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Old 03-27-2017, 09:25 AM   #1
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Need to repair Kindle Keyboard USB port

I have a Kindle Keyboard with a broken USB port. It's not dead yet, but when the power runs out, I won't be able to recharge it. Does anyone have any repair information on how to replace the USB port? I know I'll have to do some soldering, and I can do it, but I haven't done it in a long time. Most of the information I have seen has been about replacing the USB on the Fire tablet.

I'd also like some information on what USB port to buy. I've seen several, but I am not sure which is the right one for the Kindle Keyboard.

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It looks like I could replace the whole motherboard pretty cheaply (the real costly item is the screen). The only problem is that my Kindle Keyboard is a 3G model, and the replacement motherboard would be for a WiFi only one. This would be an inconvenience, but it would be easier to replace the motherboard than to remove ans solder in a new USB port.
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OR You could just buy a refurbished K3 at Amazon for under $30....

https://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wirele...Bkeyboard&th=1

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Old 03-27-2017, 08:15 PM   #4
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OR You could just buy a refurbished K3 at Amazon for under $30....

https://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wirele...Bkeyboard&th=1
Sure, but I can fix it for about $5. Either have to replace the USB port or the motherboard.
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