Updated version of the Kindle Fire 7" tablet by Amazon with 1280x800 HD display. Released September 2012. Repairing this device is straightforward.

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How Do I separate digitizer from LCD

My Kindle Fire HD 7" digitizer is cracked, but the lcd itself is perfectly fine. Touch and everything is still responsive and no loss of pixels. I purchased the digitizer separately, but upon dissasembly realized that the glass is connected to the lcd by adhesive. How do I separate the digitizer from the lcd without damaging the lcd in the process?

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The short answer is you dont, replace the screen/digitiser/LCD as a complete unit.

It might look like replacing just the screen/digitiser would be cheaper but it wont be, its almost certain you will break the LCD if you try to separate them.

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I'm guessing a heat gun, with lots of time and slow. I'm in the same situation lol

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I've repaired around 200 Kindles since the first one came out. I've experimented with different techniques to get the two apart. Closest I came was pulling a guitar string (sixth string) between the two screens while constantly heating them. I did separate them but the problem is, the amount of heat needed to melt the glue is too much for the lcd surface to take without discoloring it. I really don't think it's possible.

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Hi.i have same situation.is the way to begin from breaked screen glas out and after that replace with heater from display?

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Joe have you found a source for the HD10 SR87CV SCREEN? I'm searching for one and the ones I have found seem comparable to the price of a used unit.

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My screen is cracked and part of the touch screen dont work

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why pay £40 ish pound for lcd & glass digitizer? they only cost £50 for a new one on amazon uk???

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i mean that is for a brand new kindle hd 7" £50

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The thin glass digitizer on the HD10 is bonded to the entire surface of the LCD screen with a pretty strong adhesive. I thought I was breaking the edges loose with plastic spudgers and a heat gun but I left the top layer of LCD glass bonded to the digitizer. Without specialized equipment you will probably not separate the two layers successfully. Buy a replacement as a unit with both pieces already together. Other Amazon products are not designed like this. Others are glued only on the edges.

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