Kindle Fire Screen Replacement

November 19, 2020
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Kindle Fire has a delicate glass screen, making it easy to break or malfunction after a drop. If this happens, you've got to replace the screen. Follow the steps below to remove your Kindle Fire's old screen so you can replace it:

  1. Use a plastic tool to wedge open the lower right-hand corner of your Kindle Fire
  2. Once you've removed all the plastic clips, pull the back case off
  3. Fit the tip of your plastic tool between the right battery cell and your Kindle Fire's frame
  4. Repeat the process from the previous step to free the left battery cell
  5. Lift the back of the battery up to release tension in the battery connector and simultaneously use a spudger to push the battery connector out of the socket
  6. Peel off the tape on the upper-left IC that's securing the speaker cable. Then, use the flat end of a spudger to push your Kindle Fire's speaker connector out of the socket
  7. Remove the two 3.3 mm Phillips #00 screws that secure the speakers and gently pull them out
  8. Remove the two 2.3 mm Phillips #00 screws from the touchscreen controller.
  9. Use your plastic tool to flip open the power button ZIF connector and remove it from it's socket
  10. Use your plastic tool to lift up and disconnect the display data cable
  11. Remove the six 2.6 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard to the frame
  12. Use your plastic tool to gently lever up the bottom side of the motherboard to free from the adhesive on its underside
  13. Remove the 2.5 mm Phillips #00 scew securing the power button board to the Kindle Fire
  14. Use the flat end of a spudger to peel the ambient light sensor cable off of the frame
  15. Use the flat end of a spudger to peel off the silver tape securing the antenna cable
  16. Remove the five 3.6 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the frame and ambient light sensor
  17. Slide the ambient light sensor out from under the frame and remove it from your Kindle Fire
  18. Use the flat end of a spudger to lever the frame away from the display assembly until you can grab it with your hand
  19. Remove the four 2.4 mm Phillips #00 screws attaching the LCD to the front glass panel
  20. You're now left with only your Kindle Fire screen. Either bring it in for repairs, or replace it, depending on the amount of damage.

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