How the Kindle Paperwhite Works

By Jason Fitzpatrick on December 31st, 2012

Take a look at the guts of the tiny and bright Kindle Paperwhite to see how Amazon packed in a well illuminated front-lit screen, a high-capacity battery, and the hardware to run the ebook reader in such a small space.

The exploded parts view and explanation comes to us courtesy of The New York Times and offers us a peek at everything from the light guides to the power management module inside the Paperwhite as well as how the e-ink itself works.

Light Reading: How the Kindle Paperwhite Works [The New York Times]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/31/12
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