******Battery Removel Process For Kindle 1*******
1. Turn-off your Kindle 2. Find a soft cloth or other means to protect the face of your Kindle 3. Place your Kindle face down on a flat, secure surface 4. Slide the gray back cover off of your Kindle 5. You will see the gray battery in it's compartment 6. Note the battery compartment has a rounded "notch" on one end 7. Using your finger (not a screwdriver or any other device that might damage your Kindle)gently push the battery to the back of the compartment then lift it out 8. The battery is attached to your Kindle by a white plastic connector and several wires 9. GENTLY pull the white connector back until the battery is disconnected from your Kindle
Try those steps and let me know.