it and install it into a paperwhite to save myself £60? Would be a fairly cool hack if it were possible.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Be a lot simpler to change the screen in the K3...

Otherwise I doubt transplanting the 3G module is going to be feasible
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Amazon tells me that this is not possible there is some hardware that needs to be added to make this happen.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:23 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. Took the kindle apart and I can see the SIM card holder is actually soldered onto the main board so it's not a standalone 3G module.

Looking at getting a replacement screen now. Only £22 or so from China - at that price it's worth doing.
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