The Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is a tablet computer that allows users to read books, view comics, watch movies and find general entertainment at a mid-range price. Fixes are simple and do not require any special tools.

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Why can't I get this open

Trying as hard as I can with the plastic tools I ordered, I still can't get the back of the case open.

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Hi @emcoy ,

Did you start at the headphone jack as recommended in the ifixit Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Battery Replacement guide and also to make sure the notch on the plastic opening tool is facing the back of the Kindle?

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May seem silly but it happens. Did you remove the sim tray first? Just like samsungs, they can give you a hard time during disassembly. If you're having some serious issues just utilize several picks to get it open, you may have a stubborn clip if it isn't the sim tray.

Good luck and don't break the cable

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