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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:
- Use a plastic tool to wedge open the lower right-hand corner of your Kindle Fire
- Once you've removed all the plastic clips, pull the back case off
- Fit the tip of your plastic tool between the right battery cell and your Kindle Fire's frame
- Repeat the process from the previous step to free the left battery cell
- 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
- 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
- Remove the two 3.3 mm Phillips #00 screws that secure the speakers and gently pull them out
- Remove the two 2.3 mm Phillips #00 screws from the touchscreen controller.
- Use your plastic tool to flip open the power button ZIF connector and remove it from it's socket
- Use your plastic tool to lift up and disconnect the display data cable
- Remove the six 2.6 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard to the frame
- Use your plastic tool to gently lever up the bottom side of the motherboard to free from the adhesive on its underside
- Remove the 2.5 mm Phillips #00 scew securing the power button board to the Kindle Fire
- Use the flat end of a spudger to peel the ambient light sensor cable off of the frame
- Use the flat end of a spudger to peel off the silver tape securing the antenna cable
- Remove the five 3.6 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the frame and ambient light sensor
- Slide the ambient light sensor out from under the frame and remove it from your Kindle Fire
- Use the flat end of a spudger to lever the frame away from the display assembly until you can grab it with your hand
- Remove the four 2.4 mm Phillips #00 screws attaching the LCD to the front glass panel
- 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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