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Replacement guide for the display assembly on a Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet.

The display assembly is glued to the mid-frame and will require some heat to make removal possible.

  1. Insert an opening pick underneath the speaker bezel, and slide it along the perimeter to separate it from the tablet. The adhesive is strong and may require an iOpener, or heat gun, to soften. The adhesive is strong and may require an iOpener, or heat gun, to soften.
    • Insert an opening pick underneath the speaker bezel, and slide it along the perimeter to separate it from the tablet.

    • The adhesive is strong and may require an iOpener, or heat gun, to soften.

  2. Remove the speaker bezel.
    • Remove the speaker bezel.

  3. Remove the six pink 3mm T3 Torx screws from the back case.
    • Remove the six pink 3mm T3 Torx screws from the back case.

  4. Wedge opening picks around the perimeter between the display and back case. Work the opening picks around the perimeter until the two halves disengage from each other.
    • Wedge opening picks around the perimeter between the display and back case.

    • Work the opening picks around the perimeter until the two halves disengage from each other.

    • Don't completely separate as the display ribbon cable still connects the two.

  5. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear panel press-fit connector from the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear panel press-fit connector from the motherboard.

    • There may be a glue strip between the battery and the outside case. Gently pry the case open and use the flat end of a spudger to separate the glue strip.

  6. Pry up the battery connector with the flat end of a spudger.
    • Pry up the battery connector with the flat end of a spudger.

  7. iFixit adhesive remover contains acetone, a mild skin and eye irritant. Wear eye protection when handling and applying the adhesive remover. (Eye protection is included in your kit.)
    • iFixit adhesive remover contains acetone, a mild skin and eye irritant.

    • Wear eye protection when handling and applying the adhesive remover. (Eye protection is included in your kit.)

    • Do not wear contact lenses without eye protection.

    • Protective gloves are also included in your kit. If you are concerned about possible skin irritation, put your gloves on now.

  8. Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) evenly along the elevated edge of the battery cell.
    • Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) evenly along the elevated edge of the battery cell.

    • Wait 2-3 minutes for the liquid adhesive remover to penetrate underneath the battery cell before you proceed to the next step.

  9. Slide a few opening picks between the battery and the raised metal edge. Pry upwards to lift the battery up.
    • Slide a few opening picks between the battery and the raised metal edge.

    • Pry upwards to lift the battery up.

    • Step 15 may need to be repeated a few times to weaken the glue.

  10. Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) underneath the battery and wait 2-3 minutes for it to penetrate. You may need to repeat this a few times.
    • Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) underneath the battery and wait 2-3 minutes for it to penetrate.

    • You may need to repeat this a few times.

    • Continue prying up the battery.

  11. Remove the battery from the mid-frame.
    • Remove the battery from the mid-frame.

  12. Grab the yellow tape with a pair of tweezers and pull upwards to disconnect the press-fit connector. Grab the yellow tape with a pair of tweezers and pull upwards to disconnect the press-fit connector.
    • Grab the yellow tape with a pair of tweezers and pull upwards to disconnect the press-fit connector.

  13. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the front camera press-fit connector from the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the front camera press-fit connector from the motherboard.

  14. Remove the nine 3mm T6 Torx screws from the motherboard.
    • Remove the nine 3mm T6 Torx screws from the motherboard.

  15. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard. Pull the antenna cable up and off of the motherboard. Don't remove completely as it's soldered to the frame.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard.

    • Pull the antenna cable up and off of the motherboard.

    • Don't remove completely as it's soldered to the frame.

  16. Use a spudger to disconnect the second antenna cable from the motherboard.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the second antenna cable from the motherboard.

  17. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the front camera press-fit connector from the motherboard. Remove the front camera.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the front camera press-fit connector from the motherboard.

    • Remove the front camera.

  18. Remove the motherboard from the tablet. Remove the motherboard from the tablet.
    • Remove the motherboard from the tablet.

  19. Heating the edges of the tablet will help soften the adhesive securing the display, making it easier to open.
    • Heating the edges of the tablet will help soften the adhesive securing the display, making it easier to open.

    • Use a hairdryer or prepare an iOpener and apply it to the edge of the tablet for about 90 seconds in order to soften up the adhesive underneath.

  20. Insert an opening pick between the glass display and the metal mid-frame. Insert a second opening pick above the first.
    • Insert an opening pick between the glass display and the metal mid-frame.

    • Insert a second opening pick above the first.

  21. Roll the second opening pick all the way around the perimeter of the display. Roll the second opening pick all the way around the perimeter of the display. Roll the second opening pick all the way around the perimeter of the display.
    • Roll the second opening pick all the way around the perimeter of the display.

  22. Lift up on the glass display to remove it from the metal mid-frame. Lift up on the glass display to remove it from the metal mid-frame.
    • Lift up on the glass display to remove it from the metal mid-frame.

Заключение

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Blake Klein

Участник с: 29.01.2017

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Комментариев: 6

I don’t have access to opening picks or adhesive remover, what can I use in place of these?

Sophie Larson - Ответить

Sophie, I regularly use playing cards, plastic lids from various disposable containers, guitar picks, and little metal objects that I get from parts of a clock or other small mechanical device. You’d be surprised how useful some of the little doodads can be as pick or pry tools. Apart from that: look for little tool kits that come with replacement parts. Many sellers include them as part of the deal. They aren’t nearly as good as the iFixIt tools, but they will do in a pinch until you can afford the better tools.

Christopher Little -

This guide seems to explain how to remove the display, but not how to replace it with a new one, even though the guide clearly states ‘replacement’. All anyone is left with is a ripped apart HDX? Do you have a guide on how to actually replace the screen and not just take out the old one?

dalebutt - Ответить

I understand where you are coming from. It’s daunting enough to take the thing apart with all the thin ribbon cables and tiny wires, not to mention the PCB and battery removal possibly going wrong. Let me tell you, it’s not too tough to do the replacement by following the instructions in reverse. All you need to do is remember that the fate of the world rests in your steady hand. Just kidding.

My advice: take it one step at a time, take a break if you get impatient or nervous… as long as you need. While you are working on reassembling the device, give it a try in a dry run (without adhesive or screws), then do it for real once (and only when) you are comfortable with the assembly.

Christopher Little -

Coming to this to do a little screen replacement on the kindle HDX 7” , I noticed your steps seem a bit out of order. Not a major issue as I just scrolled down but some of the steps are in the wrong order, battery, screen and motherboard removal. Which may send some down the wrong path :) Otherwise excellent manual, helped me muchly! Thank you !

Ben - Ответить

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