Introduction

The Amazon Fire 5th generation uses a 2980 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack. When replacing the battery pack, ensure that the proper safety and protective gear are used to avoid potential harm.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Holding the Fire firmly, wedge a plastic opening tool into the crease on the edge of the device. Image 2/2: Slowly work the plastic opening tool around the device until the entire back cover releases from the front of the device.
  • Ensure that your device is turned off.

  • Holding the Fire firmly, wedge a plastic opening tool into the crease on the edge of the device.

  • Slowly work the plastic opening tool around the device until the entire back cover releases from the front of the device.

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Image 1/3: Be sure to lift the battery connector cables themselves and not the actual socket.  Doing this step incorrectly could damage the connector. Image 2/3: Be sure to lift the battery connector cables themselves and not the actual socket.  Doing this step incorrectly could damage the connector. Image 3/3: Be sure to lift the battery connector cables themselves and not the actual socket.  Doing this step incorrectly could damage the connector.
  • Using angled ESD precision tweezers, lift up on the battery cables to separate the battery connector from its socket.

  • Be sure to lift the battery connector cables themselves and not the actual socket. Doing this step incorrectly could damage the connector.

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Image 1/3: When you have successfully lifted the battery pack up on one side or corner, carefully wedge the opening tool under the pack about 1/2" and work around the rest of the sides. Image 2/3: Be careful not to bend the battery. Don't use too much force, as it can damage the battery. Image 3/3: Be careful not to bend the battery. Don't use too much force, as it can damage the battery.
  • Carefully and slowly work a large plastic opening tool along the edge of the battery pack. Angle the tool to pry it up.

  • When you have successfully lifted the battery pack up on one side or corner, carefully wedge the opening tool under the pack about 1/2" and work around the rest of the sides.

  • Be careful not to bend the battery. Don't use too much force, as it can damage the battery.

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Conclusion

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

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Where do you purchase the replacement battery (and what part number)?

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